Hong Kong Cup

Maurice Proves Much The Best In Hong Kong Cup

Gifting his trainer Noriyuki Hori with the first foreign double on the Longines Hong Kong International card, 5-year-old Maurice swept past his rivals to win Sunday’s G1 HK Cup by three lengths at the line. Ridden by Ryan Moore, who earned his 20th G1 win of 2016, the son of Screen Hero stopped the clock […]

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Japanese Shipper Nuovo Record Targets Red Carpet At Del Mar

The original plan was for Nuovo Record, a five-year-old Japanese-bred grand daughter of Sunday Silence, to  run in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, then stop over and train at Del Mar for next month’s $3.225 million Longines Hong Kong Cup at the Sha Tin course there.  The plans have changed, however. […]

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Take Guides A Shin Hikari To Frontrunning Hong Kong Cup Triumph

Legendary Japanese jockey Yutaka Take – though at 46 years old no longer the dominant force he once was – showed he still has a few tricks up his sleeve. Taking 38-1 outsider A Shin Hikari out to a large early lead in Sunday’s Group I Hong Kong Cup, Take rationed the Deep Impact colt’s speed throughout […]

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Fields Set For Hong Kong International Races

The fields are set for Sunday’s Hong Kong International races, which have drawn competitors from around the globe. Juddmonte Farms’ Flintshire, winner of the G1 Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga, will attempt to defend his title in the G1 Hong Kong Vase. Runner-up to Golden Horn in the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Flintshire’s connections […]

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Local Runners Successful in Hong Kong International Races

Despite a contingent of some well-traveled foreign contenders, local runners won three of four international Group 1 races Sunday at Sha Tin Racecourse. The lone international winner was Flintshire, who unleashed a powerful turn of foot to take the first Group 1 of the day, the Hong Kong Vase. Flintshire, who went off the Cup […]

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Fields Set for Hong Kong International Races

Hong Kong trainer John Moore was unfazed today despite his much vaunted G1 Longines Hong Kong Mile favorite Able Friend drawing gate 11 of 11 – the only one of his seven International day runners to draw a double figure barrier. “It’s a not an issue,” Moore said, “Joao (Moreira) will still be looking for […]

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Romans ‘Delighted’ With Little Mike’s Draw in Hong Kong Cup

Nervous anticipation always accompanies the barrier draw for the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races and today’s event was no different to previous years with lady luck playing her hand to the delight or chagrin of gathered connections. Moonlight Cloud is one of the standout stars at this year’s Turf World Championships and seemed to draw […]

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California Memory on a roll, takes second straight Hong Kong Cup

Six-year-old gelding California Memory soundly defeated the field in the Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Cup Sunday, marking the first time a horse has won two consecutive editions of the race. California Memory edged French runner Giofra and Australian Alcopop to win for trainer Tony Cruz and owner Howard Liang. “He put them to bed […]

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Favored Cirrus Des Aigles to miss Hong Kong Cup

Favored Cirrus Des Aigles will be forced to miss Sunday’s Longines Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) due to a strained ligament in a foreleg. The 6-year-old gelding by Even Top sustained the injury during a routine gallop on Thursday morning. Trainer Corine Barande-Barbe told the Racing Post Friday morning, “He has strained a ligament above the […]

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