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Reviewing the Longines HKIR 2017

Racing never ceases to surprise and provide emotional experiences on every level.

Orfevre sires first G1 winner in first crop

There were two of Orfevre's daughters in this race and one of them started favourite and the other one won.

Hong Kong Cup to Tony Cruz and Zac Purton

Time Warp, by former QE2 winner Archipenko, has won the 2017 Longines International Hong Kong Cup.

Nearly all according to script

Well it was close in Race 3 with a head-bobber finish which went to Southern Legend who upset the odds-on NothingIlikemore with the verdict a nose.

Perfect Day at Sha Tin

With the going classified as good and the penetrometer reading 2.71 at 8.00am, everything looks set for a great days racing.

Hanshin Juvenile Fillies 2017

This Sunday some exciting and excited young fillies will step out over the 1600m at Hanshin for their first G1 race.

HKIR17 day "undercard".

Race 3 is a class 1 over 1400m with perhaps the shortest-priced favourite of the afternoon in Nothinglikemore.

All systems go at Sha Tin

The two runners who required vet examinations in order to race on Sunday - Kiseki and Signs of Blessing - have been passed fit to run.

Notes from Sha Tin Friday

A lot chillier this morning but then the sun came out and the horses looking gleaming and gorgeous in the great light.

Purton wins IJC at Happy Valley

The Longines International Jockeys’ Challenge at Happy Valley on Wedesday went to locally-based jockey Zac Purton.

Longines International Jockeys Challenge 2017

Twelve International Jockeys will compete for a very nice trophy over four races at Happy Valley Wednesday evening under the lights.

Fight Hero fights on at Sha Tin

In the Class 2 9th race at Sha Tin on Sunday Fight Hero, by Footstepsinthesand, showed his liking for the all-weather by winning and paying 21.0.

Champions Cup to Gold Dream

He was a promising horse earlier in his career but had been out of form since his trip to Dubai but Ryan Moore unlocked the magic on Sunday.

Favourite home in the Colonial Chief at Kranji

Favourite Nova Strike got the victory in the feature at Kranji on Sunday for Nunes-Tan.

Sharp Azteca gets his G1

Sharp Azteca can now look forward to his next career after finally getting his G1 in the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on Saturday.

The Champions Cup at Chukyo

Sunday sees the running of the race that used to be called "The Japan Cup Dirt" and which is now known as the Champions Cup.

Hong Kong prepares for invasion

Next Sunday will be Hong Kongg's big International Races day and horses, connections and media are all clogging the airport arrivals halls.

Cigar Mile 2017 at Aqueduct

The weather is looking reasonable for Saturday's Gr 1 Cigar Mile which has a field of 10 runners.

Good races on Friday and Sunday at Kranji

Sunday sees the last of the Group races with th4e G3 Colonial Chief Stakes over 1700m on the polytrack.