Keyword: Hong Kong International Races

  • Pure Sensation jogging at Sha Tin Dec. 10

    Pure Sensation a Non-Runner for HK Sprint

    Pure Sensation, the only American entry in the Dec. 11 Longines Hong Kong International Races, returned to the Sha Tin all-weather track for a light jog Dec. 10 but was declared a non-runner for Sunday's Longines Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I).

  • Pure Sensation arrives in Hong Kong on November 30, 2016

    Pure Sensation Questionable for HK Sprint

    Pure Sensation, the only American entry in the Dec. 11 Longines Hong Kong International Races, is a questionable starter due to problems with both his left hind leg and left fore foot, local stewards said Dec. 9.

  • Highland Reel, with Seamus Heffernan up, wins the Longines Turf (gr. I) at Santa Anita on Nov. 5, 2016, in Arcadia, California.

    Highland Reel Looks to Cap Ballydoyle Season

    The Hong Kong International Races offer trainer Aidan O'Brien further opportunities to add to his remarkable season, when Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) hero Highland Reel attempts to defend his crown in the Dec. 11 Longines Hong Kong Vase (HK-I).

  • Hong Kong International Races High on Quality

    All four winners of last year's edition of the Longines Hong Kong International Races are slated to return for this year's renewal, headlining a card with 26 grade or group I winners expected to be part of the Dec. 11 card at Sha Tin.

  • Attendance for the Hong Kong International Races Dec. 13 at Sha Tin was up 9% from last year to more than 85,000

    Hong Kong Races Anchor World Racing Calendar

    The 2015 Longines Hong Kong International Races not only provided some of the best competition in the event's illustrious history but also cemented its position as the anchor leg of annual international competition.

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    Japanese Horses Dominant in Hong Kong

    It was a day for rising stars in Hong Kong as all three returning winners from last year's Longines Hong Kong International Races bowed to promising youngsters on the Dec. 13 program that featured four group I races.

  • Chris Waller

    Good Trainers Can Come From Anywhere

    Chris Waller, the dominant trainer in Australia since 2010, is in one sense the odd man out among the three Australian-based trainers with runners for the 2015 Longines Hong Kong International Races Dec. 13 at Sha Tin.

  • Flintshire, last year's winner, tops the list of 13 in for the Longines Hong Kong Vase.

    Fields Set for Hong Kong International Races

    Three of last year's winners are back for another try in the Dec. 13 Longines International Races in Hong Kong, an event enlivened this year by two U.S. runners including Breeders' Cup winner Mongolian Saturday.

  • Mongolian Saturday

    33 Group I Winners Entered for HK Races

    A total of 33 international group I winners, including Twinspires Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) victor Mongolian Saturday, are among the 56 entries for the Longines Hong Kong International Races Dec. 12 at Sha Tin.

  • Lord Kanaloa wins the Hong Kong Sprint.
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    Lord Kanaloa Impresses in Career Finale

    Japan's champion sprinter Lord Kanaloa made it two straight wins in the Longines Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I), kicking clear at the top of the stretch and drawing off to a five-length win over Irish runner Sole Power.

  • Hong Kong Jockey Championship: Gary Stevens

    Returning back to Hong Kong after 12 Years, Gary talks about what motivates him to get out of bed every day. Gary talks about Richard Hughes and Mike Smith as competitors during the Longines Hong Kong International Jockey Championships.

  • Lucky Nine, trained by John Moore, is the defending champion in the Hong Kong Sprint.

    Is Home Field Edge at Risk in Hong Kong?

    The normal home-field advantage enjoyed by local horses in the Hong Kong International Races may be at risk Dec. 9--because of changes in the home field. Or it could be a smoke screen.

  • Hunter's Light, De Sousa Achieve Group I Wins

    Godolphin Racing's Hunter's Light and jockey Silvestre De Sousa notched breakthrough wins at the highest level on Nov. 4 when partnering for a victory in the Premio Roma GBI Racing (Ity-I) at Capannelle Racecourse in Rome.

  • Post Positions for Hong Kong Sprint, Vase

    Silent Witness, unbeaten in seven starts Hong Kong, drew post 11 for Sunday's Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I). The Tony Cruz-trained runner will likely be the even-money favorite in the 14-horse field. The five-furlong race is run down a straightaway at Sha Tin Racecourse. In the 1 1/2-mile Hong Kong Vase (HK-I), likely favorite Imperial Dancer drew the outside post 14.

  • Sarafan, winning the 2002 Eddie Read Handicap.

    Positive KOs Sarafan From Hong Kong Mile

    Sarafan, who galloped over the track Thursday morning, was scratched from Sunday's Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) on the Hong Kong International Races program. The American-based runner, trained by Neil Drysdale, was reported to have tested positive for the steroid methylprednisolone.

  • Falbrav, favored in Hong Kong Cup.

    Falbrav Draws Post 5 for Hong Kong Cup

    Falbrav, who figures to be the even-money favorite for Sunday's Hong Kong Cup (HK-I), drew post 5 in the 14-horse field Thursday morning at the barrier draw held at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong. The HK$18 million (approximately $2.3 million U.S.) Hong Kong Cup is the star attraction of the Hong Kong International Races, which also includes the Hong Kong Vase, Sprint, and Mile (all HK-I).

  • Denon Aimed at Hong Kong Cup

    With hopes of him bouncing back off an eighth-place finish in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) last weekend, Fusao Sekiguchi's Denon will be sent out to represent the United States in the HK $18-million (approx. $2.3 million) Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) on Dec. 14 at Sha Tin Racecourse.

  • Paolini Out of Hong Kong Cup

    Mrs. Carde Ostemann-Richter's international star Paolini has been withdrawn from the Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) and will be replaced by local runner Blue Stitch. The $3.2 million Hong Kong Cup, run at 1 1/4 miles, is the centerpiece of the Hong Kong International Races to be held at Sha Tin on Dec. 14.

  • Falbrav, set to display his talents in Hong Kong.

    Falbrav, Johar Slated to Star in Hong Kong

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club has announced their selected horses for the Hong Kong International Races. Offering approximately $7.28 million (U.S.) in purses, the four-race series will take place at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, Dec. 14. The star of the Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) will be the globe-trotting Falbrav, a seven-time group I winner who will be making his final start.

  • Hong Kong Announces Jockeys' Championship Invitees

    The world's elite jockeys have been invited for the sixth International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley Racecourse on Dec. 10, a prelude to the Hong Kong International Races on Dec. 14.

  • Hong Kong Report: Japanese Successes

    In the week leading up to the Hong Kong International Races, the buzz during morning track works at the Sha Tin Racecourse was that Japan would have a very good day on Sunday. No kidding. Four races were run. Three times, the Japanese national anthem followed the winning ceremony, capped by the victory of Agnes Digital in the HK$18 million Hong Kong Cup.

  • Frankie Dettori, in his customary leap off winner Noble Boy.

    Dettori Wins Second Hong Kong Riding Competition

    Frankie Dettori, Godolphin Racing stable's main rider, took home his second victory in Hong Kong International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley Racecourse Wednesday night.