john moore

Beauty Generation Totes 133 Pounds To Sha Tin Trophy Triumph

Beauty Generation has drawn his share of unwarranted knocks from the naysayers, but at Sha Tin on Sunday even the most ardent doubters had to hold their tongues and applaud. “That was exciting!” trainer John Moore said as the appreciative crowd’s cheers washed over Hong Kong’s Horse of the Year following a brilliant victory in […]

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Champion Werther Takes On Japan’s Takarazuka Kinen

Werther may not have returned to his original home of New Zealand, but trainer John Moore believes the similarities between the land of the long white cloud and his current Japanese environment may prove an asset when the champion stayer tackles the Takarazuka Kinen (2200m) at Hanshin Racecourse on Sunday (24 June). Moore appeared at […]

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Time Warp Merciless In Hong Kong Gold Cup; Pakistan Star A Well-Behaved Fourth

Time Warp set a merciless tempo to win the HK$10 million Group 1 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup at Sha Tin Racecourse this on Sunday, Feb. 25. After leading from the off under Zac Purton, the strapping chestnut was forced to go where no horse had gone before – inside two minutes over Sha Tin’s […]

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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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Werther ‘Back To His Best’ In Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup

Werther delivered a timely reminder of his significant abilities this afternoon, Sunday, 28 May, with a clear-cut victory in the HK$10 million Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup, Hong Kong’s final Group 1 this term. “He’s back to his best! That was a fair test and he’s put them away quite easily in the end,” […]

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Rapper Dragon Euthanized Due To Fractured Pelvis Suffered In Hong Kong Champions Mile

Sunday’s Group 1 HK Champions Mile at Sha Tin was won by Contentment, but tragedy befell the event when, with 750m to race, Rapper Dragon, the BMW Hong Kong Derby winner and 1.4 favourite, went lame. Joao Moreira’s mount was racing at the tail of the pack and stopped abruptly. Rapper Dragon received immediate treatment […]

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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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Werther Named Hong Kong’s Horse Of The Year

Capturing his fourth consecutive Hong Kong Horse of the Year title, trainer John Moore gracefully accepted the award on behalf of his trainee Werther, reports the South China Morning Post. The 4-year-old captured the 2016 Derby and QEII Cup, bringing home over HK$29 million (US$3.7 million) in earnings for the season. “Werther came to me […]

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