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Alex Lai Hoi-Wing

Trainer Lui praises clever Lai

In-form driver Alex Lai Hoi-wing helped General Danroad navigate a highway to the winning post after the galloper overcame the outside gate to steam over the top of his opposition late.

Monday, 11 October, 2010, 12:00am

Tokyo coup Ultra special for HK

Hong Kong has stamped itself as the sprint capital of the world and left trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai on cloud nine after Ultra Fantasy caused a major boilover to lead throughout and claim the Group One Sprinters Stakes (1,200m) at Nakayama racecourse in Tokyo yesterday.

4 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Flying Colours has tactical edge

Flying Colours doesn't get to the races as often as Derek Cruz would probably like, but the five-year-old looks the knockout chance at his first all-weather attempt in the Yan Chai Trophy (1,200m) today at Sha Tin.

Punters will doubtless pin their hopes to the 'King Of The Dirt', Olivier Doleuze, on the impressive first-up winner Smart Choice.

26 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Youngster proving to be a big hit for Yiu

The aptly named Bet On Me was the subject of a late betting move and duly won the Buffalo Hill Handicap (1,200m) for trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai and jockey Alex Lai Hoi-wing. In an impressive display, Lai drove the four-year-old to a 1?lengths win over favourite Best Win, with a short head to Telecom Top Star in third.

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Wake up to riches with Sleep Well

An estimated dividend of HK$4 million in the Happy Valley Triple Trio is sure to entice plenty of punters into dabbling in the lucrative bet type tomorrow night, and many will be basing their hopes on last-start winner Sleep Well as a banker in the final leg.

14 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Kharu makes massive noises

Trainer Peter Ho Leung has got the season off to a good start with two winners and six placings from 14 runners and his Class Four youngster Kharu put himself into the Black Book with a sound effort for second at Happy Valley on Wednesday night over the 1,000m.

10 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Yiu beauty! Treble, Kingdom cap great day

A highlight finish to the final Sha Tin meeting of the season capped a memorable year for trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai, who bagged a treble with three promising youngsters before his world-beating sprinter Sacred Kingdom was crowned Horse of the Year.

12 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Forget the draw, improving Chevalier King is the one

Even a tricky draw may not be enough to stop improving three-year-old Chevalier King taking himself to the next level in the St George's Challenge Cup (1,000m) at Happy Valley tonight.

21 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Untouchablelad has pedigree for bigger things

The Untouchablelad has been knocking on the door and gets a golden opportunity to breakthrough over a suitable 1,650-metre journey in a tricky opening leg of tomorrow night's Happy Valley Triple Trio, estimated at HK$3 million.

5 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Lui thanks heavens as Super Bobo and Trulli secure long-awaited double

Former jockey turned-trainer Francis Lui Kin-wai landed a rare double with Trulli and Super Bobo at Sha Tin yesterday - his first since May 25, 2008.

He has had a dry spell in recent seasons, but a change in weather also brought a change in fortunes for Lui, who saddled both winners as a late-December drizzle set in.

28 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Aussie comes up trumps

Jockey Challenge betting took more twists and turns than a bowl of noodles - with eventual winner Willie Pike drifting to HK$200 before in-play betting finished at the start of race seven. Pike then rattled off three quick wins and a third placing in the final four races to steal the title from Alex Lai Hoi-wing, who had all but stitched up the challenge in the first half of the card.

7 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Unwanted Golden Boy wrecks most TT players

Michael Chang Chun-wai was not exactly the 'Golden Boy' for Triple Trio punters when his Class Five winner of that name put the sword to most tickets in the first leg - and even the trainer confessed to some surprise.

7 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

There's more to come from Matsukaze

It wasn't so long ago that Matsukaze was on the slippery slide down the ratings into Class Five, but the four-year-old has not only rescued the situation, he's thriving, after another win in the Indigenous Handicap (1,400m) that showed another string to his bow.

16 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Ambitious Treasure comes to life

Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai got his season off to something of a surprise start when injury-plagued Ambitious Treasure fulfilled some of his early promise in the Causeway Bay Handicap (1,200m) at over 20-1. Ambitious Treasure got Alex Lai Hoi-wing off the mark for the season after getting a dream rails run from his inside draw.

14 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Happy Reunion out to turn the tables on Lucky Red

Punters gambled and lost when Happy Reunion went down to Lucky Red at his latest outing, but the Ricky Yiu Poon-fie-trained three-year-old is ready to turn that result around in today's Kowloon Cricket Club Centenary Cup (1,000m) at Sha Tin.

17 May 2009 - 12:00am