A new trainer has been a while coming and, privately anyway, we have had the view that a quiet Jockey Club insistence on a southern hemisphere-based trainer as the next expatriate flew in the face of reality.Wednesday, 2 February, 2011, 12:00am
One of the big training performances Down Under in recent weeks was turned in by Melbourne-based Peter Moody, who has taken a smart filly called Typhoon Tracy from a maiden to Group One winner in the space of five runs.25 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
Trainer Caspar Fownes has declared all systems go in his first international assault, with Bowman's Crossing settling in well before the $14.8 million Singapore International Airlines Cup at Kranji on Sunday.
'He's in great nick,' Fownes said yesterday. 'I'll go to Singapore again [tomorrow] to see everything's right but he doesn't need a lot of work down there.'10 May 2006 - 12:00am
Trainer David Oughton has ruled out Dubai or any other race in the immediate future for Global Sprint Challenge champion Cape Of Good Hope after scans have revealed his knee injury to be more significant than previously thought.1 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
'I would be happy to take my bloke to Dubai and avoid him'
Group One racing in two corners of the Asia Pacific rim will have global importance this weekend, particularly Sunday's Group One Centenary Sprint Cup (1,000m).24 Feb 2006 - 12:00am
David Oughton has had a quiet season so far but that will be changing very soon judging by the effort of his British private purchase Walkonthewildside at yesterday's Sha Tin trials.22 Feb 2006 - 12:00am
Cape honoured for global achievements
It started with a shrug and a heavy dose of practicality and hit paydirt at Nakayama yesterday with a marching band and pom-pom girls.3 Oct 2005 - 12:00am
A bit of horse whispering and change in tactics work wonders
Douglas Whyte got down to a little horse whispering to turn the season around for brave sprinter Figures in yesterday's Group Three ATV Sha Tin Vase over 1,200 metres and the race might signal a trip Down Under for the horse.22 May 2005 - 12:00am
Quiet achiever David Oughton hopes rarely raced Roosevelt can be the strongest of his International Races team tomorrow and lift the trainer's results that vital notch from 2003.11 Dec 2004 - 12:00am
Trainer David Oughton will press on to the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup with Bowman's Crossing despite his defeat at the hands of Ain't Here in the Cup Trial on Sunday.
Bowman's Crossing was a slashing second in the Hong Kong Mile at last year's Hong Kong International Races, and has yet to win beyond 1,800 metres but Oughton was not changing plans yesterday.16 Nov 2004 - 12:00am