Thursday, July 2, 2015
Lifeline for Mosse as Man submits application to use French jockey as retained rider
Trainer Manfred Man Ka-leung has applied for embattled veteran Gerald Mosse to be his retained rider for next season and while the French jockey remained tight-lipped about the possible...
Sun shines brightly for favourite backers - and Prebble
Brett Prebble admits he didn't win any style points but he did the right thing by favourite backers as odds-on pops New Asia Sunrise and Solar Hei Hei found the line first, each following on from...
High Warrior gets Size within three in battle for trainers' title
Reunification Day was a day for the chasers in the trainers' championship, with leader John Moore drawing a blank while Caspar Fownes renewed his slim hopes with a pair and Nash Rawiller gave...
Woods keeps slim hope alive of reaching 15-win benchmark
It looks a forlorn hope for trainer Sean Woods to make it to the 15 wins required for the Jockey Club's performance benchmark but Neil Callan turned in one of the rides of the day...
Reunification day is out for Karis Teetan, but injured Mauritian hoping to ride at final meetings
"Mauritian Magician" Karis Teetan is hopeful of a return to riding before the end of the season, but French jockey Olivier Doleuze has finished up after scans of his painful right shoulder revealed new damage.
Let cool heads prevail and a twilight twist added to summer meetings
Well may you snigger at John Moore's collection of safari suits, but he might be on to something, and the eccentric trainer is certainly the one having the last laugh as we swelter in stifling heat.
Victory to continue the Magic for Moore
Any horses to follow at this stage probably have to be looking on to the 2015-16 season and John Moore certainly has Victory Magic going in the right direction.
Moore dashes four clear of Size in battle for trainers' title
A double extended John Moore's trainers' championship lead to four with four meetings remaining but he is nowhere near comfortable and won't dare call the title his until it is...
Guru more a 'coward' than a Hero for Moreira
According to trainer David Hall, Heroic Guru's name isn't at all fitting after a wayward display saw the "cowardly" miler nearly throw away victory as he ducked and dived on his way to the line.
Precious win for Size with emerging Jewellery
Sun Jewellery kept John Size in the championship fight by doing exactly what was expected of him in the final race at Sha Tin but left his trainer with a minor piece of juggling ahead going...
Purton on track to become term's second centurion
Last year's champion jockey Zac Purton saw the formality of his crown passing to Brazilian Joao Moreira during yesterday's Sha Tin programme but the Australian kept alive a slim hope...
Thor The Greatest a masterclass from French ace Mosse
Thor The Greatest doesn't sound like the easiest horse for a trainer but his handler Benno Yung Tin-pang was turning all the praise in Gerald Mosse's direction after the French ace guided...
Golden win for Jacky Tong with licence on the line
A rare winner on veteran sprinter Golden Bauhinia and a show of support from trainers has come at just the right time for Jacky Tong Chi-kit, with the embattled local jockey's career...
Purton looking ahead with Achieve
Zac Purton already has an eye on next season as he tested out an interesting trio of new imports at yesterday's Sha Tin dirt trials including Benno Yung Tin-pang-trained...
Leader's bias puts John Moore in box seat for trainers' championship
The Hong Kong racing season is winding down and for many, thoughts turn to the accolades that will be determined come the last meeting on July 12.
Teetan 'extremely unlikely' to ride at Sha Tin on Saturday
Jockey Karis Teetan last night declared himself extremely unlikely to ride at tomorrow's Sha Tin meeting as he awaited more information and analysis of his injuries from...
Happy Meteor to shine for Moore in title push
John Moore's pursuit of the trainers' championship gained one more player at Happy Valley on Wednesday night when Happy Meteor's first tilt at Class Four proved a very worthwhile one indeed.
Griffindor gives John Moore room in trainers' championship race
The trainers' championship tug of war continued in earnest on an eventful night at Happy Valley as John Moore and John Size pulled one up on Caspar Fownes at his traditional happy hunting ground.
Racehorses getting faster, say scientists
Racehorses are running faster than ever, despite a common view in the sport that their speed has plateaued, scientists said.
Gun Pit fires in wet ahead of dirt start
Gun Pit has nothing to prove as far as his dirt track credentials are concerned and the Caspar Fownes-trained Breeders' Cup prospect looks in great order ahead of an all-weather track start next Wednesday.
Able Friend flop at Ascot par for the course
So. Pick up your toys and clean your rooms, assorted horse-racing commentators - professional and amateur. Aren't we a little old to still be having this discussion?
Royal Ascot - more about the royals or the racing?
It's amazing how quickly an Australian with staunch pro-republican views and an ingrained anti-establishment outlook, one with a convict heritage no less, will start Googling, "What to do if one meets...
Size juggernaut produces another Fast horse to follow
In light of recent events, it might be just as simple to put John Size into the black book than to keep adding his new stars like Sunday's winner, So Fast.