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Sha Tin trackwork - Thursday

Thursday track notes ahead of Champions Day at Sha Tin this Sunday - Trainer Tony Cruz said: “Pakistan Star was out on the track this morning and he’s fine, he’s a healthy horse and he’s ready for the race. He’ll be dropped in behind on Sunday so he can relax and come from the back – it’s only a small field.”

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Seasons Bloom has Moreira and Shum in positive accord

Joao Moreira partnered Seasons Bloom on the Sha Tin turf on Thursday morning and the champion jockey’s assessment three days out from the HK$18 million Champions Mile resounded with positivity

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Champions Day - barrier draws

The barrier draws for the feature Group 1 races on Champions Day at Sha Tin on Sunday:

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HKJC stewards' reports for Champions Day

HKJC stewards' reports for Champions Day - Pakistan Star to be ridden by Kerrin McEvoy

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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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Super night for Purton as Cruz scores first win with Italian Derby winner Chic

In what has been a month of milestones for jockey Zac Purton, the rider reached a new level after scoring a five-timer at Happy Valley on Wednesday evening.

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HKJC statement regarding disqualification of Nash Rawiller

Statement by the HKJC regarding disqualification on Wednesday of jockey Nash Rawiller

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Stewards' enquiry - Nash Rawiller

The Hong Kong Joceky Club Stewards late Tuesday afternoon opened an inquiry into a report provided by the Club’s Security and Integrity Department relative to an interview conducted by them at the direction of the Chief Stipendiary Steward with licensed Club Jockey Nash Rawiller earlier that day.

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A match made in Hong Kong, old allies seek Champions Mile glory

Neil Callan is hoping that Beauty Only’s recent resurgence is a sign that his old ally’s fire has been rekindled ahead of Sunday’s G1 Champions Mile at Sha Tin Racecourse.

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Sha Tin trackwork - Wednesday

Wednesday tracknotes from Sha Tin ahead of Champions Day on Sunday -Pingwu Spark - galloped over 800m on the Sha Tin all-weather track with race day rider Derek Leung in the saddle

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Japan chases first Chairman’s Sprint Prize

Japan has rarely failed to make an impact on Hong Kong’s international racing stage whether it be December’s four race extravaganza or Sunday’s now three race Champions Day.

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Lucky Bubbles (AUS) entered for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes

The Hong Kong Jockey Club advised on Wednesday that the Francis Lui trained Lucky Bubbles (AUS) has been entered for the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) during the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot on Saturday 23 June 2018.

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Racing To Win race interviews prior to Wednesday's Happy Valley meeting

Racing To Win race interviews prior to the Turf C Course meeting at Happy Valley on Wednesday night – Umberto Rispoli leads the interviews discussing Giant Turtle in Race 3.

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Southern Legend seeks the Champions Mile spotlight

Southern Legend will look to step out of the Group 1 shadows in Sunday’s (29 April) HK$18 million Champions Mile at Sha Tin.

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Beauty Generation bids to join elite group

Beauty Generation, the highest rated runner in Sunday’s HK$18 million G1 Champions Mile, will join an elite group if he were to add this race to his G1 Hong Kong Mile win last December.

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HKJC stewards' report Helene Paragon

Dr P Curl, Executive Manager, Veterinary Regulation, has informed the Stewards that Helene Paragon. which is entered to run in the Group 1 Champions Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday, has been monitored due to mild right hind lameness and swelling over the back of its lower right hind leg

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Sha Tin trackwork - Tuesday

Blue Point - “He’s been great since Dubai, it was just a bad day for him, something you don’t expect, but we had to deal with it. We’ve kept his training normal and he’s actually been very happy since. Nothing is against him so far. He’s a very classy horse, he deserves a Group 1 and I hope he gets it on Sunday. Charlie will be over here later in the week.”

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APQEII Cup puts Time Warp on for a unique treble

Hong Kong has three senior mile-and-a-quarter races and no horse has won all within the limits of a single season. Time Warp is placed to re-write that fact.

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Giant Turtle ‘all heart’ and set for more success, says Rispoli

Jockey Umberto Rispoli hopes that his association with honest galloper Giant Turtle can continue to reap rewards when he partners the stayer in the Class 3 Busan Handicap (2200m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

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Preview and form for Happy Valley

Preview and form for the meeting at Happy Valley on Wednesday night - the eight race broadcast commences at 9.15pm AEST, 7.15pm HKST, on Sky Racing1 and Thoroughbred Central

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