John O'Shea

Club will hope Lord Kanaloa attracts more foreign sprint stars to Hong Kong

Yasunari Iwata blows a kiss to the fans after guiding Lord Kanaloa home in the Hong Kong Sprint.

Like J J The Jet Plane before him, Japanese sprinter Lord Kanaloa might well have saved the HK$15 million Sprint yesterday, but the way he did it insisted he might also be the best active sprinter in the world right now.

Monday, 10 December, 2012, 2:44am

Champ Ambitious Dragon out of luck in Hong Kong Mile barrier draw

Hong Kong Vase candidate Pagera, with jockey Olivier Peslier, is full of beans under a rare blue sky at Sha Tin. Photo: Kenneth Chan

When Ambitious Dragon's owner, Johnson Lam Pui-hung, peeled back the number 11 at the barrier draw for the HK$20 million Longines Hong Mile yesterday, the audible sigh from onlookers said "advantage Glorious Days" - but there was one important individual who demurred.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:33am

Sea Siren to give home team big fright in Hong Kong Sprint

Aussie mare Sea Siren catches the eye in her work yesterday, delighting her trainer.

Australian trainer John O'Shea may have the utmost respect for the locals, but yesterday he was still making a compelling case for Sea Siren in the Longines Hong Kong Sprint - and that was before the hulking mare backed up her handler's testimony with a terrific workout at Sha Tin.

5 Dec 2012 - 2:16am