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Olivier Peslier

HK's showpiece sets itself apart from other pretenders

Every time Jockey Club officials trot out that line about how competitive it has become to stage the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races (CXHKIR) with so much competition for the same animals from places like Dubai or Europe or the Breeders' Cup, they forget to

Wednesday, 9 November, 2011, 12:00am

Soumillon to miss HK showpiece after ban for careless riding in Japan Cup

Brilliant Christophe Soumillon is the first casualty from the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Race meetings next month after a sensational Japan Cup protest result yesterday led to a careless riding ban that will see the Belgian miss both the Jockeys' Championship at Happy and international day.

29 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Suborics has the firepower to put his name in lights

Austrian jockey Andreas Suborics has twice finished second in the Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship (CXIJC) at Happy Valley, but he has the ammunition to go one better in the prestigious series tonight.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

What they said

'I was fourth early but there was no pace and when the others were coming past me there was no way out. I had to be patient and stay on the rail. He showed a great turn of foot and when he got out I knew he'd win. The trainer has done a great job. It's his first time at 12 furlongs and we came here rather than Japan because this is a flatter track and an easier trip.'

10 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

What they said

'We had a good gate in the middle and I was able to ride him as quietly as I like to. The thing with him is not to hit the front too soon. He has such great acceleration and he gives you everything in the finish just like he did here. He's probably the best miler I have ever ridden.'

Olivier Doleuze, jockey of Good Ba Ba

10 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Dylan Thomas' class can prove the difference

There are just two ways to look at today's HK$14 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (2,400m).

Either Dylan Thomas (Johnny Murtagh) turns up in form and wins, or you throw the cards in the air and see what comes down.

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

French champion in surprise win

Peslier gets trophy despite wide, wide run by Classa Supreme

Champion French jockey Olivier Peslier shrugged off the late scratching of one of his mounts and mastered the severe hanging tendency of another to score an improbable victory in last night's Cathay Pacific International Jockeys Championship at Happy Valley.

7 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

WHAT THEY SAID

'That was his first time over a mile and he's done great there. He had every chance in the closing stages, I am very happy'

Olivier Peslier

Scintillation

'You know when he comes to the races he will give you a run for your money and he certainly did that today'

Frankie Dettori

Firebreak

13 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Frills galore

Outstanding French staying filly Vallee Enchantee will sport some unique racehorse apparel when she defends her crown in the $14 million Hong Kong Vase on Sunday.

The tiny mare with the big heart wears a nose band with leather tassels dangling from it, and the gear has been approved by Hong Kong Jockey Club stipendiary stewards for wearing on race day.

9 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Soumillon joins all-star Valley cast

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Christophe Soumillon has been added to the powerful international mix for the 2003 International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley on December 10.

One of Europe's outstanding performers this year from his base in France with the Aga Khan, the young Belgian is the new face among the 10 invitees announced by the Jockey Club yesterday.

16 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

El Cid to slay the Unicorn

While the Hong Kong Cup is the biggest prize on the International card, there is no doubt that the $14 million Hong Kong Mile is the sentimental favourite event amongst the locals, particularly after last season when the clash between Fairy King Prawn and Sunline drew all the attention.

16 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

'The big events are the reason we're here. That's what we really want to win'

Jockeys don't come any more international than Olivier Peslier, who will bid to enhance his formidable record at Hong Kong's showpiece meeting tomorrow when he rides for Japan in the Mile, Singapore in the Cup and Germany in the Vase.

15 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

'From four it gives me a few options, depending on the speed. I can be as close or as far back as I want'

Hong Kong's hopes of an International Day victory for Electronic Unicorn soared yesterday as jockey Robbie Fradd emerged from the barrier draw with gate four in Sunday's Hong Kong Mile.

14 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Clash of the titans

World-renowned riders Frankie Dettori and Olivier Peslier, who have fought out many finishes in big races around the globe, could well go neck and neck in the International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley tonight after once again having the luck of the draw. The surprise package could be Eddie Lai, who represents Hong Kong and has claims on all his rides in the three-race series.

12 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Superstar jockey Olivier Peslier may be wooed bak to Hong Kong

Superstar jockey Olivier Peslier may be wooed back to Hong Kong to ride in next month's Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup, writes Robin Parke.

Newmarket-based trainer Kamil Mahdi is pulling out all the stops to get the world-class French jockey to partner Almushtarak in the 2,000-metre Group Two event on April 18.

27 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

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