Hong Kong Stewards' Cup

Glorious Days comes of age for Size

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte plants a well-deserved kiss on Glorious Days after winning the Stewards' Cup at Sha Tin yesterday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Glorious Days turned on the power to break his Group One maiden, give trainer John Size his fifth Stewards' Cup in 12 attempts and added another chapter to what is building as one of Hong Kong racing's great rivalries.

Monday, 21 January, 2013, 3:54am

Leading City 'could be a threat'

John Moore

Trainer John Moore is adamant his apparent seventh stringer, Leading City, is not there to make up numbers in Sunday's Stewards' Cup at Sha Tin, and says that all the speedy sprinter needs to do is bring his natural game to ensure a genuinely run race.

18 Jan 2013 - 4:27am

Mighty Dragon 'is the one we all have to beat'

Douglas Whyte may have a detailed insight into favourite Ambitious Dragon going into Sunday's Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup, but the champion jockey shrugs off any notion that gives him a head start to causing an upset.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Only five rivals stand in Dragon's way

Ambitious Dragon will have just five rivals to beat for the HK$4 million first prize and a HK$5 million bonus in the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup on Sunday week.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte won't ride Dragon in Triple Crown bid

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte will not be aboard reigning Horse Of The Year Ambitious Dragon, even if connections decide on a tilt at the Triple Crown in the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup in two weeks.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Cruz sees positives despite loss as Memory eyes Gold Cup defence

Ambitious Dragon's rivals will have no option but to take him on again in the Gold Cup next month, but California Memory's trainer Tony Cruz said he will be more positive looking to defend the grey's crown in that race after a flashing third yesterday.

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Dragon king restored to the throne

The king was back on his throne as Ambitious Dragon made a one-act affair of the Group One Stewards' Cup for Douglas Whyte and Tony Millard yesterday, but the two were at odds over whether the horse could or even should become the second Triple Crown winner in Hong Kong history.

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Super Whyte can prevail with a late burst

Douglas Whyte could start the day slowly but will finish with a flourish and can capture his third straight Jockey Challenge today.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Cruz hoping California Memory can again cut the Dragon down to size

Trainer Tony Cruz is probably the only man hoping it really isn't the Year of the Dragon as his natty grey California Memory renews his rivalry with Ambitious Dragon in Sunday's Group One, HK$8 million Stewards' Cup at Sha Tin.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Size poised to unleash Specialist and company

John Size revealed a forgotten potential star, continued the steady development of a Group One Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby hopeful and unveiled yet another Private Purchase who is primed to strike first-up in yesterday's three dirt trials at Sha Tin.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Trialled and tested: Re-enter the Dragon

Tony Millard unleashed Ambitious Dragon in a trial yesterday and the top-rated horse showed he is ready to atone for an uncharacteristic international day performance.

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

HKIR shrugged off potential negatives

Another international week behind us and the event has taken on an inertia of its own, typical of great events everywhere, which seems to override unfortunate absences and which is immune to the lack of a truly special performance.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Curtain comes down on Good Ba Ba's career

The soap-opera career of former world champion miler and 2008 Horse Of The Year, Good Ba Ba, may finally be over after his retirement was announced yesterday.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Back to his pet trip, Moore's King has the edge on handicapper

Whether it leads to a win in Saturday's Class One Chinese New Year Cup or not remains to be seen, but the John Moore-trained Sunny King will at least have an edge on the handicapper in the race.

2 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

It's Showtime for Fantastic Whyte in Challenge

Douglas Whyte is a top value bet at his opening quote of $5 in today's Jockey Challenge at Sha Tin, with $3.75 favourite Gerald Mosse and the continually over-bet Maxime Guyon taking up much of the top end of the market.

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am