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2016 Hong Kong Mile Betting Battle

2016 Hong Kong Mile Betting Battle

The bookmakers are having a hard time separating the chances of the best gallopers in Sunday’s Hong Kong Mile 2016 field with three currently installed as equal favourites in betting for the Sha Tin feature. Four classic Hong Kong International Races take place on December 11 including the HK$23 million (AUD$4m) Longines Hong Kong Mile…

Maurice Leads 2016 Hong Kong Cup Field & Betting

Maurice Leads 2016 Hong Kong Cup Field & Betting

Japanese superstar Maurice is clear favourite at bookmakers around the world to take out the Hong Kong Cup 2016 at Sha Tin Racecourse this Sunday on the Hong Kong International Race Day. The HK$25 million (AUD$4.3m) Longines Hong Kong Cup (2000m) is the richest of four feature races on the December 11 card and features…

2016 Warwick Stakes First-Up for Lucia Valentina

2016 Warwick Stakes First-Up for Lucia Valentina

Newcastle’s Kris Lees this week confirmed plans to run his Group 1 winning mare Lucia Valentina first-up in the Warwick Stakes 2016 on way to a Cox Plate bid in Melbourne. A winner of over $4 million in prize money to date from 27 career starts, Savabeel five-year-old Lucia Valentina was last seen posting her…

Xtravagant on Cox Plate 2016 Mission

Xtravagant on Cox Plate 2016 Mission

Managing owner and Te Akau Racing boss David Ellis has confirmed a Melbourne-only spring campaign for classy young Kiwi galloper Xtravagant who targets the 2016 Cox Plate in October. A winner of six of his 10 starts to date, three-year-old Pentire colt Xtravagant is a super-consistent up-and-comer prepared at Matamata in New Zealand by Jamie…

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…