Hong Kong Global Races entries loaded with out of the country superstars | HK Racing newsfragment

A swag of world superstars have joined the easiest native gallopers a few of the entries for December’s Longines Hong Kong Global Races.

The 4 Team One contests have attracted 189 nominations, and the connections of 55 person Team One winners have thrown their hats within the ring, with the likes of Self government Island, Paddington, Mr Brightside and Highfield Princess headlining the out of the country contingent.

One in every of 68 entries from Japan, celebrity Self government Island not too long ago connect Japan’s Triple Tiara with victory within the Team One Shuka Sho (2,000m) and holds entries for the Team One Hong Kong Cup (2,000m) and the Team One Hong Kong Vase (2,400m).

Victoria Highway – who clashes with reigning Cup champion Romantic Warrior in Saturday’s Team One Cox Plate (2,040m) – is amongst 8 Aidan O’Brien entries for the HK$36 million Cup, date Romantic Warrior’s fresh Team One Turnbull Stakes (2,000m) conqueror Gold Go back and forth – some other Cox Plate runner – has additionally been nominated for the town’s richest race.

The Ben, Will and JD Hayes-trained Mr Brightside, some other who stands between Romantic Warrior and Cox Plate glory, is entered for the Cup and the Team One Hong Kong Mile, a race for which Victoria Highway and O’Brien’s four-time Team One-winning celebrity three-year-old Paddington also are within the combine.

Hong Kong-owned Kinross seems to be poised to take on Yellowish Sixty and California Spangle within the Mile, with Marc Chan keen to peer his megastar race on Sha Tin’s marquee age.

Connections of some other British galloper, Highfield Princess, have already mentioned their goal to fasten horns with govern native speedsters Fortunate Sweynesse and Wellington within the Dash, date In Undercover – who completed fourth in The Everest below Zac Purton – could also be entered for the six-furlong sprint.

Some other who has made an affect throughout Melbourne’s Spring Carnival, Simon and Ed Crisford’s Caulfield Cup runner-up West Breeze Blows, holds entries for the Cup and the Vase, date Team One winners from France (Simca Mille), Germany (Sisfahan) and the USA (Battle Like Goddess) may just attach the constant galloper within the 2,400m staying check.

Era the entries ruthless tiny at this level and ultimate disciplines for the 4 Team One contests aren’t showed till November 22, the indicators are certain for a quartet of aggressive races come December 10.

“We’re extremely pleased with the entries for the 2023 Longines Hong Kong International Races. Hong Kong’s very best horses – Golden Sixty, Romantic Warrior, California Spangle and many more are nominated to take on some of world racing’s elite, setting the scene for superb sporting action on December 10 at Sha Tin,” mentioned Jockey Membership government director of racing Andrew Harding.

“We’re heartened by the positive support we’ve received from our international friends from around the world, and it’s clear this year’s list of nominations has all of the ingredients to produce a truly unforgettable [HKIR].”

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Alternative heavy names a few of the nominations for the 4 Team Ones use a blended HK$118 million come with megastar Hong Kong stayer Russian Emperor, O’Brien’s Luxembourg and Kyprios, France’s Horizon Dore and tide Team One Melbourne Cup (3,200m) favorite Vauban.

Triple Team-One winner Genius ‘N’ Ingenious is the only access from Pristine Zealand, date Singapore’s Lim’s Kosciuszko – who completed utmost within the 2022 Dash – and Macau’s Well-known Jonathn additionally quality.


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