Jockey

Australia's 'Mr Fix-It' aims to seize his chance in HK

Australian jockey Tim Clark hopes his reputation as the 'pinch hitter' of Sydney racing can help him gain a foothold in the similarly competitive Hong Kong riding ranks when he makes his debut next month.

Thursday, 25 August, 2011, 12:00am

Kelly stands firm on controversial rule

In the words of chief steward Kim Kelly, it was 'a busy season for us in many respects', but pressure was building as to whether that meant racing control was better or worse.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Good times for the club ... and there's plenty more to come

Steady as she goes was the promise of new chairman Brian Stevenson as he took over the Jockey Club reins in September and it was one he kept through the 2010-11 season, as the upward spiral of turnover continued - despite drug scandals, the trainers' championship and bets-for-tips claims taking a lot of the attention- and the term finished full of optimism.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

It's a Whyte-wash yet again as Prebble ban proves game changer

After a memorable struggle between Douglas Whyte and Brett Prebble in 2009-10, the jockey championship proved anti-climactic, with the title quest virtually killed off in a moment of madness just three months into the term.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Club hails great season as Moore topples Cruz

Even the Jockey Club was thinking about the stuff of dreams at Sha Tin's season finale yesterday as John Moore and Darren Beadman turned on a stunning show to rip the trainers' championship from the hands of Tony Cruz in front of a crowd that was big and loud and voted at the windows for Hong Kong horseracing's enduring thrill.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Size could be key as trainers face off

Eight wins off the lead and out of contention, reigning champion trainer John Size still looks the deciding factor in who takes over the throne at Sha Tin in this afternoon's cliffhanger finish to the season.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Zaidan can make amends

Punters have been left with worthless tickets on John Moore's Zaidan in his last two starts, but he can make amends in the Sha Tin Mile Trophy (1,600m) today.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

All set up for a Sunday showdown

It was a Prebbleathon for much of the meeting last night but John Moore and Tony Cruz landed just a win between them at Happy Valley to set up Sunday's thrilling Sha Tin finale with either man capable of taking out this season's training championship.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Wagging tongues worse than fine

Zac Purton's HK$300,000 fine yesterday has far less potential to hurt him than the game of innuendo that will already have begun over his failing to report an approach by Cosma Fung Hok-cheung to bet for him.

22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

No sweat as Whyte streaks ahead of rivals

Douglas Whyte lost a pound in bodyweight for every one of his five winners as he set about posting a record 84-point haul in the Jockey Challenge and confirmed his position as champion jockey for the 11th season running.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Weight a minute, is the allowance fair?

The case of Alvin Ng Ka-chun may turn out to be a one-off but it is surely presenting the Jockey Club with a need to take a fresh look at how apprentice claims work at the same time that it is examining freelance allowances.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Hot Purton can strike

Zac Purton has been riding in terrific form with 10 winners at his last 10 meetings and his consistent performances have put him in the box seat to claim today's Jockey Challenge at Sha Tin as second pick at $3.20, with new kid on the block Alvin Ng Ka-chun being backed into $3 favourite.

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Moore in Command at city track

John Moore's milestone 1,200th winner in Hong Kong with First In Command was quickly followed by the claiming of the Happy Valley Vase (1,800m) with Destined For Glory last night - as the top prize money trainer continued his dog fight with premiership leader Tony Cruz.

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Young guns blaze to glory at city track

Youth dominated experience at Happy Valley last night, with apprentice Derek Leung Ka-chun outriding his claim and graduating to the senior ranks, while fellow apprentice Vincent Ho snared a double to reduce his weight claim from seven pounds to five.

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

City's young guns stuck between rock and a hard place

The return of Alvin Ng Ka-chun from New Zealand to become the latest 10-pound claimer is a great moment for the young rider but it is also a reminder of the cycle of the local jockeys these days - and the apprentice programme's shortfalls.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am