Akeed Mofeed

Keith Yeung makes a winning return from injury on gutsy Bond

Keith Yeung and Benno Yung after Star of Bond's gritty success. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Keith Yeung Ming-lun made a successful return from injury when Benno Yung Tin-pang's Star Of Bond made it three straight in the Coloane Handicap.

Sunday, 2 March, 2014, 7:09pm

Military prepares for Dubai attack after impressive Gold Cup win

A jubilant Joao Moreira parades Military Attack in front of the Sha Tin crowd as the reigning Horse of the Year heads back to the winner's circle. Photos: Kenneth Chan

John Moore was chasing a Dubai World Cup start for Military Attack and Akeed Mofeed was left chasing shadows as the match race of the season fizzed into a non-event in the Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup (2,000m) on Sunday.

24 Feb 2014 - 10:45am

Momentum on Akeed Mofeed's side and gives him the edge against Military Attack

Akeed Mofeed (Douglas Whyte) holds off Ashkiyr and Same World to win the Centenary Vase. He meets both those runners on level weights after giving them weight last start. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Akeed Mofeed is the horse with the momentum and that looks the only thing that gives him an edge on Military Attack in a fascinating Group One Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup (2,000m) at Sha Tin.

23 Feb 2014 - 10:18am

Akeed Mofeed inches closer to proving trainer Gibson right

Akeed Mofeed and Douglas Whyte hold off the challenge of Ashkiyr (outside) to win the Centenary Vase. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Late last season, Richard Gibson boasted that Akeed Mofeed would one day be the best horse in town.

2 Feb 2014 - 10:19pm

Fortune favours the fastest in Hong Kong

Akeed Mofeed put it altogether to win the Hong Kong Cup for Douglas Whyte last month. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able - the horse holds a special place in Chinese astrology and mysticism and those born in its year are said to carry some of the same characteristics of their zodiac symbol.

29 Jan 2014 - 11:10pm

Dragon's QE II misfortune impacts on Akeed Mofeed

Tommy Berry. Photo: Kenneth Chan

In the long tradition of major events jumping from the 2,000m start at Sha Tin, Sunday's Audemars Piguet QE II Cup was a messy affair and the serious check to Ambitious Dragon had even wider consequences than upsetting his chance.

1 May 2013 - 4:49am

Akeed Mofeed 'can be a superstar'

Richard Gibson

Akeed Mofeed may have already fulfilled his destiny and become a prince by winning this year's BMW Hong Kong Derby, but trainer Richard Gibson believes it is just a matter of time before his stallion prospect accedes to king.

28 Apr 2013 - 6:29am

Derby generation have the chance to prove true worth

Mizani's win looked better by the underperformance of his rivals.

Now we enter the proving phase for the season's four-year-olds and Mizani's last-to-first swamping of Class One rivals in Sunday's final race will have come as a welcome sign for all concerned.

17 Apr 2013 - 5:18am

Akeed's low-rated Derby victory is a blessing in disguise

Akeed Mofeed and Douglas Whyte. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Winning the lowest-rated Hong Kong Derby has left Akeed Mofeed and his people in a unique, and even preferable, situation with regard to the horse's future plans.

20 Mar 2013 - 4:25am

We haven't seen the best of Akeed Mofeed, says trainer Richard Gibson

Akeed Mofeed (Douglas Whyte) scrambles in by a half-length over Endowing (Dwayne Dunn) and stablemate Gold-Fun (Olivier Doleuze) in yesterday's stop-start Hong Kong Derby. Photo: Kenneth Chan

It was the moment when a big reputation and price tag meant nothing, and only a BMW Hong Kong Derby win would justify everything that led to Akeed Mofeed lining up as a hot favourite for the HK$16 million classic yesterday, but champion jockey Douglas Whyte believes the winning card had been played a fortnight ago.

19 Mar 2013 - 10:26am

Champion Whyte recalls ride to success

Douglas Whyte. Photo: Kenneth Chan

"When Akeed Mofeed came out of the gates, I immediately had the position I wanted and I was comfortable and confident. But that only lasted until we got around to the back of the course. As they seem to do with a lot of these Group races - and it seems to happen in the Derby every year - when we got to the 1,300m, the leaders really pulled up sharply and slowed the pace. So much so that I thought the horse in front of me might have broken down.

18 Mar 2013 - 3:12am

Mofeed enjoys luck of the Irish

Douglas Whyte plants a kiss on Akeed Mofeed after their victory.

An Irish Hong Kong Derby winner on St Patrick's Day had an air of inevitability to it before and after the race, but the margin of joy and the manner of Akeed Mofeed's classic win kept the excitement in it right to the moment of triumph.

18 Mar 2013 - 2:39am

Gibson has come a long way for a shot at Derby glory

Richard Gibson. Photo: Kenneth Chan

By his own admission, trainer Richard Gibson and the Derby - almost any Derby - are barely on nodding terms but the Englishman, via France, hopes to embrace his own slice of BMW Hong Kong Derby history today.

17 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

Gibson stays cool despite perfect draw for Derby favourite Akeed Mofeed

Richard Gibson

The random fortunes of the starting draw swung Akeed Mofeed's way yesterday but the favourite's trainer Richard Gibson wasn't getting ahead of himself before the HK$16 million BMW Hong Kong Derby on Sunday.

15 Mar 2013 - 5:41am

'Massive' sympathy for Doleuze as Whyte grabs Derby ride

Akeed Mofeed starred for Douglas Whyte. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Champion Douglas Whyte was yesterday confirmed as the rider of BMW Hong Kong Derby favourite Akeed Mofeed, but trainer Richard Gibson said he felt for his stable's regular rider, Olivier Doleuze, after a suspension cost him the Group One ride.

6 Mar 2013 - 5:36am