Mark Richards

Talking points

Traian Basescu

Romanians head for the polls

Friday, 8 May, 2015, 9:46am

Club splashes out at Sydney sale

After a three-year hiatus from Australia's premier thoroughbred sale, the Hong Kong Jockey Club made up for lost time when they bought big at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale which ended in Sydney yesterday.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The wrong call: Don't let David & company go

The situation regarding the English language broadcasts for next season is starting to look like another example of the micro issues at the Jockey Club that get lost in the labyrinth of management layers.

21 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Richards sets pace after three meetings

Mark Richards is setting a high standard after just three meetings of the new season, with his last two nap bets arriving at juicy odds.

14 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Perfect Partner - punters' pick

It's a clear majority vote. The tipsters of Racing Post and the weight of money in early betting markets agree that Caspar Fownes' exciting private purchase Perfect Partner is a worthy favourite for this afternoon's $2.3 million, Group Three Sha Tin Trophy.

17 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Richards right on the Mark

Mark Richards wasted no time showing why he's been added to the Racing Post tips panel, taking all before him with an emphatic five-timer at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

Richards showed his experience to read the track conditions with near clairvoyance and kicked off his run with the Caspar Fownes-trained Mr President ($106.50) in the second race.

11 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Coetzee's blinder one to remember

South African jockey Felix Coetzee had a season interrupted briefly by a freakish knee injury but that didn't stop him from returning the best figures of his 10 Hong Kong seasons or landing the ride of the year.

24 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Bridesmaid Dye weaves lasting memory

Shane Dye may have failed to overhaul Douglas Whyte in the jockeys' championship, but the New Zealand ace can look back at a magnificent second season in which he scored 18 more winners than in his debut campaign and moved up from fifth to second in the overall standings with a final total of 64.

18 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

'It is the one everyone will remember and rightly so because it was a great piece of riding' - Richards

'A marvellous piece of art.' That is how Mark Richards, TV racing pundit and a former jump jockey in England, describes Douglas Whyte's incredible ride aboard Telecom Babe at Sha Tin on April 22. And surely no-one could argue that the champion's performance on the Alex Wong Yu-on gelding is deserving of the accolade 'ride of the season'.

19 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Electronic Seeker holds the answer

Electronic Seeker is a confident banker for Sunday's Sha Tin Triple Trio. The Alex Wong Siu-tan-trained youngster, who runs in the fourth race, is open to stacks of improvement as he should be suited by the move up to a mile and, more importantly, is able to put two runs together in normal proximity.

2 Feb 2001 - 12:00am