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Fionn Mac Cumhaill

'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

Hard-working Shum tops trainers' table

Danny Shum Chap-shing's hard work in the mornings has paid off, with the horseman reclaiming top spot in the trainers' title with a treble - thanks in part to a couple of perfect rides by Zac Purton.

Wins to Fionn's Treasure, Lucky Follow Me and Scarlet Carmellia took Shum to 14 wins, equal with John Size, with his nine second-placings making him outright top.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Impressive Costa Del Sol is a hot property for TT fans

Costa Del Sol turned in one of the best debuts of the season with his impressive win at Sha Tin, and Dennis Yip Chor-hong's galloper looks an ideal banker for Sunday's Triple Trio with Douglas Whyte in the saddle.

1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Whyte gives crucial TT clue by opting for Fionn's Dragon

Douglas Whyte has elected to stick with Fionn's Dragon in the opening leg of the Happy Valley Triple Trio tomorrow night, and, a good barrier draw in gate two, makes the Danny Shum Chap-shing-trained galloper the one to beat in the Tung Lung Chau Handicap (1,200m).

25 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Prebble laden with riches in Challenge quest

Brett Prebble scraped home as odds-on Jockey Challenge favourite at Happy Valley on Wednesday night, winning on count-back from Howard Cheng Yue-tin, but there should be no such drama at Sha Tin this afternoon.

1 May 2010 - 12:00am

Packing Friend ready to salute judge

Trainer Peter Ho Leung's Packing Friend came close to greeting the judge on New Year's Day and looks poised to finally crack it in the middle leg of tomorrow's Triple Trio at Sha Tin, which has an estimated top prize of HK$4 million.

15 Jan 2010 - 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

Congrats finds his groove

New Zealand-bred four-year-old Congrats may have his Hong Kong career back on track, judging by the positive way he hit the line under Douglas Whyte in yesterday morning's barrier trials at Happy Valley.

25 Feb 2007 - 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