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Gai Waterhouse

Stoute hoping for a big show from Queen's Carlton House

The Queen's first runner at the Hong Kong international meeting, Carlton House, is to join the leading Sydney stables of Gai Waterhouse, but his current trainer, Michael Stoute, hopes to send him off with something positive in the HK$22 million Hong Kong Cup.

Friday, 7 December, 2012, 3:04am

Clark aiming for a dream debut in Melbourne Cup

Weeks after his breakthrough Hong Kong success, Australian jockey Tim Clark will fulfil a dream when he rides in the Melbourne Cup for the first time next Tuesday.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Mr Medici brave sixth in Caulfield Cup

Hong Kong stayer Mr Medici was defeated but brave in the Group One Caulfield Cup in Melbourne yesterday and trainer Peter Ho Leung will decide in the coming days if he will press on to the Melbourne Cup.

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Opportunity knocks, and Purton answers

Zac Purton is going to succeed in Hong Kong for the very best of reasons - because he's determined to. And whatever your way of interpreting this phenomenon, the world does seem to eventually make way for the determined man whose ability is on the same page as his dreams.

15 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Purton makes full use of hit-and-run trip

Australian jockey Zac Purton made the trek back to Sydney yesterday a worthwhile one, landing the biggest win of his career in the Epsom Handicap.

Purton rode one of the two runners saddled up by Australia's champion lady trainer Gai Waterhouse.

5 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Slipper fits again for prolific Waterhouse

Sydney's effervescent Gai Waterhouse is hard to beat in any race but when it comes to two-year-old racing, the only daughter of late training legend Tommy Smith is supreme. Her consummate skill with the juveniles was again underlined with the all-the-way victory of Dance Hero in course record time in Saturday's Group One Golden Slipper Stakes in Sydney.

6 Apr 2004 - 12:00am


Young Sydney trainer John O'Shea may be invited to take a third new licence in Hong Kong next season. The Jockey Club has already announced the new licences granted to South African champion David Ferraris and to Ivan Allan's assistant, Danny Shum Chap-shing.

24 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Always Aloof joins hunt for QE II Cup

Former English stayer Always Aloof is in Australia's re-shaped lineup for next month's Queen Elizabeth II Cup following the withdrawal of Group One winner Intergaze.

12 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Bleeding attack rules Doriemus out

Australian challenger Doriemus is definitely out of next month's Queen Elizabeth II Cup having bled in running behind Octagonal in the A$1.25 million Australian Cup (2,000 metres) at Flemington yesterday. Doriemus, the Lee Freedman-trained Caulfield and Melbourne Cups winner, was heavily backed but finished at the rear after bleeding. He is now automatically banned for three months.

11 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Leading trainer suspended

Sydney's leading trainer, Gai Waterhouse, was 'devastated' yesterday when suspended for three months by the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) stewards.

The daughter of the legendary Tommy Smith, who won a record 34 Sydney trainers' premierships, trains for a number of well-known Hong Kong figures.

1 Oct 1996 - 12:00am