Monday, May 20, 2013
Oxbow cruises to victory in first wire-to-wire win at Preakness in 31 years
Oxbow, a 15-1 longshot ridden masterfully by 50-year-old Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, cruised to an easy, wire-to-wire victory in the Preakness Stakes, denying a Triple Crown bid for Kentucky Derby...
Whyte stretches lead in jockeys' race
Four winners for four different trainers at Sha Tin yesterday pushed Douglas Whyte eight clear of Zac Purton, who was winless on the day, with 15 meetings to go.
Punters spot on with Penglai Xianzi
Tony Cruz's consistent sprinter-miler Penglai Xianzi was the subject of a spirited late betting move and saluted in the Class One (120-95) after the trainer of third-paced favourite Gurus Dream,...
Three-timer Doleuze on the crest of a wave
There is not a more in-form jockey than Olivier Doleuze and he notched another treble to keep his hot streak going, including an impressive debut by sprinter Winfull Patrol, a horse Richard Gibson...
Racing Digest, May 19, 2013
The Derek Cruz-trained You Read My Mind was a major disappointment as a shortpriced favourite on debut and didn't do much to get excited about last start either.
Orb trainer not worried by inside rail for Preakness
Kentucky Derby winner Orb will start today's 138th Preakness from the usually unfancied rail, but trainer Shug McGaughey likes his colt's chances even with the inside starting spot.
Born To Win finding his feet
Trainer Caspar Fownes' Born To Win has taken a few runs to find his legs, but appears from a brave second in the special-conditions Class Four North Point Handicap (1,200m) on Wednesday night to...
Helene Spirit 'deserves Tokyo trip'
Trainer Caspar Fownes admits Helene Spirit will be thrown in the deep end in next month's Yasuda Kinen in Japan, but he says the Champions Mile runner-up deserves his place in the race.
Trainer Dennis Yip loses stable star Simple
Dennis Yip Chor-hong kicked another win clear in his championship challenge with a double, but it still turned out to be a sad night for the trainer at Happy Valley when he suffered a cruel blow...
The last straw for Terry Wong?
Has Terry Wong Chi-wai been riding racehorses this season, or one of those annoying shopping carts you to get at the supermarket, the ones with the wonky front wheels?
Psychologist seems to have a split personality
Psychologist is one of the few mares in training at Sha Tin, but could be ready to strike off what has become a dangerous rating after a slick 1,000m turf trial yesterday.
Hong Kong system is a forgiving one
The reforming of the trainers' performance criteria was overdue but there is a view abroad that perhaps it is too simple and doesn't go far enough.
Much like the weather these days, dirt track is a lottery
The good news is that we appear to have only 10 more AWT races left this season - all-weather track, awful weather track or all-wet track, call it what you will.