Patrick Biancone

Waterhouse has an Easter to remember

There's no doubt about the biggest story from the Easter weekend of racing in Sydney: the incredible Group One treble by the all-conquering Gai Waterhouse.

Tuesday, 22 April, 2003, 12:00am

Allan primes Yim for all-HK assault

Former champion apprentice Simon 'Hong Kong' Yim will be asked by Ivan Allan to make up a 'true Hong Kong team to take on the world' aboard Jeune King Prawn in Sunday's Yasuda Kinen in Tokyo.

28 May 2002 - 12:00am

Mosse gathers a classy double

Cultured French rider Gerald Mosse underlined why for so many years he was the darling of the Happy Valley crowd with a smooth double at the city track yesterday.

24 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Whyte cuts Valley swathe

The jockeys' championship may not be at the forefront of his thoughts these days but Douglas Whyte is likely to land a couple of good winners before the end of the season judging by yesterday's early morning trials action at Happy Valley.

21 May 2000 - 12:00am

'It has been a long month without a winner, but this was a very nice ride for

Gerald Mosse, the former darling of the punting public, last night ended a losing sequence which would have been unimaginable a few seasons ago.

Then, the accomplished French rider was stable jockey to Patrick Biancone and riding winners as if they were going out of fashion.

9 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

It's Comedy hour for Millard's followers

When a number of his early well-backed runners went AWOL, some were all too ready to suggest that first-season South African trainer Tony Millard was little more than a comedian.

23 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Millard serves up feasts for future

Stable changes have been a staple of the punting diet in Hong Kong for many seasons.

Long-serving trainer Lawrie Fownes is the standing dish as far as this little system goes but the stable of first-season trainer, the South African Tony Millard, is throwing up an increasing amount of tasty morsels.

12 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Biancone clinches job in America

PATRICK Biancone has officially started his new job in America.

The flamboyant Frenchman, whose training career here effectively ended when he was suspended for 10 months after the first day of the present season, will run owner Frank Stronach's racing operation.

9 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Welsh rider given longer spell

Welsh jockey David Harrison had his initial licence to ride in Hong Kong extended yesterday - but the axe fell on Frenchman Freddie Sanchez.

Harrison rode in this year's Melbourne Cup and won last year's Hong Kong Derby on 132-1 shot Holy Grail. He can now ride here until March 15.

25 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Owner moves former Derby winner from champion trainer in wake of controversial

Johan Cruyff has been moved from champion trainer David Hayes' stable in a sensational twist to the controversy surrounding its performance on Sunday.

The 1998 Hong Kong Derby winner, a local hope for next month's $10 million Hong Kong Cup, will now be trained by David Oughton.

24 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Fortune makes strides on path to greatness

Of all the horses in training there may be one or two working as well as Fortune Maker but it is hard to think of any working better.

The son of Mi Preferido arrived from New Zealand with a big reputation and may only now be starting to fulfil his potential.

He opened this season with a win down Sha Tin's 1,000-metre chute that was accomplished with rare ease.

17 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Starter to meet flighty Tiger's trainer

Starter Michael Tibbatts is hoping an in-depth discussion with trainer Peter Schiergen will prevent a possible embarrassment when top German stayer Tiger Hill arrives for the $10 million Hong Kong Cup in December.

13 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Prolific Kan sets sights on Moore's long-standing record

Flamboyant Brian Kan Ping-chee is poised to become the most successful trainer in the history of Hong Kong racing.

A treble at Sha Tin on Saturday took his overall career record to 697 winners and he has a special party planned for the watershed 700-winner tally.

12 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Johan Cruyff gets the nod

Superb trackworker Johan Cruyff can begin his campaign under new management today by winning the Sha Tin Trophy.

The longer term plans for Johan Cruyff, now with champion trainer David Hayes, centre around the Hong Kong Cup in December but so good have been his efforts in recent weeks that it is hard to go past him today.

9 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Drug-scandal suspension ends trainer Biancone's HK career

Patrick Biancone, the best-known horse trainer to come to Hong Kong, was suspended for 10 months on doping charges yesterday.

The Frenchman was found guilty of breaching three rules of racing after positive drug samples were taken from two of his horses.

7 Sep 1999 - 12:00am