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Fenian Cycle

'He is a talented individual who will continue to progress'

Richard Gibson's debut runner, Fionn's Glory, labelled 'a rare specimen' by his trainer, paraded perfectly and then did what was expected when winning a Class Four up the straight yesterday. 'He was sourced from New Zealand and he has shown a lot of talent from day one.

Sunday, 20 May, 2012, 12:00am

The Salmon of Knowledge

The two wise women of Bloom had looked after the boy Fionn since he was a baby. They had never told him who his true parents were and he had never asked.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

Size on track for personal record

John Size thundered inexorably towards his seventh trainers' title in 11 seasons at Sha Tin, landing a treble that helped to keep both he and Douglas Whyte on target for personal bests this term but it wasn't all plain sailing for short-odds punters.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Zac attack falls flat on up-and-down day

Zac Purton's day started in the same vein as his recent purple patch of form with a win on second-starter Meridian Treasure, but it soon went pear-shaped when a couple of Danny Shum Chap-shing-trained favourites were dramatic flops.

27 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hall's yard looks a treat at the trials

Leading trainer David Hall showed he has plenty more ammunition in the can with his stable dominating yesterday's barrier trials at Sha Tin and suggesting he will soon be adding to his tally of 17 wins this season.

Hall had two of the eight heat winners - Blaze King and Gallopy - but also sent out a number of stablemates who caught the eye as well.

16 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Red-hot Victoire eyes Valley feature with Charmgold

Johan Victoire has adapted quickly to the Hong Kong scene and his link with trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie and lightly raced Charmgold should see him snare the featured Craigengower Cricket Club Challenge Cup (1,200m) tonight at Happy Valley.

11 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Brilliant Triumphant Diamond shines to get Shum off and running

Danny Shum Chap-shing has enjoyed a fairy tale relationship with the first meeting of the new season and yesterday's return to the track showed the accomplished horseman retains his winning touch.

10 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Shum finds answer for Fionn's revenge

It was a rather bemused Danny Shum Chap-shing who sauntered to the winner's stall to greet Town Of Fionn after the gelding's blinding comeback win in yesterday's HK$1.6 million Chief Executive's Cup.

11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Shum's Town Of Fionn still to show his best

There is no denying Danny Shum Chap-shing's Town Of Fionn is the real deal judged in the wake of his hard-fought win in the National Day Cup (Race 73) over 1,400 metres on Sunday, but a closer examination of the event leaves the impression he still has a bit to prove before being touted as a potential champion.

5 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Town Of Fionn ready to return to winning ways

This week a number of stars have been entered in all-weather barrier trials and one of the real highlights was the performance of Danny Shum Chap-shing's Town Of Fionn.

25 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Double delight for flying Shum

The new-season battle of the sophomore trainers became even more exciting at Sha Tin with Danny Shum Chap-shing replying to the opening salvo of Caspar Fownes with a splendid double that could so easily have been a four-timer.

12 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Schofield faces tricky task in speedy field

Accomplished South African jockey Glyn Schofield will need to make a strong early commitment and allow his mount Town Of Fionn to burn some fuel in the initial stages if he's to avoid being trapped wide in today's feature event, the $1.6 million Chief Executives Cup.

5 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Rising star Town Of Fionn can outgun rivals again

Danny Shum Chap-shing's rising star Town Of Fionn is expected to notch his sixth victory from eight starts and take out the feature event on the opening day of the new season, the $1.6 million HKSAR Chief Executive's Cup (1,200 metres).

5 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Town Of Fionn is star of the show

'He did a lot of work and then to lift himself again and win was exceptional'

Rookie trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing has laid the foundation over the past year for a marvellous second season but the promise never shone brighter than it did as he turned the tables on his old boss to win the ATV Cup at Sha Tin yesterday.

17 May 2004 - 12:00am

Town of Fionn's dashing display

Guided by treble-winning jockey Glyn Schofield, three-year old excels in winning his second cup race

Exciting three-year-old Town Of Fionn tossed aside the twin hurdles of another sharp class rise and a wet surface yesterday to take the Happy Valley Trophy, 1,200 metres in a canter and take himself one step closer to the acid tests of the top grades.

18 Apr 2004 - 12:00am