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Ivan Allan

Old friends Shum and Chin join forces to score low-grade win

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

Old friends Shum and Chin join forces to score low-grade win

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. 'He was an apprentice here for Ivan and I was Ivan's assistant trainer.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

On the Rails

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

Marwing not worried about slow start

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

Just like good old times for owner Ivan Allan

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

Express on fast track to bright future

'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

Allan backs Cruz's call to allow use of preventive medication

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

Double delight for flying Shum

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

In-form Fownes has feature in his grasp

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

In-form Shum on a revenge mission

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

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