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Darren Beadman

Moore compares Berry's work ethic with Beadman

Tommy Berry and John Moore pose after their win with Approve. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Tommy Berry has been a hit on the track since arriving, but is making an impression in the mornings as well. John Moore has compared Berry's work ethic and insight as a trackwork rider to that of his legendary countryman Darren Beadman, after the in-vogue Australian jockey landed another winner for the trainer.

Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 5:05am

We tip our hats to brilliant Beadman

Darren Beadman was a favourite at Sha Tin, from beginning to end.

Many a wizened sporting hack thrives on the ubiquitous question of who was "the best you've seen", though it isn't one we like much.

31 Oct 2012 - 2:19am

Beadman bows to the warnings of doctors

The curtain has come down on Darren Beadman's fantastic career after the jockey announced his retirement on Australian television last night, the end result of brain trauma he suffered in a fall at Sha Tin in February.

29 Oct 2012 - 3:46am

Purton's advice pays off as under-fire Ng avoids the stewards on his comeback

Alvin Ng Ka-chun was thrilled to punch a winner home on his return, but the under-fire apprentice simply considered it a success not to incur the wrath of stewards.

The 22-year-old had just served an eight-meeting ban, part of a staggering 22 days spent on the sidelines this term for careless-riding charges.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Beadman fears riding days over

Injured jockey Darren Beadman has admitted that a return to the saddle 'isn't looking good' as champion trainer John Moore conceded for the first time he is looking at alternatives to the Australian as his stable's retained jockey next season.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Beadman making progress

Darren Beadman has had some qualified good news after an all-important MRI scan last Thursday of the head injuries that have kept him sidelined since mid-February, and he hopes to return home to Australia soon to continue his rehabilitation.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

I'll be using Brett more, confirms trainer

Reigning champion John Moore was back in form with a four-timer at Sha Tin that might have heralded a stronger bond between the trainer and leading jockey Brett Prebble.

In the absence of injured Darren Beadman, Moore is keen to connect with a top pilot for his star-studded team and Prebble - who landed a brace on Admiration and Packing Whiz for Moore - has been just as keen.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Beadman suffers serious relapse

Top jockey Darren Beadman said yesterday he was back to square one as he approaches the end of his first month of rehabilitation from head and face injuries suffered in a barrier trial fall at Sha Tin.

Beadman, 46, fractured his right cheek bone on February 17 when his mount broke down in the early stages of the trial and he was flung on to the ground.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Beadman forced to miss the HK Derby

Darren Beadman has been forced into an unaccustomed spectator role for the Derby season after being told he will not be able to ride again until mid-April at the earliest.

Beadman, 46, suffered a broken right cheekbone and head trauma in a fall in a February 17 barrier trial and cannot ride again 'until a minimum six to eight weeks after the injury'.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Beadman to undergo surgery on cheekbone

Jockey Darren Beadman will be sidelined indefinitely after complications arising from a race fall and will have corrective surgery on his fractured cheekbone today.

The Australian denied reports in local media that he was in a more serious condition.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Beadman fractures cheek in fall

Champion trainer John Moore sent an SOS to leading Melbourne jockey Damien Oliver yesterday after stable rider Darren Beadman fractured his cheekbone in a fall at Sha Tin, ruling him out of tomorrow's HK$6 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Classic Cup.

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Beadman picks up-and-comer in Classic Cup

Darren Beadman is banking on the upside of underexposed colt Dan Excel, choosing to ride the lowest-rated of the five runners John Moore has engaged in Sunday's Group One Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Classic Cup (1,800m) at Sha Tin.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Military attack steals the show

John Moore already has a host of Group One Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby hopefuls, but possibly the least-heralded of his nominations burst into calculations for the big race with a brilliant first-up win at Happy Valley last night.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Low draw is blessing for tough easy Gold

Easy Gold has already won four races for Richard Gibson and another victory seems within reach tomorrow night in the middle leg of the Triple Trio at Happy Valley, as the resurgent galloper gets the benefit of a still-generous handicap and barrier three.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Now comes the tough part for Packing Ok

The John Moore-trained Packing Ok lived up to his early promise yesterday with a breakthrough Group Three win in the Centenary Vase (1,800m), but his trainer fears the hard work will begin now.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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