Mike De Kock
Mike de Kock has already trained two winners of the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup and the South African's travelling assistant Steven Jell is hoping an established pattern can repeat on Sunday.Friday, 26 April, 2013, 4:22am
Godolphin took Super Saturday by the scruff of the neck in Dubai last Saturday night, but it was Mike de Kock's sprinter Shea Shea that sent out the message most relevant for Hong Kong's World Cup night aspirants.13 Mar 2013 - 5:44am
With due respect to all who arrive with similar intentions, the big foreign gun in this year's Audemars Piguet Queen ElizabethII Cup is last year's hero Archipenko.24 Apr 2009 - 12:00am
The CXHKIR again generated great atmosphere this year, both during the days leading up and on the track on race day, a feeling executive director of racing Bill Nader described as real 'world championship, Olympics' feel.
And one small but significant part of that Olympic feeling is the playing of the national anthem for the winning horse.17 Dec 2008 - 12:00am
As Hong Kong fans hope for a Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup win on Sunday by local idol Viva Pataca, the man standing in the way wasn't lacking confidence yesterday morning.
In the past five years, South African Mike de Kock has rapidly joined the ranks of those trainers to be respected whenever they turn up to international events because they aren't just there for the scenery.10 Dec 2008 - 12:00am
De Kock nets second QEII trophy in three years with Archipenko
'Bring on Royal Ascot' was the call from Mike de Kock, the increasingly potent force in international racing, after lifting his second Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup in the space of three years with Archipenko.28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
South African Mike de Kock has quickly become one of the world's very best travelling trainers, so when he turns up for the Audemars Piquet QE II Cup with what he calls a 'fair degree of confidence' for Archipenko, it's worth taking notice.25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
The Dubai debrief wouldn't be complete without giving due credit to Mike de Kock for a tremendous result on the world's richest horse-racing card.2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
South African jockey Kevin Shea has asked for a release from his contract after securing the job as stable rider for Mike de Kock in Dubai.
The going has been tough this season for Shea, 44 (pictured), despite support from Tony Millard, for whom he rode his fourth winner on Taiji Spirit last Saturday.6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
South African trainer Mike de Kock has already conquered Dubai and Hong Kong on his international forays and plans to raise the stable flag in Singapore for the first time this weekend with his unlucky Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup contender Oracle West.17 May 2007 - 12:00am
South African heroine Irridescence will be back to defend her Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup in April as part of trainer Mike de Kock's assault on Hong Kong features.
De Kock is also planning to bring at least one, and possibly more runners for the Group One Champions Mile.24 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
Take away the huge oil-fed Godolphin operation and there is probably nobody travelling the world's rich international meetings quite as regularly as South African trainer Mike de Kock.22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
While it's no surprise that jockey Weichong Marwing will pilot a 'live chance' in Sunday's $14 million
Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup, the fact that he is back for a Hong Kong stint might have
surprised a few people.
Not that Marwing, 36 last Friday, is out of place here - the South African was a leading light over some20 Apr 2006 - 12:00am