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Sha Tin a ray of sunshine amid dark clouds and rain

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The biggest horse race of the weekend is a significant event in more ways than one.


23 May 2020
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Sha Tin a ray of sunshine amid dark clouds and rain

The planned resumption of racing in England on June 1 has given the industry a timely boost Qatar Racing's racing manager David Redvers told AFP . AFP/File/Glyn KIRK

The HK$10-million Champions & Chater Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday is the final “major” of the current Hong Kong season, so will attract much attention in the racing-mad city. The race meeting takes place in a fearful atmosphere, with heavy persistent rain, renewed coronavirus scares in the region and a menacing cloud of political crackdown by the Chinese central government. On the ghostly crowd-free racecourse, it will be all about veteran trainer John Moore, for whom it will be a final Grade 1 tilt as he has been forced to retire by the all-powerful local Jockey Club now that...

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