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  1. Size stays ahead in two-horse race

    Posted Feb 16th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The battle lines are drawn in the Hong Kong trainers' premiership. It's the proverbial two-horse race and once again yesterday the arch rivals went blow for blow, ... Not were the punters, as his near 29-1 starting price indicated. 'He drew barrier 14 and the track was favouring horses racing on the speed, so we didn't have a lot of choice,' Size ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Getting results for owners of moderate horses a dying art

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Getting results for owners of moderate horses a dying art It isn't often that having a Class Five runner is an event of note but Goal And Gold's participation in the first race at Happy Valley tonight will be just such an occasion and a reminder of how the character of racing here has altered. Trainer John Size is probably in the habit of having ...

  3. Small-town horse makes good

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The progressive emergence of Armada as he has raced his way to favouritism for the HK$16 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile has been almost life-changing for New Zealand ... from the start,' Williams said. 'I saw John Size at Easter this year when the horse had won his first three starts and asked him what he thought. 'John said he thought the horse ...

  4. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Khaya just finds a way to keep on winning

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:20pm by Alan Aitken

    ... to slip into a race like the Queen Mother Memorial Cup with a light handicap. Earlier in the day, the Billet Express Handicap was full of modest raced horses and several unraced runners who had ... overtaken that ambition, but he again showed himself to have a good race ahead somewhere with his solid return from a three month break. In wins at his past three, Khaya has had to overcome some ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Claimers good value for Size

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... more, then Hot Shot's all-the-way final-race win meant everything was back to the way it started- Size on 44 by one from Cruz with another to Yip. Lui had previously led throughout for Size on Hot Shot this season and the race played out perfectly to give Lui a double for the afternoon. "Hot Shot is a horse who gives himself every advantage," said Size. "He gets ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING DIGEST

    Racing Digest, December 23, 2012

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox, Alan Aitken

    ... broke through for his first local win in 10 attempts. "This horse is really lazy," said trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai, and jockey Weichong Marwing was even less encouraging. "Going ... a great bunch of horses. We'll take the win, but he is just a bottom of Class Three or Class Four horse - he just does too much wrong. Today was his day, he was the fit horse and he got ...

  7. Sport - Racing - TRIPLE TRIO

    Khaya's late Derby bid headlines the last leg of the Triple Trio

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 08:50pm by Michael Cox

    ... suffer a drop off, and while Size takes care of his horses and nurses them through the system like no other, surely this horse wouldn't be racing if not for the allure of the "once in a lifetime race" on the horizon? That's the only real question mark- whether the horse can produce the same sort of run again on Sunday. It is simply another case of "in Size we ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Size gets monkey off his back

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Laidback trainer ends frustrating 37-race losing streak with a much-needed double from still-green Keep-A-Pin and genuine Fulfil A Wish Size gets monkey ... "Well, one thing about the horses that are running well but not quite winning is that you know those are the sort of performances that will turn into winners soon enough. I'd be more ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Size extends his championship lead after scoring a treble

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:22pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Moreira and belated Derby aspirant Khaya won with Douglas Whyte aboard. Khaya's 1,600m victory on his reappearance after three months off the scene confirmed him as a promising horse who ... a positive for the gelding in some ways. "He feels more rounded physically and mentally for that extra time. He's a lovely, progressive staying horse and didn't have it all his way ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Third time lucky for Access Years and Moreira in Triple Trio

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 08:28pm by Michael Cox

    ... import Asia Rising (Zac Purton) should be included after a decent effort at his last trial. The first leg is a Class Four over 1,800m with four or five main chances, but it is a race that drops ... (Purton). In the final leg, a Class Three over 1,600m, it is another horse stepping up to what looks like a more suitable trip that looms as banker. Peter Ho Leung's Archippus (Purton) handled ...




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