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. In his maiden international appearance, and despite a number of setbacks, Sebring four-year-old Criterion ran a brilliant third when only a length off the…

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. Four Group 1s highlight the race card for this weekend’s Hong Kong International Race Day including the HK$25 million Group 1 The Longines Hong…

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’s chances at winning the HK$25 million race for Australia have been made that much harder after drawing awkwardly in barrier nine. The four-year-old was the last horse…

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. A recent stable acquisition for Hayes and Tom Dabernig, the Sebring four-year-old has to date had…

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. However just 24 hours later and the seven-year-old gelding is improving well. He was fitted with a shoe this morning and while…

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. Hayes and his partner in training Tom Dabernig only took over the preparation of the Sebring four-year-old last month and Criterion…

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. The five-year-old gelding travelled to Australia during the spring from his home ground of Britain but only got one start, in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) on November…

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. The four-year-old Sebring stallion is one of 13 final acceptors for the HK$25 million Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong…

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. Fields for all four of the Hong Kong International Races have been announced with over…

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. Connections of both horses, who travelled to Australia in the spring for a tilt in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) and Group…