Sha Tin

Lifeline a Super chance for Hong Kong as our horses take on Macau's best

Super Lifeline (Karis Teetan) gets the better of Dundonnell (Eddy Lai Wai-ming) to win the Chinese New Year Challenge Cup last start. He meets a number of the same rivals today. Photos: Kenneth Chan

The local horses have generally had the wood on the visitors in a decade of the $2 million Hong Kong Macau Trophy (1,400m) and rarely has there been a horse looking as well suited to the event as Super Lifeline.

Friday, 28 February, 2014, 8:46pm

Say hello to My Little Friend - he's a gun

My Little Friend (Gerald Mosse) finishes third in a trial at Sha Tin yesterday morning behind Demon Demon (Joao Moreira). He looks ready to win next time out. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Benno Yung Tin-pang's smart-looking sprinter My Little Friend franked his strong formlines with a top trial on the all-weather track at Sha Tin yesterday and looks set to break his maiden next time out.

28 Feb 2014 - 8:27pm

Divine Ten proves he is no one-trick pony with a trial around a turn

Divine Ten (Joao Moreira) strides out nicely to win a trial on Tuesday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Me Tsui Yu-sak won't stray from the straight course with Divine Ten until he has exhausted all options there but is still readying the headstrong sprinter for when he has to take a turn.

25 Feb 2014 - 7:32pm

'Wacky Races' makes its way to Sha Tin

Tye Angland was the trendsetter at Sha Tin on Saturday, taking Robust Momentum to the outside fence in the first race. Photo: Kenneth Chan

All we needed was Dick Dastardly in the Mean Machine being chased by Penelope Pitstop and Peter Perfect in his Turbo Terrific, all charging along the outside fence, because last Saturday was the closest we are ever going to get to Wacky Races at Sha Tin. Punters were that perplexed they were praying for more races on the much-maligned all-weather track, just for some certainty.

10 Feb 2014 - 6:52pm

We had to play it safe, says Jockey Club on 'erratic track'

Tye Angland brought Robust Momentum to the outside in the first race, a precursor for what was to come later in the day. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Jockey Club officials defended a decision to put extra watering on Sha Tin racecourse on Saturday morning for safety reasons after the track became the bizarre stage for even more of a four-legged lottery than usual.

8 Feb 2014 - 10:55pm

No value, but Moreira to dominate Challenge

Joao Moreira had a night to forget on Wednesday, but can rebound at Sha Tin on Saturday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

It is hard to go past Joao Moreira as the likely winner of the Jockey Challenge at Sha Tin, even if his odds-on quote doesn't look the greatest value bet.

Moreira is the only rider with a full book of 10 rides, and on what could easily be a wide open day, the Magic Man was installed $1.80 early favourite before firming into $1.60 last night.

7 Feb 2014 - 9:31pm

Kiwi import will be a future Friend for punters

Divine Ten (Joao Moreira) holds off My Little Friend (Gerald Mosse) at Sha Tin. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Punters can disregard the time in Divine Ten's victory on the weekend but the race still looks like form worth following in the near future.

3 Feb 2014 - 10:13pm

Man of the moment Moreira delivers for Hall

Joao Moreira is all smiles after winning on Divine Ten, which formed part of his treble. He has closed to within 13 wins of leader Zac Purton. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Joao Moreira's momentum continued unabated with a treble that moved him ever closer to the Jockeys' Championship lead, but two of the in-demand jockey's winners - both for David Hall - might not have been and were only confirmed within minutes of declarations.

2 Feb 2014 - 10:21pm

Super Lifeline's path in the hands of owner: Millard

Karis Teetan celebrates after taking the Chinese New Year Cup aboard Super Lifeline for trainer Tony Millard. Photo: Kenneth Chan

In the same moment that Super Lifeline took the Chinese New Year Cup, jumped the queue and qualified himself for the remaining four-year-old classics, trainer Tony Millard was quick to announce that wasn't the path he favours for the gelding.

2 Feb 2014 - 10:19pm

Mr Gnocchi books a place in the Hong Kong Derby but no certainty to line up

Mr Gnocchi (Gerald Mosse) blouses Approve (Dicky Lui Cheuk-yin) and Dr Good Habit (Douglas Whyte) to win the final race. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing said that Hong Kong Derby plans for Mr Gnocchi are not set in stone, despite the gelding's third win of the term to ensure a start.

2 Feb 2014 - 10:10pm

Akeed Mofeed inches closer to proving trainer Gibson right

Akeed Mofeed and Douglas Whyte hold off the challenge of Ashkiyr (outside) to win the Centenary Vase. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Late last season, Richard Gibson boasted that Akeed Mofeed would one day be the best horse in town.

2 Feb 2014 - 10:19pm

Fortune favours the fastest in Hong Kong

Akeed Mofeed put it altogether to win the Hong Kong Cup for Douglas Whyte last month. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able - the horse holds a special place in Chinese astrology and mysticism and those born in its year are said to carry some of the same characteristics of their zodiac symbol.

29 Jan 2014 - 11:10pm

Let's get it straight: track bias at Sha Tin is worse

Amber Sky sizzled up the straight. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The problem with straight racing at Sha Tin has surely now become unconscionable for the Jockey Club.

Looking beyond the sizzling win by Amber Sky on Sunday, which set him on a path towards Dubai, surely there has to be consideration the track bias may also have meant the end of any such plans for others.

28 Jan 2014 - 10:39pm

City needs a Sha Tin every 10 years

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong will need land equal in size to Sha Tin every decade to meet the housing demands of its residents, especially the younger generation, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said last night.

24 May 2013 - 3:51am

HK$1.9b price tag on pair of new sites

The site in Sha Tin's Kau To covers 64,046 square feet. It is located atop the Kau To hill and is close to a site owned by Sun Hung Kai Properties. It could yield a total gross floor area of up to 134,496 sq ft. The government has imposed a height restriction in the area.

15 May 2013 - 4:04am