Horse Racing in Australia

Youngster Tommy Berry comfortable with decision to return home

Tommy Berry enjoys another good day at the office, completing his treble on Invictus for trainer John Moore. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Despite taking Hong Kong by storm in what has been a lucrative short-term stint - which continued with a treble yesterday - in-demand jockey Tommy Berry says he has no regrets about his decision to return to Australia, and when he does return here it will be as an even better rider.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 11:28am

Curren Chan boosts HK form

The form behind Hong Kong's top sprinters got a boost ahead of Dubai next weekend with the victory by Japan's star sprinting mare Curren Chan in yesterday's Takamatsunomiya Kinen in Nagoya.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Black Caviar has first leg in the bag

Champion Australian sprinting mare Black Caviar seeks to make it 19 unbeaten starts in Melbourne tomorrow, with the promise of placing a first hoof on the Global Sprint Challenge Bonus that has never been won.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Simplicity is the best policy for success

The damp squib of the Global Sprint Challenge limps on into 2012, but it is one race heavier and with a better bonus system. Yet it still lacks the simplicity and rewards to make it attractive.

Of the international series contests which have been attempted, the GSC is the one for which we have had some time.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Dubai's Golden Shaheen earns Global status

Ahead of the final leg of the 2011 series, the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint on Sunday week, organisers of the Global Sprint Challenge have expanded the 2012 edition to include the Golden Shaheen in Dubai.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Heavyweights ready to take on world

Hong Kong trainers Caspar Fownes and John Moore were both flying positive flags yesterday as they gear up for assaults on major races in the Asia-Pacific region in the coming weeks that promise a boom international start to the new season.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Mile Challenge presents 'a nearly impossible task'

Sunday's Yasuda Kinen again showed up the difficulties in the Asian Mile Challenge and Hong Kong Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges believes the series is unworkable in its current format.

Engelbrecht-Bresges, who is a former Asian Racing Federation chairman, believes the Asian Mile Challenge (AMC) simply doesn't work.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

On the Rails

Australian racing has been gripped by Caviarmania after Black Caviar's 12th win from as many starts in startling fashion at Royal Randwick on the weekend.

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Sepoy set to bash the bookies in Blue Diamond Stakes

Australian bookmakers face a resounding loss if Sheik Mohammed-owned Sepoy wins the Blue Diamond Stakes in Melbourne tomorrow as expected.

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

New incentives add spice to the Asian Mile Challenge

Organisers of the US$9.5 million Asian Mile Challenge have revamped the bonus structure in an effort to inject some life into the four-race series in 2011.

The Asian Mile Challenge (AMC) has struggled to gain much traction over several seasons, with cash bonuses offered for winning owners and trainers in the past failing to make much practical appeal.

18 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Ortensia escapes unscathed after cat scare at trackwork

Australian trainer Tony Noonan will go into the HK$14 million Hong Kong Sprint somewhat under the radar but as confident as he can be with Ortensia. He just hopes the mare didn't use up her quota of luck last Friday.

Ortensia took fright at a cat during trackwork, dropped her rider, Noonan's son Jake, and crashed into a railing.

9 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Injury may hit Happy Zero's hopes

Trainer John Moore will give Happy Zero six days to show he has overcome an injury to his lower back before deciding whether he will push on with a tilt at the July Cup at Newmarket racecourse in England on July 9.

26 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Jubilee Cup an Ascot stepping stone for high-flying Happy Zero

Group One specialist John Moore will wait until Happy Zero has put the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup on the mantelpiece before announcing whether he will take the exciting galloper to England for a crack at the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes during the Royal Ascot carnival.

13 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Mauritius quiet life just fine by dynamic Dye

Whether Shane Dye fills a gap in his impressive major-race resume by winning Sunday's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on Fair Trade or not, he is a man finally at peace with himself.

12 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Classy line-up ensures locals face real battle

Even the defection of Happy Zero to the Mile will not stop the HK$12 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint standing out as the race of the international meeting and a likely decider for the year's world champion turf sprinter.

26 Nov 2009 - 12:00am