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2010 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races Entries


Vision d'Etat wins the 2009 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup. He is back again this year.
Date: 12/9/2010

The last big event of the year on the international horse racing calendar is the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races. The four Group 1 events will be contested over the right-handed 1 3/16 mile turf course at Sha Tin on Sunday afternoon (late Saturday/early Sunday morning in America), all of which are under weight-for-age conditions. North American racing fans can watch the races on HPI-TV in Canada and at selected simulcast locations starting shortly after midnight Eastern time.


Owner John Yuen Se Kit seemed happy with post 7 for his returning Mile three-time winner Good Ba Ba.
The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (G1) will kick off the day's stakes action at 2:00PM local time (1:00AM ET) The race drew 14 entrants and will be run over the classic distance of 2400 meters (about 1 1/2 miles). Melbourne Cup winner Americain takes on the lone American-ttrained participant in Hong Kong, Joe Hirsh Turf Classic winner Winchester, and Canadian International winner Joshua Tree. The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint (G1) is the next race at a distance of 1200 meters (about 6 furlongs) around one turn, and a field of 14 goes to post at 2:40PM (1:40AM ET). Defending champ Sacred Kingdom is back and faces Rocket Man and One World who dead-heated for the win in the local prep. The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile (G1) drew a full field of 14 and will run at 3:50PM (2:50AM ET), at 1600 meters (about 1 mile) around one turn. Good Ba Ba, winner of the last 3 runnings, is back looking to extend the streak to 4 and faces Paco Boy, A Shin Forward, and Sahpresa. The highlight race of the day is the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (G1), a 2000-meter (about 1 1/4 mile) trip around two turns, where a field of 13 will go to post at 4:30PM (3:30AM ET). Defending champion Vision D'Etat is back off a second place finish in the Champion Stakes, and takes on three fillies, Stacelita and Reggane from France and Snow Fairy from England.

Assistant trainer Christophe Lorieul drew post 3 for Winchester in the Vase.

The draw had an interesting format, a bit different from last year. Each entrant had a representative on stage in the huge covered paddock at Sha Tin. There were four "jet engines" on stage with cards in the turbine blades. An official would draw the horse names randomly from a bin, and then a representative for that horse would go up to the engine and randomly draw a card, a creative way to conduct the usual "double blind" draw. The representative (usually owner or trainer) would then peel the cover off the card to reveal the post position.

Past performances are available for all the races in PDF format in their form guide. These are not traditional North American type past performances, but you should be able to understand them pretty well. Lots of other info like past winners and photos is also provided in the form guide. Click the race numbers below for a race card with trainers, jockeys, weights, and the silks of each horse.


The horse representatives enjoy a champagne toast after the draw for the 2010 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup.






Trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre drew post 9 for Melbourne Cup winner Americain in the Vase.
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (Group 1) 2000m
HK$20 million (US$2.6 million) Race 8
Program
Number

Horse Name

Country
Post
Position

Jockey
1VISION D'ETATFR7Olivier Peslier
2COLLECTIONHK5Darren Beadman
3CIRRUS DES AIGLESFR13Franck Blondel
4SUPER SATINHK1Douglas Whyte
5GLASS HARMONIUMGB4Craig Williams
6IRIANHK2Brett Prebble
7SRI PUTRAGB3Philip Robinson
8PACKING WINNERHK6Olivier Doleuze
9SUPER PISTACHIOHK9Felix Coetzee
10PLANTEURFR10Frankie Dettori
11STACELITAFR12Christophe Lemaire
12REGGANEFR11Gerald Mosse
13SNOW FAIRYGB8Ryan Moore

Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile (Group 1) 1600m
HK$16 million (US$2.1 million) Race 7
Program
Number

Horse Name

Country
Post
Position

Jockey
1PACO BOYGB13Ryan Moore
2ABLE ONEHK2Darren Beadman
3FELLOWSHIPHK3Zac Purton
4BEAUTY FLASHHK14Gerald Mosse
5DREAM EATERGB1Jimmy Fortune
6A SHIN FORWARDJPN8Yasunari Iwata
7GOOD BA BAHK7Olivier Doleuze
8SIGHT WINNERHK10Douglas Whyte
9THUMBS UPHK11Brett Doyle
10CHATER WAYHK4Weichong Marwing
11BEETHOVENIRE5Colm O'Donoughue
12ROYAL BENCHFR12Olivier Peslier
13RAJSAMANFR6Davy Bonilla
14SAHPRESAFR9Christophe Lemaire

Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (Group 1) 2400m
HK$14 million (US$1.8 million) Race 4
Program
Number

Horse Name

Country
Post
Position

Jockey
1AMERICAINFR9Gerald Mosse
2VIVA PATACAHK13Darren Beadman
3JAGUAR MAILJPN7Craig Williams
4JAKKALBERRYITY12Christophe Lemaire
5MASTERYUAE2Frankie Dettori
6WINCHESTERUSA3Olivier Peslier
7INDIAN DAYSGB8Alan Munro
8MR MEDICIHK14Alex Lai
9REDWOODGB6Michael Hills
10KING DANCERHK4Douglas Whyte
11MIGHTY HIGHHK1Jeffrey Lloyd
12CRYSTAL CAPELLAGB10Ryan Moore
13BOARD MEETINGFR11Anthony Crastus
14JOSHUA TREEIRE5Colm O'Donoughue

Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint (Group 1) 1200m
HK$12 million (US$1.6 million) Race 5
Program
Number

Horse Name

Country
Post
Position

Jockey
1SACRED KINGDOMHK7Brett Prebble
2J J THE JET PLANESAF3Piere Strydom
3ROCKET MANSIN14Felix Coetzee
4GREEN BIRDIEHK9Douglas Whyte
5JOY AND FUNHK2Tye Angland
6KINGSGATE NATIVEGB8Ryan Moore
7ULTRA FANTASYHK4Alex Lai
8ONE WORLDHK11Jeffrey Lloyd
9LITTLE BRIDGEHK1Zac Purton
10LUCKY NINEHK5Gerald Mosse
11DIM SUMHK13Olivier Doleuze
12LET ME FIGHTHK10Darren Beadman
13CERISE CHERRYHK6Frankie Dettori
14ORTENSIAAUS12Craig Williams

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