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  1. Lai racks up treble before five-meeting suspension

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Challenge winner, apprentice Vincent Ho Chak-yiu, aside as he made hay while the hot rail bias was on display. Lai drove Compact Yarn and Happy Guys to victory for trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai ... money for his connections in the Ricky Yiu Trainers Syndicate. That 1?length win in the last completed a heavily supported stable double, with Compact Yarn also being smashed in betting before ...

  2. Prebble gets the job done for punters

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the David Hall-trained Familists in the last. Pretty One put his best foot forward to comfortably claim his second race success at odds of $21 for trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai, before the brown light ... for him to change his lead leg for a long way in the straight, because otherwise he might have run about a bit, but, once he did, he accelerated strongly.' Prebble will recommend Yiu give ...

  3. Purton sheds bridesmaid's tag with gem of a ride

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox The dominant debut win of Jade Christy not only delivered Ricky Yiu Poon-fai the first half of a training double, it broke a frustrating run of seconds for jockey Zac Purton. ... nice,' Purton said. He is still very raw and not the finished product yet.' The Australian paid tribute to Yiu's patience in bringing the gelding along slowly. Yiu purchased Jade ...

  4. 'He will just continue to go higher'

    Posted May 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patrick Allen Quantum Power showed he was a class above even an 'A-grade' Class Four with a romping 1 3/4 lengths win for jockey Zac Purton and trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai to confirm his last-start success over the same course as yesterday's 1,400m Jules Audemars Handicap. Purton switched the three-year-old off at the back of the pack, but admitted he had to flick ...

  5. Quality, not quantity, gives Prebble the edge

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mounts, giving him enough of an edge over early favourite Douglas Whyte ($3.40), who has a book of eight rides. Last-start winner Metro Rider can get Prebble and trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai off ...

  6. Prebble throws down challenge with four-timer

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a win on Lombardi in the penultimate race for trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai. Impressive debutant Carry The Zeal got Prebble and trainer David Hall away to a flyer, before wins on Lucky Follow Me ...

  7. Yiu and owners set for a Jolly good time

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phillip Woo phillip.woo@scmp.com Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai hasn't had much luck with only three victories and 19 placings from his 80 starters this season, but Jolly Fine looks a winner waiting to happen after a solid runner-up performance in the Class Three Magpie Handicap (1,600m) on Sunday at Sha Tin. Jolly Fine showed good progress in three outings last season after ...

  8. Happy Guys all around as Purton follows Yiu's plan to the letter

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patrick Allen A jovial Ricky Yiu Poon-fai has his sights set on bigger targets for his promising syndicate horse Happy Guys after an outstanding victory in the final event. Zac Purton ... half-length to the fast-finishing Ho Ho Life in third. The five-year-old has now won three from 11 and racked up just under HK$2 million in prize money for the 08-09 Ricky Yiu Trainer Syndicate. ...

  9. Punters can bank on Purton to upset Prebble

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... after a nice 1,200m barrier trial win at Happy Valley for trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai, and a forward showing is expected after he came up favourite in the overnight win pool. If Purton can rack ... fashion. Romantic City made a huge impression at his first start at the Valley last time and, after a good blow-out down the straight in a barrier trial win, the Yiu-trained galloper looks set ...

  10. Yiu's charges in thick of the action

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Ricky Yiu Poon-fai's great season steamed ahead at Happy Valley last night with another winning double but it wasn't all beer and skittles ... attendant as the gates opened and the horse began awkwardly and dumped jockey Zac Purton. He was later declared a runner but Yiu had no issue with that after attending the stewards' inquiry. ...




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