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Resurgence delights O'Sullivan

Paul O'Sullivan and bold front-running Aashiq both put a miserable year behind them as a new one opened at Sha Tin yesterday and upset the stars in the Group Three Chinese Club Challenge Cup (1,400m).

Monday, 2 January, 2012, 12:00am

O'Sullivan just passes benchmark - and looks ahead to next season

Paul O'Sullivan says he was never much of a letter writer anyway, so it's just as well Dividend Champion landed the My Choice Handicap to give the trainer his 200th Hong Kong winner but rather more importantly, his 13th for this season.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Victory at last - relieved O'Sullivan finally gets monkey off his back

Paul O'Sullivan's drought is over as he became the last handler to get on the score sheet and admitted relief rather than excitement was the overwhelming emotion to Good Boy Boy's victory.

15 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Sizzling O'Sullivan serves up three-timer

Trainer Paul O'Sullivan has welcomed the new year in the best possible fashion by leading in a treble - and continuing his recent hot streak of form.

O'Sullivan has now trained 14 winners, with eight of those victories coming in the past six meetings, and yesterday's effort of three wins from four runners helped boost that strike rate further.

2 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

O'Sullivan delight as stablemates claim quinella

Paul O'Sullivan has spent more than a season trying to get Jade Dragonfly back to winning ways and was as surprised as anyone that the one horse to beat him came from the trainer's own yard.

Luminous, a transfer from the John Size yard, kept on fighting hard for Jacky Tong Chi-kit and spoiled the Jade Dragonfly party by arriving at 73-1 in the final event.

3 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

O'Sullivan happy to get monkey off his back

Paul O'Sullivan would concede that runner-up Jackpot Delight might have been unluckily beaten in the final event, but would also happily add that a stroke of good fortune coming his own way was long overdue.

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am



by Ann Patchett

Bloomsbury, HK$219

4 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

O'Sullivan turns his attention to the bright lights of the city

The conservative nature of Paul O'Sullivan is strong enough to stop him declaring he will win the 2007-08 trainers' premiership, but the New Zealander does admit to being ready to give it his best shot.

O'Sullivan is entering his fourth season and prepped for it with a well-run second to Caspar Fownes in last year's title chase on a 61-52 scoreline.

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am



by Ann Patchett

Bloomsbury/Harper, HK$247

The Doyles are the kind of family magazines single out for human-interest stories; the kind to which church groups bring casseroles to help commemorate births and deaths.

19 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

From start to finish, Fownes forces rivals to play catch-up

If they were betting on the trainers' premiership at this time last year, the quinella of Caspar Fownes and Paul O'Sullivan would have been at decent odds because of the John Size factor. The champion Australian horseman had been in Hong Kong just five seasons for four championships and runner-up to Tony Cruz in his record 2004-05 term.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

A war of words over mayor's use of one word


When mayor Sam Sullivan announced his initiative to reduce the city's ecological footprint last year, the word rolled easily off the tongue, even if it baffled spellers. It's EcoDensity, no hyphens.

The way Mr Sullivan envisions it, EcoDensity will reduce urban sprawl by increasing the number of multiple-unit buildings in the city.

2 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

O'Sullivan counting on a 'couple of surprises'

Olivier Doleuze and trainer Paul O'Sullivan each kept a glimmer of hope alive for their respective championship quests yesterday, but the New Zealander for one admitted he was 'now probably only nuisance value'.

21 May 2007 - 12:00am

Fownes to continue his Valley dominance

The odds favour Caspar Fownes again can extend his trainers' championship advantage tonight at Happy Valley as he returns to the track where he has been dominating the season with 27 victories.

18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

O'Sullivan thanks Gibbs for good Fellowship

Paul O'Sullivan reflected on the horsemanship of one of the great men of the New Zealand racing industry, Jim Gibbs, while he soaked in the quality of the performance of odds-on favourite Fellowship in the final event yesterday.

26 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Another week and another double for O'Sullivan

Imperial Applause continued to 'flabbergast' New Zealander Paul O'Sullivan when he made it two from two yesterday as the trainer continued to make inroads into Caspar Fownes' trainers' championship lead.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am