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‘A Combination Of Everything’: Jockey Zac Purton Makes History Sunday At Sha Tin

Zac Purton was elated and deflated at the end of Exultant’s glorious, grinding victory in the HK$25 million G1 FWD Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday. The brave bay’s willingness to stretch for his rider through every demanding stride of the 2000m feature meant the champion jockey became the only rider in […]

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Living Legend: Hong Kong Trainer Tony Cruz Has A ‘Real Sixth Sense’ For Animals

Tony Cruz was spotted moving around on foot not so long ago. In the grave reality of the world’s current state, seeing Hong Kong racing’s original ‘living legend’ walking between his stable and the Sha Tin trainers’ stand is light years removed from being the most unusual consequence but it is unusual nonetheless; Cruz without […]

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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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Win Bright’s Cup Win Completes Japanese Treble In Hong Kong

Win Bright produced a performance hallmarked with toughness to go with his considerable class to complete the Group 1 double of the LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (2000m) and April’s FWD QEII Cup (2000m) for trainer Yoshihiro Hatakeyama and jockey Masami Matsuoka. In doing so the steel-grey son of Stay Gold held off the late lunge […]

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Admire Mars Captures Hong Kong Mile For Late Owner Riichi Kondo

Admire Mars and an inspired Christophe Soumillon came to the fore in what was an emotional occasion for the Japanese racing industry in the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday. It was not, perhaps, the result that the home town audience yearned for, with the hat-trick seeking Beauty Generation looking […]

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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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Moreira Drives To Glory In Hong Kong Vase

Glory Vase streaked away with the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin on Sunday, Dec. 8. The Japanese raider with the most fitting of names carried Joao Moreira to his fifth Hong Kong International Races win – soon to be six – and his first since he guided Satono Crown to a thrilling […]

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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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