Hong Kong Gold Cup

Derby Winners Throw Down In Hong Kong Gold Cup

Golden Sixty (Aus) (Medaglia d'Oro) and Furore (NZ) (Pierro {Aus}), winners of the BMW Hong Kong Derby in 2020 and 2019, respectively, treated racing fans to an epic final-furlong battle in Sunday's G1 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup, with the undisputed current king of the hill in the jurisdiction just clawing his way past Furore to take his current winning streak to 13 and his overall record to a spectacular 16 from 17. Golden Sixty is now within four victories of the record currently held by the legendary Silent Witness...

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Exultant Can Punch Dubai Ticket in Hong Kong Gold Cup

Champion Hong Kong stayer Exultant (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) can earn a long-awaited trip overseas with a strong performance in Sunday's G1 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin Racecourse, with the US$6-million G1 Dubai Sheema Classic (2410m) on the horizon. Winner of the 2018 G1 Longines Hong Kong Vase (2400m), the horse formerly trained by Mick Halford as Irishcorrespondent landed this event, but focused on a domestic campaign that saw him close the season victoriously in the G1 Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (2400m). Third from a...

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Magic Wand Entered For Hong Kong Gold Cup

Ballydoyle's globetrotting filly Magic Wand (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and stablemate Mount Everest (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) have been given entries in the G1 Hong Kong Gold Cup going 2000 metres at Sha Tin on Feb. 16. They are two of just three international entries, with Sacred Capital (NZ) (O'Reilly {NZ}) from Macau also engaged. Magic Wand, who at last got her Group 1 in the Mackinnon S. in Australia in November, was a short-head second in the G1 Hong Kong Cup in December over the Gold Cup course and distance, and...

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