Ben So Tik-Hung

Chang's Power to finally rise to the occasion at Happy Valley

Rising Power stretches out to win a trial last year. He can finally get on the scoreboard at Happy Valley on Wednesday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

It has been a lengthy wait for the owners of Rising Power but the Hong Kong Football Club Centenary Challenge Cup (1,650m) at Happy Valley looks like the gelding's chance to break through in style.

Tuesday, 25 February, 2014, 7:51pm

Yip brings up milestone winner with a double

Joao Moreira and Dennis Yip celebrate after Telecom Prince becomes Yip's 500th winner as a trainer. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Dennis Yip Chor-hong knew the comedown from his fairytale Trainers' Championship of last season would be tough but after a slow first half of the term a double at Sha Tin got things moving in the right direction for the stable.

8 Feb 2014 - 10:56pm

'I'm only reaching my peak'

Pure Force prevails after a vigorous riding from Ben So. Photo: Kenneth Chan

With compulsory retirement seven-race meetings away for Peter Ng Bik-kuen, the trainer joked that he might have only just reached his peak after an upset double gave him a career-best for winners in a season.

17 Jun 2013 - 4:35am

Racing Digest, November 11, 2012

Excited pair Olivier Doleuze and Danny Shum. Photo: Kenneth Chan

'If he can continue to improve, then he might win a few more'

11 Nov 2012 - 4:09am

Gold Tartini's upset win sums up a miserable day for stunned punters

It was a nightmare day for punters, but the win of David Hall's Gold Tartini was the nadir, as a horse described as weak by his trainer became the longest-priced winner of the season.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

So finally gets his Award as he joins seniors

Ben So Tik-hung had already been stranded on 69 wins for more than a month, but making the wait for the 70 even more agonising was the fact that he was the last of his apprentice class to graduate to the senior ranks.

The 25-year-old finally out-rode his claim with win number 70, scoring for his master Peter Ho Leung on Mr Award, and quickly breathed a sigh of relief.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Connoisseur's Pick can break through

Tempo and position are going to be the keys to today's Class Three feature at Sha Tin, the CUHK Alumni Cup (2,000m), and Connoisseur's Pick gives apprentice Ben So Tik-hung a chance to graduate in style.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Master Ho hands apprentice a gift-wrapped birthday present

Apprentice Ben So Tik-hung was given a 26th birthday present by master Peter Ho Leung in the form of a ride on Healthy Blueberry in a Class Four on the dirt. So hustled up from gate one on the speedy five-year-old and took control over the extended dirt mile to record the gelding's fourth career victory and his 16th for the season.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Prebble knows how to get best out of Supreme

Brett Prebble kept his record up with under-rated Real Supreme in the final event after showing him who was boss.

With Bullish King doing his thing and tearing away in front, Prebble had no intention of taking things easy on the Peter Ng Bik-kuen-trained four-year-old as he knows well after four rides for two wins and two placings now.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The Peak can carry on family tradition

The John Size-trained The Peak will soon be ready to climb through the grades after his forward display in a Sha Tin barrier trial yesterday.

In his second trial, the three-year-old Private Purchase Griffin jumped perfectly and hit the ground running for Mark du Plessis, showing surprising speed.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Ho praises fast-improving claimer for a job well done

Peter Ho Leung praised the development of Ben So Tik-hung after the apprentice scored on Solar Boy in the Tung Chung Handicap (1,400m). So got a sole lead on the five-year-old after jumping from gate five and managed to hang on for a half-length victory. 'I asked Ben to get to the front and get a soft lead and he did what I told him to do,' Ho said.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Make A Fortune: The name says it all

Make A Fortune flashed positive signs with an eye-catching performance as a 73-1 outsider in the Class Three Panasonic Beauty Care Handicap (1,400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.

The Peter Ho Leung-trained three-year-old was a late promotion to the race after the scratching of Super Brand with lameness and he certainly showed what he is capable of.

15 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Tonight's the night for Super Plus

Super Plus doesn't win many, but he has all the right ingredients to see him back in the winner's stall after the Fakei Cup (1,000m) at Happy Valley tonight to continue a booming start to the new term for his trainer.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Lowly Excellent Win showing improvement

Excellent Win is still a maiden after nine starts and has plummeted deep into the mire of Class Five, but showed in a Happy Valley barrier trial on Saturday a win might be just around the corner.

Jumping from gate one for Ben So Tik-hung, the 31-rated four-year-old led his 1,200m heat almost by default, then handed up to the hard-going three-year-old Regal Army.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Draw is an issue, but Warrior looks a treat

A horror draw for Superior Warrior may have ruined the best laid plans of trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai at Happy Valley tonight, but there is little doubt the three-year-old is ready to peak after a dashing display of speed in a barrier trial at Sha Tin last Tuesday.

9 Feb 2011 - 12:00am