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tachyon
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Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:54 am

Able Friend(AUS) won his third consecutive G1 taking the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup today!
AWESOME!!!

-- replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySZ2nIG ... e=youtu.be
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Sparrow Castle
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Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:21 pm

tachyon wrote:Able Friend(AUS) won his third consecutive G1 taking the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup today!
AWESOME!!!

-- replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySZ2nIG ... e=youtu.be
Nice article in TDN: Able Friend Pulls Rabbit Out of Hat in QSJC
http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/in ... N=21592400
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:39 pm

I have become a fan of this big red gelding, especially since TVG started showing Hong Kong racing, allowing me to watch his past few wins. Now, I hope he does travel to Japan or Ascot, because he deserves the chance to prove beyond a doubt that he's the world's best miler.
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Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:52 am

Finnegans Wake Nominated for Hong Kong Race

The Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin April 26 drew 61 nominees, including last year's winner Designs On Rome, 2014 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner African Story, and U.S.-based Finnegans Wake.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... -kong-race
tachyon
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Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:03 am

Aerovelocity(NZ) wins the G1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen 1200m turf at Chukyo for Hong Kong!!
He becomes the second horse in history to achieve the Hong Kong Sprint - Takamatsunomiya Kinen double following Lord Kanaloa(JPN).
Congrats to Zachary Purton for his first G1 win in Japan, too. :D


-- replay
http://web-cache.stream.ne.jp/web/jra/o ... pe=2&thum=
tachyon
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-- replay of the Takamatsunomiya Kinen (G1) 1200m turf at Chukyo, March 29th 2015 (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FyXJ3zGRnk
1st 4 Aerovelocity(NZ)(Pins x Exodus by Kaapstad) G7 57 01:08.5
2nd 15 Hakusan Moon(JPN)(Admire Moon x Ciliege bu Sakura Bakushin O) H6 57 01:08.6
3rd 16 Mikki Isle(JPN)(Deep Impact x Star Isle by Rock of Gibraltar) C4 57 01:08.6
4th 6 Sudden Storm(JPN) H6 57 01:09.2
5th 17 Copano Richard(JPN) H5 57 01:09.3
6th 13 Daiwa Maggiore(JPN) H6 57 01:09.4
7th 10 Afford(JPN) H7 57 01:09.5
8th 12 Sakura Gospel(JPN) H7 57 01:09.6
9th 14 Toho Amapola(JPN) M6 55 01:09.6
10th 11 Shonan Achieve(JPN) C4 57 01:09.6
11th 5 Wakino Brave(JPN) H5 57 01:09.6
12th 2 Olivine(JPN) H6 57 01:09.6
13th 18 Straight Girl(JPN) M6 55 01:09.7
14th 9 Red Oval(JPN) M5 55 01:09.9
15th 8 Am Ball Bleiben(JPN) M6 55 01:10.2
16th 1 Little Gerda(USA) M6 55 01:10.4
17th 3 Robe Tissage(JPN) M5 55 01:10.4
18th 7 Majin Prosper(JPN) H8 57 01:10.7
tachyon
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Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:01 am

According to Japanese press (JRA), Aerovelocity(NZ) is slated to run in the G1 Krisflyer Sprint in Singapore next, if he is fine. His connections also hinted that he would be aimed at the Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama in Autumn, too.
Aerovelocity is going to be a real international-star! 8-)
tachyon
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Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:10 am

Able Friend -- Road to Success (from HKJC)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Guyrp3I-YYY
tachyon
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Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:39 am

-- video (from HKJC)

''2015 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup World-class horse on a mission for glory'' (April 26)

Red Cadeaux(GB)
Criterion(NZ)
Smoking Sun(USA)
Staphanos(JPN)
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:34 pm

Hong Kong's 2011 and 2012 Horse of the Year, Ambitious Dragon, has been retired.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... on-retired
I hope the 9yo has a long and happy life in retirement.
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Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:37 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Hong Kong's 2011 and 2012 Horse of the Year, Ambitious Dragon, has been retired.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... on-retired
I hope the 9yo has a long and happy life in retirement.
Another one of their top horses, Glorious Days, has been retired as well. Tough week, but at least they have Able Friend who appears to be their next star
weeeeeeeee
tachyon
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Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:03 am

Blazing Speed(GB) roars home to win the G1 Audemars Piguet QE II Cup for Hong Kong!
Staphanos(JPN) 2nd, Criterion(NZ) 3rd.

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carole
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Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:44 am

tachyon wrote:Blazing Speed(GB) roars home to win the G1 Audemars Piguet QE II Cup for Hong Kong!
Staphanos(JPN) 2nd, Criterion(NZ) 3rd.

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How did Red Cadeaux do? I heard he was close to earning £5million lifetime!
tachyon
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Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:16 am

carole wrote: How did Red Cadeaux do? I heard he was close to earning £5million lifetime!
Dunlop later tweeted: "Thankfully all is ok with Red. He has pulled up well and will now go home.''

-- replay of the APQE2 Cup
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMn6M48 ... e=youtu.be

-- results (hKJC)
http://racing.hkjc.com/racing/Info/Meet ... 50426/ST/8
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:53 pm

I stayed up to watch the race last night (really this morning, lol) and thought that Red Cadeaux looked a bit thin and lacking energy in the walking ring. Even though he's a seasoned traveler, IMHO all the shipping is finally getting to him.
Hope he gets a nice, long vacation.
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Sun May 03, 2015 10:17 am

Able Friend won again last night in the Group 1 Champions Mile at Sha Tin. They continue to mull a trip to Royal Ascot for the Queen Anne.

Article: http://campaign.hkjc.com/en/2015-cm/201 ... JSE_2015CM_

English Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKwPfzGHYwU
PJMIII
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Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:42 pm

Record Handle on Hong Kong Racing in 2014-15

Betting and attendance rose 5.8% and 2.6%, respectively, during the 2014-15 racing season in Hong Kong, according to figures released by the Hong Kong Jockey Club following the July 12 final race card for the season.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... in-2014-15
tachyon
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Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:25 pm

Hong Kong champion jockey Joao Moreira got his first JRA win guiding a 2yo filly Sumire(JPN)[Daiwa Major(JPN) x La Liz(ARG) by Bernstein(USA)] to her maiden victory Sapporo 1R 1500m turf on August 29th 2015.

Turfy looks very happy, too. :lol:

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http://web-cache.stream.ne.jp/web/jra/o ... pe=2&thum=
1st. Sumire(JPN) : #3 horse

jockey interview
http://web-cache.stream.ne.jp/web/jra/o ... pe=2&thum=
tachyon
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Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:36 am

''Joao Moreira Claims World All-Star Champion Title with Mesmerizing Skills''

http://japanracing.jp/_news2015/150830.html

http://racing.scmp.com/freeservice/news ... 150831.asp
tachyon
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Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:43 am

-- from scmp.com

The world is Joao Moreira's oyster: with powerhouse stable Godolphin knocking, where will Hong Kong's top jockey end up?

http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/articl ... king-where
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