Steve wraps up Hong Kong International raceday and looks to the future of racing in the region

The stunning crowd and turnover figures; the performance of Maurice in the Hong Kong Cup (Gr 1, 2000m); some now not unexpected petulance from Maurice’s jockey Ryan Moore and news of the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s c.HK$500,000,000 development of the Conghua training facility near Guangzhou in China were the talking points of the day. And,... Read More

Steve looks at the fancies and various precedents to the four Hong Kong International races on Sunday

The verdict: Highland Reel (Galileo) is simply superior to his rivals here and he stretched out freely on the track on Friday morning to indicate he’s in good shape. Those to take with him in trifectas are Big Orange (Duke Of Marmalade); Satono Crown (Marju); Nuovo Record (Heart’s Cry) and perhaps Silverwave (Silver Frost). THE... Read More

Sebring Express (AUS)

O: Elite Thoroughbreds Racing (Mgr: A Allan, Dinosaur Cult (Mgr: B Duncan), B J Rogan, T W Knight, J R Lindsay, J Van Waard, D J Lovelock, N D Minter, R G Oram, L D Simpson, Mrs S M Worthley, Mrs M A Yabsley, A Oscar, D Grundmann & M Grundmann B: Bridsan Bloodstock T:... Read More

Winning Rupert Runs Fast Times In Outstanding First Up Performance

Taken straight to the front, Winning Rupert safely held off some early pressure for the lead, increased his advantage on turning for home and then raced right away over the closing stages to score brilliantly by five and three quarter lengths. The time for the 1200 metre race was 1:09.42, which bettered the Eagle Farm... Read More

Steve Moran Reports From Hong Kong

Bougoure, not surprisingly, has fond memories of his excursions to the Hong Kong International Sprint, a race his horse won twice in three attempts. A race no other Australian-trained horse has managed to win despite fifteen others, Falvelon at his third bid included, trying since 2001. The Queensland trainer was, by no means, the first... Read More

Gift Of Power Brings More Glory To The Eight Carat Family

The winning margin was a nose with third placed Melody Belle (Commands) another two and three quarter lengths away in third place in a time of 1:03.64. Gift Of Power is now three-for-three and at her previous start had taken the Wellesley Stakes (Listed, 1000m) but the 1200 metres of the upcoming Karaka Million (RL,... Read More