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No Royal Ascot For Chairman’s Sprint Winner Chautauqua

No Royal Ascot For Chairman’s Sprint Winner Chautauqua

Connections of super sprinter Chautauqua have ruled out a Royal Ascot bid in England this season despite the champion grey’s win in Hong Kong’s 2016 Chairman’s Sprint Prize at Sha Tin on Sunday. The Hawkes Racing-trained Encosta De Lago five-year-old left his run late in this year’s Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m), but won…

Win or Go Home For Chairman’s Sprint Favourite Chautauqua

Win or Go Home For Chairman’s Sprint Favourite Chautauqua

The Team Hawkes-trained grey Chautauqua must salute for the punters and win the 2016 Chairman’s Sprint in Hong Kong on Sunday if he is to continue onto England’s Royal Ascot later in the year connections have confirmed. Co-trained John Hawkes was pleased with the Friday track gallop at Sha Tin from the stable’s four-time Group…

2016 Champion’s Mile Field & Barriers: Bow Creek Draws 11

2016 Champion’s Mile Field & Barriers: Bow Creek Draws 11

The Australian representative in Sunday’s Champion’s Mile 2016 field at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong, the John O’Shea-trained Bow Creek has work to do after drawing wide in barrier 11 for the Group 1 clash. Earlier on the card in the prestigious Group 1 Champion’s Sprint Prize (1200m) two Aussie champions – Chautauqua and…

Ace Chairman’s Sprint 2016 Barrier Draw for Buffering

Ace Chairman’s Sprint 2016 Barrier Draw for Buffering

Brisbane-based horseman Robert Heathcote couldn’t be happier with the gun barrier three draw for his stable ace Buffering who lines-up against a crack field of international sprint stars in Sunday’s 2016 Chairman’s Sprint Prize in Hong Kong. Fellow Australian raider Chautauqua leads the current odds at for this year’s $2.4 million Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint…

Berry On Top of Chautauqua in Chairman’s Sprint Prize

Berry On Top of Chautauqua in Chairman’s Sprint Prize

Hawkes Racing have confirmed via Twitter that Tommy Berry will partner the stable’s star sprinter Chautauqua when he runs in Hong Kong’s Chairman’s Sprint Prize at Sha Tin Racecourse on May 1. Berry has been aboard the champion Encosta De Lago gelding for four of his 21 career starts to date. He will jump on…

2016 Moir Stakes over Ascot for Buffering

2016 Moir Stakes over Ascot for Buffering

A return to Melbourne for a fourth Moir Stakes win in five years is the more likely option for Al Quoz Sprint winner Buffering post his Hong Kong run in early May over a trip to Royal Ascot according to Robert Heathcote. The veteran sprinter from Brisbane continued to make history in his international debut…

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…

2014 Hong Kong Mile Barrier Draw

2014 Hong Kong Mile Barrier Draw

The Group 1 Hong Kong Mile (1600m) is one of four races running at Sha Tin Racecourse this Sunday, making up the Hong Kong International Race Day program. 11 horses from across the globe will tackle the mile on Sunday, vying for the AU$3.5 million total prize pool. Local horses dominate the field however the…

Buffering Improves Ahead of 2014 Hong Kong Sprint

Buffering Improves Ahead of 2014 Hong Kong Sprint

On Tuesday it was revealed that Australia’s chance at winning the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) on December 14 was in doubt when Buffering missed a scheduled gallop due to a foot abscess. However just 24 hours later and the seven-year-old gelding is improving well. He was fitted with a shoe this morning and while…

2014 Moonee Vase Runner-Up Atmosphere Sold to Hong Kong

2014 Moonee Vase Runner-Up Atmosphere Sold to Hong Kong

Just one day after it was revealed that promising three-year-old colt Looks Like The Cat had been sold to Hong Kong connections, putting an end to his Australian racing career, news has come out that fellow three-year-old Atmosphere has also been sold to Hong Kong. The Trent Busuttin-trained gelding debuted at the end of August…