Royal seal of approval for Hong Kong

As the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Internationals climbed the ladder of considerations, the Jockey Club has known that attracting leviathan owners was necessary to take it to the highest level and one of the biggest of them all, Prince Khalid Abdullah, has paid the biggest c

Saturday, 10 December, 2011, 12:00am

Sprint monopoly all in the training

One of the biggest headaches facing the Jockey Club for the international meeting is in attracting top horses from the UK or Europe for the Hong Kong Sprint and top trainer John Moore believes it is all in the training.

16 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Hall's young guns firing on all cylinders

The excellent recent run of young horses in the David Hall yard has stood out like a beacon, and punters have cottoned on to the extent that once-raced three-year-old Siameric Te Specso is an odds-on favourite in the second event at Happy Valley tonight.

8 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Stallions rule in gelding-shy japan

One of the curiosities of Japanese racing which would surprise Hong Kong people in particular is the number of geldings.

In a racing scene with just under 8,000 horses in training, and over 60 per cent of them male, less than 300 of the runners there are geldings.

8 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Perfect on target to climb up the ratings

John Size has enjoyed a fruitful season with Picture Perfect and the consistent gelding should continue his rise up the ratings ladder with a victory in the eighth event at Sha Tin this afternoon.

9 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

HK champ Lucky Owners a real stud in his new career

Hong Kong's champion four-year-old of last season, Lucky Owners, has begun his new career in the right way at the Widden Stud in Australia's Hunter Valley.

27 Oct 2004 - 12:00am


There are more than a few hokey moments in Horses (World, 10pm), the documentary that fills this evening's National Geographic slot. It sometimes feels as though house-style demands a large dollop of sentimentality be added to the script.

1 May 1999 - 12:00am

Animals abused at safari park

BLOODY horse fights, a parade of bears with their nostrils ripped open by metal rings and monkeys forced to dance on tightropes are among 'attractions' at China's first safari park.

The 'Carnival of One Hundred Animals' is a new daily circus performance at the Shenzhen Safari Park.

9 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Cruz remains on top

LOCAL hero Tony Cruz, who has written himself off as a championship prospect this season, rode a gem of a race on Star Greeting (5-1) to stay fractionally clear of reigning champion jockey Basil Marcus in the early standings.

14 Oct 1993 - 12:00am