Saturday at Sha Tin marks the halfway point of the season, but it already feels as though there have been enough highlights to fill up two seasons. Let’s go through the best rides, training efforts and individual horse performances of the first half of this term.Friday, 7 February, 2014, 9:45am
It is a rare beast able to win Group One races at 1,200m and also at a 1,600m level as high as the Yasuda Kinen and it's certainly an outstanding early prospect for the Longines December internationals that we may see him here for the Hong Kong Mile.5 Jun 2013 - 4:53am
The stallion emphatically swept aside pre-race doubts he could run a strong 1,600m as two of his potential rivals in December - Glorious Days and Helene Spirit - finished down the track.3 Jun 2013 - 4:39am
The trend of local turnover has far exceeded any expectations this season and so too has the trend of simulcast betting.27 Mar 2013 - 4:27am
Top Japanese jockey Yasunari Iwata, perhaps unintentionally, threw out a snub to Australia's Black Caviar after Lord Kanaloa took the HK$16.2 million Group One Takamatsunomiya Kinen as expected at Chukyo racecourse in Nagoya.25 Mar 2013 - 4:32am
If, as they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then top Australian trainer Peter Moody was pumping up the tyres of Sunday's Sha Tin showpiece.
Moody was asking aloud in Australia's press why that country couldn't organise an international meeting that mirrored Hong Kong.12 Dec 2012 - 2:37am
One of the glories of international racing is that it showcases how many different ways there are to do things in the sport - nothing is set in stone and nothing is wrong. It's just different.
And Takayuki Yasuda's handling of his two Hong Kong Sprint runners this week was another reminder.10 Dec 2012 - 2:44am
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.10 Dec 2012 - 2:44am
The Longines Hong Kong International Races had everything: star power on and off the track, great weather, fierce competition and even that little bit of nail-biting drama that ended well as Horse Of The Year Ambitious Dragon overcame an 11th-hour emergency, was passed fit to run then stamped his authority on the meeting.10 Dec 2012 - 3:10pm
Not so long ago, the Japanese visitors to the December international meeting were always to be feared, but it has been seven years since their last winner at the meeting (Hat Trick) and trainer Yoshito Yahagi wants to change that with Grand Prix Boss in the Mile.8 Dec 2012 - 2:44am