Sprint Cup

Eagle Regiment's big leap forward

A French television crew on hand to film a documentary with Olivier Doleuze could not have picked their moment better yesterday as the jockey combined with Eagle Regiment to land popular local trainer Manfred Man Ka-leung his first Group One in the Kent & Curwen Cente

Monday, 16 January, 2012, 12:00am

Aussie maestro gets the best out of low graders

Brett Prebble will have nightmares about the way his Sprint Cup ride on Sacred Kingdom panned out, but the Australian ace still displayed the traits that have made him one of Hong Kong's most successful jockeys with a pair of wins on Tout Va Bien and Real Supreme.

2 May 2011 - 12:00am

First-time blinkers can get ageing Kingdom back in winning mood

Sacred Kingdom is staring down a Silent Witness-record equalling 18th win when he contests the Group Two Sprint Cup (1,200m) today, and the addition of blinkers for the first time in the ageing sprint king's 29-start career will have him fully focused on the major prize.

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

Brave Kid ready to go again after minor setback, says Size

He has been one of the missing big names this season, but the John Size-trained Brave Kid restarts his promising career at this morning's Sha Tin trials with high hopes of completing the remainder of this term.

4 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

On the Rails

This far into the season, Horse Of the Year honours often seem fairly obvious and, even in his absence, it would seem the title must be Sacred Kingdom's for the taking but for the spectre of foreign victories as a spoiler.

19 May 2010 - 12:00am

Multiglory 'has speed to match top sprinters'

Multiglory has stamped himself as a potential top grade sprinter after claiming his fourth win for the season, with both his trainer Tony Cruz and jockey Matthew Chadwick hinting that the best may still be to come.

9 May 2010 - 12:00am

Sacred Kingdom right on target for Group One assaults

The world's equal top-rated sprinter Sacred Kingdom oozed class when finishing a hard-held fourth in a star studded barrier trials at Sha Tin yesterday.

Trial watchers were treated to a 'Group One' exhibition, containing many of the best gallopers, who are being fine tuned for the major races both in Hong Kong and abroad over the coming months.

20 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Stylish in the saddle for photo finish

Kent & Curwen spring/summer preview

Where: Happy Valley racecourse

When: November 10

What: Inspired by the Centenary Sprint Cup race, the sporty British label turned the racetrack into a catwalk to celebrate its new collection full of horse-racing motifs and elements. Guests were set to be off to the races in style.

18 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Tuscan Spirit to take on the big boys in Sprint Cup

Tuscan Spirit has come a long way in a short time and, with only one opportunity left this season to test the three-year-old against the older horses, trainer John Size will not shy away from the challenge.

17 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Cheng to test out Sacred Kingdom before giving nod

Superstar to return for Sprint Cup

Howard Cheng Yue-tin will test champion Sacred Kingdom in a barrier trial at Sha Tin this morning before giving trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie a commitment to ride the gelding in his comeback race next weekend.

20 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Throw of the dice works just as well as 'superior judgment'

The win of Kildare in the Bauhinia Sprint last weekend was more than a step up for an exciting young sprinter or a further shot in the arm for the fortunes of trainer Derek Cruz.

It was also a face-saving victory for a concept which looked flawed to begin with and has been moderate in the practice - trainers' syndicates.

14 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Firebolt's success proves Club right

It wasn't quite the one that got away, but Firebolt's debut victory in the Centenary Sprint Cup revealed an interesting tale behind his recruitment to the Hong Kong scene.

20 Mar 2002 - 12:00am