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  1. Yiu's Sacred Kingdom looks too classy

    Posted Dec 26th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Ricky Yiu Poon-fie has started the new season in brilliant form and is the trainer charged with the responsibility of winning with the shortest-priced favourite ... men of the handicapping panel should be well and truly vindicated in their assessment, according to early players, who have backed Sacred Kingdom into a $17 favourite. Yiu had a very ...

  2. Patience, perseverance pay off for Yiu

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie deserves some recognition for the way he has picked himself up by the bootstraps this season after failing to make the Jockey Club's performance benchmark last season for the first time. In the wake of a Boxing Day double, including the stunning win of exciting three-year-old Sacred Kingdom, Yiu admitted to not just one but two ordinary ...

  3. Kingdom has all the signs of a real star

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... probably words that trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie thought he might never get the chance to say but Sacred Kingdom's breathtaking second-start win up the Sha Tin straight yesterday left him with no alternative. Fairy King Prawn is one of the greats of Hong Kong racing, winning six of his first 14 starts for Yiu including the Chairman's Sprint Prize and the 1999 Hong Kong Sprint before he ...

  4. Nunes proves he has lost none of his Macau form

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... on Flying Bishop. The jockey who has dominated the past two Macau seasons, hit paydirt early as he gave a faultless display on Ricky Yiu Poon-fie's brave seven-year-old to take the fifth event ... very quickly,' Nunes said. 'It was good for me, as it always helps in a new place to get off the mark quickly, but I'm also pleased for Ricky. 'He's been putting me ...

  5. Kan in the frame as Mosse scores on Pepper

    Posted Oct 16th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... if he put a good jockey on,' Kan said. Red Pepper's only ailment is old age, but Mosse was also able to cure what some were suggesting was a lack of willpower in Ricky Yiu Poon-fie-trained Rocket Win. 'Full credit to Gerald because this horse is not an easy ride,' said Yiu, after the British import finally scored at start number 19. 'Rocket Win was unlucky all ...

  6. Nunes steps in to fill Dye vacuum

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Leung Wai-tak case, which had the assistant trainer at loggerheads with the Jockey Club just over a week ago. Leung was formerly assistant to Ricky Yiu Poon-fie, but lost that job through his ... and requested written explanations from Yiu, David Oughton and Peter Ng Bik-kuen over their failures to satisfy the club's minimum performance criteria. ...

  7. Bishop responds to Yiu's tender loving care

    Posted Sep 17th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken A little bit of care early takes a horse a long way. That was the message from trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie after Flying Bishop triumphed in what might have been dubbed ... when they were young,' said Yiu. 'Flying Bishop was not rushed early; he didn't start racing until he was a late three-year-old, so that's why he is still able to win after ...

  8. Munce magic to rub off on Yiu's Rocket Win

    Posted May 10th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken It has hardly been a vintage season for Ricky Yiu Poon-fie but he can claw something back out of the wreck by breaking through with Rocket Win in tonight's Happy Valley feature, the Hong Kong Football Club Centenary Challenge Cup (1,800m). Yiu is sitting lonely in the basement of the trainers' table with just six winners in by far the worst season of his ...

  9. Ex-jockey dies in fall from 19th floor of Jockey Club quarters

    Posted Oct 19th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... and Beijing, before returning to Hong Kong. With the support of trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie, he was re-employed by the club as a riding boy, effective from the start of the current season. Tsang was to ride trackwork for Yiu's stable at Sha Tin yesterday, with the first gallops scheduled for 5am, but did not arrive. Stable staff said he answered two phone calls from them and apologised, ...

  10. Leung's job secure, Club says

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... action. Leung was formerly assistant trainer to Ricky Yiu Poon-fie, who would not accept him as his assistant trainer for next season. Leung has also been unable to reach an agreement with any of the other 24 trainers at Sha Tin. At a mini press conference held by the Horse Racing (Local) Association (HRLA) on Thursday night, Leung claimed that his separation from Yiu had been caused by his ...




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