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Pakistan Star rises at last with brilliant APQEII Cup victory

Hong Kong’s wayward son came of age at Sha Tin on Sunday, and oh, how the crowd loved it. Pakistan Star smashed his rivals in the G1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m) with a performance of uncomplicated superiority.

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Champions Mile win puts Beauty Generation in Horse of the Year frame

Beauty Generation put himself into the picture for Hong Kong Horse of the Year honours after confirming his place as the best 1600m horse in town with victory in the G1 Champions Mile at Sha Tin on Sunday.

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A star is born in Chairman’s Sprint Prize

A star was born in Sunday's HK$16 million Chairman’s Sprint Prize as the John Size-trained Ivictory defied a hefty rise in class and two outstanding stablemates to claim the 1200m Group 1 in a rare stable first three in this level of race.

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Sha Tin stewards' report

Hong Kong Jockey Club stewards' report from the Champions Day meeting at Sha Tin on Sunday

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Sha Tin results and replays

Results and replays from the Champions Day meeting at Sha Tin on Sunday - Beauty Generation put himself into the picture for Hong Kong Horse of the Year honours after confirming his place as the best 1600m horse in town with victory in the G1 Champions Mile

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Racing To Win race interviews prior to Sunday's Champions Day Sha Tin meeting

Racing To Win race interviews prior to the Champions Day meeting at Sha Tin on Sunday – Joao Moreira leads the interviews discussing What Else But You in Race 4.

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Pakistan Star capable of anything as he seeks to go one better in APQEII Cup

A multitude of racing fans at large, presumably bar those associated with rival runners, will no doubt be hoping the unpredictable and enigmatic Pakistan Star will consent to do his best and win, for Hong Kong, Sunday’s HK$24 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup.

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Sha Tin trackwork - Saturday

Saturday track notes ahead of Champions Day at Sha Tin this Sunday - Seasons Bloom - cantered one lap of the Sha Tin small all-weather track - trainer Danny Shum said: “This is his target for the rest of the season.

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McEvoy not riding at Champions Day meeting

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stewards' advised on Saturday afternoon that they have been informed that Sydney jockey Kerrin McEvoy, who had been declared to ride at Sunday's Champions Day meeting at Sha Tin, was stood down from his riding commitments at Hawkesbury due to an ear infection - unable to travel to Hong Kong due to the infection

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HK Direct previews the Champions Day meeting on Sunday

HK Direct, the informative weekly preview show with Edward Sadler and guest Maddy Playle from the Racing Post, looks ahead to the races at the Champions Day meeting at Sha Tin on Sunday.

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Raceday Focus

Watch Hong Kong Raceday Focus for the Champions Days race meeting at Sha Tin on Sunday - Champion jockey's rise to the top on Champions Day

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Champions Day - 2018 Preview show

Host Andrew Le Jeune is joined by special guests Graham Cunningham and Steve Moran in a special Champions Day three part show to look at the the feature Group 1 races on Champions Day at Sha Tin on Sunday, Group 1 Champions Mile (1600m), Group 1 Chairman's Sprint Prize (1200m) and the Group 1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (2000m).

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Appleby eyes redemption for Blue Point in Chairman’s Sprint Prize

Trainer Charlie Appleby declared himself content with his G1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize runner Blue Point on Friday morning, two days out from the HK$16 million feature.

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Sha Tin trackwork - Friday

Friday track notes ahead of Champions Day at Sha Tin this Sunday - Blizzard (HK) - jockey Karis Teetan said: “It’s nice to get back on him again. They had asked me, but I was already engaged with Fifty Fifty, so it’s just circumstances that have led me to reunite with him and I’m lucky to get the ride. I’ve wanted the horse to go back to a mile for a while, and especially this time, coming off the run in Japan"

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Otonashi draws on experience for Danburite’s APQEII Cup quest

Japanese trainer Hidetaka Otonashi has drawn on the experience of his one previous Hong Kong runner to potentially have Danburite, his high class middle-distance performer, in the best order for Sunday’s HK$24 million G1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (2000m).

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Lucky Bubbles’ “mind is back” for Chairman’s Sprint Prize defence

Lucky Bubbles is ready to burst back into the Group 1 sprint picture in Sunday’s HK$16 million Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m), a race that trainer Francis Lui is hoping will relaunch his gelding towards Royal Ascot and beyond.

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Preview and form for Sha Tin

Preview and form for the meeting at Sha Tin on Sunday - The 10 race broadcast commences at 2.45pmpm AEST, 12.45pm HKST, on Sky Racing2 and from 5.20pm AEST on Sky Racing1 and Thoroughbred Central.

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‘Naughty’ Al Ain a trackwork oddity ahead of APQEII Cup

The art of watching trackwork, at its core, is to watch horses run around in circles; at least, that’s the intention. Sometimes, though, the best-laid plans go awry, as it did at Sha Tin on Thursday morning with Japan’s G1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup raider Al Ain.

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Mixed bag at barrier draws for Champions Day

Trainer Tony Cruz indicated that Pakistan Star could be ridden further forward after drawing the inside gate in the eight-horse field for the HK$24m Audemars Piguet QEII Cup. Cruz also saddles Time Warp (gate seven) and Gold Mount (eight).

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Clipperton’s confident after picking up the Mr Stunning ride

Sam Clipperton has picked up a plum spare ride aboard Mr Stunning in the HK$16 million G1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday, 29 April and is confident that the likely race favourite is the horse all others need to fear most.

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