Local Derby

We need a little sunshine, say Treasure Beach's team

Alex Cole spent part of yesterday nervously looking out of his hotel window for the weather prospects after an outside draw had been the first blow to Treasure Beach's chance of carrying off a rare head-to-head between the classic form of Europe and Hong Kong in the HK$14

Sunday, 29 April, 2012, 12:00am

Glorious trial puts rivals on notice

Glorious Days confirmed his Group One quality with a tough second to Lucky Nine in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup three weeks ago, and shot out an ominous warning to his next rivals by showing off his devastating turn of foot in a Sha Tin trial on Friday.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Derby draw points to thriller

If the barrier draw for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby had been intended to open the contest up, then what emerged randomly at Sha Tin yesterday could not have been designed any better.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Specialist earns crack at HK Derby

The Jockey Club answered the plea of leading trainer John Size to include Real Specialist as the last invitee to the race that every owner craves, the HK$16 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on March 18, but it was still David Ferraris who was oozing confidence after the final field was announced yesterday.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Happy Guys shocks a few Derby hopefuls

Six-year-old Happy Guys came out of left field to dent some big Derby-bound reputations in the final race, giving trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai surprise bookend winners for the day.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Military Attack can spoil his stablemates' Derby assault

Military Attack is one of four runners John Moore has safely qualified for the Group One Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby, but the boom import could cost another two of his stablemates a place in the classic with a win in the Lion City Handicap (1,800m), a race the trainer knows all too well.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Derby attack comes from all angles

When the Classic Cup, or rather its previous incarnation, the Derby Trial, was introduced, there was a fear the race would impact on the mystery of the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby for fans.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Beadman's return still uncertain

Darren Beadman will not ride at the Hong Kong Gold Cup meeting on Sunday and the date of his return is uncertain after the leading jockey checked himself back into hospital.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Bullish Champion will inject decent tempo into the Derby

It was hidden away in the fine print to some extent but Bullish Champion's victory on the weekend might have given us hope of a relatively rare event - a decent tempo for the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby next month.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Marked difference in tale of two sets of stewards

Events on either side of the racing world on the weekend were one of those frequent little reminders of how differently stewards go about their jobs in different places.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Derby Day

Derby Day by D.J. Taylor Vintage Digital (e-book)

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Ambitious Dragon can prove superstar status in QE II Cup

Ambitious Dragon tossed aside some history in winning the Derby in March and he can repeat the dose in the HK$14 million Audemars Piguet QE II Cup at Sha Tin today.

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

Scarlett Camellia's upset victory allows Shum to dream of Derby bid

Jockey Zac Purton and trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing are developing a habit of unearthing some talented gallopers on debut, and while the winner Scarlet Camellia has a long way to go to emulate the feats of stable star Little Bridge, the camp still has high hopes for the three-year-old.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Lo has high expectations for Derby

South China football boss Steven Lo Kit-sing is out to make history in Sunday's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby, but says a win would be only the first stage of the racetrack success he is seeking.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Weight is the key for Jacobee

Jacobee has been a constant source of surprise to trainer John Moore this season, but the four-year-old won't shock anybody if he confirms his Derby claims with a win in the Group Three Jebsen Centenary Vase (1,800m) at Sha Tin today.

12 Feb 2011 - 12:00am