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2016 CF Orr Stakes Return for Hong Kong Bound Happy Trails

2016 CF Orr Stakes Return for Hong Kong Bound Happy Trails

Morphettville trainer Paul Beshara has confirmed a CF Orr Stakes 2016 return next month for his veteran galloper Happy Trails who could be Hong Kong bound later in the year. An eight-year-old son of Good Journey, the Adelaide-trained Happy Trails hasn’t raced since his eighth to French raider Gailo Chop in the Group 1 Mackinnon…

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…

Hong Kong Sprint 2013 Showdown for Power Stablemates

Hong Kong Sprint 2013 Showdown for Power Stablemates

It’s shaping up as an exciting clash of the Irish-trained stablemates at Sha Tin this Sunday, December 8, with the Edward Lynam-trained duo Sole Power and Slade Power facing off against a crack field in the Hong Kong International Race Day classic. A 14-horse field of short distance specialists is set to square off in…

Aeronautical to Contest Starlight Stakes 2013

Aeronautical to Contest Starlight Stakes 2013

After being overlooked for an invite to Hong Kong’s International Race Day next month the Lionel Cohen-trained Aeronautical will instead race in the Listed 2013 Starlight Stakes in Sydney this Saturday. Earlier this season Cohen was hoping his Encosta De Lago five-year-old Aeronautical could be Hong Kong-bound in December for a shot at the esteemed…

2012 Hong Kong Vase Winner Red Cadeaux Melbourne Cup Bound Again

2012 Hong Kong Vase Winner Red Cadeaux Melbourne Cup Bound Again

Last year’s Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux finally earned their own Group 1 winning stripes when they beat home a crack field of stayers in the 2012 Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin Racecourse earning talks of another campaign down under targeting the Melbourne Cup 2013. Coming off a disappointing eighth in the Grade 1…

Purton Wins Hong Kong Mile 2012 with Ambitious Dragon

Purton Wins Hong Kong Mile 2012 with Ambitious Dragon

Expat Aussie hoop Zac Purton enjoyed one of the best days of his riding career at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday with an International Cup Day victory in the 2012 Hong Kong Mile with reigning Hong Kong Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon. Coming off a good second in the Group 2 The Jockey Club…

Alcopop Runs Brave Third in 2012 Hong Kong Cup Result

Alcopop Runs Brave Third in 2012 Hong Kong Cup Result

Jake Stephens’ gallant old Aussie galloper Alcopop has enjoyed another late career highlight catching the eye at Sha Tin on Sunday when finishing a brave third behind California Memory in a star-studded Hong Kong Cup 2012. The Normanville-based Jeune eight-year-old, beaten favourite for the 2009 Melbourne Cup when sixth to Shocking, has had a hit…

Sea Siren Fails to Fire in Hong Kong Sprint 2012 Finish

Sea Siren Fails to Fire in Hong Kong Sprint 2012 Finish

Lord Kanaloa became the first Japanese horse to win the prestigious Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, a race the hot Aussie-trained favourite Sea Siren ran a flat ninth in. One of the four majors on Hong Kong International Day the HK$15 million Group 1 The Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) result…

Hong Kong Cup 2012 Field & Barriers – Alcopop’s Gun Gate Four

Hong Kong Cup 2012 Field & Barriers – Alcopop’s Gun Gate Four

Veteran Australian raider Alcopop will get every chance to salute in his maiden overseas’ assignment having drawn ideally in barrier four for Sunday’s 2012 Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin Racecourse. The Jake Stephens-trained Jeune eight-year-old, last seen finally scoring an elusive Group 1 win in the Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington on November 3, was…

2012 Hong Kong Sprint Field & Barriers – Sea Siren Draws 7

2012 Hong Kong Sprint Field & Barriers – Sea Siren Draws 7

John O’Shea’s triple Group 1 winning mare Sea Siren fared ok in the Hong Kong Sprint 2012 barrier draw for Sunday’s lucrative showdown at Sha Tin Racecourse coming up with gate seven of 12. One of two Aussie-trained gallopers over at Sha Tin for the 2012 Hong Kong International Sprint Day, four-year-old Fastnet Rock mare…