Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year

Improving Double Moon can shine next season

Trainer Paul O'Sullivan's Double Moon continues to make progress with racing and was no exception in the Class Four Multiwinning Handicap (1,200m) at Happy Valley.

Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am

Superninsky can make his mark next term

Trainer Michael Chang Chun-wai has nice private purchases in his yard and Superninsky is no different, with the four-year-old showing a nice set of gears in the Class Three Cox's Handicap over (1,400m) at Sha Tin.

Superninsky impressed in his trackwork and trials and was in the market early on at $78 before drifting out to $110 under Olivier Doleuze.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Family connections favour Dragon Pins

Dragon Pins turned in another eye-catching performance in the Class Four Kokura Handicap (1,650m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night and indicated he was ready to salute when stepping up in distance.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Grand Elite can lift Fownes' spirit

Caspar Fownes (pictured) couldn't land a winner, despite sending six well-punted runners to the starting gates on Wednesday night, but Grand Elite looks a winner in the wings following another good performance in the Geranium Handicap over (1,650m).

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Exposed Samaready has a 'big motor'

Trainer Mick Price raised concerns Samaready would become a bigger target in tomorrow's A$3.5 million (HK$27.8 million) Group One Golden Slipper (1,200m) at Rosehill Gardens.

Samaready retained favouritism after drawing 11, while Gai Waterhouse's five chances fared favourably after all drew inside Price's horse, including Pierro who secured the coveted gate one.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

New Asia Rising finding his feet

Trainer Me Tsui Yu-sak's New Asia Rising was presented a torrid run, but still showed fighting qualities behind smart debutant Can Do in the Class Four Rambler Channel Handicap (1,200m) on Sunday at Sha Tin.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Lui's two imports progressing nicely

Francis Lui Kin-wai may be having a quiet time of late, but the stable's two imports Zachary and Happy Ceramibo are coming along nicely, judging by their eye-catching efforts on Sunday at Sha Tin.

Zachary stepped out for the fourth time in the Class Three Elegant Fashion Handicap (1,600m) and, following three non-existent earlier outings, was almost at cricket-score odds.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Millard's latest looks a prospect

Tony Millard comes off a fine month of February with a winning strike rate of nearly 17 per cent from 36 starters and will have been pleased with the debut performance of Uwillbeglorious in the Class Three Merlion Handicap (1,200m) at the first Sunday meeting in March.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Merry Anniversary puts the writing on the wall

Trainer Michael Chang Chun-wai has done well with his imports and Merry Anniversary looks another who won't be far off a win after a good showing in the Rotary Centenary Challenge Cup (1,000m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Black Caviar puts on an Orr-some show to notch her 18th straight victory

Wonder mare Black Caviar handled her first start beyond 1,200 metres with ease, destroying her opposition in the Group One CF Orr Stakes (1,400m) yesterday at Caulfield.

The world champion sprinter notched successive win number 18, joining Hall of Fame member Ajax, whose 18 consecutive wins happened between 1937-39.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Now comes the tough part for Packing Ok

The John Moore-trained Packing Ok lived up to his early promise yesterday with a breakthrough Group Three win in the Centenary Vase (1,800m), but his trainer fears the hard work will begin now.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Wayward Straight Gold tested on turn

The athletic ability of John Moore's talented Straight Gold isn't in question, but the muscular gelding will need to learn to take a turn if he is to fulfil his promise and his remedial work began in a Sha Tin trial yesterday.

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Caviar stretches out in bid for No 18

Australia's unbeaten wonder mare Black Caviar takes her first strides beyond 1,200m in tomorrow's CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield (1,400m), but her connections, bookmakers and even rival jockeys have no doubts she will extend her winning sequence to 18 and confirm her much-anticipated trip to Royal Ascot later in the year.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Lord Dragon shows he is just getting started

Caspar Fownes is having an ordinary season by his own standards, but he must have come away from Sunday's Sha Tin meeting a happy man following the performance of Lord Dragon.

The three-year-old had gone well in two overseas trials for trainer Lance Noble and continued to progress with two nice lead-up hit-outs and eye-catching workouts at Sha Tin.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Business As Usual for Moore and Beadman

After a month of 'riding freelance' for opposition stables, it was back to Business As Usual for Darren Beadman, as he partnered a horse of that name to a long-awaited victory for John Moore.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am