Hong Kong Sprint

Beat The Clock Punches In On Top In Hong Kong Sprint

Trainer John Size and jockey Joao Moreira spoke of vindication and feeling humbled in an unusually emotion-charged response to their win with Hong Kong’s most consistent sprinter Beat The Clock in the LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) on Sunday at Sha Tin. Moreira declared he would cherish the win “all my life” while Size wiped […]

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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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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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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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Local Contenders Complete Preparations For Sunday’s Hong Kong International Races

A little more than a week out from the Longines Hong Kong International Races, nine local contenders stretched out in dirt track barrier trials at Sha Tin Racecourse on Friday, Dec. 1. The overall vibe was positive, despite one noticeably muted display. Helene Paragon is among the leading lights for the G1 Longines Hong Kong […]

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Lone American Raider Pure Sensation Uncertain For Hong Kong Sprint

Patricia Generazio’s Pure Sensation, the lone U.S. representative in the Hong Kong International races that will be held on Sunday, has missed some training and is now questionable to race this weekend. According to the Blood-Horse, the 5-year-old gelding was being treated for lameness in his left hind leg on Wednesday. The grey/roan son of Zensational did not train […]

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Popular Peniaphobia Completes Season With Sha Tin Triumph

Fan-favorite Peniaphobia, winner of the Longines Hong Kong Sprint in December, picked up another victory Saturday night to close out his season. The 5-year-old gelding galloped home in the G3 Sha Tin Vase, putting a poor finish in the Chairman’s Sprint Prize on May 1 far behind him. Peniaphobia had attended a rapid pace that […]

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Peniaphobia Wins Hong Kong Sprint; Mongolian Saturday Fifth

Peniaphobia dashed straight to the lead from the outside No. 14 post position and was never headed in Sunday’s Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint, upsetting a fast-closing favorite, Gold-Fun, in the 1,200-meter (6 furlong) turf fixture. Not Listenin’tome was third, with Dundonnell giving the home team in Hong Kong a sweep of the top four […]

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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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