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Eric Legrix

Nunes aims to give his best shot in HK

'I'm doing plenty of work in the mornings... I love the hard work'

Friday, 8 September, 2006, 12:00am

Walkamia replaces Execute in HK Cup

The Andre Fabre-trained mare, Walkamia has replaced compatriot Execute in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup, 2,000 metres, after the latter failed to please French trainer John Hammond.

The 115-rated seven-year-old Execute had suffered a setback in his preparation, though it was only described as minor.

1 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Lerner 'feels good' after first week

It may have only been a humble Class Four contest but for young Frenchman Yann Lerner, his win on Porter Ricks in the fourth event had all the feeling and euphoria of a much bigger result.

Lerner, 19, is the latest big thing in the world of French horsemen. He was champion apprentice in 2003 and was encouraged to find out for himself about the way racing operates in Hong Kong.

12 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Beasley rides in for season's end - but with an eye on the future

Australian jockey Danny Beasley has ridden the wave of his recent successful Sydney carnival all the way to a licence to ride in Hong Kong for the rest of this season. Placed fourth on the championship in Sydney, Beasley was yesterday issued with a licence from May 7 until June 30, covering the final 13 meetings of the season.

6 May 2003 - 12:00am


Leading Sydney jockey Danny Beasley is expected to crown a sensational April by answering a call to boost Hong Kong jockey ranks following Eric Legrix's season-ending knee injury.

1 May 2003 - 12:00am

Opera Magic on song for Legrix as Frenchman seals double

Top French rider Eric Legrix capped a good week with a double at Sha Tin yesterday to follow on from where he left off at Happy Valley in midweek.

1 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Whyte responds with turbo boost as protagonists go tit-for-tat

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte and this season's major contender, Shane Dye, looked set to play a big hand yesterday, but each had to settle for a single victory. Dye pulled back one win when Snippetyiyea won the all-weather seventh and took his tally to 59, but Whyte went seven clear again in winning the last with Turbojet for Tony Cruz.

26 May 2002 - 12:00am

Secret of his success - how Marwing plotted route to victory

South African jockey Weichong Marwing produced a carbon copy of Gerald Mosse's winning ride from last year's Hong Kong Derby yesterday as Olympic Express scored even more emphatically than Industrial Pioneer. Here's how he saw the race from the back of the favourite:

18 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

'If I went all of tonight without getting it, people might start to ask me if I really wanted it. I want! I want!'

Outstanding French rider Eric Legrix finally ended a nervous week and cracked the 300-win barrier in Hong Kong as Francis Lui Kin-wai's Plenty Of Luck put himself back on the promising list.

24 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Mines may spark rich vein of form for Leung

Andy Leung Ting-wah is gearing up his stable for an onslaught of winners judging by the way his horses have performed in barrier trials and yesterday was no exception, with Kimberley Mines particularly catching the eye as he won the second of three heats down the straight 1,000 metres at Sha Tin.

21 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Lui enjoys strong finish with treble to boot

Francis Lui Kin-wai must be one of the few people who wishes the season could go on for a few more weeks after he continued his tremendous recent run with a final-day treble. The trainer finished his fourth season with 27 winners after victories for Convergence and Ideal Partner, who formed a double for Eric Legrix, and the Wendyll Woods-partnered Me First.

18 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Careless Legrix in hot water again

Eric Legrix was suspended for five meetings yesterday after being found guilty of careless riding on Cheval D'Or in the eighth race. It was the French jockey's third ban for the offence this season, and he has also been reprimanded for careless riding on two occasions.

5 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Traveller heading right way

Given the way a number of runners closed strongly in last night's penultimate contest it could be easy to miss the merit of the run of the Francis Lui-trained Traveller Star.

10 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Mark Your Card

Cullinan put in a much improved effort in last night's fifth event when a slightly unlucky third to another progressive sort in the Derek Cruz-trained Super Force and can now be followed. The Alex Wong Yu-on-trained three-year-old had run a close third to Mundahish earlier in the season on just his second career start.

8 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Make a World of difference

World Star can continue English trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam's much better recent run in the third event at Sha Tin this afternoon.

Chapple-Hyam was a whizz in England where he trained Classic winners and countless Group winners throughout Europe for his main patron Robert Sangster.

22 Apr 2000 - 12:00am