Prebble tough to beat

A full book of rides, including some top chances, should see in-form Brett Prebble salute in the Jockey Challenge.

Wednesday, 19 October, 2011, 12:00am

Beadman can maintain his red-hot form

Darren Beadman's red-hot form can continue and the Australian is at tempting odds in the Jockey Challenge.

The Aussie is fresh off a fruitful trip to his homeland and a double at Caulfield, which took his stats to seven wins at his last five meetings.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Moore's dreams riding on Mighty High

Mighty High is ready to give John Moore one of his best chances to realise the dream of winning a foreign Group One in the A$2.5 million (HK$21 million) Caulfield Cup in Melbourne and the trainer admits that achieving the goal today would make it even sweeter.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Prebble's the way to go

Brett Prebble has the edge on rival Douglas Whyte tonight at Happy Valley, despite having less rides.

Prebble (seven rides) is a $2.80 second pick with Whyte (eight rides) $2.60 favourite in the Jockey Challenge, but the Aussie has the arsenal to overhaul the South African.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Reprieved Wong repays Club's faith

Local jockey Terry Wong Chi-wai had to plead for his licence at the end of last season but he was the toast of Happy Valley last night as he landed his first winning double in over three years and stole the Jockey Challenge.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Ho can upstage Whyte

Vincent Ho Chak-yiu can make it back to back Jockey Challenge wins at Happy Valley and upset red-hot favourite Douglas Whyte.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Aggressive rides earn double and Jockey Challenge victory

Matthew Chadwick had to work hard to find the lead on Epee De Hua, but once he found it, the resilient gelding wasn't going to give it up without a fight.

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

So, Lloyd and Angland join a long list of jockeys on the sidelines

Opportunity may come knocking for the jockeys who remain in play shortly after a busy day in the stewards' room saw Ben So Tik-hung, Jeff Lloyd and Tye Angland join the list of riders with penalties waiting.

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Keep knocking and the door will open

Derek Leung Ka-chun's treble last weekend was his first three-timer for more than two years, so there may be the momentary inclination to regard it as a spike in his form unlikely to be repeated - but only if one judges jockeys only on the results in the paper rather than the actual riding performances.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Young guns still need to learn ropes

Who was the mid-table trainer who stood up at the trainers' meeting with Jockey Club officials on Friday and complained that all trainers didn't have whatever access they liked to boom apprentice Alvin Ng Ka-chun? Our spies - who were queuing up to relate the matter due to the personalities involved - say that there was even a demand for rules to be changed.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Thumbs up as racing season off to flying start

Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges had to reach as far as Japan to find a low light yesterday after a big crowd, strong racing and a jump in turnover greeted the banging of the gong for the new season at Sha Tin.

12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Patient Moore camp playing it Smart with Giant

There was a moment passing the 250m of the Cotton Tree Handicap (1,400m) when the crowd moaned and a noose was being looped for the jockey Hong Kong crowds love to hate, Darren Beadman, but all's well that ends well and Smart Giant's raw talent was enough to get him out of trouble.

12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Whyte can make hay while Prebble's away

With arch-rival Brett Prebble away in Japan, Douglas Whyte will be keen to take advantage and has been installed a short-priced favourite in the first Jockey Challenge of the season today.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Jockey Club pushes data to attract racing fans

A continued push for a younger demographic with enhanced facilities at Happy Valley and more information for hardcore punters are the cornerstones of Hong Kong Jockey Club marketing boss Richard Cheung Che-kit's plan for the new racing season.

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Hair today, gone tomorrow - new technique helps war on drugs

Preventing the scourge of illegal drug use by jockeys is behind the introduction of random hair testing for the first time, as chief steward Kim Kelly heads into his third term in the hot seat unfazed by a busy 2010-11.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am