Hong Kong hearts were broken as the two sprinters carrying the Bauhinia flag were beaten by barriers, in more ways than one, and the fancied trio in the Dubai Duty Free failed to fire on a drama-charged evening at Meydan.Sunday, 1 April, 2012, 12:00am
Lucky Record left his fans with losing tickets and bad memories at his last start at Happy Valley, but Douglas Whyte should get the four-year-old to turn that around at the same venue tonight in the Hong Kong Art Festival 40th Anniversary Cup (1,200m).7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Douglas Whyte had his first feel of Classic-bound Masquerader yesterday morning and would have been impressed after Tony Millard's highly-rated import produced another top notch trial on the all-weather track.15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Popular English jockey Brett Doyle has ridden on and off here for more than a decade but finally grabbed the biggest win of his career yesterday on Joy And Fun in the Chairman's Sprint Prize yesterday, at what might very well be his last ride in the city.6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
A French television crew on hand to film a documentary with Olivier Doleuze could not have picked their moment better yesterday as the jockey combined with Eagle Regiment to land popular local trainer Manfred Man Ka-leung his first Group One in the Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup (1,000m).16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Brett Doyle had endured 118 winless rides before capturing the opening event last night at Happy Valley, but only had to wait 30 minutes to get his next victory, as he nabbed a race-to-race double and then confirmed he would depart the Hong Kong riding ranks at the start of next month.5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Sean Woods has made a slow start to 2011-12, but if the barrier trials of Sir Eagles and Kensworth Kid earlier this week are any indication, the Englishman has a pair of future winners about to make their debuts.
The duo finished first in heats at Tuesday's marathon 12-batch session at Sha Tin, in a week were trial watchers were given 22 to dissect.13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Brett Prebble has both the quantity and quality to ensure success in the Jockey Challenge.
The Australian was a $2.40 top pick last night courtesy of a full book of eight mounts, including three likely favourites - last-start winner Snitzel Kid, Longwah Kid and Groovy.26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Lightly raced five-year-old Five Clubs has had his issues but seems to have found a niche over the dirt sprint trip and that stands him in good stead in tonight's Tsuen Wan New Town Golden Jubilee Cup (1,200m) at Sha Tin.19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
First-up, all-weather track specialist Smart Choice did what was expected by winning a Class Four Handicap (1,200m), but jockey Brett Doyle said the big test would be second-up. The five-year-old was sent out a 2-1 favourite on the strength of a solid six-length win over the same course, first-up at the corresponding meeting last year.19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
While Douglas Whyte has a stranglehold on betting, in-form Brett Doyle looms as superb value at bolter's odds in this afternoon's Jockey Challenge.18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Trainer John Size failed to add to his opening-day win at Sha Tin with three starters at Happy Valley on Wednesday night, but is still likely to have come out of the meeting in good spirits about the future prospects of Voile Rouge.16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Paul O'Sullivan's smart sprinter Good Boy Boy showed he will be ready to rumble when next produced with an eye-catching trial performance at Happy Valley last Saturday.
The five-year-old showed blistering gate speed in a 1,000m jump-out, cruising away to a big lead before Derek Leung Ka-chun dropped his hands late and idled to the line.14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Joy And Fun will get one last chance at international glory and perhaps a swansong at the scene of his greatest triumph after shrugging off a career-threatening injury for the second time in his life and making a one-act affair of the HKSAR Chief Executive's Cup on opening day.12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Megabucks ended his season on a positive note with a closing fifth in the Class Four Perfect Partner Handicap (1,000m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday and will be a hard to beat in the bottom grade next season.8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am