Hong Kong Horse of the Year

Ambitious Dragon's 'a super champion'

An overjoyed Zac Purton stands in the stirrups of superstar Ambitious Dragon after his victory in the Hong Kong Mile.

Two days after a trackwork incident had nearly dashed his chance at a long-awaited date with destiny, Ambitious Dragon thrust himself into the company of the all-time greats, with emotional trainer Tony Millard left to marvel at his horse's toughness and tenacity.

Monday, 10 December, 2012, 12:37pm

People's horse Fairy King Prawn bids farewell to city

Celebrated racehorse Fairy King Prawn will say goodbye to Hong Kong and enjoy its retirement in the green pastures of New Zealand.

After almost 14 years in the city, the first Hong Kong-trained horse to win a top overseas race will make the move in September.

16 May 2011 - 12:00am

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards 2008/2009 Final Nominees

The judging panel has elected the final nominees for The Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards 2008/2009. They are:

Horse of the Year

Will be elected by votes of the judging panel members from winners of the respective distance categories, excluding the Champion Griffin.

28 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Good Ba Ba guns for greatness

Good Ba Ba is another hugely popular horse in Hong Kong, with his name being a mixture of English and Cantonese meaning 'good father'.

28 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Majestic Ba Ba runs rivals ragged

World's top older miler snatches Stewards' Cup with consummate ease

Christophe Soumillon described Good Ba Ba's afternoon stroll for HK$4.5 million in yesterday's Stewards' Cup at Sha Tin as the 'easiest Group One win of my career'.

25 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Kingdom follows in the footprints of Witness

Who thought we'd ever see a horse draw favourable comparisons with the champion Silent Witness? And even if we dared to hope, who could have imagined it happening so soon?

9 May 2007 - 12:00am

Qualifying disorder for Griffin Award

You would almost swear it is done on purpose, to attract attention for the Champion Awards each year. In the six awards to be handed out next Tuesday, indecision about the qualifying factors for the Champion Griffin Award are again its most distinguishing feature.

21 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Silent Witness wins again - for the HK Jockey Club

THE HONG KONG Jockey Club's gold Effie award-winning campaign, The Horse Who Made Us Proud, started out with a star. Its subject, a gelding named Silent Witness, is a world-class champion sprinter.

22 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Another Prawn in the making

Lucky Marauding, half-brother of the former Hong Kong champion, shows he, too, has a liking for 1,600 metres

23 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Your Witness - speed demon does HK proud as the world watches

'We have felt all of Hong Kong behind us,' says tearful owner

Sensational Silent Witness reached into the unplumbed depths of his talent and tore the Hong Kong Sprint out of National Currency's huge heart at Sha Tin yesterday, as the world's greatest short-course horse race delivered everything it promised and announced the arrival of a new king.

15 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Unicorn, Precision head race for title

The field has been narrowed to 10 finalists but the two major contenders for Hong Kong Horse of the Year still stand out - Electronic Unicorn and Precision.

11 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Unicorn emerges to carry flag

Electronic Unicorn proved the dominant force on the racing scene, taking over the mantle left vacant when injury robbed Fairy King Prawn of a shot at a third successive Horse of the Year title.

18 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Gala 'night of champions' planned

Plans are well advanced for an Oscars-style evening to fete Hong Kong's racing heroes - equine and human.

The annual Horse of the Year award will continue as usual this year with the event organised by the Hong Kong Racing Writers' Association (HKRWA) in the week after the end of the season.

28 May 1998 - 12:00am

Legends to add nostalgic touch

Four of Hong Kong's champion gallopers of the past will be an added attraction when an anticipated 50,000 fans turn up at Sha Tin on Sunday for the inaugural Hong Kong Telecom Cup.

12 Mar 1998 - 12:00am