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  1. Marcus shows class on Surveyor

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken South African Anton Marcus had a resounding year by any standards and a record one by his own previous efforts and he can add Ride of the Year to everything else he collected. ... night that Anton won on Surveyor at Happy Valley is the ride that has stuck in my head for months, so it must be the ride of the year,' Richards said. 'The horse drew a wide gate ...

  2. Marcus to carry SA flag as Club finally puts out red carpet

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... flag-bearer for the first time. While Douglas Whyte has been a regular at the event, he has ridden under the banner of Hong Kong's champion, but Anton Marcus will appear this year ... to Marcus and Rawiller, the line-up of new jockeys will feature outstanding US-based rider Julien Leparoux, an Eclipse Award-winning apprentice when he rode a record 403 winners in 2006. He has ...

  3. Former HK great Marcus proves he's a class act off the track too

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... and he's still ridden by my younger brother Anton, so it's still very much in the family,' Marcus explained. 'When a large interest in him was sold, he had to go to Herman Brown ... Murray Bell in Singapore Six years after returning to his native South Africa, Basil Marcus is a man living his dream. He's traded in the silks and saddles for the significantly ...

  4. Moore basks in another Sun-filled day

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... this season, that must be it,' beamed Moore, after he combined with South African Anton Marcus to bring home comeback horse Strong Sun in the first race and then followed up three races later ... Marcus was seen to the fore, leading throughout as the Irish-bred gelding spun his form on its head. 'He's a much better horse since he was gelded and Anton, Mosse and work rider ...

  5. Review of 'careless riding' is overdue

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... 'careless' ride on Class Four hacker Waialae Win before the Hong Kong Derby was bad enough. But seeing Anton Marcus (pictured) marched for five after a relatively minor infringement on Sunday has gone beyond the pale. The fact that Marcus may have been unlucky to be charged at all for his ride on Summerland on Sunday, due to another horse, is a different debate. The fact that Marcus ...

  6. Jay Peg ready and raring to go in first Asian assault

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... (HK$16.9 million) trophy. Jay Peg was the surprise packet of the Dubai World Cup meeting, leading throughout under former Hong Kong club jockey Anton Marcus but almost throwing the US$5 million ... said Brown, referring to the antics that almost saw Marcus unseated near the winning post. 'This horse won't have any problems with the 2,000 metres. He's a strong horse, a fast, ...

  7. What a Feeling- Hayes hits 400

    Posted Feb 16th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... was breaking through a rare losing streak as Circuit Kingdom gave Anton Marcus the second leg of a winning double in the final event. Allan had not trained a winner since Fantastic Star won on December ... in the capable hands of Marcus, who had earlier scored on For Your Eyes Only for Allan's former right-hand man, Danny Shum Chap-shing. 'I didn't see Ivan immediately before the race, ...

  8. Hong Kong hero Marcus returns to Asia after clinching Singapore deal

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Former champion jockey Basil Marcus will return to the region later this year with the Singapore Turf Club yesterday announcing that he had been successful in gaining a licence to train at Kranji racecourse. The licence becomes effective in December. Marcus started training in 2003 immediately after a highly successful career as a jockey, during which he rode more than ...

  9. Moore signs up Soumillon for HK

    Posted Nov 11th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... I had been using Douglas [Whyte], Anton Marcus and Michael Rodd. Anton left suddenly, and Douglas has always liked to pick and choose his rides. But some of my owners were becoming quite upset ...

  10. Kranji invite for Elegant Fashion

    Posted Apr 18th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to the winner's circle. 'He had three wins last season and so he started this term fairly highly rated on 80 or so and he has found it tough,' said trainer Caspar Fownes after watching Anton Marcus give a faultless display to win the seventh. 'Dropping back down to 67 today, Thunder Man looked at last like he was in a race where he should be competitive. I asked Anton to ride ...




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