Bear Hero

'Sha Tin is where Bear Hero belongs'

Trainer David Ferraris has endured a character-building season but the South African handler got his star three-year-old sprinter Bear Hero back on the right track in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Trophy (1,000m) and admitted he had made mistakes.

Sunday, 22 April, 2012, 12:00am

Bear Hero back where he belongs

The gloss might have come off the very talented three-year-old sprinter Bear Hero, but the David Ferraris-trained colt returns to his best arena in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Trophy (1,000m) today and that can see him successful again.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Keen Tactics shows life after gear changes

Englishman Richard Gibson is enjoying a fine first season as a trainer in Hong Kong with 24 winners and Keen Tactics is ready to add to that tally.

The four-year-old turned in a solid runner-up effort in the Class Three Taipa Handicap (1,000m) last Saturday at Sha Tin behind Bear Hero and indicated he has a bright future.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Fionn's Treasure has the 'ability to go a lot higher'

The Danny Shum Chap-shing has established an early season foothold near the top of the trainers' premiership with predominantly Class Four and Five gallopers, but he may have unearthed one ready to climb much higher in Griffin Trophy winner Fionn's Treasure.

Shum has 17 wins, already approaching his tally of 19 for the whole of the 2010-11 season.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Glowing Bear Hero faces tough task

Trainer David Ferraris admits finding a 'chink in the armour' of Australian superstar Sepoy is nearly impossible, but says he has Bear Hero glowing ahead of the colt's hit-and-run mission in tomorrow's Coolmore Stakes (1,200m) at Flemington.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Millard has smart Flying Unicorn in splendid order

Tony Millard's smart Flying Unicorn is primed for a big season after he followed his impressive griffin record with a soft barrier trial win against more experienced opposition at Sha Tin yesterday.

The three-year-old son of former Hong Kong galloper and Australian stake winner Lucky Unicorn led up his 1,050m heat under a gentle ride by Douglas Whyte.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Prebble hopes for glory at Hanshin

Top jockey Brett Prebble has made the toughest decision of his Hong Kong career by opting for a single shot at international glory over a plum book of rides at home on opening day following Lucky Nine's barrier trial at Sha Tin yesterday.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Bear Hero eyes overseas glory

Trainer David Ferraris got the pick-me-up his yard needed in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Trophy yesterday and is now eyeing a major offshore target for brilliant youngster Bear Hero.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am