Belmont Stakes Winners

Happy Guys shocks a few Derby hopefuls

Six-year-old Happy Guys came out of left field to dent some big Derby-bound reputations in the final race, giving trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai surprise bookend winners for the day.

Monday, 5 March, 2012, 12:00am

Super night as flying Ng scores double

Peter Ng Bik-kuen continued his bold start to the season by climbing into the top six on the trainers' table at Happy Valley last night, but the veteran horseman was talking up his charges rather than himself.

1 Dec 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

On the Rails

Ambitious Dragon's performance on Sunday set himself forward as the best winner of the race in recent times and now it is time to have all our fingers and toes crossed that he remains sound to carry that form into the future.

23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Mustard-keen Guyon vows to return to ride Ambitious Dragon in Derby

Maxime Guyon has already reserved his return ticket from France if Ambitious Dragon can continue his brilliant form in next month's Hong Kong Classic Cup (1,800m) in the lead-up to the Mercedes Benz Hong Kong Derby (2,000m) on March 20.

31 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Woods already looking ahead to Derby after Farm Legend's win

A dominant win from Farm Legend gifted Sean Woods a double, but the trainer is hoping the three-year-old can land him a much bigger prize next season.

Woods is hopeful Farm Legend has the potential to step up as a Derby contender next year and is confident that we have yet to see the best from his progressive youngster.

2 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Size sitting pretty in seventh heaven

If connections of Silent Witness thought that they had been 'back doored' last year by Pepper's Pride, the 17th straight win by America's wonder mare Zenyatta last weekend at least sets her up to be a more worthy owner of the record modern winning sequence.

Zenyatta's Hollywood Park win took her past Citation and Cigar, but equal with Silent Witness' 17-race unbeaten streak.

16 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Champion lame, while Power has back problem

Mixed reaction from Hall and O'Sullivan to vets' bad news

David Hall got news he didn't want but rival trainer Paul O'Sullivan was considerably happier with his bad news in the fallout from Sunday's Group One Chairman's Sprint Prize.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Namjong Fighters brings some seasonal cheer for Hall and father

Trainer David Hall had a new suit and his father present at Sha Tin yesterday to bring some Christmas luck to the stable, but he had to wait until the final event to get the result.

24 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Blinkers do wonders for Gallant Lion

The addition of blinkers resulted in a stunning turnaround for Gallant Lion, with the former Perth racer looking a transformed animal in the first of two all-weather track trials at Sha Tin yesterday.

Gallant Lion, winner of four races in West Australia as a two and three-year-old, has just one placing from nine Hong Kong starts but has been a disappointment.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

City slicker Whyte rules Valley

Champion jockey turns in another brilliant display to land a four-timer

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte turned on a Happy Valley masterclass last night to finish his record-breaking season at the city track with a four-timer, while just one was enough to make John Size agree that the trainers' championship was finally over.

29 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Some classic runners not so Brilliant

As positive as we try to be about it, the 2006 Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby has been a victory for quantity, whether or not the quality rises to the surface over time.

22 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Oughton has a smart winner in waiting

David Oughton has had a quiet season so far but that will be changing very soon judging by the effort of his British private purchase Walkonthewildside at yesterday's Sha Tin trials.

22 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Size in search of Fortune

Hong Kong's former champion trainer will be out to prove that Size does in fact matter at Happy Valley tonight with Fortune Smiles ready to lead the stable out of a serious dry spell.

14 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Very Fit flies the family flag

The C-Team is expected to have another big day at the Sha Tin office and, on the day when Silent Witness is chasing to equal the North American record of 16 successive wins, his younger half-brother, Very Fit bids to stretch his winning sequence to four.

3 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

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