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  • Dec 26, 2014
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Tommy Berry

How Berry and Prebble put 'Magic Man' Moreira in his place

Tommy Berry's ride on Designs on Rome in the Classic Cup was the difference between winning and losing, as it played to the disadvantages of hot favourite Able Friend (Joao Moreira). Photo: Kenneth Chan

Two great feature-race winning rides – full of character but very different in nature – by Tommy Berry and Brett Prebble consigned new golden boy Joao Moreira to his own test of character on a memorable Sunday at Sha Tin.

Monday, 17 February, 2014, 9:25pm

Classic victory for Designs on Rome as favourite Able Friend upstaged

Tommy Berry celebrates his victory on Designs on Rome in the Classic Cup, with stablemate Able Friend (Joao Moreira) a vanquished favourite. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Another odds-on chance bit the dust in the Hong Kong Classic Cup (1,800m) as Designs On Rome leapfrogged Able Friend to become the new Derby favourite.

16 Feb 2014 - 10:40pm

Youngster Tommy Berry comfortable with decision to return home

Tommy Berry enjoys another good day at the office, completing his treble on Invictus for trainer John Moore. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Despite taking Hong Kong by storm in what has been a lucrative short-term stint - which continued with a treble yesterday - in-demand jockey Tommy Berry says he has no regrets about his decision to return to Australia, and when he does return here it will be as an even better rider.

17 Jun 2013 - 11:28am

Treble has Moore closing in on HK$100m landmark

Tommy Berry wins another Group event after Sterling City showed a powerful burst to win the Premier Cup. The gelding stamped himself as next term's star. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The season's leading money trainer again, John Moore closed in on the magical HK$100 million mark after a three-timer at Sha Tin that included a Group Three Premier Cup for Sterling City and a conundrum for the future.

17 Jun 2013 - 4:35am

Trainers praise Berry's brace, if not his horses

Tommy Berry shows good tactics to take race nine on My Favorite. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Tommy Berry had gate one to assist him in both his wins yesterday, but the young Australian impressed with his tactical nous again, discarding the fence on promising My Favorite to ensure the Caspar Fownes-trained three-year-old made it two wins from three starts.

13 Feb 2014 - 10:31am

Keeping young jockeys on Hong Kong roster is proving a headache

Tommy Berry

Decisions by Richard Fourie and Tommy Berry not to return for the start of the new season will undoubtedly have Jockey Club folks a touch disappointed and rummaging under the bed for the thinking hat again ahead of licensing announcements.

12 Jun 2013 - 3:52am

Moore pleased with Time After Time's effort

Tommy Berry and John Moore

Punters didn't know where to look in the final stages of the Group Three Sha Tin Vase, but trainer John Moore saw everything he wanted to see.

27 May 2013 - 3:38am

Moore compares Berry's work ethic with Beadman

Tommy Berry and John Moore pose after their win with Approve. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Tommy Berry has been a hit on the track since arriving, but is making an impression in the mornings as well. John Moore has compared Berry's work ethic and insight as a trackwork rider to that of his legendary countryman Darren Beadman, after the in-vogue Australian jockey landed another winner for the trainer.

12 May 2013 - 5:05am

Moore plots Attack on Singapore

Fans, who enjoyed a thrilling spectacle, and John Moore greet Tommy Berry as he brings Military Attack back to the winner's circle at Sha Tin yesterday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Military Attack's transformation from big-finishing backmarker to tactical top-liner was completed in a fairy-tale moment for jockey Tommy Berry in the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup yesterday and John Moore has set his sights now on Singapore.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:05am

Tommy Berry wins QE II Cup just hours after arriving in Hong Kong

Tommy Berry salutes the crowd at Sha Tin after winning the QE II Cup on Military Attack on his first day in Hong Kong. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Sha Tin hosted an Audemars Piguet QE II Cup to treasure on a day that had a little of everything from Tommy Berry making history in the main event, to the dodgem carnage behind him, to a post-race barrage by Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges against anabolic steroids in racing.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:05am

First overseas trip has Berry's juices flowing

Tommy Berry leaves Australia for the first time today

Tommy Berry is a twin, but he does not do things by halves. For many young Australians a working holiday in their late teens or early 20s is a rite of passage. Rather than donning a backpack and trekking across Europe, 21-year-old Berry will ride a leading hope in a pressure-filled international Group One, in front of a big crowd at an unfamiliar racecourse, just hours after he steps foot on foreign soil for the first time in his life.

27 Apr 2013 - 4:53am

Berry will begin stint on Attack, says Moore

Tommy Berry

Incoming jockey Tommy Berry will get a huge kick-start on his first day riding at Sha Tin when he replaces Zac Purton on Military Attack in the Group One Audemars Piguet QEII Cup in just under two weeks, trainer John Moore saying it could give the Australian some crucial early momentum at the start of his three-month stint.

15 Apr 2013 - 4:55am

New trainers and jockey spice things up nicely

Tommy Berry is a welcome addition to Hong Kong racing.

Licensing Committee releases can often be quite mundane - especially these days when the turnover of jockey licences is much lower than it once was - but Monday's provided more than usual, with the new trainers announced and a change to the jockey population for the final part of the term.

10 Apr 2013 - 4:13am

Golden Slipper winner Tommy Berry to join Hong Kong jockey roster

Tommy Berry celebrates after winning the Golden Slipper on Overreach in Sydney on Saturday. Photo: EPA

Fresh from his brilliant Golden Slipper victory last Saturday, Sydney's top young rider Tommy Berry will join the jockey roster from the end of this month.

9 Apr 2013 - 5:16am