It's quality that counts, not quantity.
It certainly wasn't a case of saving the best for last but the cream of Hong Kong's sprinters set the tone for a revealing barrier trial session on the Sha Tin turf yesterday morning.
Fit and healthy.
That's the order of the day for tomorrow's finale as the Jockey Club serves up a monster 11-race programme to end proceedings.
There's also the small...
Much more action than normal for a Friday yesterday at Sha Tin.
But with the season winding down, trainers were keen to get some serious work into their charges.
Champion trainer David Hayes sent out a strong signal to the pretenders to his crown on Wednesday night at Sha Tin with a timely double to stretch his lead at the top of the standings.
Veteran mentor Bruce Hutchison gained a lifeline last week when the Licensing Committee accepted his submissions and granted him a training licence for next season.
It certainly wasn't a case of saving the best for last.
Chinese New Year can be an expensive time for punters.
But those wishing to line their lai see packets in advance have next Wednesday night's Happy Valley meeting to bolster the...
Luck goes in cycles and while things may not have fallen neatly into place for Geoff Lane (right) early in the season, winners have been a little more common of late.
It hasn't been the rosiest of starts to 1999 for the title-chasing combination of Tony Cruz and Eric Saint-Martin, with both remaining winless after two racing days of the new year.
Alex Wong Yu-on (right) may not have one of the biggest stables in town but he has certainly been able to turn out a winner in the past two seasons.
Give credit where credit is due and the licensing committee of the Jockey Club deserve accolades for the galaxy of riding stars lined up for Hong Kong over the next few months.