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Sensational Triple Nine seals Grand Prix glory at last

At the fourth time of asking, Triple Nine has finally done it - the four-time President’s Cup winner had come up short in the previous three Decembers but on Sunday afternoon in the fading light at Seoul Racecourse, the six-year-old produced a storming late run to overhaul rival Cheongdam Dokki and win the Grand Prix Stakes

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Beauty Generation (NZ) and Purton in another masterclass in Longines Hong Kong Mile

Beauty Generation (NZ) and Zac Purton turned on another masterclass when winning the HK$25m, Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday with the John Moore trained six-year-old sweeping aside a field of international milers.

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Purton and Exultant (IRE) in Longines Hong Kong Vase

For the first time since Dominant in 2013 Hong Kong took away the HK$20m, Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday when Zac Purton rode Tony Cruz’s Exultant (IRE) to win narrowly over Lys Gracieux (JPN) and Joao Moreira.

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Triple Nine and Cheongdam Dokki set for Seoul Grand Prix showdown

Triple Nine will bid to make it fourth-time lucky when he lines up for the 37th Grand Prix Stakes at Seoul Racecourse on Sunday afternoon.

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Seoul's Sunday meeting preview

Seoul's Sunday meeting preview - Grand Prix Stakes (KOR G1) 2300M Weight for Age / KRW 800 Million - Triple Nine - maybe not as naturally gifted as a Cheongdam Dokki or a Dolkong but just so reliable.

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Sha Tin Diary

No matter where a jockey is on the Hong Kong premiership change can be rapid, both going up the ladder and coming back down. To even get on the ladder can be tough, let alone climbing it, so arrivals into this cauldron need to develop mental toughness overnight to the task at hand

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Seoul's Saturday meeting preview

Seoul's Saturday meeting preview - Class 1 (1800m) Handicap / KRW 110 Million - wide open class 1 handicap and (5) Singgeureoun Geom is favoured to bounce back from a slightly disappointing effort in the President’s Cup and return to winning ways

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Preview - 2018 HKIR

Racing and Sports casts it's eye, and it's priceline, over the four Group One races on a bumper 2018 Hong Kong International Meeting at Sha Tin - The Vase typically goes off shore but it takes something out of the box (see Lord Kanaloa) to take the sprint away from the home side and it's very likely staying home again this year.

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Sha Tin Diary

Sha Tin teemed with visitors on Thursday with tour groups and racing people from around the world gathering for the LONGINES HKIR meeting on Sunday. Throughout all this the business of preparing went on for the local competitors and internationals alike with the business end on display - Hong Kong’s champion rider Zac Purton discussed John Moore’s Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile hope Beauty Generation (NZ)

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Busan's Friday meeting preview

Busan's Friday meeting preview - Races 1 to 7 are broadcast on Sky Racing2 from 1.30pm AEST Friday afternoon

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Sha Tin Diary

The intensity of Sha Tin was evident everywhere on Wednesday. The observation of trackwork of both local and international runners steps up a notch towards the LONGINES HKIR meeting in Sunday, more and more racing participants from around the world arrive, with greetings and meetings held trackside and elsewhere

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Sha Tin Diary

With three trials on the All Weather track at Sha Tin on Tuesday the leading jockeys were out in force on another warm early winter day with Zac Purton declaring that he was happy with the start of LONGINES HKIR week, but he would wait until after Sunday’s race meeting to see how happy he was then - Teeten gives his sprint strategy and track footnotes

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Waller Comin' Through with international ambitions

Sydney’s Chris Waller is not exactly taking a brisk course suggested by the name of his HK$25m, Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) runner, Comin’ Through (AUS), but there is an undeniable sense of a firm plan about his international ambitions

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Sha Tin Diary

Kranji trainer Stephen Gray walked alongside the track at Sha Tin on Monday, which he has done many times in the past on one of his and wife Bridget’s regular visits to the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, but this walk was different

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King Socks reigns over Juvenile Division with Korea Breeders' Cup win

There were a few nervous moments in the home straight but ultimately King Socks lived up to his odds-on favourite status in the Breeders’ Cup as the Kim Young Kwan trained colt prevailed to land the Korean season’s top Juvenile race at Busan on Sunday afternoon.

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Seoul's Sunday meeting preview

Seoul's Sunday meeting preview - Class 1 (1400m) Handicap / KRW 150 Million - another wildly competitive handicap to finish with - Panorama Show may be up in class despite seeing his win streak ended last time, but he as always looked to be class 1 bound

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Moon ready to rise again in Seoul

Almost six months after he shattered his collarbone, Moon Se Young is back in the saddle at Seoul this weekend and Korea’s top jockey may not very long to get back in the winner’s circle with a nice-looking book of rides on Saturday.

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Seoul's Saturday meeting preview

Seoul's Saturday meeting preview - Class 2 (1800m) Handicap / KRW 90 Million - Lion Rock didn’t get a great trip and ended up an also-ran in last month’s President’s Cup - that was always going to be a hard ask

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Busan's Friday meeting preview

Busan's Friday meeting preview - Class 2 (2000m) Allowance / KRW 90 Million - World Day has won six of seven in total and was successful over 1800m at this class on October 26th, beating four of these in the process

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Almond Eye set for Dubai after scintillating Japan Cup victory

Almond Eye, who smashed the track when winning the Japan Cup last Sunday, will run in the Dubai Turf or Sheema Classic on World Cup night on March 30.

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