The omen bet of the year delivered yesterday when struggling racehorse Kung Hei Fat Choi thrilled tens of thousands of punters at the Lunar New Year meeting.Thursday, 26 January, 2012, 12:00am
It seems Greg Cheyne's partnership with Richard Gibson is just beginning to fire, but unfortunately it is a week before the hard-working jockey departs for Singapore, where he hopes he can continue some of the morning work he has excelled at for the rookie trainer.26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
After most of Richard Gibson's 10 wins this season, he has stressed the hard work departing jockey Greg Cheyne has done for him in the mornings.
The kind words were well-received by the Singapore-bound hoop, but he had yet to gain the ultimate public acclaim and ride a winner for Gibson before yesterday.2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
With next month's Licensing Committee meeting expected to see changes to the riding line up for the back end of the season, out-of-fashion Greg Cheyne has made the first move and will join the Singapore roster after completing his contract on February 1.30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Olivier Doleuze downplayed his role in both of his wins - placing credit with the horse's patient owners and diligent trainers.
Doleuze moved into the top five of the jockeys' standings on 10 wins after saluting on two first-up runners who he said had benefitted greatly from time away from the track.14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
An intelligent front-running ride on the Peter Ho Leung-trained Handsome Zulu was the highlight of a Ben So Tik-hung double at Happy Valley last night.
Having already won the night's feature race aboard Super Plus, So snatched the Jockey Challenge when he caught rivals napping in the New York Handicap (1,800m).10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Pemelar Fan Lau Yuk-ming - wife of Peter Fan Pong-cho, part owner of rising youngster Bear Hero - has yet to race anything as special under her own name, but she has a nice prospect in Bear Express.8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
While waiting for judges to separate stablemates Suisse D'Or and Golden Treasure after the Ventris Handicap (1,800m), trainer Andreas Schutz admitted he hoped the less fancied of the duo had held on.
Suisse D'Or prevailed by the barest of margins at 16-1, beating the favourite in a Class Four on the dirt and delivering a desperate Greg Cheyne his first winner for the term.6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
With another three weeks until the Licensing Committee announces the riding arrangements for next season, Mark du Plessis will be hoping an overdue double is going to help his case for a return next term.22 May 2011 - 12:00am
Happy Forever can provide Matthew Chadwick with a perfect training run on a fast-finishing backmarker tomorrow before he jets south to accompany Tony Cruz-trained stablemate California Memory in the Singapore International Airlines Cup at Kranji on Sunday.20 May 2011 - 12:00am
Olivier Doleuze will play a crucial role in determining the fortunes of Triple Trio punters at Sha Tin on Sunday and will partner last-start winner Viva Freedom, the lightly raced Super Horse and the last-start improver Hey Ha Master from good draws in the three legs of the estimated HK$4 million exotic.13 May 2011 - 12:00am
Happy Forever broke a sweat and trainer Tony Cruz was pulling at his collar, but jockey Matthew Chadwick stayed ice-cool on the three-year-old as he piloted the favourite between runners for a last-to-first win.8 May 2011 - 12:00am
A double to leading trainer Tony Cruz has helped him maintain a one-win lead over the barnstorming John Moore in the trainers' title with Happy Forever and Tom's Eighth both chiming in for important wins in the context of Cruz's season.26 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
The John Moore-trained Packing Ok takes a big step up in trip today in the Hong Kong Exchanges Challenge Cup (2,200m) and the lightly raced four-year-old can make it a winning step.17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
A day short of one year since he last rode Sweet Sanette, Greg Cheyne was reunited with her to score his biggest Hong Kong win yesterday in an all-South African conclusion to the Group Three Chow Tai Fook Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (1,000m).10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am