Horse Gaits

Saddle tales: appearances can be deceiving

As a true city boy who grew up in New York City and Hong Kong, horses are foreign animals to me. I'm more used to animals such as pigeons, rats and cockroaches, and more comfortable riding on a metal snake (otherwise known as the subway) than a horse.

Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am

Moore tweaks tactics in US$5m Dubai mission

Trainer John Moore will tweak tactics tomorrow to have his horse, Xtension, ridden near the speed in the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free, but fears local nemesis Ambitious Dragon will be 'right on his tail' and ready to strike at the World Cup meeting.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Scare may force British into last-minute reshuffle

Team Great Britain may change their riding order for the cross-country competition after William Fox-Pitt's mount, Parkmore Ed, nearly failed the traditional vet inspection at Sha Tin yesterday.

Team Great Britain held its collective breath when Parkmore Ed was relegated to the holding area for closer inspection during the trot-up.

9 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Fownes suffers heartache as Jackpot Delight withdrawn

Champion trainer's big hope found to be lame for QE II Cup

Champion trainer Caspar Fownes experienced the low side of big-time racing yesterday when he found his Audermars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup contender Jackpot Delight to be lame in the right front leg. He was formally scratched from the race later in the morning.

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Sydney 2000

Olympic opening ceremonies are usually built around the host city, but the 2000 Games went a step further to celebrate the whole of Australia, not just the city of Sydney.

The ceremony began when a lone horseman galloped into the centre of the stadium, stopped and looked at the crowd of 11,000 spectators. His horse reared up onto its hind legs and the rider cracked his whip.

12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

A ride to keep you on the edge of your seat

Boris tells me that if I navigate Sentosa around three oversized plastic pylons, we can move on to something more interesting. It will be a surprise, he promises, dangling this carrot in front of me.

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Olympic equestrian events

A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines

Hong Kong's going to host the Olympic equestrian event. That's something to do with prancing horses and posh riders, right?

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am



30 May 2004 - 12:00am

Horse riding

'A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!' said King Richard in Shakespeare's Richard III. And the children of Tuen Mun Public Riding School would probably agree - their ponies are worth a kingdom.

16 May 2004 - 12:00am


RACE ONE, RATED 60-40 (C4), 1,000 METRES

22 Feb 2004 - 12:00am


RACE ONE, RATED 40-15 (C5), 1,650 Metres

22 Oct 2003 - 12:00am


RACE ONE, RATED 60-40 (C4), 1,000 METRES

11 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Saddle up for thrilling time

Words like graceful, beautiful and poised are often used to describe the sport of equestrianism.

Man and beast make an unlikely pairing as they compete in dressage or show jumping, the two major horse-riding events.

It's a spectacular sport to watch but a very difficult one to master, as rider and horse go through their paces trying to impress the judges.

7 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Versatile Prince just gets better

PRINCE Baikal looked one of the most improved horses in training yesterday when taking the opening Class Five sprint down the straight 1,000 metres in a canter.

1 Nov 1993 - 12:00am