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The Trivass Sha Tin column
A packed room of journalists and photographers at Sha Tin Racecourse on Friday were treated to a well organised and polished photocall of racing connections ahead of the HKIR races Sunday. With over 40 minutes of information a bit of cherry picking was required so here are soundbites read full story
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview
The international racing year comes to a dramatic close in Hong Kong this Sunday while American racing very much looks to 2017, with 2-year-old races from Florida to Maryland, Oklahoma and California. read full story
Benzini (AUS) mixes with the best at Sha Tin
Mixing it with the heavyweights in the LONGINES Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin on Sunday is Adrian Bull’s Benzini (AUS) for which there might be a polite cough as form readers dig deeper for who exactly is this Tale Of The Cat seven-year-old gelding trained by Bull at Hunterville read full story
Four nations represented in Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
The International gets underway at Cheltenham on Friday with a seven-race programme  read full story
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Maurice and A Shin Hikari aim to end on a high note
Japanese contenders make up nearly half of this year’s G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (2000m) field. Last year’s winner A Shin Hikari, Japan’s 2015 Horse of the Year Maurice, top-class filly Queens Ring, multiple G1 winner Lovely Day, and the ever persistent Staphanos are all gunning to take the Cup back across the Japan Sea this Sunday read full story
Growl and his record breaking trainer out to make history in the LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint
“An absolute star,” is the description that trainer Richard Fahey gives to Growl, the four-year-old speedster who on Sunday will seek to consign the dismal record of European sprinters in the HK$18.5 million G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) to the dustbin of racing history read full story
Sha Tin trackwork - Friday
LONGINES Hong Kong International Races Friday track notes - Aerovelocity - Easy canter around one lap of the inner all-weather track - “We hope he can win it. He’s been progressing nicely in his work and his trials and in his races, and coming along and showing us that he was going to be at his best in December" - Purton read full story
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Track conditions, scratchings, market movers and form for Rosehill
UPDATED 7.45PM FRIDAY - track conditions, scratchings, market movers and form for Rosehill - Track Good 4 - rail out 6m for the entire circuit - 14mm of irrigation for the last seven days - 2mm of rain for the past 24 hours, 18mm of rain for the last seven days - 11 scratchings  read full story
Track conditions, scratchings, market movers and form for Flemington
UPDATED 7.45PM FRIDAY - track conditions, scratchings, market movers and form for Flemington - Track Good 4 - rail out 6m for the entire circuit - 23mm of irrigation for the last seven days - 7.8mm of rain for the last 24 hours, 12.6mm for the last seven days - seven scratchings read full story
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Sydney's leading trainer Chris Waller fined $30,000 over positive ice sample
Racing NSW stewards' on Friday fined Sydney's leading trainer Chris Waller $30,000 over a positive ice sample from Betcha Thinking - stewards concerned about inadequate stable practices prior to sample read full story
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