Master mentor Ivan Allan believes Fairy King Prawn has a genuine tierce chance in Sunday's $13 million Yasuda Kinen which will be simulcast live as race five on a bumper 11-race Sha Tin programme.Friday, 2 June, 2000, 12:00am
As Hong Kong hero Oriental Express wound up his preparation for another crack at the Yasuda Kinen in Tokyo today, Japanese punters resolutely shunned the Ivan Allan-trained contender despite his great effort last year behind Taiki Shuttle.
The odds on offer in Japan were a shade over 30-1 about the Hong Kong challenger and it's a price that will not be missed by trainer Allan.13 Jun 1999 - 12:00am
The task of local hero Oriental Express in tomorrow's Group One Yasuda Kinen in Tokyo was made slightly easier yesterday by late Japanese defections, leaving a field of 14 for the 1,600-metre, $11 million event.12 Jun 1999 - 12:00am
All-weather racing is not for the purist but it is an integral part of the sport in Hong Kong and is unlikely to diminish in importance in the seasons ahead.
With talk of added meetings next season, the spotlight may focus even more on the Sha Tin dirt surface as there are doubts about the ability of our two grass tracks to take sustained racing.19 Jan 1999 - 12:00am
Sir Michael Stoute's Group One-winning Among Men, to be partnered by Irish superstar Michael Kinane, heads the European challenge for the International Cup at Sha Tin in December.
And an epic clash is in prospect with top Hong Kong hope Oriental Express in the 1,800-metre showpiece as both have finished second to the remarkable Japanese horse, Taiki Shuttle.24 Oct 1998 - 12:00am
Happy Valley's regular midweek meeting will be royally lit up tonight by the return to action of magnificent Horse Of The Year, Oriental Express.
The Ivan Allan-trained champion makes his seasonal re-appearance in the featured Happy Valley Vase, a terms race over 1,000 metres for three-year-olds and upwards.14 Oct 1998 - 12:00am
Local racing's baying press gallery were thrown a bone yesterday with the appointment of a new stipendiary steward for next season.
Jamie Stier joins the panel of embattled chief stipendiary steward Clinton P. Pitts Jnr and will replace South African-born Andrew Erasmus, whose contract the Jockey Club did not renew.17 Jun 1998 - 12:00am
A fighting second in the US$1.2 million Yasuda Kinen in Tokyo yesterday was the best performance yet from Hong Kong champion Oriental Express, declared jockey Douglas Whyte minutes after the race.15 Jun 1998 - 12:00am