Zac Purton Eyes Record-Setting Ninth Victory On Hong Kong International Card

One Group 1 win on Sunday (Dec. 8) will see Zac Purton become the outright most successful rider in the history of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races. His victory 12 months ago aboard Beauty Generation in the Hong Kong Mile drew him level at the head of the pack with Gerald Mosse on eight […]

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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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Record-Setting Beauty Generation Unstoppable In Hong Kong Mile

John Moore has already produced one star miler to grace the highest reaches of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings in Able Friend, but the trainer was left with no hesitation in proclaiming Beauty Generation superior after Zac Purton steered him to an imperious three-length success in Sunday’s Hong Kong Mile. Japanese-trained mare Vivlos ended […]

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Under New Tutelage, Mr Stunning Repeats In Hong Kong Sprint

In a remarkable repeat of the 2017 edition, Mr Stunning not only again won the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint but also secured the win at the expense of the same horse in a landmark success for his trainer and jockey. However the similarities do not extend beyond the deja vu exacta of Mr Stunning […]

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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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Waller ‘Comin’ Through’ Hong Kong Mile En Route To More International Races

Chris Waller, who has garnered worldwide acclaim as the trainer of champion mare Winx, sees Comin’ Through’s Sunday mission in the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile as a stepping stone to his stable having a greater international presence. The eight-time champion Sydney trainer, just last week nominated 15 horses for next year’s Dubai World Cup […]

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Bad Luck Hopefully At An End For Hong Kong Vase Candidate Red Verdon

It’s been quite an adventure, or perhaps misadventure, over the past 10 weeks for the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase candidate Red Verdon and his ever attentive companion Robin Trevor-Jones, assistant to trainer Ed Dunlop. The story begins with his late September flight to Australia which was delayed mid-route, for some 14 hours, when the […]

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Oisin Murphy’s Suggestion Leads To Hong Kong Vase Trip For Salouen

Oisin Murphy will not only keep the ride on LONGINES Hong Kong Vase contender Salouen on Dec. 9 at Sha Tin, but UK trainer Sylvester Kirk reports that it was advice from the brilliant young Irish rider that determined the Hong Kong adventure. Lambourn-based Kirk said: “It was about five seconds after Oisin got off […]

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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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