Simon H. K. Yim

'I think that in him we will see the return of a local talent of the highest potential' - Engelbrecht-Bresges

Fallen star Simon H. K. Yim has been given a fresh chance in Hong Kong racing after yesterday being granted a jockey's licence.

Saturday, 7 April, 2001, 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

Wendyll takes his injured pride to France

IT WASN'T the most comfortable afternoon for Wendyll Woods, but at least he has a trip to France to look forward to. Wendyll, who has had a superb first five weeks to his new Hong Kong career, parted company with topweight Big Treasure in the fourth event within a few metres of the start. Big Treasure leapt in the air as the gates opened and Woods lost one of his irons.

13 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

The Choice is all yours

The stable of Patrick Biancone may have been slowly away this season, but it has every chance of adding a few quick winners with Sensible Choice in tonight's Happy Valley feature race a top chance for honours.

2 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Yim in Jockey Club's bad books - and fined $10,000

Former champion apprentice Simon H. K. Yim has been fined $10,000 and a written reprimand placed on his record for bringing Hong Kong racing into disrepute. Yim walked out on English trainer Mark Tompkins before his stint with the Newmarket trainer was due to end, claiming that his mother was ill.

10 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Yim comeback on hold

CHAMPION apprentice Simon H. K. Yim is out of Sunday's big Sha Tin meeting, writes Robin Parke. Yim, who was due to return after a five-meeting suspension and ride without a claim for the first time, injured a leg in a trackwork fall on Tuesday and is not fit to ride.

8 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Flash in pan or sign of change?

THE decision of the stipendiary stewards to suspend champion apprentice Simon H. K. Yim for five days at Sha Tin yesterday will be greeted with relief by a great many racing people deeply concerned about the recent standard of race-riding here. Yim's ban is overdue and the stewards have frankly acted only just in time to save their own wavering reputations.

12 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Michael's Choice back on track for local turf's biggest prize

PATRICK Biancone's smart performer Michael's Choice (2-1 favourite) kept the Frenchman on top of the championship standings with a fluent success in the eighth event at Sha Tin yesterday. It also completed an excellent 24-1 winning double for crack stable apprentice Simon H. K. Yim who had won earlier on maiden All Happy who was winning at his 19th local attempt.

15 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Yim called for Team effort

CHAMPION apprentice Simon H. K. Yim steps into the stirrups of the master at Sha Tin today and success in the San Miguel Silver Tankard could give credence to claims that he will take over from now-retired Tony Cruz as the leading local jockey. Cruz made a highly emotional departure from riding on Super Team, winning the final race of his career on the Stephen S. L.

14 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Safety question sees officials stall for time

THERE are red faces in high places over what must be seen as a glaring oversight at Happy Valley's brand new racetrack, due to open at a twilight meeting on November 25.

8 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Yim can look forward to home comforts

YOUNG Simon H. K. Yim should have all the comforts of home when he settles into his Newmarket base next week.

Yim, who will be flying the Hong Kong flag for over two months in the off-season in England, will be staying in a flat atop the Fountain Restaurant at the upper end of Newmarket's High Street.

12 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Yim assured of top rides in England

DERBY-winning trainer Michael Stoute is one of several top-line British trainers who will use Hong Kong's champion apprentice Simon H. K. Yim during an extended summer stint in England.

9 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Helene Star's win puts icing on cake for Yim

CHAMPION apprentice Simon H. K. Yim and his master, Patrick Biancone, captured the Piaget Gold Cup at Sha Tin last night on Derby hero Helene Star, climaxing an unforgettable season for the young Hong Kong rider.

4 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Full Speed Ahead for young rider

A DETERMINED last-stride lunge gave Full Speed Ahead (16-1) the final race at Sha Tin yesterday and firmly kept the superb season of trainer Wong Tang-ping going.

It was also another winner for the most improved rider in racing, apprentice Simon H. K. Yim, who moved on to the 18-winner mark with this good effort.

20 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Car accident sidelines Legrix

FRENCH star Eric Legrix has ruled himself out of tomorrow night's Happy Valley meeting following a minor car accident after trackwork at Sha Tin, writes Robin Parke .

Legrix, an outsider in the bid for the Jockeys' Championship this season, was shaken after the mishap which occurred following a brief stint at the course on Sunday.

14 Feb 1995 - 12:00am