Andreas Schütz

Racing Digest - February 16, 2014

Full Talent (Weichong Marwing) races away for a dominant victory at the massive price of 116-1. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Expensive four-year-old Vanilla broke away riderless pre-race for the second time in a fortnight and set trainer Caspar Fownes a puzzle to get him to the Derby.

Sunday, 16 February, 2014, 10:38pm

Genki Twins' turnaround form has Schutz hopeful of a dream Derby start

It might seem late in the day to be producing Hong Kong Derby hopes, but trainer Andreas Schutz is holding onto the dream that Genki Twins can make the classic grade after turning his form around at almost 50-1 to win yesterday.

13 Feb 2013 - 6:38am

Honey King Prawn is another tasty dish

Andreas Schutz has a promising horse in his yard after Honey King Prawn gave a good sight to come out second best behind exciting Happy Era in a Class Three over 1,4000m on a good-to-yielding surface on Sunday.

27 Nov 2012 - 1:54am

It's been a long time between drinks for troubled seven-year-old

Andreas Schutz finally got Istide back into the winner's enclosure after two years without success, but the trainer believes the seven-year-old's back problems will continue to limit his performances. Istide fought back under a nice ride from Keith Yeung Ming-lun to beat Champion Mount in a Class Four over 1,600m, the horse's first win since May 23, 2010.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Handy Chadwick notches a double

It paid to be handy at Happy Valley last night on a track favouring front-runners and Matthew Chadwick, not a stranger to aggressive riding tactics, made the most of the conditions with a winning double.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Elegance justifies Moore's faith

There were high hopes for Elegance Klammer when he arrived in John Moore's stables, but after the much-maligned galloper won the Japan Racing Association Trophy at Happy Valley last night, the trainer was simply relieved the import's owner had stuck solid and not taken the horse from him.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

'When things go right for him, he can run a race'

Most trainers just want their horses to relax in the parade ring, but Andreas Schutz would love to see Empire City rev-up a little more pre-race. The five-year-old got a good gate and a nice ride from Umberto Rispoli helped produce a 35-1 upset, punters backing the horse in from as much as 50-1.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Same World has all the right credentials

Dropping from Group One to Class One, Same World can follow up his barnstorming performance in the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby and stands out as a banker in the middle pin of tomorrow night's Triple Trio at Happy Valley, which is expected to reach HK$6 million.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Woods rails at stable noise pollution

Trainer Sean Woods has 'written off' this season because of noise from a construction site next to his stables, which he says has sparked an exodus of owners from his yard and caused him to lose all confidence in his runners.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Super Brother can make amends

Super Brother appears to be on the verge of opening his account after a luckless fourth in the Class Four Lok Fu Handicap (1,200m) on Wednesday night at Happy Valley .

The four-year-old arrived in Andreas Schutz's (pictured) door last season on a mark of 66 following his win in only start in Australia at Wyong Race Club in New South Wales.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Blinkers help Wongchoy break maiden tag

Andreas Schutz had two horses break their local maidens, with Keen Wongchoy putting his wayward ways behind him and a gear change and positive tactics paying off with Eagle Spirit.

After Keen Wongchoy broke through at start number 14, upsetting odds-on favourite G-One Winning in the process, Schutz (pictured) rattled off the reasons Keen Wongchoy had been beaten previously.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Happy Index delivers double for Cruz

Tony Cruz was buzzing after the performance of exciting prospect Happy Index, after the three-year-old completed the second-half of a double for the trainer at last night's all-dirt meeting at Sha Tin.

After Regency Luck scored his third success of the season, Happy Index led all the way in the Manawatu Racing Club Challenge Trophy (1,200m).

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Schutz in search of more staying races for galloper after latest win

Andreas Schutz was wishing there were more staying races for his horse's to contest after Super Strike and Eagle Spirit fought out a Class Four (2,000m). Super Strike benefitted from barrier four and being ridden closer by Tye Angland as he won his second straight race in the grade and took his record to four wins from 18 starts. 'I wish there was a different race for each horse,' Schutz said.

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

All's well that ends well as Angland makes amends on unlucky ride

Tye Angland had some merit points to make up with trainer Andreas Schutz after unluckily missing victory on Blessing in the second race, but he went a long way to repairing things by conjuring a second win out of all-weather specialist Golden Treasure.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Trainers seize rare chance

There were no cup races on offer yesterday, but a couple of scarcely scheduled events clearly had opportunist trainers Paul O'Sullivan and Andreas Schutz circling the date in their calendars.

Class Fives up the straight and 2,200m races at Sha Tin are a rarity on the programme and the two lower-tier trainers took full advantage of a running of both.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

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