Hong Kong Cup

Japan’s Almond Eye Returns To Defend Her Title In Dubai Turf

The astounding talent of six-time Group 1 winner Almond Eye is on its way back to the UAE, as the 5-year-old mare looks to kick off her season with a defense of the Group 1 $6 million Dubai Turf at Meydan Racecourse on March 28. The Silk Racing Co.-owned daughter of Lord Kanaloa has pleased […]

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Win Bright’s Cup Win Completes Japanese Treble In Hong Kong

Win Bright produced a performance hallmarked with toughness to go with his considerable class to complete the Group 1 double of the LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (2000m) and April’s FWD QEII Cup (2000m) for trainer Yoshihiro Hatakeyama and jockey Masami Matsuoka. In doing so the steel-grey son of Stay Gold held off the late lunge […]

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Odyssey Of ‘Genuine’ Magic Wand Continues In Hong Kong Cup

Even some of the incredibly well-traveled fillies and mares who have visited the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races over the years are comparative hermits when considering the odyssey of G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup contender Magic Wand. Names on the meeting’s roll of honor such as Alexander Goldrun – three times a runner and once […]

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Almond Eye, Anthony Van Dyck Expected To Headline Hong Kong International Races On Dec. 8

Almond Eye is among a stellar line-up of 50 horses – including 26 G1 winners – selected for the US$12 million Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin on Dec. 8. Japan’s superstar is the headliner among a contingent of 24 overseas raiders aiming at this year’s ‘Turf World Championships’. The Longines HKIR is […]

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‘Roll The Dice’: Gold Mount Tries Blinkers In Search Of G1 Breakthrough In Hong Kong Cup

Richard Gibson has high hopes that Gold Mount can deliver an overdue Group 1 triumph in Hong Kong’s biggest race of all, the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup, at Sha Tin Racecourse this Sunday. The man with three previous victories at the Hong Kong International Races caused a raised eyebrow or two when the 5-year-old […]

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No Shenanigans: Quirky Pakistan Star Entered In Hong Kong Vase

A crucial barrier trial at Sha Tin Racecourse on Friday Nov. 30 appeared to signal all is well with Pakistan Star and Time Warp ahead of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races this coming Sunday. The Tony Cruz-trained stars were required to pass a trial to the satisfaction of the racing stewards before being allowed […]

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South African Import Northern Superstar Seeks Quick Turnaround In Hong Kong Cup

It’s a rare thing to see a new import make its Hong Kong debut just two weeks before an intended run in the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, but that’s the plan for Northern Superstar. The five-year-old mixed it with the very best in South Africa and is gearing up for a tilt at some […]

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Fields Set For Hong Kong International Races

The three arguably best credentialed Hong Kong-trained contenders Mr Stunning, Seasons Bloom and Werther fared ideally at today’s barrier draw for Sunday’s Longines Hong Kong International Races. However, it was a case of the barrier blues for two of the world’s most successful trainers Aidan O’Brien and Sir Michael Stoute, and also for local training […]

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Hong Kong ‘Farewell’ On The Schedule For E.P. Taylor Winner Blond Me

Blond Me is set to round off her racing career in Hong Kong later this year after claiming Grade One glory in Canada on Sunday. Andrew Balding’s mare made a successful start to the season in the Middleton Stakes at York in May before finding only Winter too strong in the Nassau Stakes at Glorious […]

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