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  1. Sport - Racing - Horse racing

    Ricky Yiu hopes Joao Moreira sticks with Amber Sky

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 11:25am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox Brazilian will probably have to choose between Yiu's horse and John Moore's Sterling City Ricky Yiu Poon-fai believes Joao Moreira is the right fit for Amber Sky ... only start away from there, but with Moreira in the saddle Yiu thinks 1,200m, and more importantly a bend, won’t be a problem. “I’m feeling optimistic that he will handle 1,200m, especially ...

  2. 'He has not reached his peak form yet'

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Fit the second at better than 50-1, and Ricky Yiu Poon-fai-trained Plentiful (Marco Chui Kwan-lai) only added to the blitz at 40-1 in the third event. 'He is a three-year-old having just his third start. I didn't doubt his ability to win races, but I did doubt whether he was ready yet, so it was a surprise,' said Yiu. 'He didn't come through his first-up ...

  3. Kingdom to race one more time

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (1,000m) on April 1. Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai said yesterday the eight-year-old had pulled up fit and well, despite finishing 11 in the Chairman's Sprint Prize on Sunday. 'He is fine, he pulled up OK,' said Yiu. 'But his dash at the finish seems to be getting shorter and shorter now.' Yiu said Sacred Kingdom would not run over 1,200m ...

  4. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Graceful Kingdom ready to fill big shoes

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... Phillip Woo phillip.woo@scmp.com Graceful Kingdom ready to fill big shoes Racing in the famous silks of past champion Sacred Kingdom, the Ricky Yiu Poon-fai-trained Graceful Kingdom has ... by Yiu at the 2011 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale in Australia for owner Sin Kang-yuk. He showed progress in each of his six trials for Weichong Marwing, but Tommy Berry was the rider of choice ...

  5. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Ricky Yiu's More needs luck but can go faster

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 10:02pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Ricky Yiu's More needs luck but can go faster Ricky Yiu Poon-fai-trained Faster More kept himself on notice as a coming winner when he found trouble in the Class Four mile, again, and the three-year-old International Sale Griffin is a winner in waiting if he can stay clear of interference in races. Behind Luger, in what looked a sterling form race ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Ricky Yiu lambasts apprentice despite top front-running ride

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 11:33pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Apprentice needs to watch the best to improve, says Yiu Ricky Yiu Poon-fai wants his apprentice Dicky Lui Cheuk-yin to lift his game in the off-season and believes watching plenty of television will help- just as long as it is race replays he is viewing. After Lui snatched an all-the-way victory aboard Mighty Equus, his 13th winner of the season, Yiu said ...

  7. Suborics declares two-year-old 'special' as griffin storms to win

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Southern hemisphere juveniles do make a habit of winning most of the griffin races but not too many punters were ready for Ricky Yiu Poon-fai's Amber Sky's racecourse debut win. John Size's Irish-bred Sichuan Express went out odds on for the first griffin event of the season but failed, apparently without reason, while Amber Sky made it look like ...

  8. Dad-to-be to take a break for quality time with partner

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox Tye Angland's upcoming suspension will allow him to return to Australia for the birth of he and his partner Erin's first child, but he made sure he left on a winning note with a Class Five win on Ricky Yiu Poon-fai's Super Pepper. Angland has been granted leave to be with his partner, who is due in the next two weeks. His two-meeting suspension starts ...

  9. Sprinting, gear changes and weather bring the best out of five year-old

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox The record of Papas indicated as much, but Neil Callan said the horse's Class Five win confirmed the Ricky Yiu Poon-fai-trained galloper was just a sprinter. Papas had been stretched to 1,650m or beyond on five occasions and never finished better than 10th. And tellingly, his only win was over 1,200m and on a yielding track. Back to 1,200, after a last-start ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Reborn To Win sees the light to battle through for Ricky Yiu

    Posted May 04th 2014, 10:49pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Reborn sees the light to battle through for Yiu Ricky Yiu Poon-fai's Reborn To Win showed a toughness and tenacity beyond his years and experience ... a bright future Ricky Yiu Yiu had a double, with both winners ridden by Neil Callan, but saved praise for Reborn To Win after the slightly built three-year-old barged his way out of a pocket ...




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