Clampdown on riders who hit brake too early

The epidemic of careless-riding suspensions this seasons has been well recorded but also in unchartered territory is the number of jockeys who stop riding short of the line, with Anthony Delpech yesterday becoming the latest victim of the stipendiary stewards' wrath.

Sunday, 3 February, 2008, 12:00am

Three the magic number for Fownes as he lands treble and rare tierce

Trainer Caspar Fownes reaffirmed his status as the King Of The Valley last night with a winning treble and a rare stable tierce after giving a simple set of instructions to all his riders - find the fence.

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Lu Yue worth the wait for Prebble

Brett Prebble had to wait all day for his winner yesterday but Lu Yue was worth the wait after impressing the Australian in defeat at his most recent run. 'That day he was having his first run in blinkers, stepping up to 2,000m and he had to work a bit going out of the straight the first time six wide,' Prebble recalled.

21 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Lady Luck smiles on Tsui as he saddles up another double

Me Tsui Yu-sak thought his luck had turned for the better when stewards gifted Spirit Of Lo Pan a race on protest last week, but little did he imagine it would prove to be the opening of the floodgates.

13 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Fresh is best as Delpech grabs double on return

The world looked a much brighter place through the eyes of Anthony Delpech last night, with the former South African champion having returned in blazing triumph from his nine-meeting suspension.

Delpech had been benched by the stewards for his ride on Spare A Dime at Sha Tin in late September, when the John Size-trained three-year-old rushed home late to finish second.

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Vengeance Of Rain looks in 'perfect order'

Anthony Delpech has declared Horse of the Year Vengeance Of Rain to be at his very best for Sunday's epic rematch with Viva Pataca in the wake of a stunning gallop on the Sha Tin turf track yesterday morning.

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Delpech is back and 'raring to go'

Anthony Delpech returns to the saddle today, refreshed after a break in his native South Africa and ready to get on with business in the countdown to next Sunday's Cathay Pacific International Races.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Delpech scores partial victory in appeal

Jockey Anthony Delpech had only a lukewarm victory yesterday in the fight to clear his name over the riding of Spare A Dime at Sha Tin in September, with the Jockey Club appeals panel reducing his penalty effectively to seven meetings.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Delpech puts Vengeance ride on the line to defend his name

Anthony Delpech spent one of the toughest days of his professional life yesterday, torn between his reputation and his long-time partnership with champion galloper Vengeance Of Rain, before lodging an appeal against a six-week riding ban.

4 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Delpech cops six weeks on sidelines

Stewards' ban threatens Vengeance Of Rain rides

South African rider Anthony Delpech may be separated for the first time in almost three years from his beloved champion Vengeance Of Rain after Jockey Club racing stewards hit him yesterday with a six-week ban.

3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Delpech finds form but stipes are left less than impressed

South African ace lands in hot water despite riding a treble

Anthony Delpech waited six meetings to really get into a winning groove, but walked away from Sha Tin last night HK$30,000 poorer, a two-meeting suspension to be served and a running-and-handling inquiry hanging over his head.

27 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Refreshed Island Speed back for a final flurry

A timely freshen-up since his last-start defeat might be enough to see course specialist Island Speed overcome a wide gate to win the final feature of the Happy Valley season in the Happy Valley Vase (1,000m) tonight.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Fresh-looking Always Giggle sees off rivals

The virus doing the rounds at Sha Tin doesn't seem to have been all bad, with quite a number of the horses touched by it having returned to the track to win since, and Always Giggle became one to benefit yesterday in the Sharp Handicap (1,000m).

28 May 2007 - 12:00am

Billet Express back to his old self

It's been more than a year since Billet Express upset Scintillation in the Chairman's Sprint Prize but like so many members of the rampaging John Moore yard, the speedster looks like he's back on song.

9 May 2007 - 12:00am

Kingsgate and Delpech gunning for more glory

Promising Kingsgate Glory has been a substantial improver with the addition of blinkers and he looks set to make light work of his class and distance rise in the final leg of tomorrow night's Triple Trio at Happy Valley.

8 May 2007 - 12:00am