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Shoot Out and King Mufhasa Accept for Hong Kong

Shoot Out and King Mufhasa Accept for Hong Kong

18 Apr, 2013

Chris Waller’s multiple Group 1 winner Shoot Out and New Zealand veteran King Mufhasa are the only Australasian acceptors for the Group 1 Champions Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on May 5.

Shoot Out could head to Hong Kong for the Champions Mile. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Neither are confirmed starters but both certainly have …

Beadman still sidelined as Australian jockeys dominate in Hong Kong

Beadman still sidelined as Australian jockeys dominate in Hong Kong

2 Jul, 2012

As Australian jockeys continue to dominate the racing scene in Hong Kong, sidelined Darren Beadman is no closer to making a comeback from injuries he received in a horror fall at Sha Tin back in February.

Champion jockey Darren Beadman could be out of racing for 1 to 2 years - photo © Taron Clarke…

James McDonald to ride in Brisbane after Hong Kong win

James McDonald to ride in Brisbane after Hong Kong win

8 May, 2012

Brisbane racegoers will get a chance to see talented New Zealand jockey James McDonald ride in Queensland again after the young rider showed off his outstanding ability on the world stage in Hong Kong on the weekend.

Prominent Hong Kong trainer John Moore was full of praise for McDonald after steering Xtension to back to …

Jeff Lloyd to replace Darren Beadman in Dubai World Cup

Jeff Lloyd to replace Darren Beadman in Dubai World Cup

7 Mar, 2012

International jockey Jeff Lloyd has picked up the ride on Xtension in the Dubai World Cup at the expense of top Australian jockey Darren Beadman.

Beadman suffered a broken cheekbone as well as head trauma in a nasty fall in a barrier trial accident at Sha Tin on February 17 and will be out of …

Jimmy not Able in Hong Kong Mile

Jimmy not Able in Hong Kong Mile

11 Dec, 2011

Able One (inside) has won the Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin

The long spring campaign of Jimmy Choux came to an unsuccessful end when local bolter Able One scored in the $2.5m Group 1 Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tintoday.

The Kiwi galloper had been up since August and racing in a third …

Aussies cheering for Jimmy Choux – come on!

Aussies cheering for Jimmy Choux – come on!

11 Dec, 2011

Jimmy Choux in final track work before the Hong Kong Cup

While Australia’s may be hoping Jimmy Choux($5) wins today’s Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin for Australasia, truth is there no Aussie in the Kiwi –  horse, jockey, trainer or owners.

Trainers John Size (Flying Blue ($21)  and Sichuan Success ($8.50),  John Moore (Xensions …

Jimmy Choux in two in Hong Kong Mile

Jimmy Choux in two in Hong Kong Mile

8 Dec, 2011

Australasia’s chance of gaining Hong Kong International success took a turn for the better when its lone representative Jimmy Choux drew barrier two in $A2.5m Hong Kong Mile today.

The four-year-old entire’s extended campaign seems on track after a pleasing piece of trackwork at Sha Tin yesterday under the eye of trainer John Bary.

Despite …

Moore Destined For Glory In Hong Kong Mile

Moore Destined For Glory In Hong Kong Mile

21 Nov, 2011

Irish trainer John Moore’s Destined For Glory will go on towards the Group 1 Hong Kong Mile next month after posting an upset victory in the Jockey Club Mile at Hong Kong’s Sha Tin Racecourse yesterday.

Destined For Glory shocked Moore with his narrow victory over local favourite Ambitious Dragon.

“It was certainly a surprise …

Racing Victoria Assured Of First International Melbourne Cup Runner

Racing Victoria Assured Of First International Melbourne Cup Runner

24 May, 2011

South Africa’s Gitano Hernando is being aimed at this year’s Melbourne Cup after winning the $2.27 million Singapore Cup last Sunday.

Racing Victoria’s international recruitment officer Leigh Jordan was in Singapore for the race and is in discussions with Gitano Hernando’s trainer, Herman Brown, to bring the horse over for the $6 million race.

Mr …