No sooner had Dennis Yip Chor-hong strode three wins clear of reigning champion John Size in the trainers' title race at Sha Tin yesterday, then he declared his priority for his horses' future over winning his first championship.Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 5:05am
Champion mare Black Caviar, widely considered the world's greatest sprinter, was retired yesterday after 25 consecutive race wins and will now begin a lucrative breeding career.
"We thought long and hard about racing on but we believe she has done everything we asked of her and felt it was the right time to call time on her wonderful career," trainer Peter Moody said.18 Apr 2013 - 5:20am
Live long enough and you've seen just about everything at least once before - it is both the benefit and the curse of age. So when people started putting up their hands to pay four and five million Australian dollars for yearlings in Sydney last week, there were the pin jabs of memories past.17 Apr 2013 - 5:18am
There are 12 nominations from Australia for the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup on April 28 and the Champions Mile on May 5, although confirmation of such runners usually would not take place until after some major Group One meetings under way at the Sydney autumn racing carnival.22 Mar 2013 - 3:36am
A soft rain is falling on the paddock at Beas River Equestrian Centre in Sheung Shui. Douglas Whyte is meticulously checking equipment, tugging the leather straps as he attaches a saddle to a patiently waiting horse.9 Dec 2012 - 1:40pm
Goliath's Revenge, Tank, Epic Thunder and Gracie's Eclipse cause quite a stir on their daily walks around Discovery Bay's North Plaza area. Each stands two metres high and weighs about 500kg.
But not everyone is delighted to see the four giants on their sleepy patch and some local residents fear that there may be accidents.23 Sep 2012 - 3:08am
Ah, welcome home old mate. There's a touch of nostalgia involved in this item as it was a hobby horse long ago in a galaxy far far away called Australia, where we lobbied for a long time to have non-runners' ...well, runs ... included in the form guide.6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
They say a good coach takes the blame when his athletes lose and gives credit to his team when they win.
If Ambitious Dragon is defeated today, trainer Tony Millard says he will take the criticism 'on the chin', but in victory he will defer praise to the horse and the dedicated team around him.27 May 2012 - 12:00am
The John Moore-trained Military Attack may have been bought as a Derby horse this term and missed out on that silverware, but a brilliant swoop to take the Chan Trophy yesterday left no doubt the confidence behind his purchase wasn't misplaced and the big stage still lies ahead.13 May 2012 - 12:00am
Inside draws are gold at Happy Valley and that gives Ricky Yiu Poon-fai-trained Impeccable a chance to bounce back into the winner's circle in tonight's St George's Challenge Cup (1,200m).
Since the Jockey Club gained permission to go to 83 meetings per season, the dreaded C+3 'greyhound' meetings at the city course have made a serious comeback to the season's programme.25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Go Baby Go arrived at Dennis Yip Chor-hung's stables 'scared of everything', but it will be opposition trainers fearing the progressive sprinter after another dominant victory yesterday at Sha Tin.22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
It seems the 1,300-pound plus Dr Super and towering jockey Tye Angland, who is close to six foot tall, were a perfect combination.
'It was the biggest jockey and biggest horse in Hong Kong combined,' Angland joked after a front-running display on the John Size-trained gelding in a Class Four (1,400m).9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Drawing single figures can help Super Plus break through for the first time in more than a year and aid punters trying to narrow calculations in a tough Triple Trio at Happy Valley tomorrow night.8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
We hope the handicapping department had a nice summer break because now it's back to business and that means plenty of questions about the smoke and mirrors of their dark arts during the months ahead. And we are starting with a change in Class Five policy, which seems to have slipped under the radar.21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Douglas Whyte picked up a three-meeting suspension in Japan last month, handpicked 450 kilograms of Olives in Italy last week and was back to pick up a double for Dennis Yip Chor-hong at Happy Valley last night.18 Nov 2010 - 12:00am