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It was Hong Kong racing's biggest day of the season and Kei Chiong Ka-kei lay prone on the Sha Tin turf in front of 85,000 racegoers, suffering the pain of two badly broken fingers, but mostly badly bruised pride and the realisation she was struggling to keep pace in her rookie season.(Full Story)
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Gold-Fun to continue European campaign in France with tilt at Prix Maurice de Gheest
Royal Ascot runner-up Gold-Fun will continue his overseas campaign and trainer Richard Gibson has pinpointed a 1,300m Group One in France he believes will be...

Girl power: Kei Chiong an inspiration as applications for trainee course surge
Jockey Club officials hope unprecedented mainstream media interest in star jockey Kei Chiong Ka-kei's remarkable rookie season translates into an increase in...

Love Shocker! Joao Moreira's 'Magic' show comes crashing down in flames with horror show on John Size's Members Cup favourite
For the best part of three years, champion jockey Joao Moreira has smashed records and wowed Hong Kong with his Magic Man show, but maybe the day was always...

Joyful Trinity to follow in Sun Jewellery's footsteps as he heads for Group company
The timing in their careers is slightly awry but the principle remained intact yesterday after Joyful Trinity impressively won the same Class Two that Sun Jewellery took out...

Derek Leung revives Tony Cruz Award hopes with double
Regardless of whether he can successfully run down Kei Chiong Ka-kei in the race for leading local rider, Derek Leung Ka-chun is grateful for the extra motivation the...

Douglas Whyte's lucky escape as Iron Boy returns to winning - and wayward - ways
Francis Lui Kin-wai feared history was about to repeat itself and was worried for Douglas Whyte's safety when whip-shy four-year-old Iron Boy nearly threw away...

Sean Woods brings up timely winner as quest to reach benchmark reaches final weeks
The stars aligned for Sean Woods-trained dirt tracker Imperial Concorde but an upset win may not be enough for the trainer to avoid a licensing committee show cause...

All roads lead home, says champion Australian jockey Tommy Berry, as Asian aspirations put on hold
Tokyo's iconic, neon-lit shopping district Shibuya, and one of the busiest pedestrian crossings in the world, is a long way from Warwick Farm, the no-fuss outer suburb...

Japanese superstar Duramente to lock in Arc bid with Takarazuka Kinen victory
The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe remains the race above all others that the Japanese want to win and Noriyuki Hori-trained Duramente can lock in a bid at the world's ...

'Durban Demon' Douglas Whyte to return to hometown for Africa's richest race, the Durban July
Douglas Whyte will return to South Africa next week to ride Black Arthur in his homeland's most prestigious race, the Durban July at Greyville - but only after...

Invincible to Snare End-Of-Season Win for O'sullivan
Paul O'Sullivan's three-year-old Namjong Invincible was desperately unlucky last start but with a better draw can break through on Sunday at Sha Tin and stands...

Fownes' big night a sign of the future?
Trainer Caspar Fownes is running on at the finish of what has been a disappointing season by his high standards and, as well as a treble on Wednesday, he sent out...

Caspar Fownes dances the night away with a treble
Caspar Fownes climbed out of the doldrums that have characterised his season to claim his first winning treble of the term at Happy Valley last night and restore some...

Gold-Fun's Royal Ascot defeat caps Hong Kong's worst season on the world stage in over a decade
Expectations can get out of hands in this world but, in sheer black and white terms, Gold-Fun's brave second in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot put the seal...

Apache Spirit to go back-to-back a week after win
Caspar Fownes-trained Apache Spirit broke through for his first win here last week and his trainer can strike again while the iron is hot in the Lai Chi Chong Handicap...

Llaregyb still Packing enough for finale?
Recent high profile stable transfer Packing Llaregyb could be a contender on the final day of the season after a strong trial at Happy Valley last Saturday.

Four Moore years: Hong Kong racing can't get enough of safari-suited, record-breaking trainer John Moore
Clearly John Moore hadn't thought things through, or at least hadn't spent much time on the arithmetic, when he pulled the number 500 out of the air on Sunday - that is,...

Milestone men John Moore, Joao Moreira to continue to build records with Lotus Strikes Back in Triple Trio
Lotus Strikes Back has been consistent since making a mid-season switch to the John Moore stable and a step up to 2,200m for the first time makes the stayer...

Pin hopes on John Size's three-year-olds for end-of-season Fun
Between the biased tracks and crazy tempos on Sunday and the fact that we're so close to the end of the season, it has become a trick to find a black booker which will...

New kids on the block Helene Paragon, Sun Jewellery to avoid clash at season finale after impressive wins
Champion jockey Joao Moreira scooped up the final Group races of the season at Sha Tin yesterday with two four-year-olds with big race aims next term but might be spared...

Moore's milestone: Hong Kong's most successful trainer reaches 1,500 local wins
John Moore took time yesterday to reflect on reaching 1,500 Hong Kong winners but, typically, it didn't take long for the evergreen 66-year-old to start looking to the future...

Brett Prebble makes right judgement call as he loses tight photo finish to Caspar Fownes' Sky King
Nobody in Hong Kong celebrates a win the way Brett Prebble does but the little voice in his head that so often tells him to punch the sky and hoot and holler came to his...

Manfred Man's 'Magic' system pays dividends with a treble
Trainer Manfred Man Ka-leung has a simple system in place for when Joao Moreira requests to ride one of his horses: he just says yes.

Chad Schofield's winning day soured by hefty suspension and fine for careless riding
A fine debut season for Chad Schofield has had one glaring issue - his record in the stewards' room - and the young Australian rider won a race but still finished in the...

Silver for Gold: Hong Kong sprinter Fun agonisingly denied in Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot
Gold-Fun will not continue his European campaign and will return to Hong Kong to be prepared for another tilt at the December internationals, despite his gutsy second...

John Size's classic winner Sun Jewellery to sparkle in Premier Cup cameo
Sun Jewellery looked the most likely winner of the final Group race of the season, today's Group Three Premier Cup (1,400m) at Sha Tin even before the pace dropped...

Richard Gibson hopes rain stays away as Diamond Jubilee contender Gold-Fun aims for third Hong Kong win at Royal Ascot
Trainer Richard Gibson has no doubt Gold-Fun is good enough to win Saturday's Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot but fears more rain could ruin what has been...

Mile madness: the Hong Kong Jockey Club should do everything it can to attract top milers to Sha Tin in December
Has there ever been the depth of turf milers across the world, and from so many different nations?

Trainer Caspar Fownes eyes strong performances from Gun Pit and Domineer before looking overseas
Caspar Fownes will undertake an off-season reconnaissance mission to South Korea before deciding whether dirt specialists Gun Pit and Domineer head abroad again...

Chris So's son of Starcraft packs plenty on debut at Happy Valley
One of the redeeming features of what can, at times, be a dreary end-of-season period is the opportunity for horses to stamp themselves as types to follow come...

Purton Links with Big Name Trainers for Triple Trio
Zac Purton's fans have long lamented the jockey's lack of support from major stables but the Australian is beginning to make inroads in that area and two rides...


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