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Hong Kong Cup (Gr.1)
Dano-Mast (GB)
Flemming Poulsen (trainer)
Christophe Soumillon (jockey)
Stable Composit & Mosehøj (Owner)
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Falbrav takes an easy win in the Hong Kong Cup (Gr.1). Photo Frank Sorge.
Dano-Mast finishes last as Falbrav wins Hong Kong Cup (Gr.1)
(03.12.14) Danish raider Dano-Mast was among the first horses to hit the straight at Sha Tin on Sunday afternoon, but soon he faded through the field to finish last of the 14 runners in the Hong Kong Cup. The hot favorite Falbrav ended his career with a marvellous win in the 2000 meter race. Under Frankie Dettori the son of Fairy King easily passed his rivals down the stretch and won by more than three lenghts in front of Rakti and Hong Kongs own Elegant Fashion. Falbrav, trained in Newmarket by Luca Cumani, will now continue his life as a stallion i Japan.
Dano-Mast trainer Flemming Poulsen was a bit dissapointed by his horse's effort, but blaimed travel sickness and three antibiothic treatments earlier in the week, which took out the last power when it really mattered. "Dano-Mast will now have a long break in Deauville, before coming back in training at Chantilly during the spring of 2004", Poulsen said.

Dano-Mast and trainer Flemming Poulsen during Wednesday mornings workout at Sha Tin. Foto Frank Sorge.
Dano-Mast back on track
(03.12.10) For the first since his arrival, Dano-Mast was given a breeze canter by his trainer Flemming Poulsen Wednesday morning. The horse has finally recovered from a bit of illness since landing in Hong Kong, and the trainer is again fully satisfied with the way things are going. "He is on his way, it seems that we're in the right direction now, and I will give ham a small canter again on Thursday morning", reports Flemming Poulsen from Sha Tin Racecourse.

Dano-Mast and Flemming Poulsen have arrived at Sha Tin Racecourse.
Dano-Mast arrives in Hong Kong
(03.12.07) Early Sunday morning Dano-Mast and trainer Flemming Poulsen arrived in Hong Kong International Airport along with fellow travel companion Sabiango from Germany. The trip went very well, and Dano-Mast looked fit and unstressed upon arrival. The horse will be stationed at the Sha Tin quarantine stables during the week of the Hong Kong Cup (Gr.1).

Dano-Mast and Flemming Poulsen are getting ready for take-off.
Photo Michael Koefoed.
Dano-Mast departing tonight
(03.12.05) At 11 p.m. tonight, Danish Hong Kong Cup-challenger Dano-Mast will depart Copenhagen by transport to the Dutch capital Amsterdam, where he will arrive Saturday around noon. Trainer Flemming Poulsen and Dano-Mast will then wait in the airport until the flight to Hong Kong is scheduled, which should be between 5 and 5.30 p.m. The flight takes app. 13 hours, and the Danish team arrives in Hong Kong late Sunday afternoon local time.

This years Arc-winner Christophe Soumillon will ride Dano-Mast i the Cup.
Photo Philip Skaanderup.

Belgian Ace Soumillon booked to ride Dano-Mast
(03.11.30) One of the worlds greatest names in racing just now, Belgian ace Christophe Soumillon is booked to ride Dano-Mast in the Hong Kong Cup (Gr.1), trainer Flemming Poulsen announced today. Soumillon, who really has taken the world under his wings this year with brilliant wins in the French classics 1000 Guineas with Musical Chimes, 2000 Guineas aboard Clodovil and Derby on Dalakhani. The companionship with Dalakhani also brought Soumillon win in both The Prix Lupin, Prix Niel and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. "Christophe Soumillon is a top class rider, maybe the best in the world at the moment, and I'm very happy to have him riding for me again", says Poulsen, who used the 22-year old aboard the gelding Red Ember in a handicap at Copenhagen Racecourse in the spring - a ride that ended with an easy win.

Dano-Mast finishes third in The Hong Kong Cup (Gr.1) behind Precision and Paolini.
Photo Frank Sorge.

Dano-Mast ready for another go at Sha Tin
(03.11.26) On November 28th the selections for the final leg of the World Series, Hong Kong Cup (Gr.1), were official. Danish horse Dano-Mast has for the second year in a row been selected for participation in the 10 furlong Group-1-event, this year along with a field of absolute world class competitors, including last years Japan Cup-winner Falbrav and Champion Stakes-winner Rakti. Both Precision and Paolini, who were last years winner and runner-up, will take another shot at the Cup.
With his age of 7 years, Dano-Mast will be the oldest participant in the field. At this moment the connections of Dano-Mast haven't decided on a pilot for the Danish raider.

The selected horses for the 2003 Hong Kong Cup (Gr.1)

Country Selected Horses Int. Rating Age Sex Weight Trainer
GB Falbrav (IRE) 126 5 h 126 L Cumani
GB Rakti (GB) 121 4 c 126 M Jarvis
USA Denon (USA) 118 5 h 126 R Frankel
JPN Eishin Preston (USA) 118 6 h 126 S Kitahashi
GER Paolini (GER) 117 6 h 126 A Wohler
DEN Dano-Mast (GB) 115 7 h 126 F Poulsen
HK Precision (FR) 111 5 g 126 D Oughton
HK Dr More (AUS) 110 6 g 126 J Size
HK Self Flit (NZ) 110 5 g 126 I W Allan
FR Weightless (GB) 115 3 g 123 P Bary
FR Bright Sky (IRE) 117 4 f 122 E Lellouche
FR Ana Marie (FR) 116 4 f 122 P Demercastel
HK Elegant Fashion (AUS) 113 5 m 122 D A Hayes
FR Tigertail (FR) 111 4 f 122 R Collet
DANO-MAST (GB) - Brown horse 1996 by Unfuwain - Camera Girl (Kalaglow)
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