Tong Chi-Kit

Forte and Dance respond to Ng's gentle touch

Gary Ng Ting-keung is known for his gentle touch with horses and while some trainers may snigger at his amazingly kind kid-glove treatments, Ng had the last laugh yesterday with a 353-1 double.

Sunday, 15 April, 2007, 12:00am

Weight to favour Angel

A drop in the handicaps today should provide the springboard for consistent Packing Angel to break back into the winners' list in the Yan Oi Tong Cup (1,650m) on the all-weather at Sha Tin today.

The Peter Ho-trained Packing Angel (Alex Lai Hoi-wing) has always been a solid galloper on the dirt and turned in one of his infrequent unplaced runs last time out.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Fownes chips in with lower graders to maintain lead

Little fish were sweet for leading trainer Caspar Fownes yesterday, as his title rival Paul O'Sullivan grabbed the Derby but lost ground in the quest for the trainer's championship.

Fownes took an early double on the undercard, with quirky grey Durable (Jacky Tong Chi-kit) and rejuvenated Toffee (Darren Beadman) taking out Class Fours and giving Fownes a seven-win buffer again.

19 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Only weight can stop Conestoga

Derek Cruz's smart charge proves far too good for his rivals in Valley feature

Derek Cruz thinks Conestoga is the horse that could win him another SmarTone-Vodafone Happy Valley Million Challenge but the Jockey Club handicapper will have a big say in it after the gelding spread-eagled the field in last night's feature race.

21 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Careless tactics put early end to claimers' season

The season is over for apprentice jockeys Thomas Yeung Kai-tong and Jacky Tong Chi-kit. The pair were slapped with careless-riding bans yesterday at an inquiry called to unravel the goings-on in the seventh race at Happy Valley last Wednesday.

13 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Tong and Yeung face third degree

Apprentices in hot water after messy rides at Happy Valley

Stipendiary stewards have one of the more difficult tasks of the season before them as they sort out the traffic jam and substantial interference caused by apprentice jockeys Thomas Yeung Kai-tong and Jacky Tong Chi-kit in the seventh event at Happy Valley on Wednesday.

9 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Riding high, wide and handsome

Wide barriers are meant to be the most difficult obstacle in racing, but punters could have been forgiven for looking for a new set of rules after horses drawn in gate 14 completed a winning hat-trick at Sha Tin yesterday.

1 May 2006 - 12:00am

Tong out for 'personal issues'

Stewards have stood down apprentice Jacky Tong Chi-kit indefinitely for 'personal reasons.'

Tong, allocated to Caspar Fownes, told stewards yesterday that he's been experiencing, in the words of chief stipe Jamie Stier 'some personal issues.'

4 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Coetzee's mastery key for Sanbenito

The wealth of skill and experience possessed by top jockey Felix Coetzee should win the day over the youth and allowance of Jacky Tong Chi-kit as two of the most consistent gallopers clash in the final race at Sha Tin this afternoon.

5 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Tong making ground again after careless-riding error

Considering last week's discussion of apprentice jockeys, their standard and presence against the best around in Hong Kong, it would be remiss of this column not to mention the effort of Jacky Tong Chi-kit on Sixty Seconds at Happy Valley last week.

13 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Sugar And Spice and all things nice? Not for Tong

Jockey Club officials escort apprentice Jacky Tong Chi-kit to an ambulance after a day he'd rather forget when he fell from Sugar And Spice in the fourth race. The youngster drew acknowledgement for his navigation on board the Geoff Lane-trained gelding in the Class Three event over 1,650 metres on the dirt.

27 May 2004 - 12:00am

Tong returns to the saddle

Apprentice Jacky Tong Chi-kit will return to riding tomorrow after a month on the sidelines nursing a fractured rib.

4 May 2004 - 12:00am

Careless penalty for reckless deed

The Tusitala fall at the weekend was a timely reminder of the baggage which goes along with Hong Kong racing's hope to develop its own jockeys.

Apprentice jockeys are learners. They make mistakes. And unlike many kids learning a trade or a profession, their mistakes can cost the lives and livelihoods of others.

1 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Tong swoops on Eagle for first local success

On a day when local juniors stood up, apprentice jockey Jacky Tong Chi-kit overcame his concerns about one kind of screaming eagle to land his first Hong Kong winner on another.

Tong, apprenticed to trainer Ivan Allan, was legged up on Screaming Eagle in the Class Five second race with instructions to have the horse racing with the leaders.

25 May 2003 - 12:00am