News About 2014 Hong Kong Cup

The Championships Loom for Criterion after Hong Kong Cup 3rd

The Championships Loom for Criterion after Hong Kong Cup 3rd

A run in Royal Randwick’s The Championships during the autumn beckons for the David Hayes-trained Criterion following an eye-catching third in the 2014 Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Hong Kong Cup third placegetter Criterion is 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes bound in the autumn. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

In his maiden international appearance, and despite ...

Perfect Hong Kong Cup 2014 Draw for Cirrus Des Aigles

Perfect Hong Kong Cup 2014 Draw for Cirrus Des Aigles

French trainer Corine Barande-Barbe is over the moon with the barrier four draw her 2014 Hong Kong Cup hopeful Cirrus Des Aigles drew for the Sunday showdown at Sha Tin Racecourse.

John Moore saddles-up Designs On Rome in Sunday’s Hong Kong Cup 2014. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Four Group 1s highlight the race card for this weekend’s Hong Kong International ...

2014 Hong Kong Cup Barrier Draw – Criterion in Wide

2014 Hong Kong Cup Barrier Draw – Criterion in Wide

The Group 1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m) is one of four races running at Sha Tin Racecourse this Sunday, making up the Hong Kong International Race Day.

Criterion has drawn awkwardly in the Hong Kong Cup, jumping from barrier nine. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Criterion’s chances at winning the HK$25 million race for Australia have been made ...

Hayes Hoping for Wet Hong Kong Cup 2014

Hayes Hoping for Wet Hong Kong Cup 2014

A pleasing gallop at Sha Tin has co-trainer David Hayes looking forward to the 2014 Hong Kong Cup run on Sunday from Criterion who will be an even stronger chance in the race with some rain on the track.

Criterion will be a big chance in Sunday’s 2014 Hong Kong Cup with a bit of rain pre-race. Photo: Steve ...

Buffering Improves Ahead of 2014 Hong Kong Sprint

Buffering Improves Ahead of 2014 Hong Kong Sprint

On Tuesday it was revealed that Australia’s chance at winning the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) on December 14 was in doubt when Buffering missed a scheduled gallop due to a foot abscess.

Buffering has made a vast improvement overnight after suffering a foot abscess and looks fit enough to remain in the Hong Kong Sprint. Photo by Race ...

Hayes Trusts 2014 Hong Kong Cup Hope Criterion

Hayes Trusts 2014 Hong Kong Cup Hope Criterion

Co-trainer David Hayes is putting his trust in Criterion and hoping the horse’s class pays off as he makes his international debut in the Hong Kong Cup 2014 at Sha Tin Racecourse this Sunday.

Criterion is set for his international debut in the 2014 Hong Kong Cup on Sunday at Sha Tin. Photo: Steve Hart.

Hayes and his partner in ...

Atzeni Happy with Farraaj Ahead of 2014 Hong Kong Cup

Atzeni Happy with Farraaj Ahead of 2014 Hong Kong Cup

13 of the world’s best stayers will contest the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin on December 14, including the Roger Varian-trained Farraaj.

Jockey Andrea Atzeni is confident a good draw in the Hong Kong Cup will see Farraaj (inside) dominate the international race. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The five-year-old gelding travelled to Australia during ...

Bout of Colic for 2014 Hong Kong Cup Hope Criterion

Bout of Colic for 2014 Hong Kong Cup Hope Criterion

One of two likely Australian representatives in this year’s Hong Kong International Races on December 14, the David Hayes-trained Hong Kong Cup 2014 hope Criterion has suffered from a bout of colic but is still overseas-bound.

Criterion is still 2014 Hong Kong Cup-bound even after suffering a bout of colic on Sunday night. Photo: Steve Hart.

The four-year-old Sebring ...

Criterion Features in 2014 Hong Kong Cup Field

Criterion Features in 2014 Hong Kong Cup Field

The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Criterion will represent Australia in the Hong Kong Cup 2014 field at Sha Tin Racecourse next month, the dual Group 1 winner one of 13 stayers in the mix for the December 14 classic.

Australian Derby winner Criterion debuts overseas in next month’s 2014 Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin. Photo: Steve Hart....

2015 The Championships on the Cards for Red Cadeaux

2015 The Championships on the Cards for Red Cadeaux

Red Cadeaux and Farraaj have both left Australia for Hong Kong to take part in the international meeting but a return to the country early next year could be on the cards.

Red Cadeaux may return to Australia in the autumn to contest The Championships series. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Connections of both horses, who travelled to Australia ...