Horse Racing

Military Attack to run in Dubai World Cup while Blazing Speed heads to Duty Free

Military Attack will now join Akeed Mofeed in the world's richest race, the Dubai World Cup, on March 29. It will be the first time Hong Kong will have two runners in the race. Photo: Kenneth Chan

For the first time, Hong Kong will boast two runners in the the world's richest race after organisers acceded to a request from trainer John Moore to switch races and tackle the US$10 million Dubai World Cup on March 29 with Horse Of The Year Military Attack.

Tuesday, 4 March, 2014, 1:03pm

Forget Triple Trio, TT means Twin Turbo at the Valley

Twin Turbo can win again after being unlucky last Wednesday night. Photo: Kenneth Chan

With a little more luck than last week, Twin Turbo can win his way out of Class Four over the same 1,650m course and slots in as the best banker of a tough Triple Trio at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

3 Mar 2014 - 9:19pm

Judge Gideon on his terrific second performance

Medic Kingdom (Karis Teetan) wins, but Gideon (Zac Purton) made good ground on the inside. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Paul O'Sullivan has already notched his benchmark wins for the campaign but his season is a long way from over with promising Gideon putting himself up as a horse to follow after getting his act together quickly.

3 Mar 2014 - 8:18pm

Forget BC and AD - Moreira ensures it's now BM and AM

Joao Moreira has made such an indelible mark in his four months here, the Hong Kong racing scene can be measured in BM and AM - 'before Moreira' and 'after Moreira'. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Zac Purton dominating, dueling with Douglas Whyte and riding a card full of favourites, Karis Teetan grinning his way to a treble, even the local kids winning races:  Saturday at Sha Tin was a glimpse into the years BM – that is, “before Moreira” – a time not too long ago.

3 Mar 2014 - 7:29pm

Keith Yeung makes a winning return from injury on gutsy Bond

Keith Yeung and Benno Yung after Star of Bond's gritty success. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Keith Yeung Ming-lun made a successful return from injury when Benno Yung Tin-pang's Star Of Bond made it three straight in the Coloane Handicap.

2 Mar 2014 - 7:09pm

Four-timer for Millard a change of luck credited to Ambitious owner

Ambitious Champion (Gerald Mosse) outbobs Boy Oh Boy (Douglas Whyte) to notch up Tony Millard's third consecutive winner on Saturday. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Trainer Tony Millard credited Ambitious Dragon's owner Johnson Lam Pui-hung with a turnaround in the stable fortunes and repaid him by getting Ambitious Champion past the post for his maiden local victory.

Ambitious Champion had only a short head to spare as it rained winners for Millard, following a month without a victory.

3 Mar 2014 - 9:32am

Teetan's treble puts some spark back into his season

Karis Teetan celebrates a treble as he returns to the winner's circle on John Size's Swift Shadow. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Suspensions and the presence of Joao Moreira had eaten into the productivity of Karis Teetan of late but the Mauritian bounced back from his mid-season flat spot with his first treble, including what he felt was a key victory for leading trainer John Size.

3 Mar 2014 - 9:40am

Bargain buy Super Lifeline punches above his weight to lift Hong Kong Macau Trophy

Super Lifeline (Karis Teetan) races away from his rivals to easily take out Saturday's Group Three Hong Kong Macau Trophy (1,400m) at Sha Tin. Photos: Kenneth Chan

South African trainer Tony Millard crowned one of the highlight afternoons of his career at Sha Tin with a Group Three Hong Kong Macau Trophy win for pint-sized, unassuming bargain buy, Super Lifeline.

3 Mar 2014 - 3:51pm

To run or not to run: that is Ho's Derby question for Flame Hero

Flame Hero (Douglas Whyte) just gets the better of Beauty Flame (Olivier Doleuze) to put himself into Derby contention. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Peter Ho Leung has until tomorrow morning to decide if Flame Hero will be a late entry for the BMW Hong Kong Derby (2,000m) after the four-year-old put himself into the picture with a determined victory on Saturday.

3 Mar 2014 - 9:38am

Purton stretches his championship lead over Moreira

Bernard's Choice (Zac Purton) hits the line to complete the Australian rider's double. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Championship leader Zac Purton didn't have the day he might have expected but it was enough to win the Jockey Challenge again and extend his lead in the title race out to 10 over Joao Moreira.

2 Mar 2014 - 7:07pm

Say hello to My Little Friend - he's a gun

My Little Friend (Gerald Mosse) finishes third in a trial at Sha Tin yesterday morning behind Demon Demon (Joao Moreira). He looks ready to win next time out. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Benno Yung Tin-pang's smart-looking sprinter My Little Friend franked his strong formlines with a top trial on the all-weather track at Sha Tin yesterday and looks set to break his maiden next time out.

28 Feb 2014 - 8:27pm

Lifeline a Super chance for Hong Kong as our horses take on Macau's best

Super Lifeline (Karis Teetan) gets the better of Dundonnell (Eddy Lai Wai-ming) to win the Chinese New Year Challenge Cup last start. He meets a number of the same rivals today. Photos: Kenneth Chan

The local horses have generally had the wood on the visitors in a decade of the $2 million Hong Kong Macau Trophy (1,400m) and rarely has there been a horse looking as well suited to the event as Super Lifeline.

28 Feb 2014 - 8:46pm

Numero Uno to be number one at last in Triple Trio

Numero Uno (Zac Purton) was just edged out by Mighty Equus (Nicola Pinna) two starts back, but he can win on Saturday. Photos: Kenneth Chan

He keeps creeping up the ratings without winning, but Numero Uno drawing barrier number one is a great sign in more ways than one in the middle leg of Saturday's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

Narrowly beaten at his last two starts, the Benno Yung Tin-pang-trained four-year-old can get all the favours in the Macau-Taipa Bridge Handicap (1,400m) and haul top weight to victory.

27 Feb 2014 - 9:22pm

Hammer far from Lucky as he nears win

Lucky Hammer can get into the winner's circle soon after a luckless effort at Happy Valley on Wednesday. Photos: Kenneth Chan

A tough night to find horses to follow on Wednesday at Happy Valley, with what was a very plain set of races uninhabited by any of what might normally be referred to as promising horses but the stewards' report highlighted one winner in waiting.

27 Feb 2014 - 9:09pm

Let bygones be bygones and make Champions Mile a Doncaster double

Dan Excel (Weichong Marwing) holds on to win last year's Champions Mile, in a race which only featured two international runners - English galloper Penitent and Kiwi veteran King Mufhasa. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Racing New South Wales’ revamped autumn carnival “The Championships” has been derided by some for its lack of overseas interest – and the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Champions Mile has had its critics, too.

28 Feb 2014 - 10:32am