Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Moreira to maintain record run with help from Size and Silly Buddies
Joao Moreira's record-breaking season has been buoyed by the support of trainer John Size and the pair can combine successfully with Silly Buddies at tomorrow night's Sha Tin all-dirt meeting.
Griffin race stands out on rain-affected Sha Tin card
Another day in May and another mediocre meeting on Sunday at Sha Tin with the lone highlight, a very solid Class One on paper, rendered pointless by the weather conditions so black bookers...
Havoc as Prebble storms to Lucky treble in heavy rain
Brett Prebble sealed a winning treble and the riding honours at Sha Tin in extraordinary scenes when a flash storm hit the racecourse just as jockeys and club staff were preparing to start a race.
'The ride of the season': Moore lauds Moreira after Bear-Pop success
Another week, another Joao Moreira contender for ride of the season. At least, that's the view of John Moore after the Brazilian jockey steered Bear-Pop to his second consecutive win...
Diamond can add some sparkle Man's attempt at a personal best season
Manfred Man Ka-leung is chasing a career-best season after another double and believes promising three-year-old Diamond Mysterious can help him achieve his goal after going...
Travel Brother more than just 'two stones lighter' but slowly finding best
An early season gelding operation stripped significant weight off Travel Brother's frame but trainer Caspar Fownes is confident the miler can now recapture his best form and already has...
Contrasting fortunes as Lane steers 244-1 winner and Lui faces potential show cause hearing
An unassuming Class Four mile produced sensations as Damian Lane rode the longest-priced winner in almost 14 years and Dicky Lui Cheuk-yin's career moved perilously close to a show cause with...
Hong Kong's dominance of the Kranji features will have Singapore - and the Jockey Club - concerned
It wasn't all cheers and hurrahs as Hong Kong swept Singapore's two features on Sunday night, and outside the Hong Kong bubble, the moans and groans drowned out any celebratory noises.
Essence can reign Supreme if rain continues
Trying to make sense of Wednesday night's form at Happy Valley would largely be an exercise in futility since those conditions are unlikely to be repeated too often, but there was certainly...
Plenty of hits and misses on a tricky track
Joao Moreira won the Jockey Challenge and a double, Zac Purton scored a double and Douglas Whyte the night's feature cup race as Le French May flowed into Happy Valley, but the story of the...
Jockey Club gets just what it asked for in Joao Moreira
Joao Moreira's new record for wins in a season, and what will be a runaway first championship win likely to be followed by more, remind us that life is full of circles and sometimes getting...
Rad warms up for Sha Tin Vase test
David Hall's smart sprinter Rad was given a thorough fitness test ahead of his step up to 1,200m next week as a host of highly rated horses were readied for the upcoming end-of-season features...
Surgery signals premature end to Horse of the Year Designs on Rome's season
Reigning Horse of the Year, Designs On Rome will miss the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup next week in favour of surgery on Tuesday to remove a bone chip from his fetlock.
Age shall not weary them: How Hong Kong's horses defy Father Time
They weren't quite dad's army, and as it turns out they might just be getting started, but there were plenty discounting the chances of Hong Kong's five-horse raiding party on account of...
High Warrior ready to make his mark for Size
At this point, there would not be another trainer who is not envious of John Size's group of rising four-year-olds, but one of them finds his way into the black book after Saturday's racing.
Hong Kong raiders Aerovelocity and Dan Excel sweep the board in Singapore showpiece
Aerovelocity set himself up for a shot at massive payday in December with a win in the KrisFlyer Sprint and Dan Excel went back-to-back in the Singapore Airlines International Cup...
American Pharoah wins Preakness to set up tilt at US racing's Triple Crown
American Pharoah won a rain-soaked Preakness Stakes on Saturday, keeping alive his bid to become the first horse in 37 years to claim US racing's Triple Crown.