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  1. 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 ...

  2. '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 ...

  3. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Atacx has the right tools to go higher

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... Phillip Woo phillip.woo@scmp.com Atacx has the right tools togo higher Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai's Atacx is quickly finding his find his feet, judging by the way he performed in the Class Three The House Repp Handicap (1,000m) on Sunday. Atacx joined the local ranks off a rating of 68 following a three-year-old career in Ireland for trainer Tommy Stacks for a win ...

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    Patience pays off for Yat Ding Win's owner

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... but trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai paid credit to Yat Ding Win's owner, Liang Guoxing, for having the patience to wait and get the right result as the three-year-old continued a good run for the International Sale Griffins. Yat Ding Win, part of a double for both Yiu and jockey Alex Lai Hoi-wing, was not the sale topper at last year's March sale, but the son of Fastnet Rock was the second ...

  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. Amber Sky teaches his elders a lesson

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it came to Amber Sky after Ricky Yiu Poon-fai's exceptional juvenile talent gave rivals another galloping lesson yesterday. 'I hate saying this about horses- but that is the best ... not easing up'. But I didn't want to batter the horse, I gave him three or four, because he was having a good look around.' Yiu said his youngster 'hadn't stopped ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. It's tight at the top as blazing Purton sneaks up on Prebble and Whyte

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by Ricky Yiu Poon-fai, to send him out a long odds-on favourite. 'Romantic City was much better today than when he ran first-up,' Purton said. 'He was just too fresh last time, and it was good that Ricky was able to give him a trial leading into this race. 'Romantic City is such a strong horse that you just can't hold him when he is fresh, and he just pulled himself ...

  9. Prebble sits pretty at the top but cops two-day suspension

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to record a short head win over Double Dragon. Prebble's next win, Pretty One, was far more impressive- with the debutant running away with a 4 1/4 length win for trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai ... and experience it all, and in the end he wouldn't have beaten the winner [Captain Sweet] so it might have been a bit of luck for him.' Yiu was quick to acknowledge his good opinion ...

  10. Kingdom favourite as local sprint talent eye overseas events

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... on their performances. Ricky Yiu Poon-fai's world champion, Sacred Kingdom, will be favourite to win the domestic Group One a second time and likely head to the Takamatsunomiya Kinen in Japan. But he ... is really well and I think the 1,200m in Japan is a better option than the 1,400m Group One here,' Yiu (pictured) said yesterday. 'Now he's a six-year-old, I'm happy to keep ...




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