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Southern Legend Upsets Hong Kong Champions Mile; Beauty Generation ‘Gallant In Defeat’

Southern Legend was supposed to be preparing for a third straight win in the Kranji Mile but Plan B worked out far better for the admirable stalwart at Sha Tin on Sunday afternoon. With the Singapore target off the radar due to the global pandemic, the Caspar Fownes-trained galloper instead snatched the biggest win of […]

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‘An Inseparable Pair’: Beauty Generation A Dream Partner For Champion Jockey Zac Purton

Champion horses and their jockeys are racing’s great double acts. Seabiscuit had Red Pollard, Secretariat had Ron Turcotte, Hugh Bowman is forever Winx’s man, Frankel wowed with Tom Queally up top, time after time Mike Smith unleashed Zenyatta, and then there’s Silent Witness and Felix Coetzee, Black Caviar and Luke Nolen, Brigadier Gerard and Joe […]

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Hong Kong: Third Straight Horse Of The Year Title Within Beauty Generation’s Grasp

Beauty Generation is facing a strong challenge for Hong Kong’s Horse of the Year award this season, and anything but a record third straight victory in the G1 FWD Champions Mile on Sunday could see the crown go to Golden Sixty, perhaps Exultant, maybe even Waikuku or Beat The Clock. “If Beauty Generation doesn’t win […]

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Beauty Generation Brushes Off Younger Rivals In Chairman’s Trophy

Beauty Generation brushed aside the younger challenger and shrugged off old rivals to win the G2 Chairman’s Trophy at Sha Tin on Sunday, April 5, setting up the prospect of an unprecedented third victory in the G1 FWD Champions Mile at the end of the month. The New Zealand-bred gelding’s success was his 18th as […]

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Hong Kong Civil Unrest Hits Racing; Wednesday’s Happy Valley Program Scrapped

Wednesday night’s racing program at Happy Valley racecourse in Hong Kong has been called off due to ongoing civil unrest, leaving horsemen scrambling to find alternative plans for horses they had entered. The races were cancelled by Hong Kong Jockey Club officials out of fear protesters might compromise the safety of fans, HKJC staff and […]

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Beauty Generation Is The ‘Champion’ Purton Deserves

Zac Purton concedes he’s blessed to sit atop the world’s best miler Beauty Generation – the horse who seeks a ninth consecutive win in Sunday’s (28 April) G1 HK$18 million (US$2.3 million) Champions Mile. The horse who, some might claim, is the best in the world given the recent retirement of Winx. “The best horse […]

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Champion Beauty Generation Steamrolls Rivals In Hong Kong

The Beauty Generation steamroller flattened all-comers again at Sha Tin on Sunday as Hong Kong’s champion bagged a sixth career Group 1 success in the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (seven furlongs). “It’s just a repeat of what he’s been doing all season,” trainer John Moore said as his charge was being led back to the […]

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Hong Kong Champ Beauty Generation ‘Full Of Himself’ Ahead Of Sunday Start

Beauty Generation was all muscle tone and brash attitude Thursday morning after galloping along the Sha Tin turf under work rider Romain Clavreul. The 6-year-old appeared primed for Sunday’s G1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (seven furlongs): strong-framed, free-moving and with that cock-sure, head-tossing bounce to his gait that has so often augured a masterful race-day […]

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‘Best Of The Lot’ Beauty Generation Scores Fifth G1 Win In Stewards’ Cup

John Moore hailed Beauty Generation “the best” he has trained after the champion brushed off five opponents to seal a fifth G1 win in the Stewards’ Cup (one mile) at Sha Tin this afternoon, Sunday, 20 January. “He’s the best of the lot,” the trainer confirmed when pressed. That “lot” includes Hong Kong’s record prize […]

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