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Horse Racing

I'll return better than ever, says departing Fourie

The promise of a "guaranteed" South African premiership has lured Richard Fourie back to his homeland, but he has vowed to return in the future - adding that his one-season stint has sharpened his riding skills.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 5:39am

Skittish Apollo Cavalier handles the atmosphere

In stifling 32 degree heat that left many runners looking worse for wear, it was no surprise to see Apollo Cavalier a nervous lather of sweat before the Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road Handicap. But trainer Me Tsui Yu-sak and jockey Gerald Mosse were adamant the skittish gelding's pre-race condition was actually an improvement on his usual pre-race perspiratory efforts - and so it proved when he broke his maiden with an all-the-way win.

9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

Luck plays a part as Lui savours 'best day yet'

It was a day to remember for Dicky Lui Cheuk-yin, who claimed a double and took out the Jockey Challenge, but a frustrating day to forget for Zac Purton, who went winless and saw his jockeys' championship challenge lose crucial late-season momentum.

9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

An Able Friend for John Moore

Fans got another good look at the future yesterday and perhaps even an early view of a 2014 Hong Kong Derby contender when the John Moore-trained three-year-old Able Friend produced one of the most impressive debut performances of the season, despite having had acclimatisation issues.

9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

Size youngsters hold the key to Triple Trio

John Size has slipped from first to fourth in the trainers' championship chase in the past five weeks, and while he remains favourite for an eighth title, he will need to break a bad run soon if he is to stay in the hunt.

11 Jun 2013 - 2:59am

Formula Won getting more familiar with how to race

Formula Won is just starting to put things together and should see a lot more from him next season.

7 Jun 2013 - 5:40am

Fownes sees light at the end of the Rainbow

Trainer Caspar Fownes still regards Rainbow Chic's Hong Kong Derby defeat with chagrin but he was preferring to look ahead last night as the four-year-old showed how far he has come with victory in the Happy Valley Vase.

6 Jun 2013 - 5:47am

Lord Kanaloa certainly capable of rare double

It is a rare beast able to win Group One races at 1,200m and also at a 1,600m level as high as the Yasuda Kinen and it's certainly an outstanding early prospect for the Longines December internationals that we may see him here for the Hong Kong Mile.

5 Jun 2013 - 4:53am

Is it time to bring back twilight Sunday meetings?

The imposition of heat restrictions during the Sha Tin meeting last Sunday makes us wonder if the Jockey Club might have reached a point where consideration could be given to reintroducing twilight or evening meetings in this part of the season.

5 Jun 2013 - 2:58am

Sprint star Lucky Nine heading to Melbourne later this year

Caspar Fownes has confirmed Group One-winning sprinter Lucky Nine will head to Australia in October for a two-run campaign and return in time for December's Longines Hong Kong Sprint, rather than return to Japan for the early season foray he has favoured for the last two years.

4 Jun 2013 - 2:56am