Videos tagged with "stars"

Viva Pataca headlines record breaking day in Hong Kong [02:05]
The evergreen Viva Pataca today became the highest money earner in the history of Hong Kong racing when he scored a stunning win in the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup at Sha Tin today. The win was an 18th career victory for the John Moore trained eight-year-old; his 13th win in Hong Kong; his 8th Group 1; his second in this race and took his total prize-money earnings to HK$80232500 eclipsing the HK$75410500 mark set by the 2005 APQEII cup winner Vengeance Of Rain. Earlier Moore had also won the Champions Mile with Able One and the performances of Hong Kong's stars was a further bonus on a day which saw turnover climb to HK$1.085 billion - a significant rise on HK$912 million in 2009. It was the 10th time turnover had topped $1 billion this season and today's turnover generated HK$124 million in betting duty paid to the Government, with the remaining HK$47 million retained by the Club as operating expenses. "We saw a wonderful day's racing with excellent turnover and again the performances of Viva Pataca and Able One demonstrated that we have racing of a world class standard here in Hong Kong," said HKJC Chief Executive Officer Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges. "I want to congratulate all involved with Viva Pataca on his record and I was also pleased to see Lizard's Desire run so well coming off his Dubai World Cup second on a different surface. It shows that international racing is developing and that major races can be linked to each other in various part of the world ...
Tags: APQE, Viva, Pataca, horse, champion, hkjc, racing

1997 Suburban Handicap Grade I [02:29]
Skip Away confirmed yesterday that he has risen to the top of his class, battling back to win in the homestretch over Will's Way and Formal Gold in the 111th running of the Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park. Those three horses may be the East Coast's answer to the handicap stars of the West: Gentlemen, Siphon and Sandpit. In any case, they gave stirring performances yesterday. Skip Away opened the year with four straight losses since the memorable day last October when he defeated the great Cigar by a head in the Jockey Club Gold Cup. That was his sixth victory of 1996, and it clinched his election as the champion 3-year-old colt of last season. But this season, he did not win until May 31, when he outdueled Formal Gold by a head with Will's Way third in the Massachusetts Handicap. Then he removed all doubts yesterday. He again showed peak form and the instincts of a classy fighter as the three horses turned for home at the head of the six-horse field with three celebrated jockeys positioning them for the final quarter-mile: Shane Sellers aboard Skip Away, Jerry Bailey on Will's Way and Mike Smith riding Formal Gold. Skip Away was running third behind his two Eastern rivals, but he challenged Will's Way for the lead once on the turn for home, wrested the lead away briefly and then entered the stretch still third and apparently finished. But Sellers moved him from the softer rail to the outside, and Skip Away found the stamina to crank up another rally as he rolled through ...
Tags: belmont, park, horse, racing, skip, away, wills, way, formal, gold, shane, sellers, sonny, hine, tom, durkin

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