David Hall

Man of the moment Moreira delivers for Hall

Joao Moreira is all smiles after winning on Divine Ten, which formed part of his treble. He has closed to within 13 wins of leader Zac Purton. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Joao Moreira's momentum continued unabated with a treble that moved him ever closer to the Jockeys' Championship lead, but two of the in-demand jockey's winners - both for David Hall - might not have been and were only confirmed within minutes of declarations.

Sunday, 2 February, 2014, 10:21pm

Lui loses 10-pound claim after treble

A tip to let Dane Patrol relax helped Dicky Lui take race eight. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Dicky Lui Cheuk-yin backed up from a double last weekend to snare the first three-timer of his fledgling career, outriding his 10-pound claim and showing there has been improvement in at least one key area of his skill set.

13 Jun 2013 - 5:52am

Smart Ball must be kept safe next term

Smart Ball put on an eye-catching debut performance in the Class Three Pokfulam Public Riding School Handicap (1,200m) at Sha Tin and looks to be a nice addition to the David Hall stable.

11 Jun 2013 - 4:27am

Familists back after a year in the wilderness

A pleased David Hall joins Keith Yeung and Familists. Photo: kennsss

Trainer David Hall knows just how much a "worthy" defeat can take out of an honest horse and Familists finally made his way back around to the top end of the business after a year in the wilderness.

3 Jun 2013 - 4:39am

B Choice can end the season in style

B Choice

Talented but injury-prone B Choice looks set to be on the verge of returning to the winner's circle following an eye-catching Class Three Ng Tung River Handicap (1,000m) performance on a yielding track on Wednesday night.

24 May 2013 - 4:13am

Exciting Rad can prove too slick in Triple Trio

Exciting Rad can prove too slick in Triple Trio

Rad followed up from one of the more impressive trial showings this season with one of the best debut performances up the Sha Tin straight just under a month ago. Tomorrow, the David Hall-trained sprinter can keep the ball rolling when he returns to the same course and distance in the middle leg of the Triple Trio.

17 May 2013 - 3:31am

Novelty of Macau interport gone for Hong Kong horses

David Hall

Should the Jockey Club and its Macau counterpart be considering the future of interport races after Sunday's two-horse Hong Kong participation at Taipa?

24 Apr 2013 - 4:18am

Bad start but it's Bundle Of Joy for all

Bundle Of Joy, ridden by Brett Prebble. Photo: Kenneth Chan

For a horse who was "seriously educated and prepped", the David Hall-trained Bundle Of Joy gave plenty of heart palpitations to his supporters before calmly disposing of the opening race on debut.

11 Mar 2013 - 4:02am

Solar Great continues to rise up the ladder

A thrilled David Hall

The David Hall-trained Solar Great completed his five-win transition from Class Four also-ran to feature-race winner in the Group Three Hong Kong Macau Trophy (1,400m) and spared jockey Douglas Whyte his blushes.

3 Mar 2013 - 4:00am

Racing Digest, February 25, 2013

Howard Cheng and classy sprinter Smart Volatility. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Thirty-year veteran Peter Ng Bik-kuen is on the downhill slope to retirement, but is reeling off a vintage season in what will be his last as a trainer - but he says horses like Smart Volatility make getting up in the morning easy. 

25 Feb 2013 - 4:13am

Prebble's momentum slowly picking up

Brett Prebble and David Hall get one home with Berlinski. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Brett Prebble's season had been battling to gain real traction again after a suspension late in December, but he was back to joint-third on the jockeys' ladder after a double for David Hall and Caspar Fownes.

21 Jan 2013 - 3:54am

Country Charm makes mockery of 90-1 odds

David Hall leads Country Charm with Matthew Chadwick on board. Photo: Kenneth Chan

David Hall-trained Country Charm hasn't exactly been the pin-up horse for punters but his ability hasn't been in question, and a change of race pattern brought the best from him as he led throughout in the fifth and surprised his jockey.

23 Dec 2012 - 3:43am

Cheng knows how to get the best out of Jun Dao

Jockey Howard Cheng and trainer David Hall enjoy the spotlight after Jun Dao's third victory from five starts. Photo: Kenneth Chan

After David Hall squeezed another win from the battle-weary legs of rejuvenated straight-track specialist Jun Dao, the trainer gave credit to jockey Howard Cheng Yue-tin for his guidance both on track and off.

17 Dec 2012 - 4:43am

El Grande will relish returning to the dirt

El Grande has been a consistent performer over this trip.

Douglas Whyte and David Hall don't combine all that frequently, but when they do, it pays to take note - and on Sunday at Sha Tin El Grande looks a decent banker in the final leg of an extremely difficult Triple Trio.

14 Dec 2012 - 2:11am

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