Robbie Fradd

Green Birdie's victory out of the top drawer

After Green Birdie became Hong Kong's 10th international winner on foreign soil - eight of them Group Ones - since Fairy King Prawn broke the ice almost nine years ago, the KrisFlyer Sprint has been undersold in many forums as a lesser race for his victory but we can't s

Wednesday, 19 May, 2010, 12:00am

Pride of Singapore likely to see off top-notch raiders from Hong Kong

Hong Kong's best sprinters could be left mere spectators in Singapore tonight as destiny awaits a Rocket Man victory in the Group One KrisFlyer International Sprint almost as keenly as the thousands of fans who will flock to Kranji racecourse.

16 May 2010 - 12:00am

One World's build-up leaves Moore beaming

John Moore remains unswayed from a belief that One World can give him his first offshore Group One win tonight despite a tsunami of confidence behind the Singapore-based sprinter Rocket Man for the US$2 million Golden Shaheen in Dubai.

27 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Fit-again Rocket Man ready for Kingdom

Singapore speedster Rocket Man yesterday confirmed he has overcome his injury worries and is on course for a possible meeting with Sacred Kingdom in the Group One KrisFlyer International Sprint in May.

Rocket Man made a triumphant return in the Kranji Stakes A over 1,200m to score by 41/2 lengths over Switchblade.

8 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

New boy Cheyne to give HK best shot

Learning to tough it out and last the distance was the very first lesson for Greg Cheyne as a teenager heading off to the South African apprentice academy that produced the likes of Douglas Whyte and Felix Coetzee - now he's back to those basics as he seeks to follow in their footsteps.

12 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Yeung's departure highlights need for a rethink on honest mistakes

We hope the stipes were reading between the lines on Sunday when promising jockey Thomas Yeung Kai-tong threw a bright and potentially lucrative career on the scrapheap and declared his intention to get a business-management degree instead.

1 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

On the global stage, Hong Kong has no finer representative than Prebble

Brett Prebble will again answer to the domestic dominance of Douglas Whyte in the jockeys' premiership, but at Royal Ascot on Saturday he has the opportunity to further expand his personal domain of superior performance.

17 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Fired-up Fradd can rocket past Hong Kong hotshots

Singaporean flyer Rocket Man can confirm his arrival at top level by lowering the boom on the global traveller Takeover Target and Hong Kong's two international stars in a crackerjack renewal of the KrisFlyer Sprint at Kranji racecourse tonight.

Rocket Man is unbeaten from seven starts and has raced his way through the grades from maiden to domestic Group One level.

17 May 2009 - 12:00am

Sacred Kingdom spot on for Singapore sprint

Jockey Brett Prebble declared Sacred Kingdom in 'perfect order' after the former world champion sprinter's final gallop at Singapore's Kranji racecourse yesterday.

16 May 2009 - 12:00am

Stipes hit new levels of silliness with Yeung

If the next photo to emerge of Olympic great Michael Phelps holding a bong shows him passing it to the Jockey Club's stipendiary stewards, that would go part of the way to explaining how Thomas Yeung Kai-tong was suspended last week.

18 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Former champ Fradd is back, but just for today

Former Hong Kong champion Robbie Fradd has had to make do with a lukewarm response as he makes a cameo reappearance at Sha Tin today with his best support from the David Hall stable.

Hall always supported Fradd well before the 1999-2000 champion departed to make his base in Singapore, where he is now firmly ensconced as one of the top riders.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

New riders need a helping hand

Wilson's suggestion of an agent has merit in cutthroat environment

Emma-Jayne Wilson may not have troubled the scorers during her stint here, but the Canadian jockey certainly raised an interesting issue when she talked about wanting her agent if she came again.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Fradd comes to the rescue after jockey shortage

Robbie Fradd, Hong Kong's champion jockey in 2000, has agreed to come back for the Sha Tin meeting on March 30 to alleviate a jockey shortage.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Singapore very lucky to have Callow, says Laxon

Trainer Laurie Laxon yesterday gave the highest compliment to jockey Noel Callow, who will partner Singaporean champ Why Be in Sunday's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint, declaring the Australian 'as good as I've seen'.

7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Bidding fond farewell to old friends

Three departures - two human and one equine - grabbed headlines during this season of change.

David Oughton, best known as the English gentleman who prepared the globetrotting Cape Of Good Hope, left at the end of November after 20 satisfying years in Hong Kong.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am