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Laidback Queally not getting carried away

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.

Wednesday, 2 January, 2013, 3:09am

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

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

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

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

Animated aid – and ‘Handy Andy’ – becomes the punters’ pal

Order has been restored, favourites are again flowing. And the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Racing Simulator predicted it all.

27 Sep 2012 - 6:26pm

Treasure Glitter can shine with massive $47m up for grabs in TT

A crucial fitness edge over his Class Five rivals makes Treasure Glitter the best banker in a super tough – but extremely lucrative – Triple Trio at Sha Tin on Sunday.

14 Sep 2012 - 3:00pm

Fortune Bravo ready to deliver the goods

Trainer Ricky Yiu poon-fai has burst out of the gates in the new season and the stable's Fortune Bravo looks ready to break through following a near success in the Class Four Shek O Handicap (1,650m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

14 Sep 2012 - 3:01pm

Legendary Dragon will fire up at Sha Tin, says trainer Ricky Yiu

Ricky Yiu Poon-fai is adamant Legendary Dragon can transfer his best form to Sha Tin after the tenacious galloper bulldozed his way to another Happy Valley victory, on a night when it paid to find the front and rookie jockey Richard Fourie won on his first ride at the city circuit.

14 Sep 2012 - 3:01pm

Lightweight Fourie hopes to become a heavy hitter

This season's new jockey, Richard Fourie, couldn't have had a better grounding without actually being here, with former champion Basil Marcus playing a major role both in his professional growth and in his delayed arrival.

25 Aug 2012 - 3:18am