Thursday, November 26, 2015
Danny Shum takes command of Happy Valley Million Challenge after treble
Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing left Happy Valley last night with a winning treble and with the enviable position of having the first three leading pointscorers in the Happy Valley...
'A real treat': Depth in Hong Kong International Races never stronger than in 2015
It took a year and some foreign exchange movement for the Jockey Club's 2014 prize money boost to sink in but the strength in depth has never been higher than at next month's HK$83 million Longines Hong Kong...
Free Eagle set to soar in Hong Kong Cup swansong against top class field
The top three horses in the latest world classifications - American Pharoah, Golden Horn and Treve - have all recently retired but the HK$25 million Longines Hong Kong Cup will bring...
Reigning Hong Kong Mile champion Able Friend fails to deter strong foreign contingent
The notion that Able Friend's imposing reputation would scare off prospective Longines Hong Kong Mile rivals has been blown apart by an impressive foreign contingent featuring six Group One...
Strongest Hong Kong Vase in years a quirky twist of fate for old Cirrus Des Aigles
Six years ago, unheralded Cirrus Des Aigles first came to attention on the world stage with an unlucky fifth to the Aga Khan's filly Daryakana in the 2009 Hong Kong Vase.
Even locals, led by Gold-Fun, take on global speedsters in wide open Hong Kong Sprint
The HK$18.5 million Longines Hong Kong Sprint may have been weakened by notable absentees from both home and abroad, but it will be an even bunch of leading locals, headed by Jockey Club Sprint...
Able Friend's Jockey Club Mile travails bode well for his Hong Kong Mile defence
Last week's column focused on the real possibility that horses which won on Jockey Club trial day would not be the winners at the Longines Hong Kong International Races.
Forrest just keeps on running in dirt trial
Danny Shum Chap-shing's promising four-year-old Run Forrest showed signs he is ready for a winning return at the bottom of Class Three with a convincing 1,200m dirt trial display yesterday at Sha Tin.
Who wins the battle of racing's superpowers: Hong Kong or Japan?
The dominant win of Maurice in Sunday's Mile Championship at Kyoto set up what could be a mouth-watering clash in the Hong Kong Mile: it will not only be Maurice versus Able Friend, and Ryan Moore...
Derby winner Luger ruled out of Hong Kong Mile, Stewards' Cup the aim
Whatever jewels are amongst the selected runners for the Longines Hong Kong International Races when they are made public on Wednesday afternoon, last season's Hong Kong Derby winner...
Paul O'Sullivan's record suggests Glenealy Prize is a horse to follow
Going right back to his earliest days here, Paul O'Sullivan has not been the style of trainer to produce winning first-starters, but the good news for Glenealy Prize followers is that...
Able Friend burnt by Beauty Flame but on track for Hong Kong Mile defence
Able Friend became yet another great to meet defeat on international trial day in the Jockey Club Mile, but trainer John Moore was adamant last year's Longines Hong Kong Mile winner...
The Military Attack of old strikes to win Jockey Club Cup
Ageing star Military Attack was "pain-free" for the right two minutes at Sha Tin yesterday to throw off the problems that have held him back for most of the past year and...
Rotund Fun strikes Gold for Gibson, but best to come in Hong Kong Sprint
Richard Gibson was obviously thrilled with what Gold-Fun left on the track in the Jockey Club Sprint, but the trainer is even more excited by what he believes is still left in the tank for international day.
Douglas Whyte closer to International Jockeys' Championship spot after double
Douglas Whyte put himself in the driver's seat for selection as the Hong Kong number two in next month's Longines International Jockeys' Championship with a winning double at Sha Tin.
Jockey Challenge shock as Neil Callan holds off Joao Moreira for honours
A rare Jockey Challenge win to a rider not named Joao Moreira had Neil Callan jokingly calling for prize money to the winning rider of the fixed-odds betting option.
Gerald Mosse salutes 'old friend' Red Cadeaux after upset Jockey Club Mile win
He was once the man who delivered a first defeat to Silent Witness, and after Gerald Mosse stunned fans by engineering the downfall of another Hong Kong idol in the Jockey Club Mile...