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Richard Fourie

Keeping young jockeys on Hong Kong roster is proving a headache

Tommy Berry

Decisions by Richard Fourie and Tommy Berry not to return for the start of the new season will undoubtedly have Jockey Club folks a touch disappointed and rummaging under the bed for the thinking hat again ahead of licensing announcements.

Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 3:52am

I'll return better than ever, says departing Fourie

Richard Fourie is all smiles after Young Happy's win. He is looking forward to his new challenge. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The promise of a "guaranteed" South African premiership has lured Richard Fourie back to his homeland, but he has vowed to return in the future - adding that his one-season stint has sharpened his riding skills.

9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

It's all about fung shui for on-fire Andy Leung

He may have had trouble in the run, but King On Earth (Richard Fourie) unleashed a strong burst in the clear to make it two straight wins at Sha Tin. Photo: Kenneth Chan

There was some symmetry in Richard Fourie riding Andy Leung Ting-wah's 400th career winner and a fair bit of fung shui as well, according to the colourful trainer.

12 May 2013 - 5:05am

Thunder will create more noise in time, says Millard

Richard Fourie and Sudden Thunder have been 'super consistent'. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Tony Millard said his five-year-old Sudden Thunder was likely to remain "a bridesmaid rather than a bride" for the time being, but the consistent gelding would still win his share of races in the end.

21 Apr 2013 - 6:11am

Racing Digest, March 11, 2013

Little Men (Douglas Whyte) wins well but not before being slow out of the gates. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Champion trainer John Size still wasn't happy with Little Men's barrier manners but the three-year-old still managed to do enough right to justify a short price in winning his second successive race. 

11 Mar 2013 - 4:02am

Absent Yiu at the double

Deep Thinker (Tye Angland) finally breaks through after four unlucky defeats. Photo: Kenneth Chan

While trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai was perusing some new acquisitions at yearling sales in Australia, back at home his stable was firing on all cylinders with a couple of breakthrough performances delivering a double.

3 Mar 2013 - 4:00am

S.A. connection strikes again for fine double

Richard Fourie guides Tom's Eighth home for a come-from-behind win to complete a double for him and Tony Millard. Photo: Kenneth Chan

South African trainer Tony Millard has vowed to throw his support behind countryman Richard Fourie after the lightweight jockey scored with polished rides on two outsiders at Happy Valley last night.

7 Feb 2013 - 3:29am

Racing Digest, December 17, 2012

Alvin Ng scores on Real General for trainer Dennis Yip. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Leading apprentice Alvin Ng Ka-chun said he was getting the benefits of staying out of the stewards' room this season after guiding Real General to his second successive win.

17 Dec 2012 - 4:44am

Racing Digest, November 19, 2012

Fabulous November didn't take that long to win one.

International Sale given a boost by smart graduate

19 Nov 2012 - 3:16am

Fourie makes no mistake with Cerise Cherry

Richard Fourie and Derek Cruz savour their silverware.

Rookie jockey Richard Fourie came away from the opening day of the season wishing he had his ride again on Cerise Cherry, and yesterday he got the chance to make amends in the Group Two Premier Bowl Handicap - a more-patient effort landing a dominant victory on the rejuvenated sprinter.

29 Oct 2012 - 3:46am

Fourie completes mission as Chater finds his Way

David Ferraris on Chater Way.

South African Richard Fourie was a man on a mission at Sha Tin twice this week with six-year-old Chater Way and the success of the second plan may well have had the first to thank for it.

The first mission was when Fourie jumped on the David Ferraris-trained Chater Way for his final piece of work before the Class One Egret Handicap yesterday, and then over did it.

17 Sep 2012 - 5:32am

South African jockey Richard Fourie off to a winning start

South African jockey Richard Fourie scores on Well Fit up the straight. Photo: Kenneth Chan

South African newcomer Richard Fourie showed his rivals a clean pair of heels at the pre-season carnival - during the fun of the jockeys' foot race - but he notched a far more significant win up the straight course yesterday with a pressure-relieving opening-day victory.

9 Sep 2012 - 3:51am

Fourie off to a winning start in season prelude

Richard Fourie (left) dashes clear to the line to win the annual jockeys' running race at Sha Tin yesterday. He took home the winner's cheque of HK$5,000. Picture: Kenneth Chan

New South African rider Richard Fourie struck the first blow of the season winning the annual jockeys' running race at yesterday's Sha Tin Pre Season Carnival, but the day held some question marks for Japan-bound sprinters Little Bridge and Lucky Nine.

2 Sep 2012 - 4:03am

Fourie adds interest but Whyte still has the whip hand

Richard Fourie will make his Hong Kong debut on Saturday.

It was a telling moment last week when the season's new jockey, South African Richard Fourie, met the press and was almost in awe of champion rider Douglas Whyte. He won't be alone in seeing the mountain that is the Durban Demon as the dominant topographical feature of the landscape again this term.

2 Sep 2012 - 4:03am

Lightweight Fourie hopes to become a heavy hitter

South African jockey Richard Fourie hopes to make his presence felt in the new racing season next month. Photo: Kenneth Chan

This season's new jockey, Richard Fourie, couldn't have had a better grounding without actually being here, with former champion Basil Marcus playing a major role both in his professional growth and in his delayed arrival.

25 Aug 2012 - 3:18am