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Eric Saint-Martin

Like all refs, Stier will be remembered for bad calls

Did he jump or was he pushed? That question, despite the protestations of both Jamie Stier and Jockey Club management, remained over the Australian's sudden departure from the chief steward's position.

Sunday, 5 July, 2009, 12:00am

Purton goes from strength to strength

Zac Purton made great leaps this season and left no one in any doubt about it as he claimed a treble and third place to Douglas Whyte and Brett Prebble on the jockeys' standings.

2 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Visionario finally cracks it as Woods in sight of matching stellar debut

Trainer Sean Woods wasn't altogether taking a victory bow after Visionario finally broke through for his first Hong Kong win as part of a stable double.

Visionario (Eric Saint-Martin) finished powerfully to beat Vanquish Delight running away in the Manicou Handicap (2,000m) in the style of a horse on his way up the ladder - except that he has already been up there before.

2 May 2009 - 12:00am

Leung lights it up with sparkling treble

Derek Leung Ka-chun reminded us that there is more than one star apprentice in town with a sparkling three-timer at Sha Tin on an afternoon which might well have been horse racing's version of Chinese National day.

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Booming City takes advantage of soft lead to help Lee's yard claim double

It was a case of deja vu for trainer Almond Lee Yee-tat in the feature event as his great stable servant Booming City landed an all the way win as part of a double for the yard.

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Mixed day for Frenchman

16 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Riders love a duel, but the lines are blurred

It is hard to imagine anything less than an overdeveloped competitive streak in the senior jockeys who make it to the big stage in Hong Kong, and when it comes to giving as good as they get, they'll mix it up with the best.

25 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Furious French ace calls it quits

Saint-Martin says career in HK is over after ban

An irate Eric Saint-Martin declared last night he was finished with Hong Kong racing after stipendiary stewards slammed him with an improper riding charge and a two-month suspension of his licence.

29 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Last-ditch effort sees Prebble snatching the Jockey Challenge

Brett Prebble arrived in the final bounds of the last race at Happy Valley last night to snatch the Jockey Challenge with a gem of a ride aboard Walkonthewildside and keep trainer Paul O'Sullivan's season bubbling over.

18 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Laser Tiger looks ready to pounce from prized inside alley

Honest Laser Tiger will be all the better for one run from a lengthy break, and with the advantage of the prized inside alley, he should strike winning form in the final leg of tomorrow night's Triple Trio at Happy Valley.

25 Nov 2008 - 12:00am