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Christophe Soumillon

'Wacky Races' makes its way to Sha Tin

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.

Monday, 10 February, 2014, 6:52pm

Draw key as Memory retains trophy

Many might speculate California Memory's back-to-back wins were a product of the shock scratching of the world's top-rated horse last Friday, but Matthew Chadwick thinks the penny dropped his way a day earlier.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:44am

Top riders in two-horse race

Racing's two most charismatic jockeys, Christophe Soumillon and Frankie Dettori, have had relatively low-key seasons but, at Longchamp today, they both have chances to turn their seasons round.

Soumillon, 31, and the Dettori, 10 years older, clash on the co-favourites in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, which they have won five times between them.

7 Oct 2012 - 2:02am

Home stars ready to shine

Hong Kong has its best chance in years to take the HK$20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (2,000m) today at Sha Tin.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

French connection can strike it hot

Cirrus des Aigles is back for a third crack at winning an international race in Hong Kong - this time better than ever - and with the benefit of his special synergy with star jockey Christophe Soumillon. Trainer Corinne Barande-Barbe, speaks excellent English, but reverted to her native tongue when describing the combination of 'Cirrus and Christophe'.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Youngster Barzalona ready to ride with the big boys

French phenomenon Mickael Barzalona has been sent on a mission by boss Andre Fabre to further forge his prodigious talent in the competitive fire of Hong Kong racing.

At the tender age of 20, the baby-faced jockey has already been anointed as a future star by the legendary French trainer, under whom he served his apprenticeship.

3 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Musir out to end HK domination in Mile

The South African-trained J J The Jet Plane ended the local domination of the Hong Kong Sprint in December, and now fellow protea Musir is out to break the mould for international visitors in the HK$12 million BMW Champions Mile at Sha Tin on Monday.

20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Sepoy set to bash the bookies in Blue Diamond Stakes

Australian bookmakers face a resounding loss if Sheik Mohammed-owned Sepoy wins the Blue Diamond Stakes in Melbourne tomorrow as expected.

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Soumillon to miss HK showpiece after ban for careless riding in Japan Cup

Brilliant Christophe Soumillon is the first casualty from the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Race meetings next month after a sensational Japan Cup protest result yesterday led to a careless riding ban that will see the Belgian miss both the Jockeys' Championship at Happy and international day.

29 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Whyte may have to pay price for Tokyo foray

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte might pay a high price for his hit-and-run tour to Tokyo yesterday for the Tenno-Sho after his mount was relegated for causing interference in the final stages.

Whyte missed the Happy Valley fixture to ride Jaguar Mail in the rich Group One race and spent much of the event tracking Christophe Soumillon on the favourite, champion mare Buena Vista.

1 Nov 2010 - 12:00am