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  1. Comment - Blogs

    'Wacky Races' makes its way to Sha Tin

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 06:52pm by Michael Cox

    ... charging along the outside fence, because last Saturday was the closest we are ever going to get to Wacky Races at Sha Tin. Punters were that perplexed they were praying for more races on the much-maligned all-weather track, just for some certainty. Wacky Races might have been a ridiculous 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon but it looks normal stacked up against the madness that played out in Sha ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Brett Prebble to miss start of Hong Kong racing season

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Australian is licensed for part of the year as he tries to juggle riding duties with a fast-growing company that produces race gear for jockeys Stalwart ... of racing] Bill Nader for supporting me on this," Prebble, 35, said yesterday. "The key reason is that I have a lot of important, business-related matters that really need my personal ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING DIGEST

    Racing Digest, January 28, 2013

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... "It's hard for any horse to win four in a row. He's been a bit keen in his races, but you see today he's even starting to relax and settle. I'm looking forward to getting him to 1,400m because the way he raced today that's what he's looking for." Alan Aitken   Turnover is up and it's thesecond highest for season Two thirds of the way through ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Racing Digest, December 3, 2012

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... in the final race that resulted in scratchings. Chadwick, who caused interference to Ultimate Winners in the ninth race, was handed a two-day ban. Tong caused interference to Chadwick on Green Manner ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Racing Digest, November 26, 2012

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... took a share of the dead-heat in race eight. Oddly, yesterday's results saw four wins from gate one, five from high draws and nothing from the centre. "The sting out of the ground ... but I let him do what he wants to do and he is easier to manage that way. We get on well." It was Lui's fourth win in Hong Kong, with three of them coming in the final race of the day. ...

  6. Dragon puts his best foot forward on race day

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phillip Woo phillip.woo@scmp.com Silver Dragon may have looked ordinary in his work and trials, but turned out to be a different fellow on race day. The Me Tsui Yu-sak Trainer Syndicate ... a half-brother to classy Sun Trooper, a winner of his first five races over the 1,000m at Happy Valley in his first season, before he was forced to retire with an injury following a defeat in the Sha Tin ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - RACING

    Prebble insists Packing Whiz is unbeatable in Champions Mile

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Brett Prebble insists Packing Whiz is simply "the best horse in the race" in tomorrow's Champions Mile - on one proviso. He and trainer Caspar Fownes hope his bleeding issues do ... if fully fit. I just feel that if he is healthy, he'll win, and that he is the best horse in the race. He has the best turn of foot in town "I just feel that if he is healthy, he'll ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    How Berry and Prebble put 'Magic Man' Moreira in his place

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 07:42pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy Two great feature-race winning rides – full of character but very different in nature – by Tommy Berry and Brett Prebble consigned new golden boy Joao Moreira to his own test of character on a memorable Sunday at Sha Tin. Berry’s tactical masterpiece on Designs On Rome in the Classic Cup was racing’s equivalent of Babe Ruth ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Lucky Nine defies niggles to win an emotional second Chairman's Sprint Prize

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:13pm by Michael Cox

    ... but for a while there was a chance he wasn't even going to run in this race. It was only a week ago we were working his leg, he was just too sensitive, and you couldn't even touch him." ... of the race, Fownes will now consider his options for the globetrotter. A return tilt at the Group One Golden Shaheen in Dubai or the Group One Takamatsunomiya Kinen in Japan- both races over 1,200m ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Packing Whiz 'is world class'

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... some cut in the ground and it isn't as hot." Importantly, Fownes said the five-year-old's post-race recovery seemed good and the run is likely to bring the 1,200-pound plus ...




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