Mike De Kock

Dubai disappointment might be just the tonic for Igugu

New stable recruit Treasure Beach and Igugu head back to their barns. The South African duo have been ticking along well since their arrival at Sha Tin. Photo: Kenneth Chan

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

Shea Shea sends Hong Kong runners a lethal warning

Mike de Kock

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

Foreign Raiders

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

Playing the correct anthem a tricky test

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

De Kock out to spoil Viva Pataca's party

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

Cup victory buys discard his ticket to Royal Ascot

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

De Kock's Archipenko all set for big run

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

Kudos to pioneer De Kock for brilliant Dubai outing as South Africa make their mark on big night

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

Shea heading to Dubai

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

De Kock seeks to end Singapore drought with Oracle West

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

Irridescence to defend crown

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

De Kock loves to get about

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

Marwing believes in Irridescence

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 some

20 Apr 2006 - 12:00am