'Lucky' Leung ups his win tally and edges closer to pass mark

Trainer Andy Leung Ting-wah still has a way to go to reach his benchmark 13 wins for the season, but he did strike a blow with eight-year-old Speedy in the Class Five second event.

Monday, 2 April, 2012, 12:00am

Game is not over for former Wong horses

The weight of owner expectation must be building on the trainers of horses like Flying Smart, Goldmen YY, Fulgurite, Pure Force, Presto, Conqueror, Winning Scholar, Telecom Gogo and even Mr Speedy.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Dragon to scorch rivals

A Class Five dash down the Sha Tin straight 1,000-metre chute is right up Speedy Dragon's street. The Francis Lui-trained six-year is taken to win this afternoon's opening event at the New Territories venue on a card which promises to throw up plenty of decent betting opportunities.

7 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Speedy has legs for opener

Speedy Champion looks a worthwhile wager on a desperately tricky card at Happy Valley this afternoon.

The Australian-bred gelding represents the David Hayes-Basil Marcus trainer and jockey combination which has done so well with youngsters in these Class Four contests.

And this afternoon's opening event is no more than a common-or-garden Class Four affair.

30 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Young and old send out warnings

The young and the old combined to catch the eye during yesterday's barrier trial session down Sha Tin's 1,000-metre chute.

The Geoff Lane-trained Fame And Fortune and Wylie Wong's Speedy Forward confirmed earlier trackwork impressions that they are markedly better than the form book suggests when they ran on into second in the third and fourth heats in this four-trial session.

31 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Dragon fired up for repeat

Horses for courses is the byword when it comes to the dreaded dirt, which is why Speedy Dragon is taken to win tonight's opening event on Sha Tin's artificial surface.

Speedy Dragon was a revelation when sent out on the dirt for the first time by his new trainer Francis Lui for whom he was making his debut and seasonal reappearance.

21 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Speedy can make amends

Former multiple champion Ivan Allan's team is racing into form and his well-named Speedy can deliver on some promising griffin efforts to post his breakthrough victory in tonight's Class Three final event. And he should be at better than each-way odds in what appears, on paper, to be a competitive end to proceedings at the city track.

7 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Lui and Chin lead the way as homegrown talent shine

TRAINER Francis K.W. Lui had a career-best treble and rising star Stanley K.M Chin rode a double as racing's homegrown talent had their day in the Sha Tin sun yesterday.

Lui had every reason to smile broadly as New Asia Sage (12-1), the very smart Universal Winner (5-2 favourite) and 50-1 bottomweight Speedy Dragon all swept to impressive successes in their respective races.

27 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Vantage Point good viewing

Vantage Point looked in tip-top condition as he worked under restraint alongside stablemate Regal Ridge yesterday morning.

It may have been New Year's Day and the morning after, but for the SAR's dedicated jockeys, trainers and racing personnel, it was just another day at the office.

2 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Speedy to have last laugh

Every winner more or less counts double at this time of the season with the battle for riding and training supremacy likely to go to the wire.

The trainers' championship is particularly tight with John Moore slugging it out with defending champion Ivan Allan yesterday.

But in Speedy Fun, Allan appears to have an almost certain future winner.

17 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Allan's in-form team keep Marcus busy at Sha Tin 'ghost town'

Sha Tin was yesterday already taking on the appearance of a ghost town with only a skeleton staff of top jockeys riding trackwork.

The only representatives of the expatriate riders on show were the four-time champion Basil Marcus, Frenchmen Eric Legrix and Eric Saint-Martin, and Wendyll Woods.

31 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

All-Winners, well-named

THE Singaporean lion roared on Saturday, rising from his early-season slumber to snare a treble.

Champion handler Ivan Allan has another top opportunity at tonight's Happy Valley meeting with the speedy All-Winners who was given a solid breeze down the straight on the main Sha Tin worktrack yesterday morning.

9 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Allan ready to score with Speedy Good

I'M relying on punters' pal Ivan Allan again this evening. There's nothing like following a few favourite trainers for making a dollar and there's few who can match Allan.

He'll love to kick a few goals while the racing world's attention is focused on Hong Kong and his Speedy Good comes out top of the ratings for tonight's Hong Kong Football Club Centenary Challenge Cup.

8 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Speedy remedy to lull

PATRICK Biancone's team has been a little quiet of late after that brilliant run of seven doubles in succession. There were no winners again last night but there was a run of outstanding promise from his recent acquisition, Speedy Winner.

4 Mar 1993 - 12:00am