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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…

Moonee Valley Track Specialist Tawteen to Resume on Friday

Moonee Valley Track Specialist Tawteen to Resume on Friday

Three-year-old filly Tawteen has won two of her three starts on the Moonee Valley circuit and is set to resume on the track this Friday after accepting for the Jeep 55 Second Challenge Heat 10 (955m). The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained filly will jump from barrier seven and carry 57.5kg in her bid for…

2015 Seascay Handicap Winner Tashbeeh Heading to Dubai

2015 Seascay Handicap Winner Tashbeeh Heading to Dubai

Three-year-old colt Tashbeeh has finished in the first three in his past five consecutive starts, including a minor placing in the Listed TV Stakes (1800m) at Flemington Racecourse back in the spring on Crown Oaks Day. After winning the Seascay Handicap (1400m) at the same track on Saturday, the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained colt…

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…

Glorious Days Beats Moonlight Cloud and Linton In 2013 Hong Kong Mile

Glorious Days Beats Moonlight Cloud and Linton In 2013 Hong Kong Mile

Glorious Days showed an impressive turn-of-foot to win the Group 1 Hong Kong Mile (1600m) and give trainer John Sizehis first ever victory in one of the Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin yesterday. Size made the unusual decision to set Glorious Days for the Hong Kong Mile first-up but the decision paid dividends…

Shamexpress Getting Closer to Royal Ascot

Shamexpress Getting Closer to Royal Ascot

Victorian colt Shamexpress remains on track for his international expedition to Royal Ascot, with the Group 1 2013 King’s Stand Stakes (1000m) set to take place on June 18. The Danny O’Brien-trained three-year-old will have a jump-out at his Flemington base on Friday and a further jump-out the following week to polish him off for…

Bel Sprinter and Lucky Nine To Have Hong Kong Rematch

Bel Sprinter and Lucky Nine To Have Hong Kong Rematch

Australian speedster Bel Sprinter will have to wait a while but is likely to get a chance to exact revenge on Lucky Nine after running second to the classy Hong Kong sprinter in the Group 1 2013 KrisFlyer International Sprint (1200m) on Sunday. Despite a three-length margin between the pair, trainer Jason Warren was thrilled with…

New Frankel Handicap Rating Angers Racing Greats

New Frankel Handicap Rating Angers Racing Greats

Unbeaten galloper Frankel has been rated higher than any other horse in history in a move that has evoked anger from members of the racing world. The retired stallion was awarded a 2012 World Thoroughbred Ranking of 140, while star horses from previous eras have had their scores downgraded. The downgrading of top rated Dancing…

Royal Ascot Still Remains In Sea Siren’s Sights

Royal Ascot Still Remains In Sea Siren’s Sights

Trainer John O’Shea is still planning on sending Sea Siren to England to compete at Royal Ascot in the future, despite her failed attempt in Hong Kong. Sea Siren placed an unexpected ninth in the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint last Sunday, for which she had been an early favourite. The four-year-old was on her…