Top Hong Kong Horses Could Feature in The Championships 2015

November 25, 2014

Top Hong Kong Horses Could Feature in The Championships 2015

The Championships in Sydney during the autumn could get a lot more exciting with the news leading Hong Kong trainer John Moore wants to bring some of his horses to the race series.

John Moore will bring two of his top Hong Kong runners to The Championships if there is a quarantine centre established in Sydney.

John Moore will bring two of his top Hong Kong runners to The Championships if there is a quarantine centre established in Sydney. Photo by Daniel Costello.

However he has revealed it is only on the provision that a suitable quarantine station is available in Sydney. At the moment, all international horses are forced to serve their quarantine periods at Werribee, outside Melbourne, but The Championships being held in a different state entirely makes it too much of a hassle for many trainers.

Moore told the South China Morning Post he is not interested in travelling to Australia under the current program but if a quarantine centre was to open in Sydney he would bring at least two of his top horses in the autumn.

He claims that last year’s Group 1 Hong Kong International Vase (2400m) winner Dominant will tackle the two mile distance in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) while sprinter Sterling City will line-up in the Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m).

“It all hinges on Canterbury racecourse being used as the quarantine in Sydney,” Moore said (via TVN).

“I’m not interested if they are using Werribee (outside Melbourne) but as long as that part of it is right, I will have Sterling City going to Sydney for the TJ Smith Stakes and Dominant’s ownership syndicate has agreed to send him there as well, probably for the Sydney Cup.”

Sterling City could also take a run at the Brisbane Winter Carnival with races like the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) and Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) on Moore’s radar, considering the latter will now carry $2 million in prize money.

Racing NSW acknowledged the quarantine problem in their strategic plan earlier this week so Moore’s objective may soon be resolved, which means the Sydney autumn racing carnival could be packed with international talent.

The Championships is the richest race series in the Southern Hemisphere. It comprises of 10 Grand Final races, eight of which are at Group One level, offering in excess of $20 million in prize money.

Races include the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m), Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), and the two aforementioned.

Open your online betting account today to receive up to $100 in a bonus match on your first bet!

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

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin&...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Ti...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Tip for Weir to Make History

Victoria’s leading horseman Darren Weir is out to emulate the late, great Bart...

A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2018 Be...

A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2018 Betting update: Comin’ Through the solid pick

The Chris Waller trained Comin’ Through remains the firm favourite for the...

Catchy to head Lindsay Park Te...

Catchy to head Lindsay Park Team in 2018 Robert Sangster Stakes

Blue Diamond Stakes winner Catchy is set to lead the Lindsay Park Team in the...

Savacool and Sopressa share to...

Savacool and Sopressa share top spot in 2018 Australasian Betting

Last start winners Savacool and Sopressa share the early favouritism in the...

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