'I'm only reaching my peak'

Pure Force prevails after a vigorous riding from Ben So. Photo: Kenneth Chan

With compulsory retirement seven-race meetings away for Peter Ng Bik-kuen, the trainer joked that he might have only just reached his peak after an upset double gave him a career-best for winners in a season.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 4:35am

Henry the great

Henry the great

Henry Cecil may have come from an aristocratic background and been knighted for his services to racing, but to the race-going public he was simply "Our 'Enry".

16 Jun 2013 - 10:14am

Training dream finally comes true for Chris So with Jockey Club licence

Chris So Wai-yin achieved his goal of becoming one of the few licensed horse trainers in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong

Chris So Wai-yin knows what it is like to suffer for his sport. As a young rider, the man who will take up a position as a fully-fledged Jockey Club trainer in July, started his career two decades ago braving the freezing Canadian winter.

26 Apr 2013 - 3:37am

Size, Fownes look forward to competing with assistants

Newly promoted trainers Benno Yung and Chris So. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Call it payback if you will, or just the continuation of a long-term friendship forged throughout more than a decade working together. Whatever the case, the transition from assistant to fully fledged trainer for Benno Yung Tin-pang will be given a huge kickstart with referrals from the overflowing stable of mentor John Size.

10 Apr 2013 - 5:34am

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

Fownes: Quality rides can win me the title

Lord Dragon (Tye Angland) looks more focused with the blinkers. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Caspar Fownes says if he is to mount a challenge for top trainer honours this season, it will require quality rides from jockeys - and that's exactly what he got from Tye Angland and Olivier Doleuze as the pair contributed a win each to a crucial double for the stable.

18 Mar 2013 - 3:12am

Motivated employees 'give great service'

Inadequate product and service knowledge among frontline employees, and a high turnover rate, prompted the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong last year to initiate the 'Driving towards Excellence' programme.

3 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

HR Voices

Upgrading knowledge and adding value are the keys to enhancing business performance. Companies need to give staff up-to-date and effective training so they can cope with the changing business world. A successful trainer has to be able to address firms' needs and equip staff with the right skills. Classified Post asks companies how important the role of a trainer in staff training is.

7 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Beauty brand seeks trainer who likes travelling

A famous luxury brand of fashion, fragrance, beauty, watches and fine jewellery is hiring a trainer to provide support to the boutique training manager and regional teams.

20 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Corporate eye trained for excellence

Judges note that companies show determination - and creativity - in raising the bar for their workforce

23 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Clash looms over mafoos deal

THE Jockey Club's racing management will implement the new working scheme for mafoos by October 1 although it could place them on a collision course with Sha Tin trainers.

7 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Demanding owners paying price

SMART sprinter Gints To Win is a bizarre beneficiary of the new-found solidarity among Hong Kong trainers. He's on an extended holiday at Beas River which could become permanent.

Gints To Win was trained by Derek Cruz until last week when he signed a transfer form out of his stable and stuck it up on the wall of the trainers' stand at Sha Tin.

29 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Mafoos at centre of ICAC swoop

THE Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club moved swiftly yesterday to ease fears that its betting and racing operations were at risk following a pre-dawn raid by ICAC officers and the arrest of several club staff.

21 Jan 1994 - 12:00am