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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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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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