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Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup

'Sleepy' Dragon shows what a champion he is

Tony Millard with Ambitious Dragon. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Sometime after loafing around the parade ring and then meandering to the starting gates, the switch inside Ambitious Dragon - the one that turns him from merely good to jaw-droopingly great - was flicked on.

Monday, 18 March, 2013, 3:12am

Mofeed enjoys luck of the Irish

Douglas Whyte plants a kiss on Akeed Mofeed after their victory.

An Irish Hong Kong Derby winner on St Patrick's Day had an air of inevitability to it before and after the race, but the margin of joy and the manner of Akeed Mofeed's classic win kept the excitement in it right to the moment of triumph.

18 Mar 2013 - 2:39am

Clash of big three in Jubilee Cup overshadows Derby

Lucky Nine beat Glorious Days in a thriller last year.

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

Caspar Fownes and Lucky Nine.

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

Caspar Fownes with Lucky Nine. Photo: Kenneth Chan

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