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Super Chianti Hits Classico Trail

POSTED: January 6, 2021

Super Chianti is out of a half-sister to Breeders' Cup Turf winner Dangerous Midge (Michael Adolphson) Carrying the famous colours of Charles Fipke and out of a half-sister...

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Savvy Nine breaks his Hong Kong maiden in style to deliver Douglas Whyte’s first Group victory as a trainer

POSTED: January 6, 2021

Savvy Nine wins the G3 January Cup. By Leo Schlink A collaboration of champion jockeys – past and present – and brutal discipline paved the...

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US-owned and trained French Light runs in Ireland on Thursday

POSTED: January 6, 2021

French Light will become the second of the Jonathan Sheppard horses based in Ireland to race when he contests the Munster Rated Novice Hurdle at...

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Simply Brilliant seeks January Cup redemption

POSTED: January 5, 2021

Simply Brilliant is a son of Frankel. After winning the 2019 edition of the race, the Frankie Lor-trained Simply Brilliant (132lb) will look to recapture...

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Singapore Sling returns to Happy Valley for G3 January Cup challenge

POSTED: January 5, 2021

Singapore Sling is a two-time winner with HK$20.9 million in the bank. By Declan Schuster Singapore Sling (123lb) returns to Happy Valley on Wednesday (6...

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Zac Purton hopeful Czarson can make his mark on grass as the all-weather specialist heads to Sha Tin on New Year’s Day

POSTED: December 30, 2020

By Leo Schlink Yet to be convinced of Czarson’s affinity with Sha Tin’s turf track, Zac Purton is hopeful the brilliant last-start winner is able...

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Brave Baltimore Bucko third on Irish hurdles debut despite unfavourable conditions

POSTED: December 30, 2020

The Jonathan Sheppard-trained top-weight Baltimore Bucko ran a very credible third on his Irish debut at Limerick on Tuesday, finishing three lengths behind the race...

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Profiles of the 6 Jonathan Sheppard horses based in Ireland

POSTED: December 30, 2020

Jonathan Sheppard, the all-time leader in wins and earnings among US steeplechase trainers, has based six horses in Ireland this winter.  Sheppard, a native of...

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Leading the Hong Kong trainers’ championship, Caspar Fownes heads to Sha Tin on New Year’s Day with conservative hopes

POSTED: December 29, 2020

Caspar Fownes sits atop the trainers’ championship table with 34 wins. By Leo Schlink The G3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup Handicap (1400m) – the second...

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