Douglas Whyte

To run or not to run: that is Ho's Derby question for Flame Hero

Flame Hero (Douglas Whyte) just gets the better of Beauty Flame (Olivier Doleuze) to put himself into Derby contention. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Peter Ho Leung has until tomorrow morning to decide if Flame Hero will be a late entry for the BMW Hong Kong Derby (2,000m) after the four-year-old put himself into the picture with a determined victory on Saturday.

Monday, 3 March, 2014, 9:38am

Whyte takes the sweets with a dashing treble

The Sha Tin crowd cheers Douglas Whyte after he records his third winner of the day, Gorgeous Debut. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The empire struck back with a vengeance at Sha Tin as reigning champion jockey Douglas Whyte put the Jockey Challenge to bed before halfway with a quick-fire treble and might easily have doubled his win tally for the afternoon.

24 Feb 2014 - 10:48am

Gibson's Fire a good Starter for TT jackpot

Fire Starter (Olivier Doleuze, navy) was unable to catch Pearl Win (Joao Moreira, light blue) last start, but faces an easier task here. Photo: Kenneth Chan

With a good draw and the services of Douglas Whyte, Richard Gibson's Fire Starter can make the necessary progress at his fifth start and salute as banker in the opening leg of the Triple Trio at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

17 Feb 2014 - 9:27pm

Do You Get It looks a coming dirt winner

Douglas Whyte takes Do You Get It (inside) to the line in Tuesday's trial. Photo: Kenneth Chan

John Size-trained Do You Get It looks like a dirt track winner waiting to happen after an impressive trial at Sha Tin on Tuesday.

The three-year-old had already been given four trials by the patient trainer, following the three he had in New Zealand, and Douglas Whyte was clearly sent out with the job of ironing out a few chinks in the gelding's armour before his debut.

11 Feb 2014 - 8:26pm

General Iron out to prove he's made of Whyte steel

General Iron can break through for his first win in Hong Kong at Happy Valley. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Danny Shum Chap-shing's General Iron has shown enough in his previous efforts at Happy Valley to suggest the drop to Class Four can see him break through in the Craigengower Cricket Club Challenge Cup (1,000m) on Wednesday night.

4 Feb 2014 - 8:41pm

Purton has put absolutely everything on the line ... but it’s unlikely to be enough

Triumphant Jewel’s victory is worth two points for Douglas Whyte. Photo: Kenneth Chan

After putting everything into an exhausting and ultimately unsuccessful challenge to Douglas Whyte’s supremacy in 2009-10, legend has it that Brett Prebble simply said “never again.” Meaning, never again would he subject himself to the mental, emotional and physical rigours of entering into hand-to-hand combat with the Durban Demon.

24 Jun 2013 - 8:10pm

I'm not counting my chickens in jockey's title race, says Whyte

All You Wish wins with something in hand for Douglas Whyte. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The fat lady hasn't sung but there was the scrape of a chair and a clearing of the throat at Sha Tin as she stood up in readiness after Douglas Whyte's treble set Zac Purton an unreasonable task to catch him in the final seven meetings of the jockeys' championship.

17 Jun 2013 - 11:32am

Action speaks louder than words

John Moore pats Flagship Shine (Douglas Whyte) after his gritty all-weather track win in the last race. Moore said the gelding may have just turned into a 2014 Hong Kong Derby candidate. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Douglas Whyte still won't talk about his season-long duel for the jockeys' championship with Zac Purton, but his trademark fist-pump as he crossed the line on Flagship Shine in the last said it all - the 12-time champ is back - and he has a 13th straight title firmly in his sights.

13 Jun 2013 - 6:02am

John Size says Glorious Days is better for last year's Yasuda Kinen

John Size says Glorious Days is better for last year's Yasuda Kinen

As disastrous as Glorious Days' 14th place in last year's Yasuda Kinen seemed at the time, trainer John Size and jockey Douglas Whyte believe it may have been the making of the horse who returns to Fuchu today a more complete coompetitor.

2 Jun 2013 - 4:58am

Hot Purton reignites title chase with treble

Zac Purton

Just when some were calling the jockeys' championship all over, not least Zac Purton himself, the Australian again closed the gap on leader Douglas Whyte to five wins with 13 meetings remaining.

27 May 2013 - 3:39am

Whyte stretches lead in jockeys' race

Douglas Whyte looks over to Brett Prebble as Flagship Shine keeps up a strong gallop to beat his fast-finishing stablemate Sterling City in the last race of the day. Whyte said the gelding is going to be a 'big horse' next season. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Four winners for four different trainers at Sha Tin yesterday pushed Douglas Whyte eight clear of Zac Purton, who was winless on the day, with 15 meetings to go.

19 May 2013 - 5:00am

Tarzan I Am jumps out as a good thing for Size

Douglas Whyte on another impressive debut winner from the John Size yard, Tarzan I Am. Photo: Kenneth Chan

They were jumping out of trees to back John Size's newcomer Tarzan I Am and the three-year-old let nobody down, justifying his big reputation by romping home with Douglas Whyte swinging off him.

12 May 2013 - 5:05am

Whyte set for Glorious success in Champions Mile

Douglas Whyte. Photo: Kenneth Chan

With the Classic Mile, Stewards' Cup and Derby already in the bag, a fourth Group One victory for the Durban Demon hinges on Glorious Days and that would be his personal peak.

5 May 2013 - 4:00am

Yip practising patience and reaping rewards

Blinkered Sweet Corner wins it comfortably for Zac Purton. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Dennis Yip Chor-hong says a change in his approach to training horses and focusing on their mental preparation as much as their physical condition, plus using practicing some patience, has been the catalyst for his career-best season.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:05am

Sichuan Exec gets by on raw talent

Sichuan Exec, ridden by Douglas Whyte. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The Jockey Club's International sale may have thrown forth another star after a remarkable winning debut by high-priced graduate Sichuan Exec, when not much went perfectly through the race and he appeared to know even less about what he was doing there.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:05am