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Ricky Yiu Poon-Fai

Ricky Yiu is a famous racehorse trainer in Hong Kong. Born in 1957, he is the first Chinese trainer to have won at Group One level on foreign soil, taking out the Sprinters Stakes in Japan with Ultra Fantasy and the KrisFlyer Sprint in Singapore with Sacred Kingdom.

Lai racks up treble before five-meeting suspension

Alex Lai Hoi-wing burst into fifth position in the jockeys' premiership at Happy Valley last night with a treble of winners that saw him sweep all bar the Jockey Challenge winner, apprentice Vincent Ho Chak-yiu, aside as he made hay while the hot rail bias was on display.

Thursday, 31 March, 2011, 12:00am

Quality, not quantity, gives Prebble the edge

Brett Prebble looks a great bet at his opening quote of $3.50 in tonight's Happy Valley Jockey Challenge, and the in-form Australian appears a huge hope of extending his brilliant run with a small but select book of five.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Prebble gets the job done for punters

Brett Prebble proved the punters' friend once again - driving home the short-priced favourite Pretty One early in the card, before delivering on a late plunge on the David Hall-trained Familists in the last.

7 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Prebble throws down challenge with four-timer

An awesome foursome for leading jockey Brett Prebble has helped bounce the Australian rider back into equal second position on the premiership ladder with Darren Beadman.

28 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Punters can bank on Purton to upset Prebble

In one of the most open Jockey Challenge markets of the season, Zac Purton may have just enough firepower to scrape home as $4.25 second favourite at Happy Valley tonight.

19 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Ferraris can have a lot of fun with Heroes

David Ferraris didn't have too much to write home about from Sunday's Sha Tin meeting, but outsider Fun Heroes gave the stable something to look forward to when dashing home strongly to come up short in the Class Four Sunset Peak Handicap with a rating band of 40-65 over the 1,400m.

16 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Three-year-old still learning the game

Outdoor Pegasus is far from the finished product, but Ricky Yiu Poon-fai believes his horse has the talent to become a top-grade competitor following his strong win over the mile in the Class Two Fan Lau Handicap.

15 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Prebble sits pretty at the top but cops two-day suspension

Brett Prebble may have hit the front of the jockeys' premiership with a double yesterday, but a two-meeting suspension incurred in the opening race will ensure Douglas Whyte gets his chance to square the ledger towards the end of the month.

7 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

It's tight at the top as blazing Purton sneaks up on Prebble and Whyte

A second treble for Zac Purton has continued his stellar run of early season form and thrust him towards the top of the jockeys' premiership table with 12 winners from 12 meetings.

18 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Champ to step out in trial

Forces both home grown and foreign might be throwing out their challenges for Sacred Kingdom's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint crown in December, but Ricky Yiu Poon-fai will know more about the reigning champ after this morning's barrier trials.

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Youngster proving to be a big hit for Yiu

The aptly named Bet On Me was the subject of a late betting move and duly won the Buffalo Hill Handicap (1,200m) for trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai and jockey Alex Lai Hoi-wing. In an impressive display, Lai drove the four-year-old to a 1?lengths win over favourite Best Win, with a short head to Telecom Top Star in third.

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

'If he can relax I think he can go higher'

Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai took the edge off his highly strung sprinter Fatboy Sugar last Sunday and got the chocolates yesterday when the four-year-old claimed the Foshan Handicap (1,000m) on the quick back-up. Fatboy Sugar was a brilliant winner on debut last term, but was scratched before making his second start when he refused to co-operate with his jockey going around to the barriers.

13 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Apprentice So returns with a vengeance to land a two-timer

Apprentice Ben So Tik-hung took only one race to get back into the winning swing at Sha Tin yesterday after he had missed most of April and nearly all of May with suspension.

31 May 2010 - 12:00am

Doleuze thanks Prebble for lending a winning hand

Olivier Doleuze was quick to thank suspended premiership leader Brett Prebble after guiding Happy Reunion to a brave win in the Beijing Clubhouse Anniversary Cup (1,200m).

11 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Yiu has plenty to smile about

22 Mar 2010 - 12:00am