Horse of the Year honours riding on overseas 'tiebreaker'

With just the Champions & Chater remaining on this season's domestic Group One scene, the Horse of the Year honours look delicately poised and might be decided on foreign soil.

Wednesday, 9 May, 2012, 12:00am

Red Cadeaux could be perfect present for Whyte

One door has closed but another opened for champion jockey Douglas Whyte, who has been asked to ride Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (2,400m) on December 11.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Best City and Green Zone make their case

Trainer Caspar Fownes has a huge task of making up a 15-win difference on Tony Cruz for the premiership, but is solidifying his stable with some nice young blood for next season with promising performances by imports Best City and Green Zone on Sunday at Sha Tin.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

An A-Z of Hong Kong Horse Racing

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Those looking for a quick reference book for Hong Kong racing will find An A-Z of Hong Kong Horse Racing by Heather Adams a goldmine of useful and interesting facts.

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Average Pataca highlights lack of new stars

Hong Kong racing has been through its glory years and what is happening out there in the financial world is being mirrored on turf, as two below-par Group One races at the weekend illustrated all too clearly.

25 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Good Ba Ba sets the bar higher with his electric turn of foot in the Mile

Handicapper Nigel Gray got it spot on when he figured out loud on Sunday that Good Ba Ba had gone to a new personal best performance figure of 124 - that's precisely what he measured in bolting away with Sunday's HK$16 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile.

17 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

O'Sullivan happy to get monkey off his back

Paul O'Sullivan would concede that runner-up Jackpot Delight might have been unluckily beaten in the final event, but would also happily add that a stroke of good fortune coming his own way was long overdue.

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

All guns primed for Armada

Luckless Size can go one better in today's Mile

If trainer John Size could change anything about his past five seasons in Hong Kong, it would probably be the barrier draw for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile of 2002 and exciting five-year-old Armada can ease that painful memory for him today.

10 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Saddle up for riding school

There's a lot more to horses than racing and gambling, according to Bee Chan Sai-kin, senior riding instructor at the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Tuen Mun Public Riding School.

'Horses have their own personality, emotions, likes and dislikes. For me, horses are my partners and are an inseparable part of my life,' he said.

25 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Whyte's one win for Yeung 'better than century'

'That one win today made me happier than any century of wins,' said champion jockey Douglas Whyte after Danehill Express put the Durban Demon back into the winner's circle with business tycoon and prolific winning owner Larry Yeung Chi-kin for the first time in more than seven years.

29 May 2006 - 12:00am

Jockey Club expects successful open day

With local interest in equestrian sports stirred by news that Hong Kong could host these events for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Hong Kong Jockey Club is expecting a bigger turnout than ever for its annual open day at Tuen Mun Riding School on Monday, the Labour Day public holiday.

27 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Super Kid can be a staying hero

Emerging star ready to stamp himself as distance champ in open Vase race

12 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Cruz is strong enough to ride out this failure

The rank failure of Hong Kong sprinter Multidandy in Dubai last weekend was a disappointment all round, especially because he had been so dominant in his single outing on a dirt track at home.

31 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Lucky Port upholds winning tradition

Property tycoon Robert Ng Chee-siong broke his drought with a bullet as the younger brother of former champion Indigenous made his racecourse debut a winning one yesterday at Sha Tin.

8 Mar 2004 - 12:00am


Big race maestro Ivan Allan is hoping to gain a berth in the Japan Cup field next month with staying-bred Self Flit. When entries closed yesterday, Allan had nominated both Hong Kong Classic Mile victor Self Flit and Singapore Classic winner Come See You for the World Series leg over 2,400 metres in Tokyo.

9 Oct 2003 - 12:00am