Whyte forced to take a vacation after four-timer

Sea Dragon is unbeaten after his fourth success this season.

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte begins a two meeting suspension today after a Sha Tin four-timer that stretched his championship lead over Zac Purton out to six and it could have been more.

Monday, 25 March, 2013, 4:32am

Rispoli has all the attributes to make big impact in Hong Kong

Umberto Rispoli

The toughest things to grasp here for riders from the western hemisphere are the importance of a clean break from the start and the slow-motion mind games of not riding the volume of winners a jockey might be used to racking up at home.

30 Jan 2013 - 3:44am

Committee makes no changes to the roster

Andreas Suborics riding Rain Of Thunder (middle) and Richard Fourie on Ever Invincible (left). They are the only two jockeys who started the season and were not licensed for all of it. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The Jockey Club Licensing Committee has taken a steady-as-she-goes approach to the second half of the season after making no changes to the current personnel yesterday.

The only two jockeys who started the season and were not licensed for all of it, Richard Fourie and Andreas Suborics, have now had their permits extended until the conclusion of the term.

18 Jan 2013 - 4:27am

Treble sends Weichong Marwing into top five in Jockeys' Championship

Weichong Marwing smiles after winning race nine on Same World. Photo: Kenneth Chan

A three-timer from Weichong Marwing saw the South African leapfrog into fifth in the Jockeys' Championship - a position he intends to hang on to for as long as possible, setting a top five spot as a benchmark goal for the term.

23 Dec 2012 - 3:43am

Rispoli makes perfect tribute to fallen comrade

Italian jockey Umberto Rispoli looks up to the sky after scoring on Perfect Hedge. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The second leg of a double - which very nearly was a treble - to trainer Peter Ng Bik-kuen gave an emotional Umberto Rispoli the perfect platform to pay tribute to a fallen comrade and countryman, the jockey pointing to the sky as he crossed the line on Perfect Hedge.

17 Dec 2012 - 4:43am

Racing Digest, November 11, 2012

Excited pair Olivier Doleuze and Danny Shum. Photo: Kenneth Chan

'If he can continue to improve, then he might win a few more'

11 Nov 2012 - 4:09am

Melbourne Cup rides for Prebble and Doleuze

Olivier Doleuze

Hong Kong-based jockeys Brett Prebble and Olivier Doleuze have both picked up rides in the Melbourne Cup next Tuesday, with Doleuze hoping to add his own story to the burgeoning phenomenon of French success in the world's richest handicap race with Tac De Boistron.

2 Nov 2012 - 4:14am

Fourie off to a winning start in season prelude

Richard Fourie (left) dashes clear to the line to win the annual jockeys' running race at Sha Tin yesterday. He took home the winner's cheque of HK$5,000. Picture: Kenneth Chan

New South African rider Richard Fourie struck the first blow of the season winning the annual jockeys' running race at yesterday's Sha Tin Pre Season Carnival, but the day held some question marks for Japan-bound sprinters Little Bridge and Lucky Nine.

2 Sep 2012 - 4:03am

Fourie adds interest but Whyte still has the whip hand

Richard Fourie will make his Hong Kong debut on Saturday.

It was a telling moment last week when the season's new jockey, South African Richard Fourie, met the press and was almost in awe of champion rider Douglas Whyte. He won't be alone in seeing the mountain that is the Durban Demon as the dominant topographical feature of the landscape again this term.

2 Sep 2012 - 4:03am

As expected, Whyte's the man for the job

Expect Douglas Whyte to ramp up the pressure - on himself - as the end of season approaches, with the 11-time premiership winner chasing his own record of 114 wins in a season.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Public spat is disappointing, says Kelly

Jockey Club chief stipendiary steward Kim Kelly (pictured) has responded to the exchange of words between trainer Tony Millard and champion jockey Douglas Whyte after Sunday's BMW Champions Mile, saying the public spat is 'disappointing'.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sutherland hoping for a HK stint

High-profile female jockey Chantal Sutherland, who rides Game On Dude for ailing trainer Bob Baffert in tomorrow's US$10 million Dubai World Cup, has expressed a desire to test her skills on a short-term contract in Hong Kong.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Treble helps ease Purton's pain

Australian jockey Zac Purton bounced back from the disappointment of his defeat at the appeals panel on Tuesday to snare a winning treble at Happy Valley last night and move back into a clear second in the championship table.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Guyon should have been made to explain himself

The apparent acceptance by the stewards of Sunday's tactics on Ambitious Dragon had more eyebrow-raising potential than the love child of Salvador Dali and Marty Feldman.

For some time, stewards have been keen to go through replays with jockeys and advise them on the need to avoid unnecessarily covering extra ground.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Nolen joins stellar cast for jockeys' showdown

The Jockey Club has been unable to tempt champion Australian sprinter Black Caviar to Hong Kong but has managed to do the next best thing by securing her jockey, Luke Nolen, as one of the new faces in the 2011 Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship (CXIJC) at Happy Valley next month.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am