News About 2015 Hong Kong Sprint

2015 Hong Kong Sprint Very Likely for Chautauqua

2015 Hong Kong Sprint Very Likely for Chautauqua

Chautauqua’s prospects of contesting the 2015 Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) in December took a blow when he placed second in the Darley Classic a fortnight ago, however co-trainer Wayne Hawkes has revealed the popular gelding remains a 90% chance of the trip to Sha Tin Racecourse. Chautauqua has undoubtedly been the stable star for Team…

Not Listenin’tome Tuning Up for 2015 Hong Kong Sprint

Not Listenin’tome Tuning Up for 2015 Hong Kong Sprint

Trainer John Moore has been pleased with the class displayed by Not Listenin’tome since his arrival in Hong Kong, and is hopeful the former Sydney sprinter can complete an ideal tune-up for next month’s 2015 Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) in Saturday’s International Trial (1200m) at Sha Tin. Beginning his racing career under the guidance of…

2015 Hong Kong Sprint Still Possible for Chautauqua

2015 Hong Kong Sprint Still Possible for Chautauqua

Beaten odds-on favourite in Saturday’s Darley Classic at Flemington, the Team Hawkes-trained Chautauqua could still head to Sha Tin next month for a shot at the Hong Kong Sprint 2015. A winner of his three lead-up runs this time in including the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m), Encosta De Lago gelding Chautauqua jumped at $1.90…

Chautauqua One of 4 Aussies Set for Hong Kong Sprint 2015

Chautauqua One of 4 Aussies Set for Hong Kong Sprint 2015

Team Hawkes’ star sprinter Chautauqua headlines a four-horse Australian contingent entered for an overseas bid chasing success in December’s 2015 Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin this summer. Connections have the dual Group 1 winner set for an international raid after his success in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley last Friday…

Chautauqua Too Good in Gilgai Stakes

Chautauqua Too Good in Gilgai Stakes

Popular sprinter Chautauqua remains undefeated this spring after mustering a huge late turn of foot at Flemington this afternoon to take out the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) with complete ease. Jumping from the gates well, jockey Dwayne Dunn elected to settle Chautauqua off the pace of early Gilgai Stakes leaders Earthly Tiger, Scarlett Billows…

2015 Manikato Stakes Return for Srikandi

2015 Manikato Stakes Return for Srikandi

Ciaron Maher has named the Manikato Stakes 2015 under the lights at Moonee Valley late next month as the likely first-up run for his dual Group 1 winning mare Srikandi this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. With a long-term aim of heading to Hong Kong in December for the famous Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin,…

Chautauqua on Track for 2015 Darley Classic

Chautauqua on Track for 2015 Darley Classic

Co-trainer Michael Hawkes this week confirmed end-of-spring plans for stable star Chautauqua to race in Flemington’s Darley Classic 2015 before a possible trip to Hong Kong for the stallion’s international debut. While an exact path into $1 million Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington Racecourse in the first week of November on Emirates Stakes…

2015 Darley Classic & Hong Kong Targets for Srikandi

2015 Darley Classic & Hong Kong Targets for Srikandi

Flying Caulfield-based horseman Ciaron Maher is making early plans to set his dual Group 1 winning winter sensation Srikandi towards an international campaign at the end of the year in Hong Kong after a Darley Classic 2015 run in Melbourne this spring. A talented daughter of Dubawi, four-year-old Srikandi improved on her sixth in the…