Chris So Wai-yin

Purton stretches his championship lead over Moreira

Bernard's Choice (Zac Purton) hits the line to complete the Australian rider's double. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Championship leader Zac Purton didn't have the day he might have expected but it was enough to win the Jockey Challenge again and extend his lead in the title race out to 10 over Joao Moreira.

Sunday, 2 March, 2014, 7:07pm

Neil Callan repays the faith after scoring a double

Neil Callan completes his riding double aboard Towering Storm. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Irish jockey Neil Callan feels his decision to commit full-time until the end of the season is earning extra support from trainers and he repaid some of the faith with a riding double.

16 Feb 2014 - 10:34pm

Training dream finally comes true for Chris So with Jockey Club licence

Chris So Wai-yin achieved his goal of becoming one of the few licensed horse trainers in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong

Chris So Wai-yin knows what it is like to suffer for his sport. As a young rider, the man who will take up a position as a fully-fledged Jockey Club trainer in July, started his career two decades ago braving the freezing Canadian winter.

26 Apr 2013 - 3:37am

Size, Fownes look forward to competing with assistants

Newly promoted trainers Benno Yung and Chris So. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Call it payback if you will, or just the continuation of a long-term friendship forged throughout more than a decade working together. Whatever the case, the transition from assistant to fully fledged trainer for Benno Yung Tin-pang will be given a huge kickstart with referrals from the overflowing stable of mentor John Size.

10 Apr 2013 - 5:34am

New trainers and jockey spice things up nicely

Tommy Berry is a welcome addition to Hong Kong racing.

Licensing Committee releases can often be quite mundane - especially these days when the turnover of jockey licences is much lower than it once was - but Monday's provided more than usual, with the new trainers announced and a change to the jockey population for the final part of the term.

10 Apr 2013 - 4:13am