Hong Kong Racing

tachyon
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Variety Club Dominant Champions Mile Winner

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ile-winner
tachyon
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Sun May 04, 2014 10:15 pm

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Gibson pencils in Arlington Million in Chicago to keep Akeed Mofeed fresh

http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/articl ... feed-fresh
tachyon
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Sun May 18, 2014 9:57 am

Dan Excel(IRE), who was 3rd to Variety Club in the Champions Mile at home two weeks ago, romps to win the G1 Singapore Airlines International Cup 2000m turf at Kranji, Singapore, May 18th.

Lucky Nine(IRE) wins back to back the G1 KrisFlyer International Sprint 1200m turf at Kranji, Singapore, May 18th.

Another Big Day for Hong Kong!

charts and race videos from Singapore Turf Club web.

-- KrisFlyer International Sprint (G1)
http://www.turfclub.com.sg/Racing/Pages ... ult/2831/9

-- Singapore Airlines International Cup (G1)
http://www.turfclub.com.sg/Racing/Pages ... lt/2831/10
tachyon
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Sun May 25, 2014 11:01 am

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''Dan Excel plan to be blueprint for future Australian forays''
http://racing.scmp.com/freeservice/news ... 40524a.asp

Singapore Airlines International Cup hero Dan Excel has been confirmed for an attempt on the WS Cox Plate later this year.
tachyon
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Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:46 am

Glorious Days arrives for third bid of Yasuda Kinen, arguably the most competitive turf mile race in the world. ;)

http://japanracing.jp/_news2014/140528.html
tachyon
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Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:13 pm

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''Akeed Mofeed retires to stud in Australia''
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tachyon
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''Hong Kong Prize Money to Increase 7%''

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tachyon
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Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:11 am

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DESIGNS ON ROME crowned Horse of the Year at Hong Kong’s Champion Awards

DESIGNS ON ROME scooped the Hong Kong Horse of the Year award at a glittering ceremony held at the Grand Hyatt this evening (4 July). The HKG1 BMW Hong Kong Derby and G1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup victor was also named Champion Middle-Distance Horse and secured 32% of the public vote to claim the Most Popular Horse title.

The public also voted to decide the Most Admired Overseas Horse and that accolade went to LORD KANALOA. The outstanding Japanese sprinter proved his greatness with a second consecutive victory in December’s LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200M), a performance that saw him power five lengths clear of a world class field. :D :D :D

http://campaign.hkjc.com/en/2014-se/201 ... JSE_1314SE_


Award ---- Winner
Horse of the Year: DESIGNS ON ROME
Most Popular Horse of the Year: DESIGNS ON ROME
Champion Sprinter: LUCKY NINE
Champion Miler: GOLD-FUN
Champion Middle-Distance Horse: DESIGNS ON ROME
Champion Stayer: DOMINANT
Champion Griffin: BULLISH SMART
Most Improved Horse: DIVINE TEN


Most Popular Horse
1. Designs On Rome (23,292 votes)
2. Able Friend (10,544 votes)
3. Lucky Nine (9,483 votes)

Most Popular Jockey
1. Joao Moreira (31,850 votes)
2. Zac Purton (19,064 votes)
3. Douglas Whyte (11,403 votes)

Most Admired Overseas Horse
1. Lord Kanaloa (24,057 votes)
2. Just A Way (10,134 votes)
3. African Story (8,944 votes)
PJMIII
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Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:25 pm

Soaring to new heights: golden season a success story for the ages

Turnover cracked HK$100 billion for the first time to complement a remarkable run on the track

http://racing.scmp.com/freeservice/news ... 140709.asp
tachyon
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Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:42 am

Hong Kong star Lucky Nine(IRE) has been selected for the G2 Centaur Stakes 1200m turf at Hanshin Sep 14.
He is expected to run in the G1 Sprinters Stakes 1200m turf that will be run at Niigata Racecourse for the first time this year on Sep 5.
Lucky Nine(IRE) was unlucky in Japan over the past years.
He was second in the Centaur Stakes in 2011, fith in the Sprinters Stakes both in 2011 and in 2012.
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dustino140
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Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:11 pm

I found this news to be fascinating -

Hong Kong Jockey Club Bars Rich Tapestry From Lasix Use in Breeders' Cup
According to the South China Morning Post, Rich Tapestry, a contender for the Grade 1 Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint in November, will not be allowed to use the anti-bleeding medication Lasix in either of his starts at Santa Anita Park this year, as per a ruling by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

“The club’s position – that Hong Kong’s horses race free of medication – is not negotiable, so Michael Chang and Rich Tapestry’s owner have agreed that he will not have Lasix for either of his races at Santa Anita,” said Bill Nader, the Jockey Club’s head of racing.


More: http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-b ... eders-cup/

So what do you think? Is this an overreaching stance that puts one of their stars at a disadvantage, or a step in the right direction for racing? I've always thought (and continue to think) that Hong Kong does a lot of stuff the right way, however I feel that this stance really extends beyond what they should be able to control. The horse is a gelding, so this has nothing to do with them only standing non-medicated stallions in Hong Kong.

Similarly, King Kreesa ran in last year's Hong Kong Mile. He was obviously off Lasix in Hong Kong, but runs on Lasix here. I feel like the difference that the HKJC is pointing to is really splitting hairs.
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:26 pm

It does seem like an overreach. I could understand this stance if it were a drug that stayed in the system for a long time, potentially giving Rich Tapestry an advantage if he went back to race in Hong Kong soon after the BC. However, IIRC, Lasix leaves a horse's system in a fairly short time.
I suppose his connections could still choose to administer the diuretic for the BC, if they felt it would make the difference between winning and losing. Hong Kong can't stop them from dong that. But I guess they can choose to ban the gelding from racing in their jurisdiction as a result. That still leaves a host of countries where I believe Rich Tapestry could race...Australia, Japan, Dubai, Europe, the States.
The $64-thousand question is....will this decision lead the way for other foreign racing jurisdictions, like Britain or Ireland, to also dictate that their horses not receive Lasix, or be banned when they return to their own countries?
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Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:21 am

Al Kazeem, G Force aim for Hong Kong

Last year's triple Group 1 winner Al Kazeem is in line for a trip to Hong Kong following his gallant effort in defeat at Ascot behind Noble Mission in last Saturday's Champion Stakes.

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... i?id=47141
BaroqueAgain1
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Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:11 pm

Since Al Kazeem's connections seem to want to campaign the horse internationally, I'm wondering if they will make the 'ultimate equipment change' to make him more tractable for the stresses of travel.
How 'subfertile' was he, and do they still have hopes that he could be successful as a sire? If his case is hopeless, I would not be surprised if the horse was gelded, so long as his connections don't think that would reduce his competitive desire.
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Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:11 pm

He wasn't too subfertile, as he had 25 mares in foal as of May (how many he actually covered in total I don't think was disclosed), but since he didn't reach the required fertility levels the insurance company took possession of him (from the Queen's syndicate), after which his ex-owner/breeder John Deer bought him back. I recall reading somewhere that Mr. Deer said when Al Kazeem finished racing (for good), he would stand at Deer's farm and be used to breed his own mares to, so I don't think a permanent equipment change is in the cards.
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BaroqueAgain1
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Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:28 pm

That sounds good for AK, and it's certainly possible for a supposedly 'subfertile' stallion to still be successful, if the foals he does produce are winners. I think Starspangledbanner is a good example of that.
tachyon
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Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:40 am

Cirrus des Aigles confirmed for the Hong Kong Cup! :D

http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-ra ... t7DaysNews
tachyon
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Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:47 am

2014 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races
Selected Runners (as at 26/11/2014) - Updated

Hong Kong Sprint 1200m Turf
http://campaign.hkjc.com/en/2014-hkir/r ... ction.aspx

Hong Kong Mile 1600m Turf
http://campaign.hkjc.com/en/2014-hkir/r ... ction.aspx

Hong Kong Cup 2000m Turf
http://campaign.hkjc.com/en/2014-hkir/r ... ction.aspx

Hong Kong Vase 2400m Turf
http://campaign.hkjc.com/en/2014-hkir/r ... ction.aspx
tachyon
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Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:49 am

2014 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races - Flight schedule for overseas horses

http://campaign.hkjc.com/en/2014-hkir/2 ... 01208.html
PJMIII
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Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:41 am

Farraaj tunes up at Sha Tin for Hong Kong Cup

Andrea Atzeni piloted Farraaj in a solid work-out at Sha Tin on Tuesday morning and reported the gelding to be in fine order ahead of a tilt at the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup at the track on December 14.

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... i?id=47747
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