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Dettori Looking Forward To Hong Kong’s ‘Challenging’ International Jockeys’ Championship

The world’s two top jockeys, the evergreen and effervescent Frankie Dettori and Hong Kong’s own Zac Purton, head a stellar cast competing in the 22nd edition of the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Dettori and Purton rank first and second in the 2019 LONGINES World’s Best Jockey rankings and […]

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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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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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Hong Kong: ‘Dark’ Launches Derby Dream For Up-And-Coming Frankie Lor

Experience tells us that it seldom pays to get carried away by one performance – especially when that performance comes on a track which has soaked up several hours of drizzle – but Dark Dream (122lb) looked every inch a leading Classic hope by taking some very smart rivals apart in the Class 2 Long […]

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De Sousa Captures International Jockeys Championship At Happy Valley

Born in Brazil, but representing Great Britain, Silvestre de Sousa scored points in all four legs of the LONGINES International Jockeys Championship at Happy Valley tonight (Wednesday, 5 December) to run out the convincing and deserved winner. But that does not do justice to the drama of the evening, with the outcome only being decided […]

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Cracksman Up Late In Investec Coronation Cup

The red-hot favourite Cracksman, ridden by Frankie Dettori, left it late but eventually got on top in an eventful running of the Group One Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs this afternoon. The eventual runner-up Salouen (33/1) was given a peach of a ride by jockey Silvestre De Sousa and almost made every yard of […]

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Silvestre De Sousa To Ride In Hong Kong

British champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa will ride the next few weeks in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post reports. De Sousa is scheduled to ride for three weeks beginning Jan. 9. He will be joined by Ryan Moore, who plans to ride six weeks, starting Jan. 17. De Sousa competed in the International Jockeys Challenge earlier this […]

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Espinoza Has Good Chance In Longines International Jockeys’ Challenge

Victor Espinoza, the jockey of Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah and Dancing With The Stars contender, is in Hong Kong for the Longines International Jockeys’ Challenge. The event will take place on Wednesday at the Happy Valley racecourse, and Espinoza has promised to show off his dance moves if he wins, according to The Racing […]

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Rusty Slipper Surges To Red Carpet Handicap Victory

Eastern invader Rusty Slipper, piloted by England’s champion jockey of 2015, Silvestre de Sousa, in his Del Mar Debut, accelerated powerfully in the stretch to win the Grade III $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap Saturday. Well-placed in the early stages of the mile and three-eighths marathon over Del Mar’s infield grass course, Rusty Slipper unleashed an […]

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