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2014 Hong Kong Sprint Barriers – Buffering Midfield

2014 Hong Kong Sprint Barriers – Buffering Midfield

Australia’s representation in the Hong Kong Sprint 2014 field at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, the Rob Heathcote-trained Buffering is drawn in barrier eight for his international debut. The Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) is one of four elite level features on the Hong Kong International Race Day program this weekend, and Heathcote…

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…

Buffering Misses Hong Kong Gallop with Foot Abscess

Buffering Misses Hong Kong Gallop with Foot Abscess

The bad luck of the Aussie contingent in Hong Kong this month continued today with the Robert Heathcote-trained Buffering missing a scheduled gallop with a foot abscess. The four-time Group 1 winning son of Mossman is one of two Australian-trained stars over in Hong Kong for a shot at glory during Sunday’s 2014 Hong Kong…

Sha Tin Work for Buffering Before Hong Kong Sprint

Sha Tin Work for Buffering Before Hong Kong Sprint

A serious Tuesday gallop for Buffering at Sha Tin Racecourse today should have the Robert Heathcote-trained champ fit and ready to go in Sunday’s 2014 Hong Kong Sprint. The Mossman seven-year-old is preparing for his international debut in the HK$18.5 million Group 1 Hong Kong International Sprint (1200m), the LONGINES-sponsored race one of four on…

2014 Hong Kong Sprint Field Features Buffering

2014 Hong Kong Sprint Field Features Buffering

Rob Heathcote’s four-time Group 1 winning Queensland sprinter Buffering will make his first overseas trip next month, the veteran named as one of 14 hopefuls in this year’s Hong Kong Sprint 2014 field. The seven-year-old Mossman gelding travels to Sha Tin Racecourse for the December 14 showdown, the HK$18.5 million LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m)…

Winterbottom Stakes to Figure for Bel Sprinter

Winterbottom Stakes to Figure for Bel Sprinter

Unable to reach full potential over a largely disappointing autumn preparation, trainer Jason Warren is hopeful throat surgery will hold the key to a return to form for Group 1 winner Bel Sprinter through the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival. Securing seven wins and three minor places from 24 competitive starts so far, Bel Sprinter has…

Darley Sponsors 2014 VRC Sprint Classic

Darley Sponsors 2014 VRC Sprint Classic

Global racing powerhouse Darley will sponsor the 2014 edition of the VRC Sprint Classic this November during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The Darley name will make up part of the race name for this year’s $1 million Darley Classic (1200m) then with the event formerly known as the Patinack Farm Classic to run at…

Warren Confident of Galaxy Defence for Bel Sprinter

Warren Confident of Galaxy Defence for Bel Sprinter

Mornington-based trainer Jason Warren is confident classy short distance specialist Bel Sprinter is a good chance of defending his 2013 Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) title at Rosehill Gardens this weekend, but has acknowledged the weather may prove an issue for his stable’s star. Having noticeably built in form when fourth in the Group 2…

2014 Challenge Stakes Betting Preview and Tips

2014 Challenge Stakes Betting Preview and Tips

While sharing the same Randwick race card on Saturday with two major Group 1 races, the 2014 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) is shaping as one of the most highly-anticipated events of the day, offering punters several generous opportunities to place a winning bet. Having closed his 2013 spring with three consecutive wins at Group…

Warren Confident in Challenge Stakes Success for Bel Sprinter

Warren Confident in Challenge Stakes Success for Bel Sprinter

Up-and-coming Victorian trainer Jason Warren is confident 2013 autumn stand-out performer Bel Sprinter can figure in the dying stages of this weekend’s Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Royal Randwick, despite featuring as a rank outsider in betting markets for the Group 2 event. Unable to make any impact when ninth in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate…