Vision D'Etat

Can Vision D'Etat ride into the sunset with a second Cup in tow?

The HK$20 million Hong Kong Cup was the foundation stone of the international meeting but, despite having a longer history than tomorrow's other Group One features, it remains the only one lacking a dual winner - something Eric Libaud-trained Vision D'Etat will be out to

Saturday, 11 December, 2010, 12:00am

Handlers keep their cool even as European raiders feel heat

Some of the Europeans were feeling the unseasonably warm conditions as they stretched their legs at morning trackwork yesterday, but their handlers reported all was otherwise well heading towards the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races on Sunday.

7 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Kelly experiences highs and lows in his first season in hot seat

Chief steward Kim Kelly emerged unscathed from his first season in the hot seat - but he had his moments.

18 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Club vets earn top marks for getting champion to start line

The Jockey Club veterinary department provided the back story to the French victory in the Cup, a race that Vision D'Etat might never have started had it been run elsewhere.

14 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

D'Etat has too many guns for Collection

Vision D'Etat brushed off a minor race eve injury scare and the home ground advantages of Hong Kong's Collection in yesterday's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup to confirm his place as one of the world's great powers at 2,000m.

14 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Vision D'Etat faces pre-race check by vets

Triple Group One-winning French galloper Vision D'Etat faces a veterinary inspection this morning before he can be cleared to take his place in the HK$20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup.

13 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Presvis and Collection duel can light up field

The HK$20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup is not strong on numbers this year, but still promises a serious contest with QE II Cup-winner Presvis returning to battle with Collection and some other talented foreigners.

Only 11 invitees have been named for the premier race of the international meeting, with Special Days scraping into the field off only a 106 rating.

26 Nov 2009 - 12:00am