Shane Dye

'I sat and I said to myself if I lost it, I would lose it being brave'

'For me the win started in the paddock when Caspar Fownes legged me onto Super Satin.

Monday, 15 March, 2010, 12:00am

Fair Trade ready for Derby assault

Fair Trade stamped himself a genuine Hong Kong Derby contender with an impressive barrier trial hit-out at Sha Tin yesterday, further boosting trainer Caspar Fownes' chances in the Group One feature on March 14.

3 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Danzulu takes plaudits after courageous victory

'Well, he certainly would have been something unlucky if he had been beaten,' smiled a relieved Brett Prebble after Danzulu arrived in the final bounds of the San Po Kong Handicap (1,400m).

The David Hall-trained four-year-old had been steaming home from the rear of the field when he ran into traffic problems at the 250m mark yesterday.

16 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Stipes busier than ever

Drug rules stood out in 2006-07, but matters of regulation were dominated this season by suspensions and fines for jockeys. The stipes were busier than a one-armed, one-legged wallpaper hanger.

6 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Loss of lightweight heavyweights a big blow

The Jockey Club now has a mini crisis on its hands, with lightweight riders Anthony Delpech and Shane Dye throwing in the towel within days of each other and heading 'back to the future' to their homelands.

5 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

It's not goodbye just yet, as Dye vows to return

Shane Dye has relinquished his club jockey contract with immediate effect to return to Australian racing in a bid to regain top form but is not ready to say goodbye to Hong Kong.

15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Stewards hit Dye with punishment for missing second place on Sohna

Jockey Shane Dye will miss virtually all of the next two months of the season after stewards threw the book at him at Happy Valley last night after he stopped riding before the line and missed a second placing.

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Fownes' Nirvana ready to lay claim to the Valley

Happy Valley's dominant stable, the Caspar Fownes yard, looks ready to strike in tonight's Tung Wah Centenary Challenge Cup (1,000m) with the lightly raced four-year-old Nirvana.

12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

What they said

'He's a very, very good horse. Quite simply one of the best I have ever ridden. Coming off the final bend I had all the horse in the world, but not the room. Once we found the gap - boom!'

Gerald Mosse, jockey of Sacred Kingdom

10 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

What They Say

'It's obviously a lot tougher against the best in the world at levels but I'm thinking he can run in the first five at least. He's got natural speed so we won't be far away in the run. I've been on him most mornings and he's fresh and in great form.'

Shane Dye, jockey of Royal Delight

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Injury-plagued Prime's first-up triumph surprises Fownes

The best-laid plans of mice and men always have a silver lining. Well, something like that, just ask Caspar Fownes.

Fownes won the sixth event with the injury-plagued Prime Delight (Shane Dye), who has now won three of just 16 starts, spread over 21/2 years, but the trainer surprised by taking him to the firmer surface at Sha Tin for his first-up run for the season.

26 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Dye joins Boss in quest for Caulfield glory

Shane Dye has been given permission by the Jockey Club to join Glen Boss on a Group One mission to Melbourne for Saturday's Group One Caulfield Cup (2,400m).

Dye will team up with the two-time champion Hong Kong trainer David Hayes with Anamato, who prepared for the race with a late-closing third to Maldivian in the Group One Yalumba Stakes at the same course last Saturday.

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Schutz lost for words after Super surprise

Andreas Schutz was the first to admit to 'complete surprise' when 92-1 chance Super Traveller nailed the major race at Sha Tin yesterday, completing a 2,157-1 double for the top German horseman.

Super Traveller also etched himself a space in Schutz's personal record book as the longest-priced winner he has trained in a distinguished career in Europe and Hong Kong.

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Time has come for Birdie to show he's the real deal

A step up in distance looks just what the doctor ordered for the Caspar Fownes-trained Green Birdie as he tackles today's Group Three National Day Cup at Sha Tin to prove that he is the real deal.

1 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

'Unbelievable pain' forces Dye out for at least two meetings

Shane Dye has been sidelined with a painful rib injury and will not ride at Sha Tin tomorrow and Monday's National Day Cup programme.

Dye sustained the injury at barrier trials last Tuesday when riding Australian private purchase Fever Pitch for premier trainer Caspar Fownes.

25 Sep 2007 - 12:00am