With contacts from around the world, Racing and Sports provides something no other website can - information and form prior to a race with news and views after a race. This is both written, audio and visual. As a result, our appeal is unmatched.
As the most sought after tool for your international racing and punting needs, Racing and Sports has dedicated coverage in various sections to help you navigate the global sport.
We have Singapore/Malaysia, UK/Ireland/Europe, Hong Kong/Macau, South Africa, Japan, USA plus other international jurisdictions.
Stick with Racing and Sports for everything you need to know in the racing game.
John Moore-trained Eagle Way may have booked himself a ticket back to his native Australia later in the year after taking out the Group 3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup Handicap (2400m) at Sha Tin this afternoon (Sunday, 30 April).
Eagle Way, who originally raced down under and won the G1 Queensland Derby over 2400m last June, remained unbeaten at a mile and a half as he edged clear of G1 Grand Prix de Paris (2400m) winner Helene Charisma to take Hong Kong’s only 2400m handicap by three-quarters of a length.
Joao Moreira took the bull by the horns to win his first Group 1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin today, Sunday, 30 April, as Neorealism repelled Pakistan Star’s late rally to ensure a fourth Japanese victory in the HK$20 million feature.
“It’s so special to win such a race, and a race that I haven't won before. The first is always very special!” Moreira said after crossing the line a fist-pumping neck ahead of the Hong Kong Derby runner-up, with last year’s APQEII victor, Werther, a further short-head away in third. The winning time was 2m 04.59s.
“Fat, raw, up behind but quality”: That is the page note for Lot 158 in Mark Richards’ carefully filed 2014 Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale catalogue.
The young Shamardal colt it refers to had arrived at the sale ground later than most from its birthplace, Gestut Wittekindshof in Sauerland, Germany, for a destiny-shaping walk around the auction ring.
Trainer John Moore believes that Eagle Way is the pick of his four runners in the Group 3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup Handicap (2400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (30 April), but jockey Zac Purton remains confident that Beauty Generation can once again conquer his stablemate in the staying feature.
Beauty Generation won the main lead-up, the Class 2 Jinbao Street Handicap (2200m) on 9 April, scoring a gritty short-head victory over Eagle Way. This was after both horses ran behind Rapper Dragon in the BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m), finishing third and sixth respectively.
Gianluca Bietolini, the Italian trainer based in France, is hoping for what might well be tagged as a second miracle with talented four-year-old Dicton in Sunday’s HK$20 million G1 Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (2000m).
Bietolini’s astute decision to secure Dicton from a claiming race, in France, for little more than €23,000 has been well documented. But the man himself is admirably modest enough to play down the purchase.
Aerovelocity remained on-course for his career swansong in the G1Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) a week on Sunday after satisfying connections in a 1200m all-weather barrier trial at Sha Tin this morning.
The days of dominating such exercises from the front with bounding aplomb are now behind the eight-year-old and jockey Zac Purton was content to track fellow Chairman’s Sprint Prize entrant Blizzard before rolling past in the closing stages to take second as another galloper with that G1 target in his sights, Thewizardofoz, finished ahead. The veteran crossed the line half a length second.
「肥胖，稚嫩，後庄高但有質素。」這是黎卓時小心珍藏的2014年法國多維爾八月週歲馬拍賣會目錄第158號拍賣馬的注腳。該匹Shamardal的雄性子嗣來自德國Sauerland的Gestut Wittekindshof – 牠的出生地，而牠在拍賣場出場的時刻比大部分拍賣馬要晚，在拍賣亮相圈裏面繞圈，等待命運的決定。