John Moore goes in to tomorrow's Queen Elizabeth II Cup with guarded confidence about Viva Pataca, but there is one horse among his nine rivals he's more wary of than most.Saturday, 25 April, 2009, 12:00am
The progressive emergence of Armada as he has raced his way to favouritism for the HK$16 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile has been almost life-changing for New Zealand studmaster Sam Williams.9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
Fortune Tycoon looks hard to beat from barrier two in this evening's third event at Happy Valley.
The five-year-old son of Last Tycoon has come right back to the ability he was showing early on in his career since moving to impressive first-season trainer Tony Millard.31 May 2000 - 12:00am
Time to put the champagne on ice as the French hit town boasting realistic chances of landing a treble in today's International races.
The Gallic onslaught kicks off in the 1,000-metre Hong Kong Sprint and Sainte Marine looks the prime bet of the day to land the first running of this Listed contest.12 Dec 1999 - 12:00am
With one quarter of the season down, Wong Tang-ping shares the lead at the top of the table and with talent like The Rich Man (51-1) in the stable he is well-equipped to remain in the hunt for training honours.12 Nov 1998 - 12:00am
Local trainer Andy Leung Ting-wah introduced another promising griffin at Sha Tin last night when All My Love ran a highly creditable fourth to the smart Happy Boy.
Leung's Australian-bred son of Last Tycoon had worked as if possessing a good deal of ability, showing lots of natural speed in all his gallops and trials.5 Jun 1997 - 12:00am
HONG Kong's first Select Sale last night saw frenzied buying from owners experiencing the drama of a sales ring for the first time and produced $30.9 million for the 24 colts on offer.
The financial success of the ground-breaking sale has ensured that next year it will be widened to include major sales companies from the Northern Hemisphere.8 Dec 1995 - 12:00am
THREE years ago the Council of the British Thoroughbred Breeders' Association was asked to consider whether it would co-operate in the staging of a yearling sale in Hong Kong. As members of that august body are apt to do, they hummed and they haaed, set the matter down for further consideration at a later meeting, deferred that discussion, then hummed and haaed again.7 Dec 1995 - 12:00am
NEW South Wales breeders have swung solidly behind the planned sale of 26 colts during International Races week in December and a top-quality buying session is confidently expected. Some of the most successful sires in the southern hemisphere - including several who also stand in Europe - will be represented.12 Jan 1995 - 12:00am
HONGKONG trainer Ivan Allan's continuing influence in Australian racing is starting to reap rewards.
The recent efforts of the Allan owned McBrave, despite failing in the Australian Guineas, gives promise that the colt could measure up to top class.
At least trainer David Hayes thinks so.27 Feb 1993 - 12:00am
HONGKONG trainer Alex Wong Siu-tan should know the fate of his expensively-bred colt, Total Effect, in the next couple of days. Wong has been unwittingly caught in the middle of a scandal which has rocked the Australian turf scene and led to his trainer, Graeme Rogerson, receiving a heavy fine and the chief stipendiary steward asking for Total Effect to be banned from racing.7 Feb 1993 - 12:00am