Author: Declan Schuster

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Exultant goes for Gold again

Tony Cruz believes Exultant is on the right track to defend his crown in Sunday’s (16 February) HK$10 million Group 1 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup (2000m), a win that would see him become the fourth horse since 2008 to win back-to-back editions. “Hopefully he can repeat what he did last year, he’s done everything[...]
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Schofield’s winning return

Chad Schofield returned from an eight-meeting suspension with a winner as Circuit Three (118lb) cruised to an easy success in the Class 3 Lei Yue Mun Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 8 February). “I knew he had a good finish and I knew dropping in weight would make his finish just as[...]
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1700 for Moore

Hong Kong’s most successful trainer John Moore notched his 1,700th Hong Kong win when Savvy Seven (132lb) broke through for his first in the Class 5 Wang Tau Hom Handicap (1800m) at Sha Tin yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 8 February). “1700 wins – that’s a very important milestone in my life and also in Hong Kong,”[...]
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Preciousship shines as Yiu bags three

Preciousship (121lb) capped a hat-trick for Ricky Yiu with a gritty success in the Class 2 Choi Wan Handicap (1600m) at Sha Tin yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 8 February). The trainer’s treble ended a 35-race run of outs that stretched back to 15 January, but the blossoming Preciousship’s fourth score at his sixth start this term[...]
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Duke Wai seeks five

Duke Wai takes on Voyage Warrior and 10 others at Sha Tin on Saturday (8 February) as he seeks a fifth win on the bounce. Paul O’Sullivan’s gelding has been a revelation this term, skyrocketing 28 points in the ratings. “He had a pretty good season last term and he’s just one horse who has[...]
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Milestones beckon at the Valley

Milestones are in sight at Happy Valley Wednesday (5 February) night with trainer John Moore one away from his 1700th Hong Kong win and jockey Vincent Ho one short of his 300th Hong Kong win. Moore took out his licence in 1985 and the record-setting handler is Hong Kong’s longest-serving and winning-most trainer. His lengthy[...]
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Teetan’s Flying

Karis Teetan will reunite with more than one last-start winner on Wednesday’s (15 January) nine-race card at Happy Valley. He rides Highly Proactive (132lb) in the finale, the Class 3 Chater Handicap (1200m), and partners Flying Genius (121lb) in the Class 3 Connaught Handicap (1000m). The Tony Cruz-trained Flying Genius is looking to remain unbeaten[...]
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