David Ferraris

Racing Digest, March 11, 2013

Little Men (Douglas Whyte) wins well but not before being slow out of the gates. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Champion trainer John Size still wasn't happy with Little Men's barrier manners but the three-year-old still managed to do enough right to justify a short price in winning his second successive race. 

Monday, 11 March, 2013, 4:02am

Ferraris thanks staff for getting Affluence to relax

It's been a while but Affluence Of Rain gets his moment in the sun.

It has been a long road back to winning form for Affluence Of Rain, but the six-year-old finally made it in the Sunflowers Handicap.

7 Jan 2013 - 3:10am

Hong Kong Derby hopefuls to show their worth

David Ferraris

The chequebook challenge of the BMW Hong Kong Derby begins in earnest tomorrow as four Derby-winning trainers unveil their primary classic hopefuls in the final race at Sha Tin, but expectations are mostly running low.

31 Dec 2012 - 3:08am

Ferraris blames vets' new policy

David Ferraris says he is finding it difficult to train Sweet Orange under the new veterinary treatment policies. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The withdrawal yesterday of outsider Sweet Orange from the HK$22 million Longines Hong Kong Cup may not have caught the racing world's attention like the morning announcement that Cirrus des Aigles was out, but his angry trainer, David Ferraris, reawakened the verbal battle with vets over treating horses' joints.

8 Dec 2012 - 1:54am

Racing Digest, December 3, 2012

Brett Prebble poses with connections of New Greenfield.

Prebble sizzles for Cruz on a day rail bias played a big part

3 Dec 2012 - 3:05am

Trainer Ferraris forced into juggling act with Sweet Orange

Sweet Orange goes through his paces. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Trainer David Ferraris has been forced to rethink Sweet Orange's present and future plans since the stallion walked into a perfect storm of the harsh all-weather training track at Sha Tin and the new veterinary treatment policies.

16 Nov 2012 - 1:58am

More should be done to get stayers ready for big races

Liberator wins the Champions & Chater Cup back in May, but other events over 2,400m are thin on the ground. Photo: Kenneth Chan

When David Ferraris pleaded for more staying races to get Liberator, or his ilk, ready for the Longines Hong Kong Vase in December, it was hard not to sympathise with the South African trainer.

17 Oct 2012 - 12:01am

'We need more staying events'

Strathtay (inside) takes full advantage of a better draw to nail Aerosa. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Barrier positions told a familiar tale as trainer David Ferraris led in a double, but he was keener to shine a light on another equally familiar tale - the difficulties of getting stayers ready for the Longines International meeting in December.

15 Oct 2012 - 3:23am

Fourie completes mission as Chater finds his Way

David Ferraris on Chater Way.

South African Richard Fourie was a man on a mission at Sha Tin twice this week with six-year-old Chater Way and the success of the second plan may well have had the first to thank for it.

The first mission was when Fourie jumped on the David Ferraris-trained Chater Way for his final piece of work before the Class One Egret Handicap yesterday, and then over did it.

17 Sep 2012 - 5:32am

Gelding saves himself from compulsory retirement

The good news for trainer David Ferraris was that his good run continued with Metrevelli winning at the bottom of Class Five - the bad news was that the gelding probably saved himself from compulsory retirement and will be sticking around next season. Or was it bad news?

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Ferraris starting to pick up speed

The hot run continued for trainer David Ferraris last night as he claimed the Sports Club Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup with Imperial Rome and added further weight to the claims of a new Happy Valley specialist sire.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

There's a long way to go for out-and-out stayer

David Ferraris was left lamenting the lack of 2,200m events at Sha Tin after Tres Magnifique scored his first local victory, and the five-year-old is unlikely to ever live up to his reputation. 'He would stay the Burma Road,' Ferraris said. 'The 2,200m helped because he stays so well. In any race over distance, he is just one-paced all the way and plugs away.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Relieved Ferraris knows he has turned a corner

David Ferraris is having a season he would prefer to forget, but at least he won't have to front Hong Kong Jockey Club officials at the end of the term and has something to look forward to in the future with two promising four-year-olds he unleashed yesterday.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Club vows to put lid on noise pollution

Hong Kong Jockey Club officials yesterday sympathised with noise-affected trainers Sean Woods and David Ferraris, but said the club was powerless over a neighbouring construction site and allayed fears of similar problems when renovation begins on some of Sha Tin's ageing stables later this year.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ferraris has no doubt Sweet Orange can deliver

When Vengeance Of Rain was preparing for the 2005 Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby by stringing together a series of wins, his jockey Anthony Delpech handed out a free tip for anyone who would listen.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am