Epsom and Ewell

Overseas simulcasts figures continue to move upwards

The Jockey Club's overseas simulcasts have been a growth area this season and continue to move onwards and upwards, turnover-wise, with the Yasuda Kinen and the six-race offering from Epsom Downs on Saturday returning better figures than a year ago.

Monday, 4 June, 2012, 12:00am

Flashy colt finally shows who is Dominant

The real Dominant finally showed up yesterday, showing he will be a staying force for the foreseeable future, starting with the Group One Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (2,400m) in three weeks.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

Clark is Emperor for the night

Tim Clark continued to bounce back from a mid-season dry spell as he drove home a double at Happy Valley last night, boosting his confidence ahead of his first ride in the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on Sunday.

The Australian partners the John Moore-trained Smart Giant in the Group One, who the lightweight hoop believes is a chance of causing an upset on his best form.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Carthage finally puts his best foot forward

After looking an expensive mistake for the best part of two years and single-handedly killing off the Trainer's Syndicate concept, Carthage finally took his turn in the winner's circle and trainer Derek Cruz is convinced it won't be the last time.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Exciting Xtension has his day in the sun

Even sitting at home in his box yesterday, the Derby winner Ambitious Dragon was an awesome presence as John Moore and Darren Beadman claimed the BMW Champions Mile with Xtension and pencilled in plans for Royal Ascot and quite possibly a Cox Plate.

26 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Dream Team adds spice to Derby

A likely playmaker in the shape of Tony Cruz's Dream Team was a surprise acceptor for the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby yesterday - ensuring the race will be truly run.

11 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Duke puts Fownes 'over the moon'

'We had to sweat on the run through in the straight so I got pretty excited watching the race'

A brilliant display from jockey Patrick Payne snared Caspar Fownes his biggest win yet in the HKSAR Chief Executive's Cup over 1,200m at Sha Tin yesterday as the trainer's boom first season moved seamlessly into a great start to his second term.

6 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Bull's Eye to hit the spot

Bull's Eye can take the Cable & Wireless HKT Cup on this evening's Epsom Derby card at Sha Tin.

The Derby is simulcast live as the night's final event and it looks wide open following the late withdrawal of fancied 2,000 Guineas hero King's Best.

10 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Commander calls the shots

He is going to start at short odds and he is far from being a 'good thing' but Commander Charlie gets the vote in an excellent final event at today's Happy Valley meeting.

3 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Saint-Martin shows what a difference one year makes

FRENCH star Eric Saint-Martin rode a table-topping treble on Ladies' Day at Sha Tin yesterday and reflected on the difference a year has made to his professional life.

15 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Verdi to tackle colts

Cape Verdi, the brilliant winner of the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket, has been elevated to clear favourite at 5-2 for the Epsom Derby following confirmation that she is to take her chance against the colts in the world's most coveted Classic next Saturday.

30 May 1998 - 12:00am

Filly in Derby picture

It is a tale that Disney could not have dreamed up - a filly winning Flat racing's most coveted prize, the Epsom Derby. But in the past week that is a concept many believe is not quite as impossible as it seems.

9 May 1998 - 12:00am

En Rapport sheds his 'unlucky' tag in style

Unlucky En Rapport (10-1) lost that unwanted tag when he beat odds-on favourite Victory Star (5-8) by a head in a thrilling finish to the Centurion Trophy at Sha Tin yesterday. 'Forget the bad luck he had before, this is just brilliant,' enthused jockey Wendyll Woods minutes after the dramatic race.

1 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Victory Star outshines cast of Derby hopefuls

Leading Derby contender Victory Star came through his last really serious piece of work prior to Sunday's Blue Riband event with flying colours at a rain-soaked Sha Tin yesterday morning.

19 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

'On Sunday I was celebrating and now I'm hit with this. I'm really gobsmacked.

English and Irish Derby-winning jockey Alan Munro was yesterday dropped the biggest bombshell of his glittering 13-year career when he was stood down for a further nine months by Royal Hong Kong Jockey doctors.

Munro, 29, was hoping to resume race-riding in the next week or so following a trackwork fall from Universal Boss three months ago which led to a convulsion.

22 May 1996 - 12:00am