Lance O'Sullivan

Club should hold on to young jockeys

Lance O'Sullivan's appearance yesterday morning at Sha Tin to have a chat with the current crop of apprentice riders, including the slightly troubled Alvin Ng Ka-chun, was doubtless a welcome addition to their general education on race riding.

Wednesday, 23 May, 2012, 12:00am

Apprentice scheme has its merits, but it may be time to slow it down

Other than the consideration of penalty, stewards had few options in the Derek Leung Ka-chun suspension for reckless riding on Monday.

Reckless was exactly where the ride fitted in and drove home the point previously made here that the success of the club's apprentice jockey training scheme has come at a price.

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

O'Sullivan full of praise for 'tough' Leung

Rising star lands first trophy race on Imperial Applause to seal impressive double

The star of Derek Leung Ka-chun is certainly on the rise and his allocated trainer Paul O'Sullivan says much of the credit should go to the lad's learning in New Zealand under the tutelage of his brother, former champion jockey Lance.

1 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

O'Sullivan mum on move to HK

New Zealand-based Paul O'Sullivan has answered widespread scuttlebutt on his standing as the next expatriate trainer to be licensed in Hong Kong with a thoroughly predictable coyness.

28 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Juniors making progress

The Hong Kong Jockey Club doesn't have to justify its overseas programme for the further education of local apprentice jockeys - the four most senior apprentices have let their performances do the talking.

5 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

O'Sullivan hopes for Vialli QE II tonic

A Queen Elizabeth II Cup win for rippling fit Vialli would give New Zealand champion jockey Lance O'Sullivan a major boost as he faces a traumatic week that includes major surgery on his left leg.

O'Sullivan, who rode in Hong Kong for Lawrie Fownes, could not be happier with Vialli, who poses a major threat to local horses in Sunday's 2,000-metre late-season showpiece.

14 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Payne lands plum ride on Vialli for QE II Cup

Hong Kong-based Australian ace Paddy Payne will ride the New Zealand challenger Vialli in next month's Queen Elizabeth II Cup.

It is a top ride for Payne, retained locally by David Hill, as the German-bred staying star is one of the leading chances in the 2,000-metre event which is open to horses from member countries of the Asian Racing Conference.

14 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Kiwi shows no signs of pressure

These are tense times for New Zealand star Lance O'Sullivan but he gave no hint of pressure with a faultless performance on smart Irish import Straight Way (5-1) in the eighth event at Sha Tin yesterday.

29 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Judgment day for O'Sullivan

Jockey Lance O'Sullivan's appeal against an 11-day suspension will be heard on Monday.

The multiple New Zealand champion was banned on a handling charge on April 15 and his appeal to a special panel made up of at least three stewards of the Jockey Club will be heard at racing headquarters at 10.30 am.

24 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

O'Sullivan harshly treated by sentence

Issues of reasonable doubt and what constitutes a believable level of human error will almost certainly be uppermost on the mind of the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club's appeals panel which hears Lance O'Sullivan's petition in the next week or so.

22 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

'I'm innocent' says jockey suspended after race

New Zealand jockey Lance O'Sullivan last night professed his innocence after being suspended for 11 race meetings by Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club stipendiary stewards on a handling charge.

16 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Sapio to lead Kiwis' raid on Hong Kong silverware

The Kiwis are set to make a bold bid to add to their recent International Cup triumphs with Kessem and Romanee Conti with the improving stayer, Sapio, who is the dark horse in tomorrow's $4.5 million Queen Elizabeth II Cup.

13 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

High-flying Kiwi plans to go first class after another treble

NEW Zealand champion jockey Lance O'Sullivan notched his second treble in 10 days with another exhilarating display at Sha Tin yesterday.

O'Sullivan has zoomed up the table and was in top form when punching home Port Hope (5-1) in the opening event, Peace Gallery (8-1) in the third and last start winner Sailing (11-1) who repeated the effort in the nightcap.

24 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Straight Way to measure up

VETERAN trainer Lawrie Fownes, no stranger to the racing headlines over his years in the territory, can take the featured Association of Hong Kong Racing Journalists Cup at Sha Tin today. Fownes has the ideal material in Irish import Straight Way to lift the trophy and it will be a surprise if the gutsy gelding does not figure in this Class Two, 1,400-metre event.

16 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Saint Tak loses debut lustre

WIDELY-TOUTED and odds-on favourite Saint Tak (8-5) failed to make it two-on-end when 30-1 outsider Winning Team comfortably won the second event on the Sha Tin card yesterday.

11 Mar 1996 - 12:00am