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  1. 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 ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Ricky Yiu Poon-fai, Hong Kong’s trailblazing horse trainer

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 11:18am by Noel Prentice

    ... Noel Prentice First Chinese trainer to win at Group One level on foreign soil, capturing Sprinters Stakes in Japan and KrisFlyer Sprint in Singapore Ricky Yiu Poon-fai has never won ... Hong Kong Sprint with Fairy King Prawn. Yiu, 55, was also the first Chinese trainer to have won at Group One level on foreign soil, taking out the Sprinters Stakes in Japan with Ultra Fantasy ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Great Spirit to step up to a mile to kick off a big week for Ricky Yiu

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 08:32pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Great Spirit to prove his dirt credentials at a mile Ricky Yiu Poon-fai's Great Spirit will put his stamina to the test in the Diamond Hill Handicap ... in the United Kingdom, the gelding was effective up to 1,400m on similar surfaces and was not tried beyond that. Early on here, he was fiery so it is no surprise that Yiu has taken his time and got runs ...

  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 hopes youngster Amber Sky will score rare win

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Young horses hardly ever face old guard here, but trainer believes Amber Sky has what it takes Yiu hopes for rarest of HK wins An exciting young horse tackling the best older ones is a highlight in most jurisdictions but a novelty here, where the Ricky Yiu Poon-fai-trained Amber Sky will on Sunday be the first in more than a decade even ...

  7. Sport - Racing - HONG KONG

    Legendary Dragon will fire up at Sha Tin, says trainer Ricky Yiu

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Trainer Ricky Yiu says four-year-old will be an even better proposition at the bigger track as jockey Zac Purton continues his good early form Dragon will fire up at Sha Tin, Yiu says Ricky Yiu Poon-fai is adamant Legendary Dragon can transfer his best form to Sha Tin after the tenacious galloper bulldozed his way to another Happy Valley victory, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Ricky Yiu beams as bigger, better Amber Sky lays down gauntlet

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 12:10am by Michael Cox

    ... made a stunning return to form with a scintillating Sha Tin straight-track win on Wednesday that thrust Ricky Yiu Poon-fai's former boom juvenile into international day reckoning. Amber ... by the Group One Hong Kong Sprint in December. "He has gone up more than 60 pounds in body weight- but he hasn't stopped working and it is all muscle," Yiu said. "I'm pretty ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Trainer Ricky Yiu lauds Happy Valley specialist Karis Teetan

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:35am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Trainer showers praise on Mauritian jockey who continues his spectacular start to season Valley specialist Teetan enjoys double success Trainer Ricky Yiu ... on Wednesday night. Teetan scored on Yiu’s impressive young stayer Ambassadorship to bring up a double – with six of the newcomer’s eight wins this term notched at the Valley. “I picked it as soon ...




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