Regency aces bring Cruz double joy

On a night when the skill of jockeys was celebrated, it was former champion hoop Tony Cruz who stole some of the limelight as a trainer with a 'Regency double' at Happy Valley.

Thursday, 8 December, 2011, 12:00am

Dettori lights up the Valley once again

The world's most charismatic jockey, Frankie Dettori, gave the big crowd a double helping of what it came for at Happy Valley last night as he grinned and star-jumped his way to a third Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Guyon's translator loosens more than a few tongues

If there is a tense issue bubbling beneath the otherwise calm surface of Hong Kong racing in this international showpiece week, it is that of jockey agents.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Overseas riders at the mercy of Whyte

Three-time Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship winner, Douglas Whyte has been posted as the early favourite for the 2011 renewal at Happy Valley, despite his view that past winners Christophe Lemaire and Frankie Dettori will be hard to beat.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Beadman declares himself 100 per cent fit for action

Top jockey Darren Beadman gained some 'instant relief' yesterday from the back pain that saw him stand down at Sha Tin on Sunday and plans to quell any lingering doubts about his race fitness at the trackwork session this morning.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Moore monitoring injured Beadman

Leading big-event trainer John Moore has pleaded with his stable jockey Darren Beadman to ensure he is '100 per cent' for Sunday's major assignments at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races after losing him midway through yesterday with pains in his lower back area.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Super night as flying Ng scores double

Peter Ng Bik-kuen continued his bold start to the season by climbing into the top six on the trainers' table at Happy Valley last night, but the veteran horseman was talking up his charges rather than himself.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Climb back on Whyte

He may be one ride short of a full book, but that won't stop champion Douglas Whyte ($2.15) winning tonight's Jockey Challenge.

The Durban Demon has seven rides on the standard eight-event card, and even the most dispassionate analysis would concede a winning chance on six of them - drawn the perfect inside gates in a tricky 'C+3' course.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

How Sweet it is - Moore lands stable quinella

Many punters were caught second-guessing why stable rider Darren Beadman was aboard Leading City in the featured Chevalier Cup (1,400m) in preference to Captain Sweet but came out winners if they went with him.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Yiu has plenty of Fun with a double

Ricky Yiu Poon-fai put the win of Fun Heroes down to staying pedigree, but was referring to the jockey, not the notoriously difficult horse.

The distance-race expertise of Neil Callan, who grabbed his first win for the season, was the key to his hard-to-handle horse's Class Three win over 1,800m, according to Yiu, who snared a double on the day.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

'Memory didn't have chance to prove himself'

Trainer Tony Cruz was not ready to blame jockey Matthew Chadwick despite California Memory's defeat out of a place at odds-on in sensational circumstances in the Jockey Club Cup (2,000m).

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Hard-working Shum tops trainers' table

Danny Shum Chap-shing's hard work in the mornings has paid off, with the horseman reclaiming top spot in the trainers' title with a treble - thanks in part to a couple of perfect rides by Zac Purton.

Wins to Fionn's Treasure, Lucky Follow Me and Scarlet Carmellia took Shum to 14 wins, equal with John Size, with his nine second-placings making him outright top.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Red Cadeaux could be perfect present for Whyte

One door has closed but another opened for champion jockey Douglas Whyte, who has been asked to ride Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (2,400m) on December 11.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Dynamic duo strikes again

Danny Shum Chap-shing has fellow trainer John Moore to thank for his deadly combination with jockey Darren Beadman, in more ways than one.

Shum and Beadman struck again yesterday for their fifth win of the season when Healthy Manner made it back-to-back Happy Valley victories in a Class Four Handicap (1,800m).

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

High-riding Mosse can take centre stage at Valley

Still riding high from victory Down Under yesterday, Gerald Mosse can turn a solid book of rides into Jockey Challenge success at Happy Valley today.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am