Ruffian

Hill's patience the Key to import

Exciting English import Key Largo can show the benefit of patient handling by posting a debut Hong Kong victory in today's fifth event.

Saturday, 15 November, 1997, 12:00am

Super Goal set to score

IRISH galloper Super Goal is finally finding his true form and will win soon for trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee.

The horse has finished in the frame at his last three starts and went very close in the fifth event last night, being narrowly beaten by Able Monarch and Golden Prosperity.

23 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Deja vu for stable duo as repeat plans salute

IT was International Cup day revisited at Sha Tin yesterday as the sheer professionalism of John Moore and Johnny Marshall saw a revitalised Happy Money triumph in the $2.75 million Chairman's Prize.

8 May 1994 - 12:00am

Red Ruffian bullies Hong Kong's champ

RED Ruffian looks to be peaking at just the right time if yesterday's work is anything to go by.

Ridden by Darren Gauci, Red Ruffian pulled a good three lengths clear of none other than champion River Verdon in a very strong gallop on the grass.

This was the best that Red Ruffian has worked since returning from an enforced absence due to cracked heels.

4 May 1994 - 12:00am

Cup triumph first leg of 780-1 treble for Kan

BRIAN Kan Ping-chee lived up to his ''Cups King'' tag in no uncertain terms at Sha Tin yesterday with a storming 780-1 treble, highlighted by the ATV Cup success of his Right Way.

Kan's second winner, Golden Era, showed tremendous prescience from his trainer as he is owned by ATV chairman and chief executive officer, Lim Por-yen.

14 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Classy event a test for Ruffian

CHAIRMAN'S Prize hero Red Ruffian takes a major step on the road towards that important end-of-season showdown when he tackles the featured ATV Cup at Sha Tin today.

It has been a troubled season for David Hill's classy English sprinter but that's behind him and victory today would set up a tremendous clash with Sound Print in the Chairman's Prize.

13 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Red Ruffian set to strike

OVER the last few seasons David Hill has enjoyed as much success as any other handler in the territory, habitually coming to the fore in the last third of each campaign as he harvests the fruits of his patient training policy.

On countless occasions he has given his young horses time to grow and mature, even to the extent of letting them lie fallow for a whole season.

13 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Oz import suited by longer race

THE step up in distance should suit Australian import Auto-Matching in the second leg of the Double Trio at Sha Tin tomorrow and the Neville Begg-trained sprinter looks a reasonable banker in a tricky race.

12 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Winning Partners in irresistible Bowl claim

WINNING Partners virtually sealed a coveted International Bowl place with a record-breaking win in yesterday's $1.25 million Hermes Cup at Sha Tin.

The Neville Begg-trained five-year-old, given the perfect ride from a perfect number one draw by Darren Beadman, won by half a length and a neck from the improving Mount Hansen and Happy Guy with Kadbridge fourth.

21 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Racing Ace to stay on course at city track

THE tight Happy Valley track with its continual turns suits Racing Ace, and the five-year-old New Zealand import looks a worthwhile banker for the first leg of tomorrow night's Double Trio at the city course.

9 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Triple crown lures Verdon

RIVER Verdon will start for the first time at Happy Valley on Wednesday night when stepping out for the Happy Valley Trophy, the first leg of the inaugural sprint triple crown series.

7 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Moore closes n on lead with rewarding treble

TRIPLE champion trainer John Moore dominated last night's Happy Valley meeting with a brilliant 392-1 treble.

Moore, who would love nothing more than to equal arch rival Brian Kan Ping-chee's performance of four successive championships in the late 80s, propelled himself to eight winners for the season and second in the standings behind Lawrie Fownes who is two clear.

21 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Begg has perfect partner for Invitation Bowl tilt

BOOM horse Winning Partners continued his inexorable march through the ratings when blitzing some quality opposition in yesterday's Class One sixth event.

4 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Helene joins top star

HONGKONG'S 1992-93 Horse of the Year, Helene Star, joins past champion, River Verdon, at the top of the ratings issued yesterday by the Royal Hongkong Jockey Club.

Stayer River Verdon and sprinter-cum-middle distance runner Helene Star will both campaign off a mark of 125.

2 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Red Ruffian returns to carry off Prize for Hill

LONG-range planning paid off for championship-chasing trainer David Hill yesterday when Derby runner-up Red Ruffian (9-1) floored the territory's best sprinters in the $2.5 million Chairman's Prize.

17 May 1993 - 12:00am

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