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Zac Purton Eyes Record-Setting Ninth Victory On Hong Kong International Card

One Group 1 win on Sunday (Dec. 8) will see Zac Purton become the outright most successful rider in the history of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races. His victory 12 months ago aboard Beauty Generation in the Hong Kong Mile drew him level at the head of the pack with Gerald Mosse on eight […]

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Silvestre De Sousa Will Try To Defend His Title In International Jockeys’ Championship

Hong Kong ‘gets’ Silvestre de Sousa. It has for a good while now. The city’s racing fans, its owners, its trainers, all of them hardheaded judges conditioned to appreciate jockeys endowed with strength, savvy, that all-important ‘fighting heart’, and, above all, an uncanny ability to win – they ‘get’ de Sousa. The Brazilian, for his […]

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New Father Brenton Avdulla Could Upset Hong Kong Sprint Aboard In Her Time

Jockey Brenton Avdulla enjoyed a momentous 2018 – winning the AU$3.5 million G1 Golden Slipper Stakes and both principal jockeys’ premierships in his adopted home New South Wales; securing a riding contract in Japan and marrying Taylor Paine, daughter of former jockey Neil Paine. However, 2019 is ending on a similar high with the birth […]

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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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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 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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‘Quite Emotional’: 13-Time Hong Kong Champion Jockey Douglas Whyte Retires

Douglas Whyte waved farewell to the most successful race-riding career in Hong Kong history on Sunday evening at Sha Tin Racecourse, bowing out after saluting his fans long after the last race had weighed-in. The 13-time champion jockey’s final ride did not produce the fairy tale victory that he and the Sha Tin faithful desired, […]

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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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Hong Kong: Beauty Generation ‘Scary’ Good Ahead Of Jan. 20 Stewards’ Cup

Beauty Generation and Glorious Forever, still basking in the afterglow of Group 1 victories at last month’s LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, rolled with commanding ease through their respective barrier trials at Sha Tin on Tuesday. Jockey Zac Purton had ominous words for Beauty Generation’s rivals ahead of the upcoming G1 Stewards’ Cup, and those […]

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Record-Setting Time Warp Returns To Happy Valley For Wednesday’s January Cup

Time Warp (133lb) returns to Happy Valley on Wednesday night for the first time since June 2017 with connections hoping the gelding can enhance his notable record at the city track in the G3 January Cup Handicap. Trainer Tony Cruz has opted to have his charge shoulder top-weight in the downtown venue’s only Group race […]

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