Derek Currie

Try a dash of Tequila over 1,800 metres

Tequila! If you fancy something on Wednesday night you could do a lot worse than a Tequila, a Tequila Pop.

The Patrick Biancone-trained gelding put in an enormous win on the dirt recently and has trialled well again since then on the artificial surface.

Sunday, 17 May, 1998, 12:00am

Hill's owners in uproar at Payne's licence predicament

Disbelieving owners have swamped trainer David Hill with telephone calls urging him to apply for Australian jockey Paddy Payne to ride for the stable again next season.

News that Payne would be packing his bags after being verbally informed that he would not be granted a licence spurred an angry reaction.

29 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Currie breaks

Carlsberg's public relations manager Derek Currie will not be a wanted man this weekend. At past Hong Kong Sevens, there have been periodic announcements: 'Derek Currie is wanted at the tournament control office'.

These announcements became more frequent as the day went by.

22 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Currie comes out top of tipsters

FORMER international soccer player, racehorse owner and now champion tipster of Hong Kong - that's Racing Post's Derek Currie.

12 Jun 1995 - 12:00am


GLENN Gale's cynical comment about my accent being nurtured on broken glass (Keeping Posted, May 19) has given me reason to believe that I should send a copy of his unplugged piece to Rod Stewart's agent.

After all, his voice made him millions and this old heart of mine tells me Mr Gale's story could cause a storm in the music industry.

21 May 1994 - 12:00am

Spin doctor diagnoses golf classic ailment

THE rasping Scottish accent that sounds as if it has been nurtured on broken glass is unmistakable.

Derek Currie, irrepressible spin doctor for Carlsberg, is on the other end of the telephone to inform Keeping Posted that Hong Kong's honour was, indeed, upheld during last weekend's Carlsberg Media Golf Classic held in the Philippines.

19 May 1994 - 12:00am

Class rise no hurdle to smart Our Pal

DESPITE stepping up in class, Our Pal should give punters a run for their money in the second event this evening.

Trained by Derek Cruz and to be ridden by the very polished Declan Murphy, Our Pal has been a revelation having already greeted the judge three times this season.

5 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Should run for us

FIRST-season import Should Run For Me can record his first win in Hongkong by taking tonight's third event.

Trained by John Moore, the three-year-old has been a model of consistency.

He came third on his most recent outing over 2,200 metres at Sha Tin when Tony Cruz rode him in place of the injured Darren Beadman.

2 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Marcus looking to close the gap

WITH ten meetings to go and lying nine winners behind Tony Cruz, Basil Marcus looks set to pull back some of the deficit with a strong book of rides tonight.

Etoile D'Or, Golden Chance and Classic Warrior could easily land the South African with a winning treble. He also has modest claims with On The Double in the first race and Limelight later on the card.

12 May 1993 - 12:00am

Blazing Blade can cut back lead

AFTER the disappointment of Little Big Horn last Wednesday, trainer Lawrie Fownes can resume his chase again for the trainers' championship by cutting down the opposition with the aptly named Blazing Blade in the penultimate event.

8 May 1993 - 12:00am

Marcus aiming at a Sure Fire win

BASIL Marcus desperately battling to retain the jockeys' premiership from the onslaught of Tony Cruz this season looks to the David Oughton stable this evening in his quest to find more winners.

5 May 1993 - 12:00am

Hill hoping to put best foot forward

CHAMPIONSHIP-chasing David Hill, who invariably comes strong at the end of the season, can finish tonight's meeting on a high note with the consistent Winged Foot in the last.

Regular jockey Basil Marcus partners the seven-year-old who, while winless this season, has finished no further back than fourth place from five starts.

28 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Fat chance looks like a sound bet

THERE was plenty to like about the way Fat City went about his business last start when opening his winning account in Hongkong.

Coming clear off the field along with Va Vite, the pair had a tussle to the line, but Fat City - possibly helped by the slight ease in the track - went the stronger and held sway by half-a-length.

24 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Super Power can take class rise in stride

AFTER accounting for Class Five opposition in comprehensive fashion at his last start, Super Power takes on a Class Four field and looks up to the task again.

14 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

How Free to liberate jockey Ho from slide

HOW Free can break his maiden status this afternoon and also give jockey Johnny Ho a welcome winner in the third event at Happy Valley this afternoon.

12 Apr 1993 - 12:00am