Hong Kong Derby

Lor, Bowman Bring Home Hong Kong Derby With Furore

Furore won the BMW Hong Kong Derby at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday afternoon with a brilliant victory that fulfilled Frankie Lor’s dream of becoming the first “home grown” Hong Kong trainer to land the race for 11 years. “I can’t express my feelings,” the handler said, after claiming Hong Kong’s most prestigious local prize […]

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Hong Kong Derby Hero The Latest Star From Boutique New Zealand Breeding Farm

Ping Hai Star continued Highden Park’s impressive international strike rate on Sunday when he became the fifth New Zealand-bred winner of the Hong Kong Derby in the last decade. The 4-year-old is the latest Group One graduate of Sam and Libby Bleakley’s boutique Manawatu nursery, whose roll of honour includes former Derby winner Werther and […]

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Moore Scores First Hong Kong Derby Victory With Ping Hai Star

Ping Hai Star handed jockey Ryan Moore a first BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) victory with a stunning last-to-first drive at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday. “He’s a very talented horse, I had great fun riding him today,” Moore said after the New Zealand-bred had quickened a length and three quarters clear of runner-up Singapore […]

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Rapper Dragon Pulls Away In Hong Kong Derby, Becomes First Horse To Sweep Classic Series

The BMW Hong Kong Derby marks the third race in that country’s Classic Series of 4-year-old races, and on Sunday, Rapper Dragon became the first horse in history to win all three Classics in Hong Kong’s version of the Triple Crown. He had captured the Classic Mile in January and the 9-furlong Classic Cup in […]

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Hong Kong’s Horse Of The Year Werther Out Three Months With Suspensory Injury

Wether, the Horse of the Year in Hong Kong this past season, was injured in a freak accident during morning training on Saturday, according to the South China Morning Post. “He is a very aggressive horse and he can do this sort of thing at times,” said trainer John Moore. “He was coming off the […]

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Australian Champion Jockey Bowman ‘Impressed’ By Werther In Hong Kong Derby

Australian Champion jockey Hugh Bowman won his first international Group 1 race on Sunday in the Hong Kong Derby, according to racing.com. He rode the John Moore-trained Werther to a head victory over stablemate Victory Magic. Bowman and Werther were able to defeat the favored Sun Jewellery, who had beaten them in both the Hong Kong […]

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Luger Takes Hong Kong Derby; Able Friend Continues Winning Ways

Trainer John Size earned his second victory in the G1 Hong Kong Derby Sunday at Sha Tin Racecourse when Luger held off closers to win the prestigious 4-year-old classic. “I thought he may not get his chance at these races after a couple of setbacks earlier in the season but it’s all come together today,” […]

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Designs On Rome Edges Stablemate to win Hong Kong Derby

Trainer John Moore took the top two positions in the Group 1 Hong Kong Derby at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday when Designs On Rome edged Able Friend in a heated stretch duel. Sydney-based jockey Tommy Berry had the winning mount for Hong Kong’s leading conditioner. The Derby was the rivals’ third Hong Kong meeting […]

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