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Hong Kong: Beauty Generation Takes On Waikuku Again In Sunday’s Chairman’s Trophy

Beauty Generation showed last time out that any ‘has-been’ talk was premature, but when the champ takes on Waikuku in Sunday’s G2 Chairman’s Trophy in Hong Kong he’ll be facing a rival who has had his measure the last four times they’ve clashed. It’s safe to say that the weekend feature and its Group 1 […]

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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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‘A Quiet Type Of Guy’: Trainer Frankie Lor A Product Of Hong Kong Program

Frankie Lor’s achievements in little more than two seasons as a trainer should not be undersold. Yes, Hong Kong has a condensed pool of horses and trainers and he came into the role with vast experience but to claim an International Group 1 double and make a clean sweep of the Hong Kong’s Four-Year-Old Classic […]

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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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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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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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Moore Wastes No Time In Six-Week Hong Kong Stint; Captures Group 1 Classic Mile

Ryan Moore, the Longines World’s Best Jockey of 2014, is scheduled to spend six weeks in Hong Kong. That stint began on Jan. 17, and according to the South China Morning Post, Moore hasn’t wasted any time. On Jan. 24, Moore captured the Group 1 Hong Kong Classic Mile aboard Sun Jewellery for trainer John […]

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