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Yearling

Bubble's about to burst for sky-high yearling sales

Live long enough and you've seen just about everything at least once before - it is both the benefit and the curse of age. So when people started putting up their hands to pay four and five million Australian dollars for yearlings in Sydney last week, there were the pin jabs of memories past.

Wednesday, 17 April, 2013, 5:18am

Approve shows passion this time

Blue-chip two-year-old Approve put an abysmal first-up trial behind him with a more sound effort on the dirt yesterday, beating a couple more high-priced youngsters who were also out to make amends at Sha Tin.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Club splashes out at Sydney sale

After a three-year hiatus from Australia's premier thoroughbred sale, the Hong Kong Jockey Club made up for lost time when they bought big at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale which ended in Sydney yesterday.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Personal best for Moore's man, but he still rues one that got away this time

With a Mercedes Benz Hong Kong Derby resume that includes winners Viva Pataca and Collection, John Moore and his British agent Alistair Donald have been a formidable combination.

19 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Unfashionable Scottish-bred shoots for stars

The John Moore-trained Jacobee has slipped into Derby contention under the radar and probably won't be one of the 'talk horses', but the Scottish-bred four-year-old is used to that.

18 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Club should give owners a little more incentive

We have highlighted here before that, despite the increases in yearling prices over recent years, Hong Kong owners are still working off purchasing budgets that are some years old and unwilling to budge.

9 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Marwing proves he is perfect replacement

Yesterday started with a hiccup for trainer John Moore, but finished with 'sweet surprise' when substitute rider Weichong Marwing drove Ming Hoi Treasure to a gutsy victory in the Hong Kong Lions Cup (1,800m).

11 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

To pick horses worthy of fronting a stamp, O'Donnell's your man

In 1999 the US Postal Service honoured legendary champion racehorse Secretariat by producing a postage stamp of him. If nothing else it sums up how bizarre life is for a racehorse. If it wins a lot of races, it could grace the front of a stamp. If it loses a lot, it could end up on the back of a stamp.

3 Jan 2010 - 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

Sale prices soar as optimistic owners dig deep

Despite the catalogue being halved by the knock-on effects of equine influenza in Australia, yesterday's Hong Kong International Sale at Sha Tin was an extravaganza, with the Jockey Club sustaining huge and unexpected increases in average and median prices.

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

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