Anthony Delpech

'Discouraged' Nunes joins exodus of lightweights

Manoel Nunes has added to the riding roster woes by returning home to his native Brazil with his pregnant wife Alessandra.

Thursday, 13 March, 2008, 12:00am

Loss of lightweight heavyweights a big blow

The Jockey Club now has a mini crisis on its hands, with lightweight riders Anthony Delpech and Shane Dye throwing in the towel within days of each other and heading 'back to the future' to their homelands.

5 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Delpech exit to deplete riding ranks

The Jockey Club riding ranks are edging back towards a crisis of numbers with Anthony Delpech deciding to return to South Africa following today's Gold Cup fixture at Sha Tin.

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Vengeance's reign comes to an end

HK champion fails to finish race and is retired after recurrence of heart ailment

It was not merely the bitter weather that struck deep at Sha Tin, as the world became a colder place for Hong Kong racing yesterday with the retirement of champion galloper Vengeance Of Rain after being pulled out of the Centenary Vase before the straight.

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Clampdown on riders who hit brake too early

The epidemic of careless-riding suspensions this seasons has been well recorded but also in unchartered territory is the number of jockeys who stop riding short of the line, with Anthony Delpech yesterday becoming the latest victim of the stipendiary stewards' wrath.

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Packing Winner to give Vengeance run for money

Today's Group Three Centenary Vase (1,800m) will provide the answers to any number of questions, but rising five-year-old Packing Winner looks to have the deck stacked in his favour to topple the established stars under handicap conditions and confirm his place in the elite grades.

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Vengeance shows signs he's coming back to his best

Anthony Delpech says the aggression has returned to Vengeance Of Rain's everyday behaviour and he expects that character trait to translate into victory in tomorrow's Group Three Centenary Vase at Sha Tin.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Three the magic number for Fownes as he lands treble and rare tierce

Trainer Caspar Fownes reaffirmed his status as the King Of The Valley last night with a winning treble and a rare stable tierce after giving a simple set of instructions to all his riders - find the fence.

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Vase-bound Vengeance catches eye

The stars came out to play at Sha Tin yesterday morning, with Vengeance Of Rain heading a cast of three Group One winners in the opening heat of the all-weather trials.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Lady Luck smiles on Tsui as he saddles up another double

Me Tsui Yu-sak thought his luck had turned for the better when stewards gifted Spirit Of Lo Pan a race on protest last week, but little did he imagine it would prove to be the opening of the floodgates.

13 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Vengeance throws down the gauntlet

Champion Vengeance Of Rain was simply outstanding in a turf barrier trial at Sha Tin yesterday, recording the fastest turf trial in memory as he raced past Group winner Sir Ernesto in what will be a firm foundation for the defence of his Dubai Sheema Classic title.

9 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Soumillon lands double but stipes unimpressed

Christophe Soumillon fans would have given him maximum marks for an astonishing ride to win on Accelerator in the second race but stipendiary stewards were less appreciative of his efforts later in the day.

2 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Quartet leave stewards' room with lighter pockets

The approach of the holiday season was well and truly felt at Sha Tin with stewards handing out enforced vacations to four riders and all pleaded guilty to charges of careless riding.

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

What They Say

'They have to beat me. Vengeance Of Rain is a champion in his own right but in this game there's always one coming to beat you. Viva Pataca is as good as Vengeance Of Rain, is a year younger and probably had a better preparation.'

John Moore, trainer of Viva Pataca

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Fresh is best as Delpech grabs double on return

The world looked a much brighter place through the eyes of Anthony Delpech last night, with the former South African champion having returned in blazing triumph from his nine-meeting suspension.

Delpech had been benched by the stewards for his ride on Spare A Dime at Sha Tin in late September, when the John Size-trained three-year-old rushed home late to finish second.

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

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