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Beauty Generation is the “champion” Purton deserves

Zac Purton concedes he’s blessed to sit atop the world’s best miler Beauty Generation - the horse who seeks a ninth consecutive win in Sunday’s G1 HK$18 million FWD Champions Mile - the horse who, some might claim, is the best in the world given the recent retirement of Winx.

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Kennewell upbeat as Viddora makes progress into Chairman’s Sprint Prize

Two days on from wondering whether their star mare would even make the starting gate for Sunday’s G1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) the Viddora camp advances into the weekend with hope rekindled.

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Sha Tin trackwork - Friday

FWD Champions Day Track Notes – Friday - Beat The Clock - jockey Joao Moreira said: 'His last race was pretty good, unfortunately things didn’t go to plan, it was a very tricky race because it was slowly run the first half of the race and we finished off very strong. I was extremely happy with his performance'

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HKJC stewards' reports

Hong Kong Jockey Club stewards' reports on Mr Stunning and Viddora in The Chairman’s Sprint Prize at Sha Tin on Sunday

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Preview and form for FWD Champions Day at Sha Tin

Preview and form for the FWD Champions Day meeting at Sha Tin on Sunday - the 10 race broadcast commences at 2.45pm AEST, 12.45pm HKT, on Sky Racing2, from 5.20pm AEST on Sky Racing1 and from 6.00pm AEST on Sky Racing1 and Thoroughbred Central.

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Win Bright faces his first overseas test in FWD QEII Cup

Deirdre is an old hand at overseas travel, Lys Gracieux has proven she can ship out and run to form, but a new face from Japan will join them in Sunday’s HK$24 million G1 FWD Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m)

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Sha Tin trackwork - Thursday

FWD Champions Day Track Notes – Thursday - Santa Ana Lane - cantered on the all-weather track - Sam Freedman - 'He’s travelled over here really well, he arrived on Tuesday morning and he seems to have taken it all in his stride, he didn’t lose too much weight on the flight. He’s travelled a lot, he’s been to four different states in Australia and he’s won a Group 1 in most of them, so he’s a well-travelled horse'

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Santa Ana Lane draws wide for FWD Champions Day assignment

Santa Ana Lane will have to overcome a wide berth if he is to win the G1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.

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No stall at workout as Beauty Generation rolls towards Champions Mile

Beauty Generation’s final fast work before Sunday’s G1 FWD Champions Mile (1600m) was not quite as billed after trainer John Moore changed his plan following a phone conversation with big-race jockey Zac Purton

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HKJC stewards' reports

Hong Kong Jockey Club Stewards' reports on approvals for the wearing of hoods for FWD Champions Day meeting

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Happy Valley stewards' report

Hong Kong Jockey Club stewards' report from the meeting at Happy Valley on Wednesday night

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Happy Valley results and replays

Happy Valley results and replays from the meeting on Wednesday night - Last Wednesday night many punters were left astounded when The Full Bloom, trained by Dennis Yip, won at odds greater than 160/1 - returning a win dividend of $1677 and the trainer did it again.

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Purton completes treble as exciting prospect wins on debut for Jimmy Ting

Trainer Jimmy Ting was confident his private purchase Yee Cheong Baby would win at his Hong Kong debut and the Australian import did not let him down at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

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Pakistan Star must lift to reprise past QEII Cup glory

Pakistan Star’s apogee seems a long way distant now. That April day when Kerm Din’s pride stormed to a euphoric victory in the G1 QEII Cup (2000m) is now a bright memory shrouded in the shadow of seven straight defeats.

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From a knock-out at Cagnes-Sur-Mer to galloping Beauty Generation

Romain Clavreul remembers the day a horse hit him so hard he was knocked out for two days. In truth, he remembers everything up to the moment when his head felt the brute force of an equine skull travelling at racing velocity - Beauty Generation's track rider

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Schofield hopes Rattan can do a Blitz in G1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize

Chad Schofield remembers watching - from a tree house he’d built in the jockey’s Sha Tin housing block - his father Glyn win one of Hong Kong’s two Group 1 International Sprints.

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Viddora (AUS) lame after Wednesday trackwork - to be closely monitored

Hong Kong Jockey Club Stewards advised Wednesday afternoon that Viddora (AUS), trained by Lloyd Kennewell, ans entered for the Group 1 Chairman's Sprint Prize (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday, was noted to be lame in its right hind leg following trackwork this morning

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Sha Tin trackwork - Wednesday

FWD Champions Day Track Notes – Wednesday - Santa Ana Lane- Cantered one lap of the all-weather track under regular rider Will Stewart - Hong Kong Jockey Club consultant Mark Player said: “Will told me the horse felt great and seems to have come through the flight in very good order.”

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