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Australian and Hong Kong quarantine impasse likely to be over within months

With the next international meeting for Sha Tin Champions Day on April 28th, 2019, with three Group 1 races, Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Champions Mile and Chairman’s Sprint Prize, there is confidence within the Hong Kong Jockey Club that Australian runners will be able to travel to Hong Kong for that meeting within regular quarantine time frames.

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Sensational Triple Nine seals Grand Prix glory at last

At the fourth time of asking, Triple Nine has finally done it - the four-time President’s Cup winner had come up short in the previous three Decembers but on Sunday afternoon in the fading light at Seoul Racecourse, the six-year-old produced a storming late run to overhaul rival Cheongdam Dokki and win the Grand Prix Stakes

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Beauty Generation (NZ) and Purton in another masterclass in Longines Hong Kong Mile

Beauty Generation (NZ) and Zac Purton turned on another masterclass when winning the HK$25m, Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday with the John Moore trained six-year-old sweeping aside a field of international milers.

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Purton and Exultant (IRE) in Longines Hong Kong Vase

For the first time since Dominant in 2013 Hong Kong took away the HK$20m, Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday when Zac Purton rode Tony Cruz’s Exultant (IRE) to win narrowly over Lys Gracieux (JPN) and Joao Moreira.

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Triple Nine and Cheongdam Dokki set for Seoul Grand Prix showdown

Triple Nine will bid to make it fourth-time lucky when he lines up for the 37th Grand Prix Stakes at Seoul Racecourse on Sunday afternoon.

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Seoul's Sunday meeting preview

Seoul's Sunday meeting preview - Grand Prix Stakes (KOR G1) 2300M Weight for Age / KRW 800 Million - Triple Nine - maybe not as naturally gifted as a Cheongdam Dokki or a Dolkong but just so reliable.

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Sha Tin Diary

No matter where a jockey is on the Hong Kong premiership change can be rapid, both going up the ladder and coming back down. To even get on the ladder can be tough, let alone climbing it, so arrivals into this cauldron need to develop mental toughness overnight to the task at hand

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Seoul's Saturday meeting preview

Seoul's Saturday meeting preview - Class 1 (1800m) Handicap / KRW 110 Million - wide open class 1 handicap and (5) Singgeureoun Geom is favoured to bounce back from a slightly disappointing effort in the President’s Cup and return to winning ways

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Preview - 2018 HKIR

Racing and Sports casts it's eye, and it's priceline, over the four Group One races on a bumper 2018 Hong Kong International Meeting at Sha Tin - The Vase typically goes off shore but it takes something out of the box (see Lord Kanaloa) to take the sprint away from the home side and it's very likely staying home again this year.

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Sha Tin Diary

Sha Tin teemed with visitors on Thursday with tour groups and racing people from around the world gathering for the LONGINES HKIR meeting on Sunday. Throughout all this the business of preparing went on for the local competitors and internationals alike with the business end on display - Hong Kong’s champion rider Zac Purton discussed John Moore’s Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile hope Beauty Generation (NZ)

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Busan's Friday meeting preview

Busan's Friday meeting preview - Races 1 to 7 are broadcast on Sky Racing2 from 1.30pm AEST Friday afternoon

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