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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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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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Record-Setting Beauty Generation Unstoppable In Hong Kong Mile

John Moore has already produced one star miler to grace the highest reaches of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings in Able Friend, but the trainer was left with no hesitation in proclaiming Beauty Generation superior after Zac Purton steered him to an imperious three-length success in Sunday’s Hong Kong Mile. Japanese-trained mare Vivlos ended […]

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Castellano Hoping For ‘A Bit Of Luck’ In Wednesday’s International Jockeys Championship

They may be some of the world’s best jockeys, battling for one of the great jockeys’ prizes in the racing world, but none were brave enough to predict victory in what looks like a hugely competitive renewal of the spectacular LONGINES International Jockeys Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday Dec. 5. Javier Castellano finished plum […]

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No Shenanigans: Quirky Pakistan Star Entered In Hong Kong Vase

A crucial barrier trial at Sha Tin Racecourse on Friday Nov. 30 appeared to signal all is well with Pakistan Star and Time Warp ahead of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races this coming Sunday. The Tony Cruz-trained stars were required to pass a trial to the satisfaction of the racing stewards before being allowed […]

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Reigning Hong Kong Horse Of The Year Beauty Generation Breaks 10-Year-Old Course Record

It’s not often the highest praise for a major race winner comes from the trainer of the runner-up. But that was the case after Beauty Generation’s course record breaking win in the G2 BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Mile at Sha Tin, with Caspar Fownes describing the winner as becoming “Winx-like.” Mind you, winning trainer […]

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Beauty Generation Totes 133 Pounds To Sha Tin Trophy Triumph

Beauty Generation has drawn his share of unwarranted knocks from the naysayers, but at Sha Tin on Sunday even the most ardent doubters had to hold their tongues and applaud. “That was exciting!” trainer John Moore said as the appreciative crowd’s cheers washed over Hong Kong’s Horse of the Year following a brilliant victory in […]

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‘Fierce’ Competition: Purton Secures Hong Kong Champion Jockey Title

One of the fiercest Champion Jockey battles in recent memory concluded in thrilling fashion at Hong Kong’s Season Finale at Sha Tin Sunday as Zac Purton claimed his second title, sealing the result with victory on Rise High in the Class 1 Sha Tin Mile Trophy Handicap (1600m). Purton ended with a tally of 136 […]

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