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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 Watch Video
Simon Burgess talks with trainer Rod Collet, whose filly Sahpresa runs in the Hong Kong Mile. Sponsored by AmWest Watch Video
Simon Burgess talks with Jockey Gerald Mosse, who rides defending champ Beauty Flash in the Mile, Little Bridge in the Sprint, Mr Medici in the Vase, and Pure Champion in the Hong Kong Cup. Sponsored by AmWest. Watch Video
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 Watch Video
Eishin Apollon, relishing a moist turf left by heavy rain the day before, registered his first grade I victory with an upset in the $2.5 million Mile Championship at Kyoto Racecourse in Japan Nov. 20.
Sahpresa made history with a third straight victory in the $272,000 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket Sept. 24.
Immortal Verse once again displayed her sparkling turn of foot as she charged past Goldikova in the closing stages to win the $854,658 Prix Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 15.
Goldikova made history when she held off the late charge of Sahpresa to claim victory in the $431,730 Prix Rothschild (Fr-I) at Deauville July 31.
Timepiece broke through for the biggest victory of her career when she rolled to an easy victory in the $255,742 Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket July 8.
Snow Fairy cemented her status as the finest 3-year-old filly in the world when she rallied from far back to nab Irian in the final 50 yards to win the HK$20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin Dec. 12.
Lightly regarded A Shin Forward took the lead 100 meters from the wire and held off favored Danon Yoyo in a driving finish to win the $2.3 million Mile Championship (Jpn-I) at Japan's Kyoto Racecourse Nov. 21.
Sahpresa defended her title with an easy 1 3/4 length victory in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket Oct. 2.
Viva Pataca became the highest money earner in the history of Hong Kong racing when he scored a stunning win in the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin April 25.
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.
Favored Company didn't disappoint his Japanese fans when he posted a convincing 1 1/4-length win in the $2.3 million Mile Championship Stakes (Jpn-I) under a light rain at Kyoto Race Course Nov. 22.
Sahpresa, dismissed at odds of 16-1, came charging late to overtake Ghanaati and capture the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket Oct. 3.
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