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Derek Leung Ka-Chun

Disciples Twelve proves he can go higher

Disciples Twelve (Douglas Whyte) made a big impression on his debut and his win confirmed he has above-average ability. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Paul O'Sullivan is all for giving newcomers a proper grounding on the training track and at the trials, but he said there was no point holding back debut winner Disciples Twelve after a limited build-up - the horse he labelled "a natural" delivering a dozen first-time own

Monday, 26 November, 2012, 2:31am

Taknam is ungainly but he's all heart: Leung

Derek Leung and Taknam. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Taknam might have an action more bovine than equine, but the gelding made it back-to-back wins under a silky ride by Derek Leung Ka-chun, who is intent on carving out a niche as the go-to lightweight jockey for the upcoming feature races.

24 Sep 2012 - 2:25am

Shower proves refreshing as gelding finally makes the breakthrough

A brief but heavy shower early in proceedings was getting most of the credit from trainer Peter Ng Bik-kuen for Taknam's long-shot breakthrough victory in the Gascoigne Handicap (1,600m). 'He's had fetlock problems and missed over a year of racing and the difference today was just that little bit of give in the track,' Ng said.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Youngster is the Connoisseur's Pick after becoming first to hit century

The only group status afforded the win by Connoisseur's Pick in the Fortune Room Handicap was the significance of it for a particular group of former apprentice jockeys, with Derek Leung Ka-chun beating his peers to 100 career victories.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Stablemate gives Bridge a nice going-away gift

Danny Shum Chap-shing's stable star Little Bridge jetted out for his Royal Ascot assignment overnight, and the trainer was in a buoyant mood after a win to Scarlet Camellia. Shum says hoof and mucous issues, plus terrible luck in running in recent starts, have held Scarlet Camellia back.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Double trouble for Tong as unruly three-year-old drops him twice

Phantom Philip left Jacky Tong Chi-kit in no doubt about the status of their relationship after getting rid of the jockey not once but twice. First Phantom Philip reared after being loaded into the starting stalls and briefly sat down, dislodging Tong.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Will the real Lucky Record turn up?

Lucky Record left his fans with losing tickets and bad memories at his last start at Happy Valley, but Douglas Whyte should get the four-year-old to turn that around at the same venue tonight in the Hong Kong Art Festival 40th Anniversary Cup (1,200m).

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Leung's celebrations short-lived after copping two-day ban

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Leung gets more than an upset stomach after booking lands fine

Derek Leung Ka-chun missed nothing in the eight races after being stood down from riding with an upset stomach, but the upset wouldn't have got any better just the same. None of Leung's remaining rides won for replacement jockeys after he complained of a problem following race two, yet he still managed to cop a fine.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

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