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Oliver to Ride Lucia Valentina in Hong Kong Cup 2015

Oliver to Ride Lucia Valentina in Hong Kong Cup 2015

Ace hoop Damien Oliver is excited to continue his association with Kris Lees’ dual Group 1 winning mare Lucia Valentina when she takes to the Sha Tin track overseas on December 13 for the 2015 Hong Kong Cup. Oliver enjoyed success in the classic 21 years ago aboard the James Riley-trained State Taj (1994) and…

Galio Chop Most Likely 2015 Cox Plate Raider

Galio Chop Most Likely 2015 Cox Plate Raider

The Moonee Valley Racing Club’s chief executive Michael Browell has named French galloper Galio Chop as the most likely international horse to accept an invitation into the 2015 Cox Plate field this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Earlier in the month the MVRC extended a dozen invites out to the connections of top international gallopers to…

Moore’s Able Friend Scores Big 2014 Hong Kong Mile Win

Moore’s Able Friend Scores Big 2014 Hong Kong Mile Win

Expat Australian turned champion Hong Kong trainer John Moore celebrated two Group 1 wins at Sha Tin on Sunday including the odds-on favourite Able Friend in the Hong Kong Mile 2014. The Moore stable enjoyed a win over Military Attack and Australian galloper Criterion in the Hong Kong Cup with Designs On Rome, and then…

Perfect Hong Kong Cup 2014 Draw for Cirrus Des Aigles

Perfect Hong Kong Cup 2014 Draw for Cirrus Des Aigles

French trainer Corine Barande-Barbe is over the moon with the barrier four draw her 2014 Hong Kong Cup hopeful Cirrus Des Aigles drew for the Sunday showdown at Sha Tin Racecourse. Four Group 1s highlight the race card for this weekend’s Hong Kong International Race Day including the HK$25 million Group 1 The Longines Hong…

2014 Hong Kong Cup Barrier Draw – Criterion in Wide

2014 Hong Kong Cup Barrier Draw – Criterion in Wide

The Group 1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m) is one of four races running at Sha Tin Racecourse this Sunday, making up the Hong Kong International Race Day. Criterion’s chances at winning the HK$25 million race for Australia have been made that much harder after drawing awkwardly in barrier nine. The four-year-old was the last horse…

Hayes Trusts 2014 Hong Kong Cup Hope Criterion

Hayes Trusts 2014 Hong Kong Cup Hope Criterion

Co-trainer David Hayes is putting his trust in Criterion and hoping the horse’s class pays off as he makes his international debut in the Hong Kong Cup 2014 at Sha Tin Racecourse this Sunday. Hayes and his partner in training Tom Dabernig only took over the preparation of the Sebring four-year-old last month and Criterion…

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…

Bout of Colic for 2014 Hong Kong Cup Hope Criterion

Bout of Colic for 2014 Hong Kong Cup Hope Criterion

One of two likely Australian representatives in this year’s Hong Kong International Races on December 14, the David Hayes-trained Hong Kong Cup 2014 hope Criterion has suffered from a bout of colic but is still overseas-bound. The four-year-old Sebring stallion is one of 13 final acceptors for the HK$25 million Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong…

Criterion Features in 2014 Hong Kong Cup Field

Criterion Features in 2014 Hong Kong Cup Field

The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Criterion will represent Australia in the Hong Kong Cup 2014 field at Sha Tin Racecourse next month, the dual Group 1 winner one of 13 stayers in the mix for the December 14 classic. Fields for all four of the Hong Kong International Races have been announced with over…

Cox Plate Hope Dan Excel Lands Down Under

Cox Plate Hope Dan Excel Lands Down Under

John Moore’s 2014 Cox Plate-bound galloper Dan Excel has arrived in Australia ahead of their maiden campaign down under this coming spring. Aussie expat Moore has established himself as one of Hong Kong’s top trainers and this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival he’s after a win in one of Victoria’s top races. He’s eyeing the $3…