Caspar Fownes

Racing Digest - February 16, 2014

Full Talent (Weichong Marwing) races away for a dominant victory at the massive price of 116-1. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Expensive four-year-old Vanilla broke away riderless pre-race for the second time in a fortnight and set trainer Caspar Fownes a puzzle to get him to the Derby.

Sunday, 16 February, 2014, 10:38pm

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

Fortune favours Fownes' Braveness in his quest to go back-to-back

Braveness (Tye Angland) was impressive at Happy Valley last start and can repeat again on Wednesday night. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Caspar Fownes-trained Braveness was back to his very best last time out and even a wider draw may not stop him if the same horse turns up for the Volunteers' Challenge Cup (1,000m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

11 Feb 2014 - 8:53pm

Big week for Fownes begins with live Triple Trio hopes

Caspar Fownes looks to have two live chances in the first and last legs of the Triple Trio. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Caspar Fownes can provide a bookend of bankers in Wednesday's Triple Trio at Happy Valley, with Starting Over and Braveness looking the goods in the first and last legs.

10 Feb 2014 - 8:34pm

Epic trainers’ battle will come down to quality over quantity

John Size will be looking to Dr Good Habit, an easy winner on Wednesday, to bang in another one before the end of the season. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The thrilling four-way tussle for the trainers’ championship is a case of last man – or more to the point, horse – standing.

13 Jun 2013 - 4:26pm

Trainers praise Berry's brace, if not his horses

Tommy Berry shows good tactics to take race nine on My Favorite. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Tommy Berry had gate one to assist him in both his wins yesterday, but the young Australian impressed with his tactical nous again, discarding the fence on promising My Favorite to ensure the Caspar Fownes-trained three-year-old made it two wins from three starts.

13 Feb 2014 - 10:31am

Formula Won getting more familiar with how to race

Caspar Fownes has improving youngster Formula Won.

Formula Won is just starting to put things together and should see a lot more from him next season.

7 Jun 2013 - 5:40am

Fownes sees light at the end of the Rainbow

Rainbow Chic, ridden by Vincent Ho, wins the Happy Valley Vase and Caspar Fownes says he's one to watch next season. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Trainer Caspar Fownes still regards Rainbow Chic's Hong Kong Derby defeat with chagrin but he was preferring to look ahead last night as the four-year-old showed how far he has come with victory in the Happy Valley Vase.

6 Jun 2013 - 5:47am

Fownes lands double, but it's still tight at top

Zac Purton drives Born To Win (inside) in race five to narrow the gap on Douglas Whyte in the jockeys' table. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The trainers' championship only got tighter on a night of breakthroughs at Happy Valley as six of the eight winners landed the prize for the first time in their careers.

30 May 2013 - 5:28am

Quick back-up should benefit Flying Keeper

Flying Keeper (Zac Purton) should prove too good on Sunday.

A quick back-up should help the Caspar Fownes-trained Flying Keeper break a winless streak in a Class Five contest and kick off the Triple Trio as a banker at Sha Tin on Sunday.

24 May 2013 - 4:13am

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

Trainers eye possible Hong Kong double in Singapore

Dan Excel works out in readiness for his race. Photo: Kenneth Chan

International Group One races are never a pushover, but the confidence of trainers Caspar Fownes and John Moore and a process of deconstruction and elimination with their rivals points to the possibility of a first-ever "away" double for Hong Kong in Singapore today.

19 May 2013 - 5:00am

Dream barrier draws raise Hong Kong hopes for Singapore races

The Singapore Airlines International Cup runner DAN EXCEL going back to stable after gallop on the all weather track with John Moore leading the horse. Photo: Kenneth Chan

John Moore has earned himself big-race barrier draw duties for the rest of his career, while Caspar Fownes' abdication from the same role finally bore fruit as dream draws rained on the Hong Kong runners for Singapore's biggest race day.

17 May 2013 - 3:31am

Helene Spirit 'deserves Tokyo trip'

Caspar Fownes

Trainer Caspar Fownes admits Helene Spirit will be thrown in the deep end in next month's Yasuda Kinen in Japan, but he says the Champions Mile runner-up deserves his place in the race.

Fownes accepted an invite for Helene Spirit to join John Size's Glorious Days in the Group One event at Tokyo on June 2 after a fighting second to Dan Excel at Sha Tin two weeks ago.

17 May 2013 - 3:32am

Born To Win finding his feet

BORN TO WIN ridden by Vincent Ho Chak-yiu at Sha Tin. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Trainer Caspar Fownes' Born To Win has taken a few runs to find his legs, but appears from a brave second in the special-conditions Class Four North Point Handicap (1,200m) on Wednesday night to be on the right track.

17 May 2013 - 3:32am