Horse Racing

Easy as 1-2-3 for hat-trick hero Dennis Yip

Zac Purton drives home Choice Treasure to complete a treble for trainer Dennis Yip at Happy Valley last night. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Dennis Yip Chor-hong was sharing the love at Happy Valley last night, the trainer dominating the middle part of the card with three consecutive wins - each with a different jockey aboard - as he continued to build on his solid season.

Thursday, 25 April, 2013, 5:03am

Time After Time lined up for Ascot

Time After Time is yet to prove himself at elite level but has impressed recently.

All three of John Moore's Sprint Cup entrants will be assessed for overseas targets on Sunday, but emerging star Time After Time is the most likely to head abroad after becoming a surprise entry for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

25 Apr 2013 - 5:03am

Single pool wagering will change betting as we know it

Jockey Club's 'strategic technology services agreement' with American firm Longitude will involve a move towards single pool wagering. Photo: David Wong

The announcement from the Jockey Club on Monday regarding its "strategic technology services agreement" with American firm Longitude was brief, prosaic and gave little away - but it has the potential to change racehorse wagering as we know it.

24 Apr 2013 - 4:21am

Novelty of Macau interport gone for Hong Kong horses

David Hall

Should the Jockey Club and its Macau counterpart be considering the future of interport races after Sunday's two-horse Hong Kong participation at Taipa?

24 Apr 2013 - 4:18am

Millard glad to see Dragon fly under the radar

Tony Millard

Trainer Tony Millard is happy to keep an air of quiet confidence in dual Horse Of The Year, Ambitious Dragon in the run-up to Sunday's HK$14 million Audemars Piguet QE II Cup and welcomes the international opposition that helps him do it.

24 Apr 2013 - 5:52am

Glorious Sunday has the right tools

Glorious Sunday's gangly action still makes him an unfinished product, but the three-year-old is heading in the right direction for the powerful stable of John Size.

23 Apr 2013 - 5:12am

Diligent III is creeping close to a second win

Diligent III has come down to a dangerous winning mark and is a stand out in race five.

Diligent III won't ever be a superstar - in fact, neither the original Diligent or Diligent II were much good either when they raced - but the latest in the line seems right at home in the middle of Class Four and his consistent performances of late make him the best banker in tomorrow night's massive Triple Trio at Happy Valley.

23 Apr 2013 - 6:48am

Alpha revels in the dirt as Hong Kong clean up in Macau

Michael Chang won in Macau.

Michael Chang Chun-wai's Noble Alpha has endured a winless 18 months, but a trip across the Pearl River Delta to a waterlogged Taipa Racecourse yesterday brought out the best in the former German galloper and gave Hong Kong a clean sweep of this year's interport series.

22 Apr 2013 - 3:38am

Bounty's big heart makes up for his small size: Cruz

Matthew Chadwick and 'very big heart' California Bounty. Photo: Kenneth Chan

California Bounty knocked off a couple of Class Two heavyweights, yet his trainer Tony Cruz says it is the import's lack of size - but definitely not his heart - that will probably stop him from reaching the very top.

21 Apr 2013 - 6:11am

Fresh and hungry Whyte back with a vengeance

Brett Prebble (middle) glances at Douglas Whyte, who pushes Sea Dragon hard to beat Sterling City on the line in a rich Class Two contest at Sha Tin. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte was back from suspension, fresh and hungry and straight back into the winner's circle again at his first ride yesterday before completing a three-timer like he hadn't been away.

21 Apr 2013 - 6:11am

Thunder will create more noise in time, says Millard

Richard Fourie and Sudden Thunder have been 'super consistent'. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Tony Millard said his five-year-old Sudden Thunder was likely to remain "a bridesmaid rather than a bride" for the time being, but the consistent gelding would still win his share of races in the end.

21 Apr 2013 - 6:11am

Shum grateful for breeder Tsoi's expert advice

Mr Gnocchi ridden by Zac Purton. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Mr Gnocchi was the first horse Danny Shum Chap-shing has prepared for respected horse breeder Dr Gene Tsoi Wai-wing, and while he was happy to have the still-maturing three-year-old in the winner's enclosure at just start three, he was also grateful for some advice from his new client.

21 Apr 2013 - 6:11am

Hong Kong horses face tough race in Interport series second leg in Macau

Noble Alpha

Hong Kong dominated the first leg of the Interport series at Sha Tin last month, but the two horses from the city travelling to a sodden Taipa racecourse for the second leg tomorrow face a much tougher task.

20 Apr 2013 - 5:28am

Winnie's Horse is knocking on the door

Trainer Tony Cruz

Tony Cruz is giving John Size a run for his money in the trainers' title and Winnie's Horse can keep the championship rolling at the back end of the season.

19 Apr 2013 - 4:43am

Cultural City ready to strike in Triple Trio

Cultural City (Douglas Whyte) goes through his paces.Photo: Kenneth Chan

Cultural City has been plagued by bad barriers lately, but dropping to a low draw on a surface he flies on and the booking of Douglas Whyte to ride, make the John Moore-trained gelding the best banker in tomorrow's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

19 Apr 2013 - 4:43am