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

Relieved Lai and Yiu get monkey off their backs

Local jockey Alex Lai Hoi-wing threw off an indifferent start to the new season with a treble but still failed to land the Jockey Challenge honours.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Shum expecting bigger things from promising youngster

In-form trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing has high hopes for inexperienced four-year-old Scarlet Camellia, who was a tough winner of a Class Three over 1,400m. Derek Leung Ka-chun was positioned three back the fence from gate one on the winner, normally exactly where you want to be on a favourite drawn one.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Five Stars Hotel can prove a good buy

Five Stars Hotel may have looked green in the run, but made an encouraging debut on Thursday night at Happy Valley when hitting the line strongly in the Mount Cameron Handicap (1,200m).

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Hear The Roar makes big noise

A dashing display in a Sha Tin barrier trial showed promising stayer Hear The Roar had returned a better horse this campaign and could surprise over shorter journeys.

The northern hemisphere-bred four-year-old scooted away to win his 1,200m heat by 2 1/4 lengths, showing a good turn of foot in the process.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Fresh is best for Good Words

The Tony Cruz-trained Good Words put the writing on the wall for a big season at the trials and he can carry that through for an upset win in the season's opening feature, the HKSAR Chief Executive's Cup (1,200m) at Sha Tin today.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Dirt freak makes a fine return to track from bleeding attack

Trainer Manfred Man Ka-leung managed to nurture his promising dirt performer Five Clubs back from a bleeding attack on January 16 to claim a resuming win in the Omega Handicap (1,200m). Man and red-hot Derek Leung Ka-chun combined to grab a first victory with the Danbird gelding after a five-month absence from the race-track, no easy feat according to the trainer.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

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