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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…

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…

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…

2014 Mackinnon Stakes Results: Happy Trails Wins 5th for Oliver

2014 Mackinnon Stakes Results: Happy Trails Wins 5th for Oliver

One of Australia’s premier hoops Damien Oliver celebrated his fifth Mackinnon Stakes victory on Victoria Derby Day this afternoon with the always honest Happy Trails atoning for a luckless Cox Plate run seven days ago with his third Group 1 success. Oliver has ridden four previous Mackinnon Stakes winners over the years and today was…

2014 Cox Plate Second Declarations Feature 67 Acceptors

2014 Cox Plate Second Declarations Feature 67 Acceptors

Racing Victoria today took the second declarations for a number of spring majors including the Cox Plate 2014 to run at Moonee Valley Racecourse on October 25 where 67 hopefuls remain in contention. Australasia’s weight-for-age championship, the $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) had 110 gallopers in the mix at first acceptance stage…