Robin Parke

Dirt-track trial throws up Multizen magic for Millard

Trainer Tony Millard may have a useful acquisition in Multizen, who landed the first of two all-weather trials at Sha Tin yesterday.

Saturday, 30 September, 2000, 12:00am

Modern technology wins day as timing system is tried out

A sectional timing system specially adapted for racing will go into operation on a trial basis in Hong Kong at the end of next month. It will be initially tested over 400 metres and then in turf trials, but the Jockey Club is not saying when it will be in operation on our two racecourses.

22 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

'Worked back' rail given green light

The new 'worked back rail' on the troubled B Course at Happy Valley will have its raceday baptism at next Wednesday's meeting at the city track.

Racing officials, headed by the director of racing Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, met trainers after trackwork yesterday to discuss the arrangements and other pertinent topics.

28 Jan 2000 - 12:00am


Young Irish star Pat Smullen put himself firmly in the Hong Kong shop window with a confident winning ride on Wishes (8-1) in the eighth event at Sha Tin yesterday.

27 Dec 1999 - 12:00am


Irish lightweight Jimmy Quinn, who was suspended following the successful objection lodged by Glen Boss in the final race at Happy Valley on Saturday, will start his three-day ban on Wednesday.

6 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

This Toys story doesn't have happy ending

IT'S probably just as well that Brian Kan Ping-chee was not on course when an objection against King Of Toys was upheld, costing the colourful trainer his 700th winner of the season.

5 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Tune in for The Oscars

Happy Valley-loving The Oscars can steal the show by taking the featured Peninsula Golden Jubilee Cup at a rare day meeting at the city track this afternoon.

As the Sha Tin turf gets a break ahead for next week's International Races, the action shifts to the Valley and that puts The Oscars solidly in the picture for the longer sprint.

4 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Billion hits straps to Wong's Delight

Reliable Billion Delight is looking in good shape these days and Australian jockey Glen Boss will be facing next Wednesday's featured St Andrew's Challenge Quaich with optimism.

In a busy morning at Sha Tin yesterday, a number of gallopers likely to be involved on the all-weather card in midweek went through their paces, several of them impressively.

27 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Oughton has it Figured

UNDERRATED Made To Figure produced a dazzling display to win the featured Ladies' Purse in front of a festive crowd of 69,561 at Sha Tin yesterday.

The David Oughton-trained four-year-old (10-1) will enhance his rating of 103 with a record-breaking display over 1,400 metres where he established a new mark of 1:21.4.

14 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Here's wishing For My Wishes would play it straight

IF owner Nelson Poon Hung-cheong could have one wish granted it would probably be for For My Wishes to pursue a straight course in the concluding stages of his races.

In what was surely a Hong Kong record, For My Wishes lost a race he had 'won' for the second successive time yesterday.

14 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Dollar rewards faithful

A massive and successful last-minute plunge on the David Hayes-trained Superior Dollar raised the excitement levels at last night's routine midweek meeting at Happy Valley.

11 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Leung's Century has hoof firmly on till

Century Horse, who won the second of two dirt trials at Sha Tin yesterday morning, will shortly be losing his maiden status.

The New Zealand-bred youngster went into most notebooks after his seasonal debut last month when he was a flying second to Hong Kong Legend in a Happy Valley event over 1,200 metres.

6 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Toy Warrior cuts menacing figure

Busy Brett Doyle had little time to draw more than a breath as he worked and trialled a number of retaining trainer Andy T. W. Leung's horses in encouraging fashion yesterday morning.

Felix Coetzee, who has started a spell on the sidelines, was also in the thick of things in an interesting and informative trackwork session.

23 Oct 1999 - 12:00am


HIS enforced absence from the saddle has obviously whetted Wendyll Woods' appetite for winners as he proved again at Sha Tin yesterday with a polished double.

Woods landed the low-grade third event with Add More (4-1) and then brought up the twosome in the seventh race with Top Practitioner (4-1 favourite) on whom he gave an impeccable display.

10 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Warrior makes big strides on way to top

Six Happy Valley trials yesterday morning produced little of note but a track which cut up badly and confirmation, if any was needed, that Toy Warrior is very much a horse going places.

5 Sep 1999 - 12:00am