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  1. Ultra Fantasy 'to miss sprint feature'

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Jockey Alex Lai Hoi-wing gave a resounding hint that Sprinters Stakes hero Ultra Fantasy will be missing when the Group Two Jockey Club Sprint is run at Sha Tin on November 21. The race, a renamed version of the old International Sprint Trial, would have been a logical return to racing for the Ricky Yiu Poon-fai-trained eight-year-old, but a stewards' inquiry late ...

  2. Champ to step out in trial

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Forces both home grown and foreign might be throwing out their challenges for Sacred Kingdom's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint crown in December, but Ricky Yiu Poon-fai ... but I don't have any choice but to run the horse. There are no other races,' Yiu said. 'Sacred Kingdom is well and there's no problem, but needs to have a race if he's going ...

  3. Double boosts Du Plessis' hopes

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is going to help his case for a return next term. Du Plessis got his first winner for Ricky Yiu Poon-fai- part of the double for the trainer- and then steered Hot Shot to the gelding's fifth ... it was a good day all round,' said du Plessis, who was particularly pleased to get King Of Reason home for Yiu. 'Ricky has given me plenty of support and I just haven't been able to get ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Super horse Sacred Kingdom retired

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Owner Sin Kang-yuk and trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai made the difficult decision last night to bring down the curtain on a career that saw Sacred Kingdom named the world's top turf sprinter ... and there isn't another race for him like that until next season- six months away- when he will be nine years old. So the decision has been made to retire him,' said Yiu. 'He didn't jump ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    No ban for Ricky Yiu over zilpaterol positives

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Trainer has two runners disqualified, but Jockey Club rules he could not be blamed as it had supplied the contaminated feed No ban for Yiu over zilpaterol positives The two Ricky Yiu Poon-fai-trained winners which returned positives to zilpaterol after eating contaminated feed last month were disqualified, but no further action was taken against ...

  7. 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 Poon-fai had rookie sensation Karis Teetan pegged as a Happy Valley specialist from the moment he saw him in a race and the Mauritian continued his spectacular start to the season with a double ...

  8. Yiu has imposing Share Of Gold set for first-up riches

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patrick Allen Zac Purton has done plenty of leg work in preparing some handy young horses for the races, and trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai turned to the in-form jockey to guide talented three-year-old Share Of Gold in the trial of the morning at Sha Tin yesterday. Purton and Yiu have combined with a few nice barrier triallers in recent months, but the jockey was also prominent on heat ...

  9. Yiu eyes KrisFlyer Sprint for champion Sacred Kingdom

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai eyeing another overseas mission. The 12 nominations for the Queen's Silver Jubilee are headed by Beauty Flash and Lucky Nine, with Yiu highlighting the distance as a turn off for connections of Sacred Kingdom. 'He only tried 1,400m once in his career and that was a couple of years ago when Good Ba Ba beat him in this race and he was unlucky,' Yiu ...

  10. Change of scenery does the trick

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and scored at his first run for Ricky Yiu Poon-fai in the Class Three Li Cup. 'I hardly think he's Ambitious Dragon but he might have another win in him,' said Prebble after a narrow ... beaten him but he should improve for that. He does feel like he'll be better suited over, say 1,800m, than the 1,400m today so Ricky has something to work with.' ...




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