Whyte all clear after fall, but Rispoli not so lucky

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte remarkably escaped unscathed from one of the nastiest moments of the season when odds-on chance Can Do shattered a foreleg mid-race, but visiting Italian Umberto Rispoli was not as lucky after he collected the favourite on the way through.

Monday, 28 May, 2012, 12:00am

Fay Fay rises through the ranks in style

The John Size-trained Fay Fay continued his inexorable march to the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby, with a different set of tactics bringing back that sparkling finish which had been missing recently.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Guyon opens HK account to get monkey off his back

French racing's brightest young star, Maxime Guyon, shrugged off a mild case of Hong Kong syndrome to break through for his first winner and provide the highlight of an otherwise drab and drizzly affair at Happy Valley last night.

16 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Unbeaten Brave Kid proves he's ready to do battle over 2,000m

John Size's Brave Kid continues to stalk the Derby by the route less travelled, but the four -year-old's fifth win from as many runs ensured that he is about to slip more firmly onto the radar.

17 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Returning as full-blown four-year-old, You Gotta Pay proves he's set to rule

The John Size-trained You Gotta Pay had been calling it out loud and clear at the trials that he would return a better horse this season, and the four-year-old made no mistake first-up as part of a treble for champion jockey Douglas Whyte, even if he had to do things the hard way.

1 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

A Special Day for Size after gelding steps up a grade

John Size happily admits being pleasantly surprised by the development of Special Days, and the much-improved New Zealand-bred gelding added another extension to his upward form graph.

14 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Focused Special Days 'a real professional'

The vice-like grip of local jockeys on the meeting was finally broken in the ninth event and by a predictable combination as the Dream Team of Douglas Whyte and John Size managed to take the Castle Peak Handicap (1,600m) with Special Days and strike a blow for the expatriates.

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Size closing in on Moore's tally with a treble

There was no talk of premierships from the man himself but if John Size does get up to wrest this year's trainers' title away from compatriot John Moore, he may well look back on yesterday's treble as the pivotal event that set up victory.

2 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Whyte and Size over the moon with Brilliant Chapter's repeat effort

If anyone was doubting he could do it again, John Size's Brilliant Chapter produced a carbon copy effort to take the Mission Hills In Residence Handicap (1,200m) and seal a treble for Douglas Whyte.

27 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Size and Whyte continue to set pace

To some extent it has sneaked up on us, but figures show the Dream Team of John Size and Douglas Whyte (both pictured) is now enjoying the kind of dominance that everyone always expected from them in tandem.

While Size may never perform as well as he did in his debut season, winning with 58 of just 291 starters, this season is shaping as his next most efficient on percentages.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am