Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Zac Purton not expecting successive Caulfield Cup wins with Fame Game
At least three Hong Kong-based jockeys take to the air for Group One assignments in both hemispheres this weekend, although Zac Purton revealed serious doubts about his prospects of making...
Form trainer Me Tsui set to continue hot streak in Triple Trio
A pair of in-form runners from the Me Tsui Yu-sak stable can give Triple Trio players a leg-up as bankers in the first two legs at Happy Valley tomorrow night and continue their trainer's strong start to the season.
Impressive Lucky Bubbles shapes up as black type galloper
Not a vintage day on Saturday for the quiet, out of view horse to follow, but certainly a day when a couple of rising stars confirmed their promise and Lucky Bubbles was one with the wow factor.
Ricky Yiu Pins his Hong Kong Mile hopes on rising star Packing after Lukfook Jewellery Cup win
Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai has his sights set on a start in the HK$23 million Longines Hong Kong Mile for Packing Pins after he turned the Lukfook Jewellery Cup into...
Female apprentice Kei Chiong claims maiden Hong Kong victory on Hearts Keeper
Kei Chiong Ka-kei was the centre of attention when she became the first female jockey to win a race in Hong Kong for more than 15 years, edging out fellow apprentice Jack Wong Ho-nam in a photo on a big day...
Hong Kong international sale provides Peter Ho with double
The Hong Kong international sale has been a happy hunting ground for Peter Ho Leung and he was again celebrating after saddling up a double with sales graduates Leading Horse and Unbeatable Guts yesterday.
Classic Mile hopes dented for Joao Moreira mounts, but Circuit Land soothes blow for the Magic Man
Bubbles were bursting all over the place yesterday as a pair of four-year-olds sent around as odds-on fancies disappointed with Joao Moreira aboard, but the Magic Man at least put another...
Lucky Bubbles returns from the summer break 'a man', says Brett Prebble
The rest of the world needed just over 69 seconds at Sha Tin to find out what Brett Prebble and Francis Lui Kin-wai already knew - that Lucky Bubbles has returned from his summer break a serious talent.
Hong Kong jockeys to ride in features in Australia, England but formal review announced
Jockey Club chief Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges confirmed "no abrupt shift in policy" regarding jockeys going overseas for Group One rides, but added that there were legitimate concerns as...
Gold-Fun back on track for Premier Bowl after nice trial effort
An improved trial outing from Gold-Fun at Sha Tin yesterday raised hopes that Richard Gibson's star will be there when the big guns roll out two weeks from now in the Group Two Premier Bowl.
Derby champ Luger suffers another setback but trainer John Size says it's only short term
Derby winner Luger has suffered another injury setback and the timing of his return to racing is uncertain, but trainer John Size is confident the five-year-old's latest health concern...
Unlucky Matthew Chadwick to miss eight weeks for knee reconstruction surgery
Matthew Chadwick will undergo a knee reconstruction and miss up to eight weeks of riding, putting possible big-race rides in doubt, after injuries suffered in a barrier mishap last week...
Rich Tapestry, the underrated pioneer of Hong Kong racing - and it may not be over yet
In all the hoopla of last weekend's racing - stranded jockeys, Arc triumphs, major preparations for the Breeders' Cup and the Melbourne spring - the story that has been all but forgotten...
Little Luck and no Win, but Joy will come soon for Gibson galloper
Joy Luck Win had a sad story at his first run for Richard Gibson on Wednesday night at Happy Valley, but the good news going forward is that he should soon make amends.
Hong Kong Jockey Club to introduce Composite Win bets later this month
The Jockey Club will take another step down the path towards customers one day designing their own bets with the world-first roll out of three styles of Composite Win wagers this season.
Francis Lui moves into second in trainers' title race after brace of winners
Francis Lui Kin-wai has had a boom start to the new season and was unusually bullish at Happy Valley on Wednesday night about getting more wins out of two horses he has turned right around in recent weeks.
Cost of missing stars overstated
Not for nothing is the spring racing carnival in Australia considered a silly season and Zac Purton and Joao Moreira missing Sha Tin due to their flight being unable to land during Typhoon...
Sea a Ruby in rough dirt trial session at Sha Tin
The after-effects of Typhoon Mujigae were still being felt at Sha Tin yesterday as squally conditions meant nine turf trials were cancelled and a make-up session scheduled for Friday.
The Terminal: Jockeys Edition, starring Joao Moreira and Zac Purton
Overreacting is what sportswriters do best, especially on Mondays. But if there is something to take away from Sunday's Typhoon Mujigae-inspired stranding of Hong Kong's two top riders...
Ensuring continues to fly under the radar
John Size's Ensuring flew under the radar to some extent last season and never really carried much reputation but he goes in the black book after his fourth resuming from the break on Sunday.