News About 2015 Hong Kong International Race Day

2015 Hong Kong Cup Field & Betting: Criterion in Gate 13

2015 Hong Kong Cup Field & Betting: Criterion in Gate 13

Australia’s superstar galloper and $7.19 million earner Criterion has barrier 13 of 14 to overcome as he looks to break his Sha Tin maiden status in the Hong Kong Cup 2015 this Sunday. Prepared in Melbourne by David Hayes & Tom Dabernig the five-year-old son of Sebring has had two previous starts at Sha Tin…

Hong Kong Cup Hope Lucia Valentina “Feels Good”

Hong Kong Cup Hope Lucia Valentina “Feels Good”

Newcastle horseman Kris Lees’ assistant trainer Mal Ollerton confirmed Lucia Valentina had settled into her Sha Tin base well and “feels good” ahead of Sunday’s 2015 Hong Kong Cup. One of two Australian-trained gallopers in this year’s Group 1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m) field along with Cox Plate runner-up Criterion, the five-year-old Savabeel mare was…

Rawiller Rates Preferment in Hong Kong Vase 2015

Rawiller Rates Preferment in Hong Kong Vase 2015

Ex-pat Australian hoop Nash Rawiller is confident of Preferment’s 2015 Hong Kong Vase chances on Sunday after riding the Chris Waller-trained galloper in a solid Sha Tin workout this week. Out to become the first Australian-trained winner of the Group 1 Hong Kong Vase (2400m), Waller’s four-year-old Zabeel stallion Preferment makes his international debut this…

Trip To Paris Ruled Out of 2015 Hong Kong Vase

Trip To Paris Ruled Out of 2015 Hong Kong Vase

England’s Ed Dunlop has ruled out a Hong Kong Vase 2015 assignment Sunday week for his Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter Trip To Paris after he finished out of the money over the weekend in the Japan Cup. The five-year-old Champs Elysees gelding may have had one run too many according to his Newmarket-based trainer after…

Lucia Valentina Travels Well Ahead of 2015 Hong Kong Cup

Lucia Valentina Travels Well Ahead of 2015 Hong Kong Cup

Dual Group 1 winning mare Lucia Valentina made the trip from Melbourne to Sha Tin ahead of Sunday week’s Hong Kong Cup 2015 in fine order according to her Newcastle-based trainer Kris Lees. Lees was pleased with the way the five-year-old daughter of Savabeel, a winner of over $1.5 million in prize money over her…

Gailo Chop Looking Great for 2015 Hong Kong Cup

Gailo Chop Looking Great for 2015 Hong Kong Cup

The OTI Racing-owned Mackinnon Stakes winning French raider Gailo Chop sets off overseas on Monday with the Australian contingent heading to Sha Tin Racecourse for a shot at the Hong Kong Cup 2015 on December 13. OTI’s director Terry Henderson told Racing Ahead the Antoine de Watrigant-trained Deportivo gelding had freshened-up nicely after his win…

2015 Hong Kong Vase Aim for Preferment

2015 Hong Kong Vase Aim for Preferment

Sydney’s premier horseman Chris Waller is set to saddle-up his maiden runner in Hong Kong next month with his dual Group 1 winner Preferment on track for a Hong Kong Vase 2015 run at Sha Tin Racecourse. Two David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Group 1 champions in Criterion and Lucia Valentina are confirmed for a…

Oliver to Ride Lucia Valentina in Hong Kong Cup 2015

Oliver to Ride Lucia Valentina in Hong Kong Cup 2015

Ace hoop Damien Oliver is excited to continue his association with Kris Lees’ dual Group 1 winning mare Lucia Valentina when she takes to the Sha Tin track overseas on December 13 for the 2015 Hong Kong Cup. Oliver enjoyed success in the classic 21 years ago aboard the James Riley-trained State Taj (1994) and…

Lucia Valentina Eyes 2015 Hong Kong Cup

Lucia Valentina Eyes 2015 Hong Kong Cup

Newcastle horseman Kris Lees has confirmed connections will travel dual Group 1 winning mare Lucia Valentina to Sha Tin Racecourse for next month’s International Race Day should she secure a Hong Kong Cup 2015 invitation. A winner of six of her 24 starts to date for over $1.5 million in prize money, the five-year-old daughter…

Hong Kong Next for Melbourne Cup Placed Criterion

Hong Kong Next for Melbourne Cup Placed Criterion

Co-trainer David Hayes has confirmed plans to head back to Hong Kong for next month’s International Race Day with star stayer Criterion who pulled up win after a brave third in the Melbourne Cup last week. A five-year-old son of Sebring, Criterion backed-up from a second in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) in October…