Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing called on old friend and Macau-based jockey Stanley Chin Kin-ming to ride his Class Five winner Planet - a horse he called 'limited' - in the opening race. 'Stanley and I worked together for Ivan Allan,' Shum said.Sunday, 11 March, 2012, 12:00am
Ivan Allan was a trainer of horses, a polariser of people.
As a horse trainer, he had more admirers than detractors. Perhaps as a person he piled up the latter at a considerably faster rate. But he was a great talent either way and great media fodder.11 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
While the Moore-Beadman partnership is soaring after four meetings, with each leading their respective premiership table, returned expatriate Weichong Marwing is far from concerned about the quiet start being made by his retaining trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie.26 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
Ivan Allan, the retired training maestro, has returned to Hong Kong as an owner and yesterday landed his first winner in that new role with the John Size-trained Maribeau ($92) in the Diamond Hill Handicap.10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
'That's more my horse!' said a beaming owner Larry Yeung Chi-kin after Danehill Express announced himself as a future big-race contender in the Quicken Away Handicap yesterday.29 May 2006 - 12:00am
Retired champion trainer Ivan Allan yesterday added his weight to Tony Cruz's call for a change to Jockey Club regulations, allowing horses to train on preventive medication.
Allan, winner of three titles as Hong Kong's champion trainer, recalled his often-heated battles with the club's senior vet Keith Watkins over this very issue.11 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
The new-season battle of the sophomore trainers became even more exciting at Sha Tin with Danny Shum Chap-shing replying to the opening salvo of Caspar Fownes with a splendid double that could so easily have been a four-timer.12 Sep 2004 - 12:00am
Sophomore trainer Caspar Fownes couldn't have wished for a better start to the season, having won two features in the opening two meetings and the young trainer has a top chance to make it three from three with Visorhill in the Kwangtung Handicap Cup over 1,400 metres.11 Sep 2004 - 12:00am
Young guns Caspar Fownes and Danny Shum Chap-shing were the stars of opening day last weekend and the trainers may well quinella the feature race again at Happy Valley tonight in the Hong Kong Country Club Challenge Cup, 1,200m.8 Sep 2004 - 12:00am
Retired trainer Ivan Allan has seamlessly made the transition from Hong Kong Jockey Club bete noir to favoured bloodstock agent with his first purchases on behalf of the club at Deauville in France.25 Aug 2004 - 12:00am
Retiring trainer Ivan Allan has won more than his fair share of silverware over the past decade in Hong Kong and appears to have a top chance of adding the $1.6 million Midland Realty Cup to the trophy cupboard with exciting prospect Scintillation.6 Jun 2004 - 12:00am
Trainer Ivan Allan will go into Sunday's Yasuda Kinen in Tokyo 'cautiously optimistic' after Self Flit did everything asked of him in his all-weather gallop yesterday.
Allan, who won the Yasuda Kinen with Fairy King Prawn four years ago and took second with Oriental Express in 1999, said that Self Flit 'will not disgrace Hong Kong'.4 Jun 2004 - 12:00am
An early pair for champion jockey Douglas Whyte at yesterday's meeting kept the first Hong Kong century alive as he moved the equation for the first time to less than a winner a meeting required.27 May 2004 - 12:00am
Three-time Hong Kong champion trainer Ivan Allan has delivered another salvo at the Jockey Club for refusing an entry for Olympic Express - describing its response as 'smoke and mirrors'.20 May 2004 - 12:00am
Champion jockey Douglas Whyte still has the door open to his century of wins after a treble took him to the verge of his best-ever Hong Kong season.
Whyte racked up Dragon And Gold, Amazing Victory and Scintillation to take him to just three wins away from his previous best 89 victories, but he agreed the century was tantalisingly 'doable'.17 May 2004 - 12:00am