The transformation of one-time head-case Zezao from highly strung handful to back-to-back winner is a credit to rookie trainer Richard Gibson, according to jockey Jeff Lloyd.Monday, 6 February, 2012, 12:00am
On sound legs Fair Trade would have been lining up in one of the middle distance features on Sunday, but the talented gelding will instead be racing in the Class One Dublin Handicap (1,400m) on Cathay Pacific International Day.8 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
Top trainer Tony Cruz is resigned to never seeing the real capabilities of Travel King, but the three-year-old managed to break through and at least put a score on the board in the Tolo Harbour Handicap (1,400m).22 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
Long in the tooth
What do these 'tooth' phrases mean?
1 to have a sweet tooth
a. to have a toothache
b. to enjoy eating sweet things
2 to go through something with a fine-tooth comb
a. to go through something very thoroughly
b. to look at something very quickly24 Feb 2010 - 12:00am
The last month must feel like one of the longest in jockey Darren Beadman's celebrated career - after the champion Australian raised the bat for a half-century of outs yesterday.8 Feb 2010 - 12:00am
Tony Cruz laid all credit for yesterday's win by Smart Currency with the Jockey Club's veterinary team, who helped the four-year-old overcome an extremely rare condition to regain his soundness and top form.4 May 2009 - 12:00am
Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie left the Sha Tin trials yesterday confident world champion Sacred Kingdom was ready to take back his mantle from the sprinters who have been keeping his throne warm this season.
Sacred Kingdom is due to return in the Group One Centenary Sprint Cup (1,000m) on Sunday week and those plans firmed up after his trial.21 Jan 2009 - 12:00am
Equestrian-themed TV ads are to be screened, one of which will feature Tourism Board chairman James Tien and his racehorse. Will the ads have the desired effect and bring in more mainland visitors? Write to us27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
The Jockey Club and its panel of stipendiary stewards have shown themselves to be well and truly on the side of the customer, punters, in the provision of accurate information from which investment decisions can be made.3 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
Once again the weekend's racing showed why the Jockey Club's 'policy' of passing on changes in tactics is a complete nonsense and should be abandoned.8 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
To scratch or not to scratch, that is the question. The thorny quandary of whether a horse should run after playing up in the starting stalls is again at issue after Multidandy was controversially allowed to run in Sunday's International Sprint Trial.24 Nov 2004 - 12:00am
Australian jockey Craig Williams has been riding with a stress fracture in his left shoulder for two weeks and will stand down from Happy Valley tomorrow night to rest the injury.26 Oct 2004 - 12:00am
We're all born with excellent posture. Young children instinctively walk, sit and bend with their backs straight and their large heads perfectly balanced.
But as we grow older, this natural poise is lost, and we cause ourselves pain and injury by hunching our backs and shoulders and slumping in chairs.20 Sep 2004 - 12:00am
Sean Woods' Agility found the daylight far more to his liking yesterday as the gelding put his greater experience to work to upstage a two-horse war between Town Of Fionn and Better Boy and underline his own prospects.23 Feb 2004 - 12:00am
There was no more appropriate winner yesterday than Good Heart for apprentice Paul Lo Pak-hin, who bounced back from a fall in the third race to steer home the smart four-year-old in the seventh event.28 Sep 2003 - 12:00am