Turf sprinter Pure Sensation represents the lone American chance in Sunday's Hong Kong International Races, and the Christophe Clement trainee must stare down two trends: the lack of American success on this program, and the prevalence of locally based winners in the Hong Kong Sprint (G1) itself....|
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While our own Vance Hanson is en route to Hong Kong after travel delays, the Hong Kong Jockey Club publicity team is again furnishing detailed notes in the build-up to Sunday’s International Races. Here’s a selection of the salient material from Monday’s training hours. Defending Hong Kong Vase (...|
Whenever there is racing involved, it appears I'm a particular target of the travel gods' schadenfreude. Rather than taking in a late supper at the well-reviewed Megan's Kitchen on Wanchai Road Monday night as originally planned, I'll just be hoping to make it to Hong Kong at all after being...|
Rounding out my nominees and picks for the 2016 Eclipse Awards are the sprinters. Male Sprinter – Drefong, A. P. Indian, Masochistic It’s kind of hard to look past DREFONG for champion sprinter. The bay son of Gio Ponti is four-for-four on the year, capping off 2016 with easy wins in the King’s...|
Miss Temple City was sent off the 8-5 favorite in Sunday’s $302,070 Matriarch Stakes (G1) at Del Mar, and the popular filly lived up to all expectations with a hard-fought nose victory under Edgar Prado. The dark bay miss tracked just a few horses behind the pacesetting Stays in Vegas while three...|
Claiming Crown Distaff Dash – SPECTACULAR ME Claiming Crown Rapid Transit – SHAFT OF LIGHT Claiming Crown Glass Slipper – TORMENTA DE ORO Claiming Crown Express – DEFER HEAVEN Claiming Crown Iron Horse – CHEPSTOW Claiming Crown Canterbury – SUPER SPENDER Claiming Crown Tiara –...|
Edited Press Release Hiroshi Yamada’s Sound True avenged a third-place finish in last year’s Champions Cup (Jpn-G1) when stealing away the 2016 title from race favorite Awardee in the last two strides. Breaking smoothly from stall 8, Sound True was eased back to second from the rear by jockey...|
The Western Pacing Derby was the main event at Northlands Park on Dec. 3. As we warned, the king of Alberta harness, Keith Clark, won with his even-money colt, Appellate. We gave readers the place horse, which was our second choice, Blue Star Jet ($7.70, $4.70), who completed the exacta, worth $29....|