'I was always confident he would be just as strong from behind'
Billet Express turned from runaway train to controlled bullet last night to land the Happy Valley Trophy (1,200 metres) and bring a whole new dimension to his blistering speed.Thursday, 20 January, 2005, 12:00am
Cruz scores but Australian's successes narrow gap at top to five as championship race becomes private contest
Even as the glitz of the International Jockeys Championship went on at Happy Valley last night, John Size and Tony Cruz continue to wage their battle for the trainers' championship with the Australian managing to pull one back on his rival.9 Dec 2004 - 12:00am
Caspar Fownes figured prominently at the Happy Valley trials yesterday where Australian import Lightning Star won the opening heat in good style.
Douglas Whyte was on board for this trial and settled the gelding near the lead before riding him along hands and heels in the concluding stages, eventually scoring by 21/2 lengths.14 Nov 2004 - 12:00am
Four turf trials were held at Happy Valley yesterday and Sean Woods' Best Luck was the most impressive winner of the morning, bounding away from his rivals to score by six lengths.3 Oct 2004 - 12:00am
David Oughton and Douglas Whyte have enjoyed plenty of success as a partnership and that looks set to continue with the unraced Cash Baby (rated 52), winner of the qualifying trial held at Sha Tin last weekend.
Oughton has been patient with this fellow following an accident in the stables last year which kept him away from the racetrack.15 Sep 2004 - 12:00am
Anthony Delpech had just resigned himself to returning to the rigours of everyday racing in South Africa when fate intervened. At 9.30am yesterday, Jockey Club licensing secretary Kim Kelly phoned to give him the news that he's wanted back next season.22 Jun 2004 - 12:00am
John Moore has amassed 46 winners this season and Thunder Storm looks like he can add to that fine tally after catching the eye in the first of two dirt trials at Sha Tin on Friday.16 May 2004 - 12:00am
Anthony Delpech left Happy Valley with a heavy heart last night, having received his fourth suspension of the season - this one for five meetings.
Delpech, the reigning champion jockey in South Africa, has been frustrated at the stop-start nature of his first season in Hong Kong, which has so far produced 15 winners.18 Apr 2004 - 12:00am
Andy Leung Ting-wah dominated proceedings at the Sha Tin dirt trials yesterday, when several from the yard moved impressively including progressive galloper Tsunami, who came through to win the second trial in superb fashion.17 Apr 2004 - 12:00am
South Africans Tony Millard and Anthony Delpech figured prominently in trackwork yesterday, when seven of nine trials were held on the turf.7 Jan 2004 - 12:00am