Happy Valley

Clear room the Key to victory for promising Witness

Key Witness came from a long way back to win at Happy Valley on Wednesday night. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Tony Cruz-trained Key Witness looked more like the talented youngster who trialled in Australia when he grabbed victory at his second race start on Wednesday night and there will be many more wins ahead.

Thursday, 20 February, 2014, 8:53pm

Moreira and the extended mile key to victory for Winnie's Horse

Winnie's Horse (inside, Keith Yeung Ming-lun) holds on to win at Happy Valley in July. He will be looking for his first win this season with Joao Moreira aboard. Photo: Kenneth Chan

There is no stopping the Joao Moreira train and the Magic Man's touch and a step up in distance might be just the recipe to get the best out of Winnie's Horse in the Rotary Centenary Challenge Cup (1,650m) at Happy Valley.

18 Feb 2014 - 8:24pm

Fortune favours Fownes' Braveness in his quest to go back-to-back

Braveness (Tye Angland) was impressive at Happy Valley last start and can repeat again on Wednesday night. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Caspar Fownes-trained Braveness was back to his very best last time out and even a wider draw may not stop him if the same horse turns up for the Volunteers' Challenge Cup (1,000m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

11 Feb 2014 - 8:53pm

General Iron out to prove he's made of Whyte steel

General Iron can break through for his first win in Hong Kong at Happy Valley. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Danny Shum Chap-shing's General Iron has shown enough in his previous efforts at Happy Valley to suggest the drop to Class Four can see him break through in the Craigengower Cricket Club Challenge Cup (1,000m) on Wednesday night.

4 Feb 2014 - 8:41pm

Demuro has Courage and Size on his side for Triple Trio

Mirco Demuro and John Size can join forces with Red Courage in the middle leg of the Triple Trio. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Mirco Demuro has yet to win for John Size but he has been around the mark and with a perfect draw and a light weight he can break through on Red Courage in the middle leg of the Triple Trio at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

3 Feb 2014 - 10:16pm

Eight horses pulled out of Sha Tin meeting over banned drug

Ricky Yiu issues instructions after Yat Ding Win's victory at Sha Tin on June 2. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Eight horses from the stable of trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai have been withdrawn from today's public holiday fixture at Sha Tin and more scratchings may follow, with another 27 horses tested for banned drug zilpaterol.

12 Jun 2013 - 2:26pm 1 comment

Follow horses drawn low for TT riches

Plain Red Banner goes through his paces on the turf. He has the draw to take up a good position at his first attempt on the dirt.

Playing the low barriers could pay off for Triple Trio players at tomorrow's midweek meeting at Sha Tin - with two legs on the dirt and the final leg on the turf with the rail set wide.

11 Jun 2013 - 6:27am

Fownes lands double, but it's still tight at top

Zac Purton drives Born To Win (inside) in race five to narrow the gap on Douglas Whyte in the jockeys' table. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The trainers' championship only got tighter on a night of breakthroughs at Happy Valley as six of the eight winners landed the prize for the first time in their careers.

30 May 2013 - 5:28am

Victory Mascot eyes more joy at Valley

Victory Mascot grows an extra leg at the Valley and is a solid banker in the first leg of the Triple Trio.

Tomorrow night's Triple Trio at Happy Valley, with the rail in the wide "C+3" position, looks one of this season's toughest, so much so that a horse boasting a none from 17 record this season - Victory Mascot - could be the best banker.

28 May 2013 - 3:24am

Time to call out the bloodhounds …

Five police documents - one of them highly sensitive - have been found in a dog waste bin in Happy Valley. Police received a call on Thursday saying the documents had been put in an envelope inside the bin on Clementi Road.

13 Apr 2013 - 3:57am

Happy Valley residents protest rollout of artificial grass plan

Artificial turf is placed at Happy Valley racecourse. It's cheaper and tougher, but residents say it will raise temperatures. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Sports and environment experts together with district councillors are calling for a review of a three-year-old policy under which at least nine natural turf pitches across the city will be replaced with artificial grass.

21 Mar 2013 - 7:54am 3 comments

City Digest, January 11, 2013

Wild boar piglet captured after chase

A wild boar piglet was caught in Sha Tin yesterday after it fell into a nullah while being chased by workers from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. The boar, weighing about 2kg, was one of four seen on a Hung Mui Kuk hillside.

Truck driver held for dangerous driving

11 Jan 2013 - 3:55am

Police seek four Australian men in gang rape of Irishwoman

Police are looking for four Australian men after an Irishwoman claimed she was gang-raped in a hotel in Happy Valley on Sunday.

The 21-year-old woman, who works in Hong Kong, was said to have been drunk when she was taken to the hotel from Central, a police source said.

14 Nov 2012 - 4:21am

Police seek Australian suspects in rape case

Police are looking for four Australian men after an Irishwoman claimed she was gang-raped in a hotel in Happy Valley on Sunday.

The 21-year-old woman, who works in Hong Kong, was said to have been drunk when she was taken to the hotel from Central, a police source said.

13 Nov 2012 - 10:10pm

Dream Team put on another Tour de Force

Douglas Whyte guides home Tour De Force in race six to chalk up winner number 700 for trainer John Size. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte managed just the one winner at Happy Valley last night but it was enough to bring up 700 Hong Kong successes for the other half of the Dream Team, trainer John Size.

11 Oct 2012 - 5:12am