Prix Du Jockey Club

Cruz's confidence grows as Dettori answers SOS

Derby-loving Tony Cruz was full of confidence in Beauty Flash for Sunday's Group One Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby after confirming yesterday that champion rider Frankie Dettori would be adding his brand of charisma to the day.

Tuesday, 9 March, 2010, 12:00am

Cruz puts faith in Soumillon to Flash home on Beauty

Belgian wizard Christophe Soumillon must live up to his billing as one of the world's best jockeys on Sunday if he is to become the first to win the Group One Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Classic Mile back-to-back.

22 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

D'Etat has too many guns for Collection

Vision D'Etat brushed off a minor race eve injury scare and the home ground advantages of Hong Kong's Collection in yesterday's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup to confirm his place as one of the world's great powers at 2,000m.

14 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Moore's quest for big afternoon becomes exercise in frustration

Trainer John Moore watched the second, third and fifth placegetters from the Sprint Trial fight out the Hong Kong Sprint yesterday, knowing that Happy Zero had blown them away but had no misgivings about having switched course with the five-year-old to the Mile after finishing second.

14 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Mosse leaves with hopes of a return

FRENCH star Gerald Mosse says a sad and unexpected farewell to Hongkong racing after tonight's Sha Tin meeting.

A month ago it seemed routine that the Marseille-born jockey, who has largely captivated local fans since arriving here at the start of last season, would be continuing his association with compatriot Patrick Biancone.

5 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

French master set to bowl them over again

TAKE a step inside Patrick Biancone's Sha Tin apartment and you brush alongside greatness.

On one wall there is 1981 French Derby winner Bikala.

On another is his 1988 French Derby hero, Hours After, and the iron mare Tryptych, a kind of equine Martina Navratilova, who won three Champion Stakes.

18 Apr 1993 - 12:00am