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Alex Wong Yu-On

Warrior looks good catch for next season

Alex Wong Yu-on will be retiring after this season, but he appears to have unearthed a useful type in Lucky Warrior for some lucky trainer after the debutant turned in a brave effort in the Class Three Gallop Handicap (1,200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Wednesday, 29 June, 2011, 12:00am

Flying Smart can send TT fans home with a big smile

Trainer Alex Wong Yu-on will throw all his tricks at the recently imported Flying Smart at the Sha Tin all-weather meeting on Wednesday night, and punters can jump on the bandwagon by making the colt a banker in the final leg of the Triple Trio.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Marwing can strike in wide-open market

A wide-open Jockey Challenge will make it hard to back a winner on the all-weather track at Sha Tin tonight, but those who support Weichong Marwing at his opening quote of $17 will be rewarded handsomely if the South African hits a hot-streak on his book of solid dirt performers.

23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Ho banks on Doyle to lift Lombardi

Peter Ho Leung has turned to the experienced hands of senior rider Brett Doyle to lift Lombardi to an overdue win and the five-year-old looks a solid banker on which to anchor Triple Trio plays in the final leg tomorrow at Sha Tin.

25 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Softer track proves a blessing for Wong

The persistent showers may have cost trainer Alex Wong Yu-on a couple more wins, but the softer track proved to be a blessing in disguise when his aptly named galloper won the Dongguan Handicap (1,400m). Blessing ($14) came with a well-timed finish to nail North Hill by a 1/2-length, with a neck away to the well-supported Ribot Legend in third.

13 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

'He is not much of a horse'

Trainer Alex Wong Yu-on was not overplaying the win of Clovis in the Waterfall Bay Handicap and simply stated the horse was in the right place at the right time to finally land his second win from 38 starts. Clovis was well rated by apprentice Kevin Leung Ka-wai and, despite tiring nearing the post, was able to scramble home to beat fast-finishing Romancing Tamar by a neck.

5 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Season only gets better for hot-shot Cheng

A hot-streak treble for Howard Cheng Yue-tin was the perfect way for him to surge to his most successful season with a career-high tally of 43 winners.

Three straight wins aboard Cosmo Successor, Grandway Flyer and Touch Chic boosted Cheng to new heights and thrust him into equal fourth position on the jockeys' table.

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Five-year-old makes no mistakes

17 May 2010 - 12:00am

Wong praises 'perfect' Cheng

Trainer Alex Wong Yu-on was full of New Year goodwill after his troubled galloper Blessing landed a narrow win over favourite National Treasure in the final event. Wong said he was not surprised to see his lightly raced five-year-old burst through along the rails, but credited a 'perfect ride' from Howard Cheng Yue-tin for the victory.

17 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Twin brother Kevin finally gets monkey off his back with 127-1 shot

It might have taken apprentice jockey Kevin Leung Ka-wai a little longer than twin brother Derek Leung Ka-chun to register his first win, but the youngster bowled punters over when he did - with China Lujia arriving at odds of almost 127-1.

30 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Prebble heads market in tough Challenge clash

For four meetings while Douglas Whyte was suspended, Brett Prebble had a veritable picnic and last Sunday when the Durban Demon returned, Prebble was overseas with Sacred Kingdom. Tonight is what the fans have been waiting for - a real head-to-head with Hong Kong's two best jockeys.

21 May 2009 - 12:00am

With a strong hand, it's a Whyte night

Jockey Challenge punters were quick to step into Douglas Whyte last night at the opening call, with the champion jockey boasting another strong book of rides.Oddsmakers posted the Durban Demon a 2.75 chance, but that was trimmed to 2.60 with immediate interest in the favourite, even though a number of his mounts fall into the unreliable basket.

22 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Whyte breaks Challenge drought in style with a tremendous treble

The rains came for Douglas Whyte fans at Happy Valley last night as the Durban Demon threw off a drought of sorts to take back the Jockey Challenge with a winning treble.

19 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

O'Sullivan feels benefit of Whyte's advice as partnership blossoms

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte made a one-act affair of the Jockey Challenge at Happy Valley last night as he grabbed a winning treble, the feature race and continued to grow a burgeoning partnership with trainer Paul O'Sullivan.

20 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Equine champs of past help riders shape up

The Racing Talent Development Stable has been a huge leap forward for instilling basic horsemanship into the students, and a number of former racehorses form an important part of the 'staff'.

15 Jun 2008 - 12:00am