Olivier Doleuze

Three-timer Doleuze on the crest of a wave

Olivier Doleuze admires 'speed machine' Winfull Patrol. Photo: Kenneth Chan

There is not a more in-form jockey than Olivier Doleuze and he notched another treble to keep his hot streak going, including an impressive debut by sprinter Winfull Patrol, a horse Richard Gibson claimed might be the fastest he has ever trained.

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 5:00am

Doleuze gets best out of Glacier Blue

A change of tactics from Olivier Doleuze makes all the difference for Glacier Blue, who the rider previously called a 'nightmare'. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Not many nightmares end as well as Olivier Doleuze's first ride yesterday with Glacier Blue unwittingly getting the best of the track and finally repaying the faith in him that the jockey and trainer Richard Gibson have had despite a string of defeats as favourite.

6 May 2013 - 3:52am

Chang eyes Dubai riches for Rich Tapestry

Olivier Doleuze and Michael Chang hold their silverware. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Rich Tapestry was purchased for the Hong Kong Derby, but it turned out the horse's best attribute was speed not stamina. Yesterday the five-year-old claimed some high-profile scalps in the Group Two Sprint Cup and could now be headed on an overseas campaign to take advantage of the horse's dirt track ability.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:05am

Postcards from Macau Hong Kong Trophy Day at Taipa (Macau Racing - Part 2)

Photo: Zarya Volya

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22 Apr 2013 - 8:31pm 1 comment

Combative, willing and unpretentious (Macau racing - Part 1)

Macau racing fan. Photo: Zarya Volya

With a tote board with a reputation of being more random than the roulette wheels at the nearby Cotai Strip casinos, and nasty rumours of books being cooked and bets being cancelled suspiciously late - plus a turf track that seems perpetually water-logged – you could say the Macau Jockey Club has it’s share of problems with how it is perceived by the public.

23 Apr 2013 - 11:31am

Alpha revels in the dirt as Hong Kong clean up in Macau

Michael Chang won in Macau.

Michael Chang Chun-wai's Noble Alpha has endured a winless 18 months, but a trip across the Pearl River Delta to a waterlogged Taipa Racecourse yesterday brought out the best in the former German galloper and gave Hong Kong a clean sweep of this year's interport series.

22 Apr 2013 - 3:38am

Doleuze hoping Eagle Regiment is at his best behaviour in Dubai

Eagle Regiment, ridden by Olivier Doleuze. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Drawing barrier one was a blessing for Frederick Engels in Saturday's Golden Shaheen, but jockey Olivier Doleuze said the same gate could be a curse for Eagle Regiment in the Al Quoz Sprint if it means the "naughty" sprinter is loaded too early.

26 Mar 2013 - 3:15am

Fownes: Quality rides can win me the title

Lord Dragon (Tye Angland) looks more focused with the blinkers. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Caspar Fownes says if he is to mount a challenge for top trainer honours this season, it will require quality rides from jockeys - and that's exactly what he got from Tye Angland and Olivier Doleuze as the pair contributed a win each to a crucial double for the stable.

18 Mar 2013 - 3:12am

After a roller-coaster ride, Doleuze lands on Gold-Fun

Italian jockey Umberto Rispoli gives Derby hopeful Mizani (outside) a workout at Sha Tin yesterday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The jockey merry-go-around has come full circle for Olivier Doleuze. After having had first shot at all three of Richard Gibson's BMW Hong Kong Derby runners, the Frenchman is happy to end up on Gold-Fun - a horse he says has the tactical versatility to win Sunday's HK$16 million Group One race.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:33am

'Massive' sympathy for Doleuze as Whyte grabs Derby ride

Akeed Mofeed starred for Douglas Whyte. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Champion Douglas Whyte was yesterday confirmed as the rider of BMW Hong Kong Derby favourite Akeed Mofeed, but trainer Richard Gibson said he felt for his stable's regular rider, Olivier Doleuze, after a suspension cost him the Group One ride.

6 Mar 2013 - 5:36am

Gibson gives little away as to classy Mizani's plans

Mizani with Olivier Doleuze. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The Richard Gibson-trained Mizani made it two from two and kept his BMW Hong Kong Derby hopes looking good in the Shek Mun Handicap (1,600m) but there was an air of caution from both trainer and jockey after the narrow victory.

3 Feb 2013 - 4:00am

Regiment has unfinished business in the desert

Olivier Doleuze knows how to celebrate a big race win as he points his finger towards the grandstand after Eagle Regiment's stylish victory. Photo: Kenneth Chan

In a training triumph for Manfred Man Ka-leung, who also landed his 300th career winner, Eagle Regiment gave the handler his second Group One win and in arrogant style, taking the straight-course feature by the scruff of the neck when Doleuze pressed the button.

28 Jan 2013 - 7:03am

Eagle Regiment aims for repeat success in Kent and Curwen Cup

Eagle Regiment (Olivier Doleuze) won the barrier trial batch 1 over 1,000 metres at Sha Tin. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Whether because of his sheer size or his sore legs, Eagle Regiment may always struggle to do anything other than gallop in a straight line - luckily it is something he does very well.

23 Jan 2013 - 4:39am

Stewards reprimand contrite Doleuze

The stewards got involved yesterday after the local debut of high-profile private purchase Akeed Mofeed, grilling jockey Olivier Doleuze after the four-year-old's third was more than pleasing and even downright unlucky.

13 Jan 2013 - 6:22am

Gibson taking it one step at a time with Mizani

Olivier Doleuze on Mizani

Trainer Richard Gibson said he would wait to see where Mizani's owner wanted to go after the Irish-bred won on debut in the final event, but jockey Olivier Doleuze left his wish list in no doubt.

7 Jan 2013 - 3:10am