Michael Chang Chun-wai did things in reverse at Sha Tin yesterday, capping a Group One and a Group Two and the best two weeks of his training career with two Class Threes and a Class Four to take him to the best season of his life.Thursday, 2 May, 2013, 3:29am
And a compliment to the Jockey Club and stewards on advances made in common sense over the past few years.
Howard Cheng's four-day ban for in essence presenting a positive sample to a cold and flu remedy might still look a little harsh to some but it is a reduction on what has been doled out before.18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Trainer Dennis Yip Chap-shing dominated the early part of the card claiming three of the first four races with Think Big, Caga Spirit and Ottimo.
Yip combined twice with Howard Cheng Yue-tin, who also secured a treble of his own, but thanked his other winning rider Weichong Marwing for his efforts with his opening winner Think Big.19 Apr 2010 - 12:00am
Jockeys have been killed or paralysed from much simpler looking falls, but Howard Cheng Yue-tin walked away from his heart-stopping tumble off Leader and continued to ride for the remainder of the programme.
Cheng's luck had turned in a big way. In the opening event, he landed 19-1 chance My Memory for Dennis Yip Chor-hong to end a horror run of 109 losers.29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
Top local rider Howard Cheng Yue-tin's timing was perfect yesterday, landing a treble to celebrate his brand-new partnership with the world champion sprinter Sacred Kingdom.7 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
'He's a very, very good horse. Quite simply one of the best I have ever ridden. Coming off the final bend I had all the horse in the world, but not the room. Once we found the gap - boom!'
Gerald Mosse, jockey of Sacred Kingdom10 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Howard Cheng glances across after winning the National Day Cup for the fourth time since 2003 yesterday at Sha Tin. Cheng landed the Group Three event on 32-1 chance Tiber for John Moore, making it four wins in the feature from his last four rides in the race. Tiber completed a treble for Cheng, the leading local rider in Hong Kong for many seasons, on the 10-race public holiday card.2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
Leading local rider Howard Cheng Yue-tin is set to wind up the season as positively as he began it when he teams up with promising Maverick Star in the Hong Kong Racehorse Owners Association Trophy (1,600m) at Sha Tin today.2 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
Local rider Howard Cheng Yue-tin gave thanks for his light frame and the faith of trainer Derek Cruz after he gave a faultless exhibition yesterday to land the South China Morning Post Cup on My Choice.28 Feb 2005 - 12:00am
Freelance rider Howard Cheng Yue-tin has been slapped with a nine-day ban for his riding of My Fortune at Sha Tin last Sunday. Cheng was suspended until February 29, after stewards found him guilty of failing to 'take all reasonable and permissible measures to ensure My Fortune was given a full opportunity to win or to obtain the best possible placing'.21 Jan 2004 - 12:00am
Trainer Alex Wong Siu-tan broke through in style yesterday at Happy Valley, scoring his first and second wins for the season within 90 minutes, but he was not there to see it.27 Oct 2002 - 12:00am
Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie unearthed a sprinter of high promise in Good Lad, who came from nearly last to win at his debut in the second race and it was far from unexpected.22 Apr 2002 - 12:00am
Former champion apprentice Howard Cheng took the short way home on the moving footway along the Happy Valley rail last night to notch a treble and the best winning day of his riding career.18 Apr 2002 - 12:00am
Howard Cheng, who flies out to Australia today to start a two-month stint with trainer Tony McEvoy, had the perfect send-off as he chalked up his first winner of the season aboard Charity First. The 1,400-metre success opened a back-to-back double for Francis Lui Kin-wai, who sent out New Planet to score over the same trip.9 Sep 2001 - 12:00am
Howard Cheng's blistering progress through the riding ranks reached new heights this season as he took his second successive apprentice championship with 37 winners, almost double last season's total of 19, and shattered records along the way.19 Jun 2001 - 12:00am