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Maurice Leads 2016 Hong Kong Cup Field & Betting

Maurice Leads 2016 Hong Kong Cup Field & Betting

Japanese superstar Maurice is clear favourite at bookmakers around the world to take out the Hong Kong Cup 2016 at Sha Tin Racecourse this Sunday on the Hong Kong International Race Day. The HK$25 million (AUD$4.3m) Longines Hong Kong Cup (2000m) is the richest of four feature races on the December 11 card and features…

Rising Romance Set for Hong Kong’s QEII Cup

Rising Romance Set for Hong Kong’s QEII Cup

The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Group 1 winning mare Rising Romance has stretched her legs at Sha Tin ahead of her tough test in this weekend’s 2016 Queen Elizabeth II Cup in Hong Kong. Best known for her Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) success in Sydney in April of 2014, the now five-year-old daughter…

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…

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…

Oliver Has Magic Chance of 2015 Kingston Town Classic Win

Oliver Has Magic Chance of 2015 Kingston Town Classic Win

One of the country’s premier jockeys Damien Oliver is looking forward to his Perth ride on Saturday aboard the visiting race favourite Magic Artist in the Kingston Town Classic 2015. Oliver has been to Ascot Racecourse for six pervious rides in the weight-for-age $1 million Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) boasting a win and…

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…

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…

Criterion Set for 2015 Hong Kong Cup Bid

Criterion Set for 2015 Hong Kong Cup Bid

Star internationally-performed hoop Craig Williams will travel to country Victoria to partner $7 million earner Criterion in a serious piece of work on Tuesday before the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained galloper heads to Sha Tin for next month’s Hong Kong Cup 2015. Williams has ridden the son of Sebring under race conditions five times…