QE II Cup

Awesome 'foursome', including cup and mile, looks winning combination

Race 8, Dan Excel(middle), ridden by Weichong Marwing, won the Champions Mile(HK Group 1, 1600m) at Sha Tin. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Once again, a talking point of the QE II Cup-Champions Mile double for visitors was why the four Group races aren't staged on the same day to beef up one of the meetings into a second international fixture like the one in December.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 4:42am

First overseas trip has Berry's juices flowing

Tommy Berry leaves Australia for the first time today

Tommy Berry is a twin, but he does not do things by halves. For many young Australians a working holiday in their late teens or early 20s is a rite of passage. Rather than donning a backpack and trekking across Europe, 21-year-old Berry will ride a leading hope in a pressure-filled international Group One, in front of a big crowd at an unfamiliar racecourse, just hours after he steps foot on foreign soil for the first time in his life.

27 Apr 2013 - 4:53am

Fujiwara hopes the parallels continue for contender Eishin Flash

Japanese raider Eishin Flash is taken for a gallop on the all weather track at Sha Tin yesterday morning. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Two key events led to Japanese trainer Hideaki Fujiwara being here for tomorrow's QE II Cup with one of the strongest chances, Eishin Flash.

27 Apr 2013 - 4:17am