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  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Updated: 4:41pm

Lucky Nine

How Berry and Prebble put 'Magic Man' Moreira in his place

Two great feature-race winning rides – full of character but very different in nature – by Tommy Berry and Brett Prebble consigned new golden boy Joao Moreira to his own test of character on a memorable Sunday at Sha Tin.

Monday, 17 February, 2014, 9:25pm

Lucky Nine defies niggles to win an emotional second Chairman's Sprint Prize

With a coat that had him looking like a woolly mammoth, an injured leg too sensitive to touch and a misshapen hoof, Lucky Nine looked unlikely to run in the Chairman's Sprint Prize.

16 Feb 2014 - 10:39pm

Fownes' Nine looks for some of his old luck in Chairman's Sprint Prize

Lucky Nine might be vulnerable on a number of levels in the Chairman's Sprint Prize (1,200m) but if the five-time Group One winner produces his best it will require a next-level leap in performance by any of his rivals to get near him.

15 Feb 2014 - 9:17pm

Lucky Nine passes rehearsal at Moonee Valley

Jockey Brett Prebble wasn’t concerned about some misbehaviour behind the barriers by five-time Group One winner Lucky Nine prior to a much-needed jump-out at Moonee Valley on Tuesday morning.

15 Oct 2013 - 3:11pm

Trainer Fownes sets himself apart with belief in Lucky Nine

To some extent, what was lost in the rush and the John Moore "monkey-off-the-back" moment at Kranji was the superb training performance from Caspar Fownes, producing Lucky Nine at his deadly best after recent hiccups.

22 May 2013 - 5:22am

Trainers eye possible Hong Kong double in Singapore

International Group One races are never a pushover, but the confidence of trainers Caspar Fownes and John Moore and a process of deconstruction and elimination with their rivals points to the possibility of a first-ever "away" double for Hong Kong in Singapore today.

19 May 2013 - 5:00am

Clash of big three in Jubilee Cup overshadows Derby

The best jockeys, the best horses and the stakes are high when Ambitious Dragon, Glorious Days and Lucky Nine clash in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday. Many fans will be thinking about the BMW Hong Kong Derby as the race of the weekend, even if it is technically a HK$16 million Class Two, but the HK$6 million Queen's Silver Jubilee overshadows it as a racing contest.

12 Mar 2013 - 5:25am

Lucky Nine set to steal limelight from Derby

The Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup threatens to overshadow the BMW Hong Kong Derby on March 17 after trainer Caspar Fownes confirmed he had abandoned a Dubai assignment for last year's winner, Lucky Nine.

24 Feb 2013 - 3:42am

Tough decision for Fownes after Lucky Nine's win

Trainer Caspar Fownes will weigh up skipping a Group One race he won last year against returning to the Middle East for a shot at redemption with Lucky Nine, after a clever ride from Brett Prebble delivered another top-level victory on the whole-hearted sprinter.

18 Feb 2013 - 3:15am

Blessed with the right run, Lucky Nine is a good thing, says trainer Fownes

Trainer Caspar Fownes claims tomorrow's Group One Chairman's Sprint Prize is "all over" if his sprinter, Lucky Nine, gets the right run from a good draw.

16 Feb 2013 - 5:09am