Douglas Whyte jumped on Joyful Joyful to lift the gelding to his first win earlier this season, and Triple Trio players will be hoping the champion jockey can extract the best from the Almond Lee-trained sprinter again at Happy Valley tomorrow night.Tuesday, 23 November, 2010, 12:00am
For those with long memories, yesterday's rain-soaked Sha Tin programme might have pointed auspiciously towards a success for 24-1 chance Super Charge in the sixth event. The key words there are 'long memories'.25 May 2009 - 12:00am
Last year someone suggested the National Day Cup could be renamed the Howard Cheng Cup, such has been the leading domestic rider's dominance in the holiday feature in recent years, but the man himself is only 'hopeful' of history repeating itself at Sha Tin tomorrow.30 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
David Hayes would certainly approve of the way his protege Almond Lee Yee-tat has exploded out of the starting barriers this season, racking up three winners already and poised to add to that tally at Sha Tin this afternoon.15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
When trainer Almond Lee Yee-tat slipped past David Hall with a double to take him to fifth on the championship list yesterday, he didn't have to guess whether it would have made his old boss David Hayes proud.
The pair took Lee to 34 wins for the season, already his best year and plenty of racing still to go to improve on that figure.13 May 2007 - 12:00am
Owner Ling Chiu-shing made his first trip to the winner's stall for 21/2 years in the wake of Spinning City's triumph in yesterday's Members Cup, and the timing could not have been better as his former trainer David Hayes is in town.18 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
Even the super-optimist in trainer David Hayes could not have foreseen the remarkable first season he has enjoyed back home in Australia, but that doesn't mean he thinks it has finished.5 May 2006 - 12:00am
Lizzy Jelfs gives Australian galloper Niconero a workout on the all-weather track at Sha Tin yesterday morning. The experienced horsewoman is here looking after the Champions Mile contender for trainer David Hayes.5 May 2006 - 12:00am
The world traffic in horses has long become an everyday thing, but the path between Hong Kong and Australia has never been busier or the time-lag to racing shorter - and in both directions.
And that's not talking about the hit-and-run raids by Group One horses but the bread and butter runners.22 Feb 2006 - 12:00am
Kings of the Valley Douglas Whyte and Dennis Yip Chor-hong team up in tonight's Po Leung Kuk Centenary Cup over 1,650 metres and should take the prize with another track specialist in Winning Sunshine.28 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
Speed machine General Kingy will give his rivals something to chase over the straight 1,000 metres in race seven today, the Class Two Sheung Handicap.4 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
David Hayes returned to training in Australia as a winner yesterday, scoring with his first runner since going back after a 10-year tour of duty in Hong Kong.
Hayes, 42, won the A$50,000 Cash Logistics & Security Handicap at Melbourne's Moonee Valley racecourse with four-year-old filly Plans, ridden by seven pound claimer Ryan Hinton.14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
David Hayes will leave behind some good stock at the end of the season when he departs back to Australia and that includes progressive Hawkie Star, who makes plenty of appeal as banker in the final leg of the Triple Trio tomorrow.20 May 2005 - 12:00am
David Hayes has had a quiet season by his championship standards but this afternoon's Sha Tin card may give him a reminder of the glory days, with three overnight favourites who each look extremely hard to beat.9 Apr 2005 - 12:00am
It's Derby day at Sha Tin, the second anniversary of Elegant Fashion's unique piece of racing history but for once, noted big-occasion trainer David Hayes will not be a part of the group one action. But if overnight markets mean anything, he'll still be a player on the Derby undercard with improving three-year-old Glory Years.13 Mar 2005 - 12:00am