Hong Kong International Races

Hong Kong: Beauty Generation ‘Scary’ Good Ahead Of Jan. 20 Stewards’ Cup

Beauty Generation and Glorious Forever, still basking in the afterglow of Group 1 victories at last month’s LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, rolled with commanding ease through their respective barrier trials at Sha Tin on Tuesday. Jockey Zac Purton had ominous words for Beauty Generation’s rivals ahead of the upcoming G1 Stewards’ Cup, and those […]

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‘Dream Result’: Hong Kong-Swept International Races Draw Record Handle

Glorious Forever’s victory in the LONGINES Hong Kong Cup wrapped up a first ever Hong Kong clean-sweep at the Hong Kong International Races and capped a stellar occasion of world class sport at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, Dec. 9. A vocal crowd of 96,388 enjoyed four stunning races. Beauty Generation was sensational in slamming […]

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Home Team Sweeps Hong Kong International Races As Glorious Forever Crowned In Cup

Hong Kong’s Frankie Lor, in just his second season of training, today may well have announced himself as a likely future champion of his home town when Glorious Forever claimed the flagship G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup. The win followed Lor’s earlier success with Mr Stunning in the Hong Kong Sprint; this momentous double may […]

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After Disappointing In BC Turf, Waldgeist Appears ‘Fresh’ For Hong Kong Vase

Among the four Group 1 treats on Sunday’s LONGINES Hong Kong International Races card, only Mile hotpot Beauty Generation holds a bigger ratings edge over his rivals than Waldgeist, yet the Hong Kong Vase contender has been surrounded by questions ever since a lackluster performance in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. A model of consistency during […]

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Weekend Lineup: Juvenile Spotlight On Los Al

A pair of Grade 1 races for juveniles are the highlight of North American racing this weekend, featuring Los Alamitos Racecourse in Southern California. The Futurity is led by a pair of Bob Baffert trainees in Improbable and Mucho Gusto, while the Starlet also features two from his stable in Chasing Yesterday and Mother Mother. […]

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Hong Kong: Mercurial Pakistan Star ‘Looks Better Than Ever’

The spotlight has shone on Pakistan Star ever since his Internet-rocking debut two and a half years ago, but this week, the biggest of all in Hong Kong’s horse racing year, the mercurial one has been unusually peripheral. Pakistan Star has gone about his regular routine without hoopla; a warm-up in the trotting ring, a […]

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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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Arc Fourth Waldgeist Takes Aim On Hong Kong Vase

Andre Fabre commands maximum respect when he takes aim at the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races and will be doubly represented for this year’s edition on Dec. 9. Soon to be crowned Champion Trainer in France for a remarkable 29th time, Fabre has confirmed G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2400m) winner Waldgeist for the HK$20 […]

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Oisin Murphy Gets The Jump On Fly-In Riders For Hong Kong International Races

Latrobe gained the trivial distinction of being the first overseas raider sighted at exercise ahead of next week’s LONGINES Hong Kong International Races on Tuesday, and on the jockey front Oisin Murphy will get a jump on his fellow fly-in riders with six mounts tomorrow night, Nov. 28, at Happy Valley. The Irishman has enjoyed […]

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