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Newmarket Racecourse

Prebble stunned as Fairy descends from the heavens

Brett Prebble looked to his left, then to his right and then pressed the button on Irian in the HK$20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup yesterday - but the devil was sitting right behind him and even knowing Snow Fairy was there would not have helped as the filly produ

Monday, 13 December, 2010, 12:00am

Confidence soars in Redwood camp after blazing gallop

Khalid Abdullah has enjoyed a stellar year with outstanding three-year-old Workforce and may round off 2010 with another Group One triumph tomorrow, if yesterday's trackwork is anything to go by.

11 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Happy Zero is thriving at Kinsclere

31 May 2010 - 12:00am

What They Say

'Frankie [Dettori] said he was very pleased with him and we are right on course for the Mile. He worked well at home in Dubai last weekend so everything has gone well.'

Saeed bin Suroor, trainer of Creachadoir

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Dettori hot choice to partner Ouija

Regular jockey Fallon to miss the ride on top British filly

Frankie Dettori should give the Hong Kong Jockey Club a promoter's dream for the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth Cup on April 23 following news that he's almost certain to be engaged for champion British filly Ouija Board.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Superior return surprises fans - but not Ho

Trainer Peter Ho put it down to freshness and time but punters were floored when Superior Title bounced back from a bleeding attack to win the opening contest at Happy Valley last night. The gelding had been off the scene since he tailed out on the all-weather in October, but many horsemen agree that a horse will usually run well first time up after bleeding.

28 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Gosden has Decorated Hero on International course

Leading Newmarket trainer John Gosden will bypass the Breeders' Cup for another crack at the International Bowl in December with Decorated Hero, soundly beaten in last year's renewal by the brilliant Catalan Opening.

20 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Dewhurst attracts field of dreams

International form students could get one of those rare opportunities to examine the merits of a number of top juveniles in Europe when one of the strongest fields in recent memory lines up for today's Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.

18 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Fallon sets heart on riding licence

British champion jockey-elect Kieron Fallon would love to celebrate an historic success by riding for a month in Hong Kong.

Irish-born Fallon spoke yesterday just 24 hours after brilliant Italian rider Frankie Dettori had conceded the battle for the title that has captivated British racegoers all summer.

26 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Weaver heads list of young lions

Three of British racing's top young guns will ride in Hong Kong next season as Jockey Club riders, with Jason Weaver expected to make a major impression.

Apprenticed to top Newmarket trainer Luca Cumani, Weaver went north to join the stable of Mark Johnston before freelancing for the past two seasons.

16 May 1997 - 12:00am

Swinburn's career at the crossroads

Walter Swinburn has blamed a problem with his metabolism for the weight worries that have ultimately led to his surprise sabbatical from race-riding in the build-up to the European Classics.

27 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

French cannons loaded for British campaign

The French battalions are mustering for an assault on the first of the British Classics, which are due to be run early next month.

13 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Eddery's prayers answered as Lord Ron hangs on for victory

Paul Eddery scored his first Hong Kong winner of his three-month Club stint with a perfect rails ride on Lord Ron (9-1) in the Class Three fifth event last night. And punters playing such things as omen doubles certainly struck it rich as Brave Ron (57-1) took the next race under useful claimer Peter W.L. Ho.

7 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Philip Robinson

English ace Philip Robinson was due to telephone last night to find out a result from York racecourse that could see him return home for a Group One ride next month, writes Robin Parke. His 2,000 Guineas runner-up, Even Top, was due to run in a conditions race at the northern course and then go for the Champion Stakes at Newmarket on October 19.

6 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Professionalkiller set to strike for Yiu

It's been a fabulous first season for rookie trainer Ricky Yiu and he can already start looking forward to a ready-made winner next campaign in the imposing shape of Professionalkiller. By the English 2,000 Guineas winner, Shadeed, Professionalkiller was noticeably inexperienced as he came out of the gates yesterday.

30 May 1996 - 12:00am