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  • Oct 26, 2014
  • Updated: 7:05am

Horse Racing

Woods or Wire: who copped the worst slap?

Trainer Sean Woods received a slap on the wrist for slapping a horse on the face prior to the Classic Cup – an act hardly entering the realms of extreme animal cruelty, but nonetheless it wasn’t a good look.

Thursday, 20 February, 2014, 9:36pm

Moreira and the extended mile key to victory for Winnie's Horse

There is no stopping the Joao Moreira train and the Magic Man's touch and a step up in distance might be just the recipe to get the best out of Winnie's Horse in the Rotary Centenary Challenge Cup (1,650m) at Happy Valley.

18 Feb 2014 - 8:24pm

Dubai riches await Chang's Tapestry after smart dirt trial

Rich Tapestry zipped through a dirt trial with the aim of clearing out the cobwebs before jetting out to Dubai later this week, spacing rivals by a big margin and running an impressive time to boot.

18 Feb 2014 - 8:19pm

Gibson's Fire a good Starter for TT jackpot

With a good draw and the services of Douglas Whyte, Richard Gibson's Fire Starter can make the necessary progress at his fifth start and salute as banker in the opening leg of the Triple Trio at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

17 Feb 2014 - 9:27pm

Khaya just finds a way to keep on winning

John Size-trained Khaya had looked a fringe Derby hopeful when this season started and events have probably overtaken that ambition, but he again showed himself to have a good race ahead somewhere with his solid return from a three month break.

17 Feb 2014 - 9:20pm

How Berry and Prebble put 'Magic Man' Moreira in his place

Two great feature-race winning rides – full of character but very different in nature – by Tommy Berry and Brett Prebble consigned new golden boy Joao Moreira to his own test of character on a memorable Sunday at Sha Tin.

17 Feb 2014 - 9:25pm

Neil Callan repays the faith after scoring a double

Irish jockey Neil Callan feels his decision to commit full-time until the end of the season is earning extra support from trainers and he repaid some of the faith with a riding double.

16 Feb 2014 - 10:34pm

Racing Digest - February 16, 2014

Expensive four-year-old Vanilla broke away riderless pre-race for the second time in a fortnight and set trainer Caspar Fownes a puzzle to get him to the Derby.

16 Feb 2014 - 10:38pm

Size extends his championship lead after scoring a treble

There might still be a nip in the air but trainer John Size had more of a spring in his step after emerging from his winter doldrums with a winning treble.

Size kept the championship lead despite just one win in January, but made it five this month after Access Years and Sichuan Exec scored for Joao Moreira and belated Derby aspirant Khaya won with Douglas Whyte aboard.

16 Feb 2014 - 10:24pm

Lucky Nine defies niggles to win an emotional second Chairman's Sprint Prize

With a coat that had him looking like a woolly mammoth, an injured leg too sensitive to touch and a misshapen hoof, Lucky Nine looked unlikely to run in the Chairman's Sprint Prize.

16 Feb 2014 - 10:39pm

Moore adds Kabayan to his long list of Derby hopefuls

Merely 35 minutes after John Moore seemingly cemented his grip on the Hong Kong Derby, he unveiled a sixth potential candidate for the four-year-old classic in Class Two winner Kabayan.

16 Feb 2014 - 10:11pm

Classic victory for Designs on Rome as favourite Able Friend upstaged

Another odds-on chance bit the dust in the Hong Kong Classic Cup (1,800m) as Designs On Rome leapfrogged Able Friend to become the new Derby favourite.

16 Feb 2014 - 10:40pm

Friend appears more than Able of avoiding favourites hoodoo in Classic Cup

The Group One Hong Kong Classic Cup (1,800m) has almost been synonymous with upset results since its inception but that won't stop punters descending on the logical favourite, Able Friend.

16 Feb 2014 - 8:40am

Fownes' Nine looks for some of his old luck in Chairman's Sprint Prize

Lucky Nine might be vulnerable on a number of levels in the Chairman's Sprint Prize (1,200m) but if the five-time Group One winner produces his best it will require a next-level leap in performance by any of his rivals to get near him.

15 Feb 2014 - 9:17pm

Third time lucky for Access Years and Moreira in Triple Trio

Another low draw, another Class Three handicap with a big weight, and John Size-trained Access Years is likely to start favourite again too, but punters will be hoping for a change of luck for the sprinter in the middle leg of Sunday's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

13 Feb 2014 - 8:28pm