Howard Cheng Yue-Tin

Delight in Harbour after trial improvement

Green Manner (Howard Cheng Yue-tin) wins a barrier trial at Sha Tin on Friday morning, but Harbour Delight (Mirco Demuro) was the eye-catcher. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Harbour Delight continued to show improvement following a stable transfer and although he might not look a world-beater, a solid dirt trial on Friday indicated he could be competitive soon.

Friday, 7 February, 2014, 9:36pm

'My horses are more important than title'

Dennis Yip Chor-hong

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.

12 May 2013 - 5:05am

Cheng shares Jockey Challenge after a double

Hard work pays off for Howard Cheng on erratic K-Moochi.

Howard Cheng Yue-tin proved to be the "King Of Class Five", winning the opening two races on the cellar dwellers and that was enough to see him share the day's riding honours with Brett Prebble in the Jockey Challenge.

2 Apr 2013 - 5:30am

Veteran Ng holds key to Triple Trio

Panther Run (left) will relish a return to his winning distance of 1,800m.

Veteran Peter Ng Bik-kuen is having an excellent final season and can provide a couple of bankers in the Triple Trio on Sunday, with the well-drawn pair Panther Run and Flying China standing out as run-on hopes - both assisted by solid speed.

4 Jan 2013 - 1:40am

Cheng knows how to get the best out of Jun Dao

Jockey Howard Cheng and trainer David Hall enjoy the spotlight after Jun Dao's third victory from five starts. Photo: Kenneth Chan

After David Hall squeezed another win from the battle-weary legs of rejuvenated straight-track specialist Jun Dao, the trainer gave credit to jockey Howard Cheng Yue-tin for his guidance both on track and off.

17 Dec 2012 - 4:43am

Cheng banned for 13 meetings

Jockey Howard Cheng Yue-tin was hit with the heaviest penalty of its kind in more than seven years yesterday, receiving a 13-meeting suspension for failing to take all reasonable and permissible measures in a race, ruling him out for the rest of the season.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Class Five miler goes back to tried and tested formula

When Dennis Yip Chor-hong-trained Class Five miler Lucky Army left the gates a little slowly this time, jockey Howard Cheng Yue-tin knew exactly what not to do. The gelding was a smart winner at Happy Valley two runs ago, then well beaten as favourite at his most recent start after resenting the tactics.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Four-year-old takes advantage of a good draw and light weight

Consistent four-year-old Shiny Day has no pretensions to being on the Derby trail, but was able to take advantage of a good draw and a light weight to upset Real Specialist, whose ambitions in that direction probably evaporated with defeat in the final event.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Big heart and fitness edge telling factors in the end

A fitness edge on his main rival told as Wah May Star continued his strong form with a fighting Class Three win, with Me Tsui Yu-sak saying the grey's temperament had improved immeasurably of late. Howard Cheng Yue-tin was pocketed on Wah May Star by Douglas Whyte on favourite Real Specialist, but bullocked his way clear and held a neck margin on the line.

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Three-year-old sees daylight to finally nail victory on the line

Promising three-year-old Wah May Star justified a short price by returning to the winner's list in the ninth race, but not before giving his supporters cause to think it was all happening again. The Me Tsui Yu-sak-trained gelding has been well supported at both starts but was well beaten and every indication at the 200m was that tickets on the grey were confetti when he buried in the ruck.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Noble Alpha gets a golden chance

From the time Noble Alpha landed at Michael Chang Chun-wai's yard at Sha Tin, he has looked like a horse with nice win in him and he gets his chance to claim it in the Chevalier Cup (1,400m) today.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Without the blinkers, gelding shows he is not just a dirt freak

Punters may have pigeon-holed Dennis Yip Chor-hong-trained Smart Kids too quickly as a dirt specialist and they paid for it when the gelding landed the Po Leung Kuk Centenary Cup (1,200m).

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lloyd pours on the bubbly after racking up 100th Hong Kong win

A text book Jeff Lloyd ride helped Champagne Days to an opening-day victory and brought up the jockey's 100th Hong Kong win in the process. Lloyd positioned had the consistent five-year-old box-seating in a slowly-run race, then peeled out at the 800m before scoring by 2 1/2 lengths in a Class Three handicap (1,400m).

12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Yiu's charges in thick of the action

Ricky Yiu Poon-fai's great season steamed ahead at Happy Valley last night with another winning double but it wasn't all beer and skittles for the trainer, with his top sprinter Romantic City providing a sensation in the feature event.

16 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Red-hot Tsui stable glowing with sweet successes

In-form Me Tsui Yu-sak joined forces with Howard Cheng Yue-tin to extract a second win from Scent Of Osmanthus in as many starts - taking the trainer's recent tally to five wins from the past three meetings. Scent Of Osmanthus started favourite in the Partnering For Community Needs Handicap (1,400m) before pleasing his backers with a determined neck win over Lucky Chevalier.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am