Veteran Australian handler Neville Begg all but enjoyed a fairytale end to his six years in the territory when his Local Colour was run down close home by Kwacha in yesterday's opening event.Monday, 10 June, 1996, 12:00am
VETERAN handler Neville Begg bows out at the end of the season and from the way his team shaped at yesterday morning's Sha Tin trackwork session he could well go out in a blaze of glory. Begg is first and foremost a horseman and despite this being his final campaign, he has put his horses future benefit and development a long way in front of his own personal gain.11 May 1996 - 12:00am
HE failed in the Melbourne Cup mud but Monopolize came gloriously right for the Begg clan in the International Bowl at flint-hard Sha Tin yesterday.
Racing is a game that throws up more sad stories than fairy-tales but the head victory of Monopolize (12-1) in the 1,400-metre, international Group Two event was replete with drama.11 Dec 1995 - 12:00am
IRISH import Gainsborough's Boy hit some form towards the back end of last season and he may not be too far away from winning a race judging by his effort in the second event last night. Slowly into stride, Gainsborough's Boy looked to have little chance of doing anything at all in the 1,150-metre Class Three event - particularly as the short sprint is not his forte.21 Sep 1995 - 12:00am
THE Neville Begg-Darren Gauci axis flexed its muscles at Sha Tin yesterday with veteran handler Begg grabbing a 920-1 treble.
Begg scored with 23-1 chance Local Colour in the fourth, Concert Boss, who made 4-1 look generous with a facile success in the sixth, before Diablo finally lost his maiden tag under one of the rides of the season from Gauci in the eighth.23 Oct 1994 - 12:00am
WINNING Partners faces an herculean task in today's $14 million Yasuda Kinen at Tokyo racecourse in Japan.
The mile event will be shown live between races three and four at Sha Tin and Happy Valley at 2.35 pm but there will be no betting on it in Hong Kong.15 May 1994 - 12:00am
WINNING Partners yesterday drew barrier 10 for his historic attempt at the 16-runner $14 million Yasuda Kinen in Toyko tomorrow.
The International Bowl hero, only the second Hong Kong-based horse to race outside the territory, is reported bright and well by trainer Neville Begg.14 May 1994 - 12:00am
INVITATION Bowl winner Winning Partners flew out of Hong Kong last night for the most important race of his career.
The Australian gelding's date with racing destiny comes on May 15 in Tokyo when he tackles, among others, the brilliant European challengers Ski Paradise and Sayyedati in a one-mile, multi-million dollar spectacular organised by the Japan Racing Association.30 Apr 1994 - 12:00am
INTERNATIONAL Bowl hero, Winning Partners, faces a crunch test at Sha Tin this afternoon if he is going to take up an historic invitation to represent the territory in Japan next month.
The Neville Begg-trained gelding faces a star-studded line-up in the feature Sassoon Challenge Cup.23 Apr 1994 - 12:00am
INTERNATIONAL Cup winner Motivation has been forced to miss his historic racing mission in Japan.
The John Moore-trained six-year-old was due to become just the second Hong Kong-trained horse to race overseas when contesting a HK$14 million mile event in Japan on May 15.
But he was scratched yesterday after a final and thorough veterinary examination.19 Apr 1994 - 12:00am