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
David Hayes has figured prominently in most of the trials held in the past couple of weeks and that was the case again at Sha Tin yesterday where lightly-raced Good To Great won the second heat.
The former griffin has only competed five times, two of which have come this season and neither run providing much encouragement for the future.30 Oct 2004 - 12:00am
A softer tempo and the luck of the draw at long last can give Bowman's Crossing a thoroughly-deserved return to the winner's circle in the Group 3 Sha Tin Trophy this afternoon.17 Oct 2004 - 12:00am
Hong Kong raider Cape Of Good Hope takes a second bite at the Royal Ascot cherry today - four days after his first bitter-sweet experience of Britain's most prestigious race meeting.19 Jun 2004 - 12:00am
Cape Of Good Hope will run again at Royal Ascot tomorrow after satisfying trainer David Oughton that he is ready for another assault on Britain's most prestigious meeting.18 Jun 2004 - 12:00am
It's less than a week since a vacancy in the top echelon of Hong Kong racing was created with the retirement announcement of former champion trainer Ivan Allan. But tonight at the Kranji racecourse, his shoes as Hong Kong's international racing ambassador may be filled by David Oughton, through the agency of a stout-hearted beast called Bowman's Crossing.16 May 2004 - 12:00am