Sport in Singapore

Moore plots Attack on Singapore

Fans, who enjoyed a thrilling spectacle, and John Moore greet Tommy Berry as he brings Military Attack back to the winner's circle at Sha Tin yesterday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Military Attack's transformation from big-finishing backmarker to tactical top-liner was completed in a fairy-tale moment for jockey Tommy Berry in the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup yesterday and John Moore has set his sights now on Singapore.

Monday, 29 April, 2013, 4:05am

Rocket Man still turbo-powered, says Shaw

If everyone says Singapore champion Rocket Man is missing a cylinder lately, Patrick Shaw wants to know why nobody has told him.

'I haven't heard that at all. I didn't know people were saying that and I'm surprised,' he said as the dual international Group One winner prepared for payback time after JJ The Jet Plane nosed him out of last year's Hong Kong Sprint.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Rocket Man ready for blast-off - but he must get past our runners first

Rocket Man heads an imposing contingent of Asian-trained runners in the 2011 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint (1,200m), as the Singaporean speedster attempts to go one better than his heart-breaking second last year.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Prebble hopes for glory at Hanshin

Top jockey Brett Prebble has made the toughest decision of his Hong Kong career by opting for a single shot at international glory over a plum book of rides at home on opening day following Lucky Nine's barrier trial at Sha Tin yesterday.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Rocket Man puts Hong Kong rivals in the shade

Hong Kong's ageing sprint stars Sacred Kingdom and Green Birdie showed just how far they have receded from their peak as Rocket Man, a new world power in the sprinting ranks, emerged at Kranji racecourse in Singapore last night.

23 May 2011 - 12:00am

Cruz and Moore set to clash for Singapore glory

Hong Kong's hopes of claiming an international Group One victory on Singaporean soil tonight may rest with Singapore Airlines International Cup (2,000m) entries California Memory and Irian - both firming strongly since overseas fixed-odds markets opened in the week.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Green Birdie still has what it takes - Bussey

Green Birdie dashed the hopes of Singaporean fans with his gritty win in the rain-soaked Group One KrisFlyer International Sprint last year, and Caspar Fownes' travelling assistant Dale Bussey hopped off his charge after trackwork yesterday morning quietly confident the under-rated galloper can go back-to-back on Sunday.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

A different stable, but same old results for slick Blaze King

Blaze King clocked the fastest barrier trial time of the season at Sha Tin yesterday, with a sizzling 57.20 second 1,000m hit-out for new trainer Tony Cruz that put defending KrisFlyer International Sprint winner Green Birdie in the shade.

4 May 2011 - 12:00am

Club grants Strydom return ticket

Jockey Piere Strydom will soon be booking a flight to Hong Kong, but it is JJ The Jet Plane that the South African can thank for his return to the Hong Kong Jockey Club, 14 years after his last stint here.

11 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Rocket Man lands at Sha Tin stables

Rocket Man yesterday landed in Hong Kong ahead of two return bouts with his local conquerors in the Group Two Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Sprint next Sunday and the Group One Hong Kong Sprint next month.

15 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Singapore speed ball breaks track record

Singapore's pin-up sprinter Rocket Man made a successful comeback by claiming the Woodlands Handicap (1,200m) and smashing the course record at Kranji yesterday. Rocket Man sizzled in 69.74 seconds, shaving 0.89 of a second off Tuxedo Moon's previous record.

6 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Moore unfazed by Zero luck in barrier draw

Barrier nine holds no fears for trainer John Moore and jockey Darren Beadman, who missed a treble at Happy Valley on Wednesday night to put the finishing touches on world-class sprinter Happy Zero in Singapore yesterday.

14 May 2010 - 12:00am

Super Satin says no to Singapore

Trainer Caspar Fownes has decided to bypass the Singapore International Airlines Cup with Hong Kong Derby winner Super Satin and instead will target the local Champions & Chater Cup at the end of the month.

4 May 2010 - 12:00am

Singapore a question mark for Collection

Trainer John Moore said he was in the process of rethinking a trip to the Singapore International Airlines Cup meeting at Kranji next month for Gold Cup winner Collection.

11 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Fit-again Rocket Man ready for Kingdom

Singapore speedster Rocket Man yesterday confirmed he has overcome his injury worries and is on course for a possible meeting with Sacred Kingdom in the Group One KrisFlyer International Sprint in May.

Rocket Man made a triumphant return in the Kranji Stakes A over 1,200m to score by 41/2 lengths over Switchblade.

8 Feb 2010 - 12:00am