Buffering Prepares for 2014 Hong Kong Sprint

November 24, 2014

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Buffering Prepares for 2014 Hong Kong Sprint

Seven-year-old gelding Buffering is all set to travel to Hong Kong for the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) on December 14, with one last veterinary examination and gallop the final boxes to be ticked before he flies out.

Buffering is all set to travel to Hong Kong for the International Sprint on December 14.

Buffering is all set to travel to Hong Kong for the International Sprint on December 14. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The four-time Group One winner will be given a thorough veterinary exam on Wednesday before a gallop on Friday. The gelding has been working in Melbourne since the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) on November 8 rather than travelling home to Brisbane.

Robert Heathcote is excited about Buffering’s chance to perform on the world stage against the likes of Irish horse Gordon Lord Byron, who won the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) in March. The trainer is confident Buffering will be a contender for the 2014 Hong Kong Sprint title.

“It has been a wonderful trip with Buff and if any horse deserves a chance to shine on the international scene it is him,” Heathcote said to Sky Racing.

“He has had his shots and the vet will go over Buffering completely on Wednesday. It is to make certain that the Hong Kong Jockey Club isn’t wasting its money.”

Buffering is due to leave for Hong Kong on December 1 while Heathcote will follow two days later to oversee the gelding’s final lead-up.

The gelding won the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1200m) first up this spring, just holding on to beat home favourite Lankan Rupee. He was then severely hampered in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) next time out. He ended up the outside lead and looked under pressure at the turn but toughed it out to finish just half a length off the winner in seventh place.

Buffering’s last start of the season was in the 2014 Darley Classic at Flemington. He jumped well to be in a leading few but looked gone at 400 metres out. However he managed to fight on bravely as he always does, finishing in fourth place just outside the placings.

Criterion is the only other Australian horse travelling to the Hong Kong meeting, entered in the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m). The Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) runner-up will have a gallop later this week before flying out.

Open your Ladbrokes.com.au online betting account to get the best odds on all the best races. New customers will also receive a $100 match bonus on their first bets!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Pierata heads up final field f...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fan...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fancies hoping for middle of the field barriers

Connections of the two favourites for the 2018 $2m Magic Millions 2yo Classic...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 K...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 Kingston Town Classic

Prominent Perth owner Bob Peters has four runners to try to give him his fifth...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field