No summer break for UK-bound Chadwick

Matthew Chadwick will forgo an off-season holiday in favour of an educational trip to England, riding in the prestigious Shergar Jockey Cup at Ascot, but also hoping to further his development under the tutelage of trainer Charlie Hills.

Monday, 16 July, 2012, 12:00am

Arrived Ahead ready to make mark

Peter Ho Leung bookended the second-last Happy Valley meeting of the season last night but it was the final winner, Arrived Ahead, who really put a smile on the trainer's face after presenting his credentials as a potential topliner next season.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Timeform brands incredible Frankel 'best horse on the planet'

It took Australian mare Black Caviar 12 wins from 12 starts and almost two years of racing to be crowned the world's best racehorse, but it took only a tick over 97 seconds for her to be usurped by unbeaten English colt Frankel on Saturday.

3 May 2011 - 12:00am

The champion jockey

I'll still be trying my hardest, but I'd like my new season to have a bit more depth

Douglas Whyte has found it easy to resist the temptation of setting himself a 'mission impossible' of breaking his record of 114 winners for the season.

9 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Easy does it for Whyte

It wouldn't be often that champion jockey Douglas Whyte profits by doing nothing at all, but a lazy summer has been one of his key factors this season as he stands on the brink of another century of wins.

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

HK rivals shine at Ascot showcase

It was just like Hong Kong at Ascot on Saturday as Douglas Whyte and Shane Dye bagged half the races on the prestigious Shergar Cup card. But thoughts quickly turned from this 'fun' event to the start of the Hong Kong season, which will see Whyte and Dye renew their rivalry for the jockeys' championship.

11 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Skull found in sack not Shergar's - vet

A horse's skull found in western Ireland is not that of Shergar, reportedly kidnapped by the IRA in 1983, an Irish veterinary expert said yesterday.

Des Leadon, head of clinical pathology at the Irish Equine Centre, said tests proved beyond doubt the skull - found in a sack under a rock in County Kerry this week - was not Shergar's.

15 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Swinburn still fighting with the demons inside

Walter Swinburn has admitted himself to London's renowned Priory Clinic, seeking help for personal problems linked to alcohol abuse.

The triple Derby-winning jockey released a statement last weekend, informing the racing world that he would be out of action for some time.

6 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Goodwill support amazes Swinburn

MASSIVE support from people he doesn't even know has doubled international jockey Walter Swinburn's determination to return to race-riding by early April.

He has penned in the important Craven meeting at Newmarket for his comeback from the shattering Sha Tin fall from Liffey River two weeks ago which landed him in intensive care.

26 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Swinburn's Electric performance was vintage class

THERE'S no substitute for class and visiting jockey Walter Swinburn oozed that with a perfect blend of patience and power when driving Electric Flash to an overdue victory in yesterday's Police Cup. Swinburn has always been the man for the big occasion back in Britain, rising to meet the challenge ever since he took Shergar for a stroll in the park one Derby day.

18 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Warren all out to have a fling after 16 years

THE Jockey Club's affable former Director of Betting, Warren Wilson, was on duty at Sha Tin for the final time yesterday - after 16 years of sterling service to local racing.

30 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Take the tip from Lester

LESTER Piggott, the daddy of them all, can write another chapter in the annals of British racing history by taking today's English Derby on the appropriately named Fatherland.

The greatest event in Flat racing is simulcast live from Epsom tonight and bet on as the seventh event on Happy Valley's grass programme.

2 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Tenby no value at current odds

THE betting indicates that the Pat Eddery-ridden, Henry Cecil-trained and Khalid Abdullah owned Tenby is the proverbial 'good thing' in next Wednesday's Derby.

He goes into the race odds-on in most ante-post lists but don't be fooled by those early prices.

29 May 1993 - 12:00am