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
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
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