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Sprinter

There's still life in Kingdom's old legs

Every time ageing sprint champion Sacred Kingdom fails to fire, talk of retirement grows louder, but a freshen up and return to what is now his best trip can see him give weight to a sub-par field and win his 18th race in the Bauhinia Sprint Trophy.

Sunday, 1 April, 2012, 12:00am

There's still life in Kingdom's old legs

Every time ageing sprint champion Sacred Kingdom fails to fire, talk of retirement grows louder, but a freshen up and return to what is now his best trip can see him give weight to a sub-par field and win his 18th race in the Bauhinia Sprint Trophy.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sprinting, gear changes and weather bring the best out of five year-old

The record of Papas indicated as much, but Neil Callan said the horse's Class Five win confirmed the Ricky Yiu Poon-fai-trained galloper was just a sprinter. Papas had been stretched to 1,650m or beyond on five occasions and never finished better than 10th. And tellingly, his only win was over 1,200m and on a yielding track.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Just what the Doctor ordered for Guyon

It was 'monkey off the back' time for both Royal Doctor and his French jockey Maxime Guyon, with the troubled six-year-old sprinter finally winning his first local race and breaking the ice for the rider's current stint as well.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Weight or no weight, ageing Kingdom is the one to beat

Sacred Kingdom may not be the force he once was, but he is still going to take the power of beating in the Group Three Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (1,000m) at Sha Tin this afternoon.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Joy turns to discontent after Lai cops hefty fine

Ricky Yiu Poon-fai made the overnight dash home from watching Dynamic Blitz in Dubai worthwhile and an impressive win from Jade Molly in the Pok Oi Cup (1,200m) wiped away any of the trainer's weariness from the long flight.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Sighs of relief as JJ restores HK's reputation

Jockey Club officials doubtless breathed a little relieved sigh when South African sprinter J J The Jet Plane put to the sword last Thursday the view that turf horses have no problem with Dubai's Tapeta surface.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

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