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Images from the 2011 Hong Kong Cup. view slideshow
Simon Burgess interviews Casper Fownes, winning trainer of Lucky Nine. Sponsored by AmWest watch video
Simon Burgess interviews Matthew Chadwick, winning jockey of Californian Memory. Sponsored by AmWest watch video
Simon Burgess talks with jockey Craig Williams, after his winning ride on Dunaden in the 2011 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase.
Simon Burgess interviews Mikel Delzangles, trainer for Dunaden who is competing at Hong Kong. watch video
Simon Burgess talks with trainer Tony Cruz, who has Beauty Flash in the Hong Kong Mile, and California Memory and Pure Champion in the Hong Kong Cup.Sponsored by AmWest
Simon Burgess interviews Casper Fownes, winning trainer of Lucky NineSponsored by AmWest
Simon Burgess interviews Mikel Dezagles, winning trainer of Dunaden.Sponsored by AmWest
Simon Burgess interviews Matthew Chadwick, winning jockey of Californian Memory.Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment
Simon Burgess talks with trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre who has Vadamar in the Hong Kong Vase.Sponsored by AmWest
Simon Burgess talks with trainer Tony Millard who has Ambitious Dragon in the Hong Kong Cup.Sponsored by AmWest
Simon Burgess talks with trainer Rod Collet, whose filly Sahpresa runs in the Hong Kong Mile.Sponsored by AmWest
Simon Burgess talks to Nelson Clemmens, CEO of AmWest Entertainment about the role of AmWest in bringing Hong Kong racing to America, and the features of AmWest.
Cirrus des Aigles is a rather commonly bred 5-year-old gelding and, after finishing seventh in last year's Hong Kong Cup (HK-I), few would have given him a chance for international stardom.
Shane Anderson, international racing expert previews the four group one races this weekend in Hong Kong.Sponsored by AmWest
Simon Burgess talks with trainer James Fanshawe who has Society Rock in the Hong Kong Sprint.Sponsored by AmWest
Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms may have taken the worst of things in the Dec. 7 barrier draw for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races.
Simon Burgess talks with trainer Ed Dunlop whose Red Cadeaux runs in the Hong Kong Vase.Sponsored by AmWest
Simon Burgess talks with trainer Caspar Fownes, who has Thumbs Up and Super Satin in the Hong Kong Vase, Green Birdie and Lucky Nine in the Hong Kong Sprint, and Fair Trade in the Hong Kong Mile.Sponsored by AmWest
Simon Burgess talks with Trainer Saeed bin Suroor, whose charge Campanologist runs in the Hong Kong Vase for Godolphin.Sponsored by AmWest
Simon Burgess talks with Patrick Shaw, trainer of Rocket Man, who runs in the Hong Kong Sprint.Sponsored by AmWest
Simon Burgess talks with Jockey Gerald Mosse, who rides defending champ Beauty Flash in the Hong Kong Mile, Little Bridge in the Hong Kong Sprint, Mr Medici in the Hong Kong Vase, and Pure Champion in the Hong Kong Cup.Sponsored by AmWest
Simon Burgess talks with John Barry, trainer of Jimmy Choux, who is scheduled to run in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile.Sponsored by AmWest
Simon Burgess talks with trainer John Moore, who has 7 horses running in this weekend's races at Hong Kong, Mighty High in the Vase, Admiration in the Sprint, Irian and Jacobee in the Hong Kong Cup, and Able One, Destined For Glory, and Xtension in the Mile.Sponsored by AmWest
Frankie Dettori, subbing for Corey Nakatani, won the Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship, booting home the winner of the last leg of the Dec. 7 competition with a dramatic stretch run.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club hopes to offer co-mingled international pools within 12 months.
Simon Burgess interviews Mikel Delzangles, trainer for Dunaden who is competing at Hong Kong.Sponsored by AmWest
England's Ryan Moore is looking for his third jockey title in Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship Dec. 7.
Simon Burgess interviews Andrew Clarke, CEO of Living Legends, about the international home of rest for champion horses. Andrew discusses his athletes and each of their personalities. Watch Video
A well-attended summit June 13 at Belmont Park shed a lot of light on the research and international regulations surrounding the race-day medication Salix.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club kicked off its 2011 racing season Feb. 5 with impressive business numbers.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
Three times is impressive in any race; Good Ba Ba's three-peat in the group I Hong Kong Mile was an even greater feat because it came against some of the world's best racehorses.
The average price rose 27.5% from a year ago and the median price increased 33.3% during the Hong Kong International Sale.
Post positions, post times for the Dec. 13 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races held at Sha Tin Racecourse.
- By Tom LaMarra
The Jockey Club Equine Injury Database has compiled statistics over a 12-month period for 84% of all flat racing in North America, but now comes the process of analyzing the data in an attempt to quantify the results.
Aaron Gryder, who has been based in California for several years, has opted to ride in Hong Kong beginning Nov. 14, the jockey announced Nov. 10.
This year's Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup (UAE-I)-winning jockey Aaron Gryder will move his tack to Hong Kong Nov. 14, Gryder announced Nov. 10.
Champion Good Ba Ba, Hong Kong's highest rated horse, will be moved to the Derek Cruz stable from Andreas Schutz on Aug. 10.
Viva Pataca finally achieved his rightful place alongside the greats of Hong Kong racing when he was named Horse of the Year for 2008-09 at the annual Champions Awards.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club will have a full debrief with the starting team and stipendiary stewards in the wake of a series of late scratches at the barrier at Sha Tin Jan. 4 that cost the club more than $HK60 million in refunded bets.
A furious Eric Saint-Martin declared Dec. 28 that he is finished in Hong Kong racing after stipendiary stewards slammed him with an improper riding charge and a two-month suspension of his license.
- By Murray Bell
On Dec. 17, tributes poured in for South African master horseman Felix Coetzee, who said goodbye to Hong Kong racing after an "experiment" that lasted 16 years, to be reunited with his family in Cape Town.
Doctor Dino returned to Sha Tin to land back-to-back victories in the Dec. 14 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (HK-I). In a thrilling finish, he topped the luckless Purple Moon by a head in the HK$14 million (US$1.82 million) race.
Inspiration led home a shocking Hong Kong-based exacta in the Dec. 14 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I) at Sha Tin under a brilliant ride from Darren Beadman.
Jockey Douglas Whyte claims his third victory in the Cathay Pacific International Jockey Championship at Happy Valley.
Approximately 450 Hong Kong owners and Hong Kong Jockey Club members turned out at Sha Tin Dec. 7 to witness the Hong Kong International Sale breeze-up (under tack show). Thirty one horses breezed on the turf while the prospective owners, trainers, and guests scrutinized their ability and physique from the grandstands.
- By Murray Bell
Relations between international racing organizations are in a rare state of strain after Racing NSW in Australia chose to set aside the decision of Hong Kong Jockey Club stewards to disqualify jockey Chris Munce until September 2009. Munce, who was recently released after serving 20 months in jail, is now expected to return to race riding in Sydney the week of Dec. 7.
The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International races set a new benchmark Nov. 26 when 38 individual trainers from 10 foreign jurisdictions declared to bring their horses to compete at Sha Tin Dec. 14.
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