Sweet Orange

Ferraris blames vets' new policy

David Ferraris says he is finding it difficult to train Sweet Orange under the new veterinary treatment policies. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The withdrawal yesterday of outsider Sweet Orange from the HK$22 million Longines Hong Kong Cup may not have caught the racing world's attention like the morning announcement that Cirrus des Aigles was out, but his angry trainer, David Ferraris, reawakened the verbal batt

Saturday, 8 December, 2012, 1:54am

Trainer Ferraris forced into juggling act with Sweet Orange

Sweet Orange goes through his paces. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Trainer David Ferraris has been forced to rethink Sweet Orange's present and future plans since the stallion walked into a perfect storm of the harsh all-weather training track at Sha Tin and the new veterinary treatment policies.

16 Nov 2012 - 1:58am

Fay Fay can power home at right time

With the exception of an added 200m, the John Size-trained Fay Fay is back where he was four weeks ago as the horse to beat in a Group One four-year-old event where sweating on the tempo is his greatest concern.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Fay Fay the one, despite pace worries

The Group One Mercedes-Benz Classic Mile today looks a moderate test of the stamina needed for the four-year-old races to come and that looks the greatest danger to the John Size-trained Fay Fay taking it out.

25 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Solid tempo to benefit Kyara

If ever a horse was knocking on the door to win one, it is the John Moore-trained Kyara and he gets his chance in an open St Andrew's Challenge Quaich (1650m) at Happy Valley tonight.

With a wide gate on the 'C' course, Kyara (Darren Beadman) may not get all the favours, but he should get a good tempo to make up for it.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Captain Courageous is 'all heart'

A big heart and a special workout in blinkers last week were probably the difference between winning and losing the Panasonic Cup (1,400m) yesterday for Captain Sweet, whose climb to stardom is giving trainer John Moore a few headaches.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am