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Wellington justifies Gibson’s faith with stunning Chairman’s Sprint Prize triumph

Trainer Richard Gibson yesterday (Sunday, 25 April) claimed a second HK$18 million Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) at Sha Tin with potentially outstanding four-year-old Wellington as Japan’s race favourite Danon Smash performed below expectations. The Australian-bred gelding, a PPG (Privately Purchased Griffin) for Mr and Mrs Michael Cheng Wing On and Jeffrey Cheng Man[...]
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Richard Gibson double-handed as Rattan and Wellington challenge Danon Smash

Richard Gibson concedes toppling Danon Smash in the Group 1 HK$18 million Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) on Sunday (25 April) is a formidable challenge but the Englishman believes Rattan and Wellington are more than worthy contenders. Gibson will thrust Rattan, a seven-year-old warrior, and Wellington, an untapped four-year-old, into battle with Danon Smash, who is[...]
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Legendary Japanese trainer puts Danon Smash on a par with champion Lord Kanaloa

Takayuki Yasuda has sounded an ominous warning ahead of Sunday’s (25 April) HK$18 million Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) by declaring Danon Smash the equal of superstar Lord Kanaloa, the best horse the revered Japanese trainer has handled in a long and distinguished career. Delighted by Danon Smash’s draw of barrier five for Sunday’s[...]
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Hong Kong Jockey Club overcomes pandemic challenge to stage unique HKIR

The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Chief Executive Officer Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges saluted Hong Kong’s “unique spirit and resilience” after a successful staging of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races featuring Group 1 glory across four world-class features shared between Japan, Ireland and Hong Kong at Sha Tin yesterday (Sunday 13 December). “It is important to have[...]
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