Youngster Tommy Berry comfortable with decision to return home

Tommy Berry enjoys another good day at the office, completing his treble on Invictus for trainer John Moore. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Despite taking Hong Kong by storm in what has been a lucrative short-term stint - which continued with a treble yesterday - in-demand jockey Tommy Berry says he has no regrets about his decision to return to Australia, and when he does return here it will be as an even better rider.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 11:28am

Brett Prebble to miss start of Hong Kong racing season

Brett Prebble. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Three new faces are among the riders to start the 2013-14 season, but one major player of the past decade, Brett Prebble, will be missing. Prebble has been licensed, but from November 13 to the end of next term, and part-season tickets were also granted for Neil Callan (October 21-March 16), Gerald Mosse (October 8-March 16) and Weichong Marwing (July 11-March 16).

14 Jun 2013 - 5:12am

I'll return better than ever, says departing Fourie

Richard Fourie is all smiles after Young Happy's win. He is looking forward to his new challenge. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The promise of a "guaranteed" South African premiership has lured Richard Fourie back to his homeland, but he has vowed to return in the future - adding that his one-season stint has sharpened his riding skills.

9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

Moore compares Berry's work ethic with Beadman

Tommy Berry and John Moore pose after their win with Approve. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Tommy Berry has been a hit on the track since arriving, but is making an impression in the mornings as well. John Moore has compared Berry's work ethic and insight as a trackwork rider to that of his legendary countryman Darren Beadman, after the in-vogue Australian jockey landed another winner for the trainer.

12 May 2013 - 5:05am

Fresh and hungry Whyte back with a vengeance

Brett Prebble (middle) glances at Douglas Whyte, who pushes Sea Dragon hard to beat Sterling City on the line in a rich Class Two contest at Sha Tin. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte was back from suspension, fresh and hungry and straight back into the winner's circle again at his first ride yesterday before completing a three-timer like he hadn't been away.

21 Apr 2013 - 6:11am

New trainers and jockey spice things up nicely

Tommy Berry is a welcome addition to Hong Kong racing.

Licensing Committee releases can often be quite mundane - especially these days when the turnover of jockey licences is much lower than it once was - but Monday's provided more than usual, with the new trainers announced and a change to the jockey population for the final part of the term.

10 Apr 2013 - 4:13am

Six of the best means a whole lot to champ Whyte

Douglas Whyte scores his sixth on Secret Sham. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Whyte became only the second jockey to land six winners on a programme in the four decades of Hong Kong racing's professional history, matching Brett Prebble's six-timer at Happy Valley on June 20, 2010.

8 Apr 2013 - 4:12am

Macau jockey has positive drug test

Choi Kam-fai riding Dr Sweet. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Macau-based jockey Choi Kam-fai has been stood down from riding after a random drug test sample taken from him at last Saturday's annual Hong Kong Macau Trophy meeting showed traces of a banned substance and its metabolite.

9 Mar 2013 - 3:48am

Lai's spirit soars after surviving earlier tumble

Eddy Lai shrugs off an earlier fall to send Spirit Soaring over the line to win race seven at Happy Valley last night. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Local jockey Eddy Lai-ming climbed off the canvas at Happy Valley last night to provide both the inspiration and the perspiration as Spirit Soaring scored his first victory in Hong Kong.

28 Feb 2013 - 5:05am

Callan to miss best of Sham

Secret Sham accelerates well for Neil Callan to win with authority yesterday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Neil Callan must be ruing the fact his riding contract comes to an end later this month, with the Irishman again doing the donkey work and then winning on a horse likely to clinch more races later in the season.

18 Feb 2013 - 3:15am

Laidback Queally not getting carried away

Tom Queally enjoys his moment with trainer Peter Ng.

Tom Queally provided a typically laidback response to breaking through for his first local win, but with three decades of perspective, the trainer who supplied the success saw the victory has much more significance.

2 Jan 2013 - 3:09am

Relief for Mosse as win by a nose saves him from big fine

Gerald Mosse

The difference between winning and losing was a flared nostril when Chancellor edged out Jimson The Best - but the narrow margin was also the difference between a relatively small fine and a far more serious penalty for winning jockey Gerald Mosse, who weighed-in overweight.

23 Dec 2012 - 3:43am

James McDonald's ban gives John Moore a selection headache

James McDonald has to sit out

Gun-for-hire James McDonald failed in his appeal against suspension yesterday, leaving John Moore with a jockey-booking conundrum as the trainer scrambles for riders to pilot his 15 runners entered for next weekend's key international day lead-up races.

10 Nov 2012 - 3:09am

We tip our hats to brilliant Beadman

Darren Beadman was a favourite at Sha Tin, from beginning to end.

Many a wizened sporting hack thrives on the ubiquitous question of who was "the best you've seen", though it isn't one we like much.

31 Oct 2012 - 2:19am

Beadman bows to the warnings of doctors

The curtain has come down on Darren Beadman's fantastic career after the jockey announced his retirement on Australian television last night, the end result of brain trauma he suffered in a fall at Sha Tin in February.

29 Oct 2012 - 3:46am