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Tony Culhane

Culhane seeks early release from contract

English jockey Tony Culhane is set to cut short his disappointing stint in Hong Kong and return home following tomorrow's Sha Tin meeting.

Friday, 30 November, 2001, 12:00am

Culhane breathes sigh of relief

As Australian jockey Stephen Baster was packing his bags after a barren stint in Hong Kong, his English counterpart Tony Culhane finally managed to break the ice at Happy Valley last night.

1 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Best Of The Best shows his old spark

Former champion sprinter Best Of The Best took the second of two barrier trials at Sha Tin yesterday in pretty good style, and the ageing son of Rahy looked on much better terms with himself following a fair effort on his reappearance.

19 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

'I think he benefited by being away from Sha Tin yesterday for a change. I think he enjoyed it' - Culhane

Wong Tang-ping will know today whether Northern Gold Ball has finally been passed to race again after the talented five-year-old came through a barrier trial yesterday for the second time this week.

15 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Northern Gold Ball back to square one

Northern Gold Ball's progress towards a racetrack return suffered a setback yesterday when he failed a barrier trial at Sha Tin.

Wong Tang-ping's four-year-old, whose career has been under threat following a series of raceday misdemeanours, had passed two trials in August, but yesterday's failure means he is back to square one.

8 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Barrier rogue behaves

Classy four-year-old Northern Gold Ball passed his latest barrier trial with flying colours yesterday on the Sha Tin all-weather. Jockey Tony Culhane, who has worked with trainer Wong Tang-ping to overcome Northern Gold Ball's aversion to the starting gates, gave the galloper full marks yesterday morning. 'That's the best he's been, touch wood,' Culhane said.

22 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Rogue acts like 'pussycat' but ban still stands

Barrier rogue Northern Gold Ball trialled 'like a pussycat' at Sha Tin yesterday, but his future remains in the balance. The four-year-old has been a consistent problem at the starting gates, culminating in his latest rodeo act at Sha Tin on May 20 when he left jockey Douglas Whyte in the gates and the Hong Kong Jockey Club was forced to return $44 million in bets.

13 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

New Planet set to open account

Maiden New Planet appears the logical banker selection in the opening leg of the Triple Trio on Sunday's mixed meeting card at Sha Tin. The lightly-raced son of Chief's Crown, who has progressed steadily in his four starts, appears to have struck a relatively moderate Class Four contest and jockey Tony Culhane should enjoy the run of the 1,400-metre race from barrier four.

4 May 2001 - 12:00am

Whyte's words set Culhane on road to double

Englishman Tony Culhane had his own determination and a sidelined Douglas Whyte to thank after smashing his Hong Kong duck with a double at Sha Tin yesterday. 'I'm really delighted,' he said after finishing a 45-ride losing streak on Tremendous Way, then returning just 30 minutes later for the feature Pearce Memorial Challenge Cup on Strong Scotch.

29 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Mark Your Card

English rider Tony Culhane managed to win his first Hong Kong races yesterday and one of his beaten mounts on the day is ready to follow suit and break his maiden status. The David Oughton-trained Mr Basketball was given his chance to win the Lok Ma Chau Handicap over 1,400 metres, and loomed dangerously at the 200-metre mark.

29 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

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