2018 Longines Hong Kong Cup Results

2018 Longines Hong Kong Cup Results 2018 Longines Hong Kong Cup Results Silvestre de Sousa celebrates after winning the Hong Kong Cup aboard Glorious Forever. Date: 12/09/2018 The Longines Hong Kong International Races are the richest horse races run in Hong Kong, and is the last major race day for Thoroughbred flat racing anywhere in the world. Billed as the “Turf World Championships”, four Group 1 races were contested on Sunday afternoon over the right-handed 1 3/16 mile turf course at Sha Tin Racecourse. Conditions were unusually chilly for December…

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2018 Longines Hong Kong Vase Results

2018 Longines Hong Kong Vase Results 2018 Longines Hong Kong Vase Results Zac Purton celebrates after winning the Hong Kong Vase aboard Exultant Date: 12/09/2018 Kicking off the Longines Hong Kong International Races for 2018 was the HK$18 million (US$2.3 million) Longines Hong Kong Vase (G1), a 2400 meter (about 1 1/2 mile) trip for older horses over the right-handed turf course at Sha Tin. Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (G1) winner Waldgeist was sent off as the 3-1 favorite in the field of 14 off his 4th place finish in…

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2018 Longines Hong Kong Mile Results

2018 Longines Hong Kong Mile Results 2018 Longines Hong Kong Mile Results Winning jockey Zac Purton pets Beauty Generation after winning the Hong Kong Mile Date: 12/09/2018 In the HK$25 million (US$3.2 million) Longines Hong Kong Mile (G1), the world’s richest turf mile race, a full field of 14 older horses went to post for the 1600 meter (about 1 mile) trip around one turn of the Sha Tin turf. Defending champion Beauty Generation was sent off as the prohibitive 1-2 favorite off a 4 race win streak including the…

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2018 Longines Hong Kong Sprint Results

2018 Longines Hong Kong Sprint Results 2018 Longines Hong Kong Sprint Results Karis Teetan celebrates with Sprint winner Mr Stunning. Date: 12/09/2018 The shortest of the International Races at Sha Tin is the HK$20 million (US$2.6 million) Longines Hong Kong Sprint (G1) at 1200 meters, the richest 6 furlong turf sprint in the world, and the final leg of the Global Sprint Challenge. After longshot Pingwu Spark was scratched at the gate for refusing to load, Hot King Prawn was sent off as the 11-10 favorite in the remaining field…

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Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Sunday 9th December

14:00 Punchestown Min has won on first run of the season for the last three years and despite this looking like a decent little contest he should take all the beating today. He should appreciate the step back up to this trip and can give trainer Willie Mullins his fourth win in this race in the last six years. Balko Des Flos put in a cracking run to beat Un De Sceaux in last seasons’ Ryanair Chase at The Cheltenham Festival and has winning form over course and distance, but was…

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Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Saturday 8th December

Altior (Nico de Boinville) jumps the last fence and beats San Benedeto Sandown 28.4.18 Pic: Edward Whitaker 15:00 Sandown – Tingle Creek Chase Seen by many as a trial for the Champion Chase at March’s Cheltenham Festival but that seems ridiculously unfair. This prestigious and illustrious race should be seen as a Grade 1 in its own right. Notorious winners include the likes of Moscow Flyer, Kauto Star, Sire De Grugy, Sprinter Sacre and Flagship Uberalles. The aforementioned list of horses are seen as modern-day greats of National Hunt…

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Peterborough Chase Preview | RaceBets Blog EN

God’s Own(Left) On Sunday attention turns to Huntingdon as they stage the Peterborough Chase. This two and a half mile Grade 2 contest has been won by some great horses including Edredon Bleu (1998-2001), Best Mate (2002) and more recently Al Ferof (2015). God’s Own was a good winner of the Halden Gold Cup at Exeter last month, which was his first victory since landing the Grade 1 Champion Chase at the Punchestown festival back in 2016. He was beaten twice by Altior last season which…

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Weekend Preview: Hong Kong International Races

Latrobe and Donnacha O’Brien winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Latrobe runs in the Longines Hong Kong Vase The Hong Kong International Races are one of the most prominent events in the Asian Sports calendar and take place at Sha Tin Racecourse. The race meeting welcomes a total of ten races to its race card. Longines is the official sponsor and timekeeper of this year’s races, which take place on the second Sunday in December. The Hong Kong International Races are loaded with excitement as befits the world’s top racehorses…

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Saturday Preview – Early Christmas Cracker In The Tingle Creek

Becher Chase This is our first taste of the Grand National fences of the season and is always an enthralling contest. Don Poli tops the weights here and is returning to the track for the first time in two years following a tendon injury. When last seen in competitive action he finished third behind subsequent Gold Cup winner Sizing John and if Gordon has him fit enough he could take the prize back across the Irish Sea. Nigel Twiston-Davies holds a very strong hand in this with Blaklion and…

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2018 Longines Hong Kong International Races

0 2018 Longines Hong Kong International Races 2018 Longines Hong Kong International Races Entries Time Warp wins the 2017 Longines Hong Kong Cup. Date: 12/06/2018 The last big event of the year on the international horse racing calendar is the Longines Hong Kong International Races, billed as the Turf World Championships. The four Group 1 events will be contested over the right-handed 1 3/16 mile turf course at Sha Tin on Sunday afternoon (late Saturday night/early Sunday morning in America), all of which are under weight-for-age conditions. North American racing…

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