Tuesday, September 1, 2015
'Magic Man' Joao Moreira casts his spell over Japan as he wins World All-Star title
Joao Moreira left Sapporo simply spellbound on Sunday as a four-win haul helped capture a win in the World All-Star Jockeys series and attracted what the champion rider hopes will be future big race...
Australian racing legend Bart Cummings dies
Bart Cummings, the legendary Australian racing trainer who won 12 Melbourne Cups, died peacefully in his sleep aged 87 on Sunday, his family said.
Hong Kong Jockey Club chief cautious about new racing season amid global financial uncertainty
Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges has traditionally shot low with estimates for the new season's likely betting turnover, but worrying instability in the financial markets...
Hong Kong gallopers now a fixture on world stage
After a season of pioneering efforts at home and abroad last season, Hong Kong horses are expected to feature prominently this term as gallopers trained at Sha Tin and continue to punch above their weight in terms of global ratings.
Jockey Joao Moreira takes magic on the road to Japan clinching trio in Sapporo
Joao Moreira fulfilled a childhood dream of a first win in Japan yesterday and put himself in prime position for success in the World All-Star Jockeys series at Sapporo racecourse with...
10 horses to follow in the new Hong Kong racing season
In 2014-15 the "Post stable" had a mixture of successes, like Luger, Peniaphobia and dirt star Gun Pit, along with a few who disappointed or had their season curtailed by illness or injury.
New season a time of change for Jockey Club
Yes, it's a new season with some new jockeys and there will be plenty of new horses but what else is new for racing fans and punters in 2015-16 at Sha Tin and Happy Valley?
Joao Moreira looking to build on record 145-win season
It's hard to imagine Joao Moreira improving on his incomparable 2014-15 exploits and even though the Magic Man will have new opposition the Brazilian's biggest challenge is likely to be the rewritten record books.
'Robin Hood syndrome' for trainers at the top and bottom
The focus will fall on both the haves and have-nots of the training ranks this season, with the "big four" stables set to maintain a stranglehold while at the bottom end of the food chain a trio...
Luger aims for comeback on the training track for now: John Size
Hong Kong Derby winner Luger is eligible to recommence his career next week, at least on the training track and John Size will be monitoring the gelding's heart on a daily basis in the hope of...
Star Joao Moreira hopes Japan mission sets him up for new season - and helps shrink his waistline
As knowledge of Joao Moreira's record-breaking exploits grew during the off season so did his waistline, and he hopes a heavy workload in Hokkaido this weekend will shed excess pounds ahead...
Irish jockey Neil Callan targeting Group race wins as new Hong Kong racing season looms
Not content with a career-best season, Irish jockey Neil Callan is hungry to not only ride more winners this term but parlay his success into better big-race chances.
New stakes record on the cards for Hong Kong trainer John Moore
Not even a soundness question mark over star stayer Designs On Rome has dampened John Moore's belief that he can smash his own towering prize-money record in the new racing season, which kicks off at Sha Tin on Sunday week.
Veteran sprinter Lucky Nine could line up at opener to racing season
Veteran sprinter Lucky Nine could be a surprise starter at the first meeting of the season on September 6 and trainer Caspar Fownes dropped another bombshell by announcing apprentice Jack Wong Ho-nam will ride...
Zac Purton reunited with speedball Amber Sky for new racing season
The wheel has turned full circle for Zac Purton, the jockey hoping to resurrect the career of top short-course sprinter Amber Sky in the new season's first Group race on October 1, the National Day Cup.
2014-15 Hong Kong racing season: Numbers tell the tale of a record term all around
Take away great horses, colossal betting and a Brazilian chap named Joao Moreira and there was precious little to the Hong Kong racing season, but fortunately they were enough to carry it to new heights.
Jockeys: Joao Moreira's remarkable 145 a feat for the history books
Joao Moreira's season was such a tour de force that the raw, mind-boggling numbers tell only part of the story. Consider this: his mark of 145 wins was 31 more than...
Trainers: John Moore proves he's far from finished with seventh title
If not for a change of rules, John Moore's celebration after winning his seventh championship would have also been a farewell lap of honour for the 65-year-old.
Horses: Highs and lows at home and abroad for Hong Kong's topliners
Pioneering efforts and extreme disappointments marked the fortunes of Hong Kong's topliners in a season quite unlike any other at home and abroad.
Alan Aitken's top five rides of the 2014-15 season
Condensing the great rides of a season down to just five is an impossible task, as most of the winning rides carried a degree of dash or cleverness that made the difference, but some just say...
Buoyant Hong Kong Jockey Club on expansion course after smashing records
The Jockey Club will expand its global footprint and look north towards significant co-operation with the powers underpinning the emergence of racing in China after a record-breaking season.
Jockey Alex Lai cops 14-meeting ban for 'high-range breach'
Jockey Alex Lai Hoi-wing was given an extra long summer break by racing stewards yesterday after being found guilty of breaching the running and handling rules...