Brett Prebble

How Berry and Prebble put 'Magic Man' Moreira in his place

Tommy Berry's ride on Designs on Rome in the Classic Cup was the difference between winning and losing, as it played to the disadvantages of hot favourite Able Friend (Joao Moreira). Photo: Kenneth Chan

Two great feature-race winning rides – full of character but very different in nature – by Tommy Berry and Brett Prebble consigned new golden boy Joao Moreira to his own test of character on a memorable Sunday at Sha Tin.

Monday, 17 February, 2014, 9:25pm

Lucky Nine defies niggles to win an emotional second Chairman's Sprint Prize

Caspar Fownes and Brett Prebble show their admiration for Lucky Nine after his tenacious victory in the Chairman's Sprint Prize. Photo: Kenneth Chan

With a coat that had him looking like a woolly mammoth, an injured leg too sensitive to touch and a misshapen hoof, Lucky Nine looked unlikely to run in the Chairman's Sprint Prize.

16 Feb 2014 - 10:39pm

'Wacky Races' makes its way to Sha Tin

Tye Angland was the trendsetter at Sha Tin on Saturday, taking Robust Momentum to the outside fence in the first race. Photo: Kenneth Chan

All we needed was Dick Dastardly in the Mean Machine being chased by Penelope Pitstop and Peter Perfect in his Turbo Terrific, all charging along the outside fence, because last Saturday was the closest we are ever going to get to Wacky Races at Sha Tin. Punters were that perplexed they were praying for more races on the much-maligned all-weather track, just for some certainty.

10 Feb 2014 - 6:52pm

Prebble hopes win can return lost confidence

Polymer Win appreciated the softer ground at Sha Tin yesterday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Opportunities for Brett Prebble with trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai have been scarce since the glory days of champion sprinter Sacred Kingdom, but the Australian jockey hopes a break through on Polymer Win goes some way to restoring confidence in their once strong combination.

17 Jun 2013 - 4:35am

Brett Prebble to miss start of Hong Kong racing season

Brett Prebble. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Three new faces are among the riders to start the 2013-14 season, but one major player of the past decade, Brett Prebble, will be missing. Prebble has been licensed, but from November 13 to the end of next term, and part-season tickets were also granted for Neil Callan (October 21-March 16), Gerald Mosse (October 8-March 16) and Weichong Marwing (July 11-March 16).

14 Jun 2013 - 5:12am

Trainer Fownes sets himself apart with belief in Lucky Nine

Brett Prebble pays highest compliment to Capsar Fownes.

To some extent, what was lost in the rush and the John Moore "monkey-off-the-back" moment at Kranji was the superb training performance from Caspar Fownes, producing Lucky Nine at his deadly best after recent hiccups.

22 May 2013 - 5:22am

Prebble insists Packing Whiz is unbeatable in Champions Mile

Packing Whiz. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Jockey Brett Prebble insists Packing Whiz is simply "the best horse in the race" in tomorrow's Champions Mile - on one proviso.

4 May 2013 - 5:15am

Rainbow Chic 'going places'

Brett Prebble stands in his stirrups in delight after Rainbow Chic's triumph. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Rainbow Chic came up one and one-quarter lengths short of his ultimate goal, the BMW Hong Kong Derby, last month, but gained some consolation with an impressive Class Two victory yesterday and will get another crack at Group-race glory next week - leaving his trainer Caspar Fownes with a conundrum.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:05am

Rainbow Chic can profit from draw

Rainbow Chic has been showing plenty on the training track and looks a standout in the middle leg. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Just how well this year's crop of four-year-olds stack up against the general horse population faces a few acid tests on Sunday at Sha Tin - not least in the middle pin of the Triple Trio - with half the field coming off unplaced runs in the Group One Hong Kong Derby.

26 Apr 2013 - 3:37am

Packing Whiz 'is world class'

Brett Prebble celebrates his victory on Packing Whiz. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Brett Prebble was boasting that recent stable transfer Packing Whiz was ready to take on all-comers - local or otherwise - and labelled the robust miler "world class" after a barnstorming victory in yesterday's Group Two Chairman's Trophy at Sha Tin.

8 Apr 2013 - 4:12am

Six of the best means a whole lot to champ Whyte

Douglas Whyte scores his sixth on Secret Sham. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Whyte became only the second jockey to land six winners on a programme in the four decades of Hong Kong racing's professional history, matching Brett Prebble's six-timer at Happy Valley on June 20, 2010.

8 Apr 2013 - 4:12am

Bad start but it's Bundle Of Joy for all

Bundle Of Joy, ridden by Brett Prebble. Photo: Kenneth Chan

For a horse who was "seriously educated and prepped", the David Hall-trained Bundle Of Joy gave plenty of heart palpitations to his supporters before calmly disposing of the opening race on debut.

11 Mar 2013 - 4:02am

Stewards have their hands full with careless riders

Brett Prebble

It was as much the day of the stewards as the snake yesterday, with Kim Kelly's panel finding itself with a busy in-tray that saw four jockeys suspended for careless riding, John Moore fined over the scratching of Rewarding Hero and an adjourned inquiry into tactics employed by apprentice Alvin Ng Ka-chun.

13 Feb 2013 - 6:38am

Racing Digest, January 28, 2013

Solar Great (Brett Prebble) has been a revelation since joining David Hall this season, winning for the fourth time. Photo: Kenneth Chan

David Hall became the first trainer to land four wins with one horse this season as the transformation of Solar Great continued at his fourth outing for the yard. 

28 Jan 2013 - 4:36am

The faster the better for Lucky Nine, says Prebble

Brett Prebble

Top jockey Brett Prebble believes the presence of exciting three-year-old Amber Sky can only help the chances of Lucky Nine in the Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup on Sunday.

25 Jan 2013 - 3:13am