Alex Lai Hoi-Wing

Towkay flies the flag at the Valley

Monday, 20 April, 2009, 12:00am

Special Dragon threatens to upstage Derby heavyweights

The promise of a more sensible speed in today's Victoria Racing Club Trophy (1,800m) at Sha Tin gives lightly weighted stayer Special Dragon the chance to stage an upset.

13 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Booming City takes advantage of soft lead to help Lee's yard claim double

It was a case of deja vu for trainer Almond Lee Yee-tat in the feature event as his great stable servant Booming City landed an all the way win as part of a double for the yard.

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Good Luck Win beats the odds

16 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Wong's Success looks hard to beat at his pet distance

A return to his preferred course and distance and an inside barrier should result in capable Wong's Success finally bouncing back to his best in the middle pin of Sunday's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

31 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Jockey Lai slightly hurt in car drama

Jockey Alex Lai Hoi-wing escaped serious injury when his car struck a road divider, flipped over and skidded more than 30 metres yesterday morning. Lai was on his way to ride trackwork at Sha Tin when he lost control of his car on the Tai Po Road at about 4am as he tried to avoid another vehicle. Lai suffered abrasions. He was treated at Prince of Wales Hospital and discharged.

5 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Super General to steal headlines in SCMP Cup

Super General shows every sign of climbing through the classes next season, but the lightly raced four-year-old has hit his straps at the right time to take the first step with a win in tonight's Happy Valley feature - the South China Morning Post Cup - (1,200m).

18 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Whyte can weave his magic on improving Butterfield

Punters will have their hands on their hearts praying for a dash of 'Whyte magic' in the Pearce Memorial Challenge Cup (1,650m) at Happy Valley tonight, but a wide draw should at least ensure some value odds about improving Butterfield.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Lee's instructions from afar bring Nightlign home

The wonders of modern simulcasting paved the way for Almond Lee Yee-tat's exciting new acquisition, Nightlign, to keep his unbeaten record intact with a winning Hong Kong debut in the final event yesterday.

25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Lai makes historic start to Year of Rat

Just three weeks ago Almond Lee Yee-tat would have been happy to win a race - any race - with his long-time maiden Full Of Joy. And thoughts of winning a feature race with the five-year-old would barely have entered his mind.

10 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Harb can justify ridiculously short price

The overnight price was ridiculous but only a fool would discard the significance of the money flow, indicating that Harb carries the full confidence of trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie in the second event at Happy Valley this evening.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Kings Cross can benefit from good barrier

Kings Cross has finally had the barrier god smile upon him, which should allow him to score a well-deserved success in the middle pin of tomorrow night's Triple Trio at the Sha Tin all-weather track meeting.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Bad boy Chui in hot water again

Top apprentice Marco Chui Kwan-lai continues to run into the wrong end of the rules and only an adjournment to take further evidence looks to stand between him and the stewards imposing another ban.

15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Ganbaria well rated to find the winning post

Ganbaria has already indicated he has come back from a break in good order by scoring a win in the trainers' charity race on opening day and it should be a curtain raiser to him returning successfully to real competition in the final leg of tomorrow night's Triple Trio at Happy Valley.

18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Noble Conqueror to lay siege to the Valley again

The Caspar Fownes-trained Noble Conqueror should defy the handicapper and shrug off a class rise at Happy Valley tonight by taking out the Choi Wan Handicap (1,650m).

The four-year-old showed how far he had come when he relished the switch back to blinkers last time out and gave Brett Prebble an armchair ride to win by almost five lengths on May 30.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am