Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing

Size claims Derby and lets young guns do the talking

The unparalleled ability of John Size to produce progressive newcomers was at the core of his campaign, but the master horseman's tried imports also fired and he added a long sought-after Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby to punctuate a seventh title in 11 seasons.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

Water under bridge as Zac makes royal return

Almost a year to the day separated Zac Purton's highs and lows as a jockey in Hong Kong - his King's Stand Stakes win on Little Bridge at Royal Ascot and a record-equalling HK$300,000 fine.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Liberator flies high and proud

It had the ingredients of a classic two-horse war when Ambitious Dragon and Dominant clashed in yesterday's Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup at Sha Tin, with a Group One, Horse Of The Year honours and the small matter of HK$3 million in Triple Crown bonus on the line.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ambitious Dragon's date with destiny

He may have passed his peak for this season, but Ambitious Dragon can still make history by winning the Triple Crown in the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup today at Sha Tin.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Mighty Dragon 'is the one we all have to beat'

Douglas Whyte may have a detailed insight into favourite Ambitious Dragon going into Sunday's Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup, but the champion jockey shrugs off any notion that gives him a head start to causing an upset.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Common can help fans reach TT Goal

A change in trainer and the addition of blinkers should bring about a turnaround for Common Goal with the grey looming as a decent banker option in the middle leg of a huge Triple Trio at Sha Tin tomorrow.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Only five rivals stand in Dragon's way

Ambitious Dragon will have just five rivals to beat for the HK$4 million first prize and a HK$5 million bonus in the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup on Sunday week.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte won't ride Dragon in Triple Crown bid

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte will not be aboard reigning Horse Of The Year Ambitious Dragon, even if connections decide on a tilt at the Triple Crown in the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup in two weeks.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Horse of the Year honours riding on overseas 'tiebreaker'

With just the Champions & Chater remaining on this season's domestic Group One scene, the Horse of the Year honours look delicately poised and might be decided on foreign soil.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Coetzee to take over on Memory

Trainer Tony Cruz said the connections of California Memory are simply looking for a change of luck with new jockey Felix Coetzee in the Singapore Airlines Cup on May 20, and Matthew Chadwick will remain the grey's 'Hong Kong rider'.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Flashy colt finally shows who is Dominant

The real Dominant finally showed up yesterday, showing he will be a staying force for the foreseeable future, starting with the Group One Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (2,400m) in three weeks.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

QE ii Cup still clear as mud after draw

The tactical Rubik's Cube of the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Sunday remains unsolved after the barrier draw left the possible speed runners drawn widest and dealt confusion to some of the best local hopes.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Cruz hopes Collection can step up

Derek Cruz has booked the services of journeyman jockey Wayne Smith for former superstar Collection, the multiple Group One winner he hopes can reclaim his glittering best in Sunday's Audemars Piguet QE II at Sha Tin.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

HK stars flop badly in soggy conditions

Hong Kong horses drew a blank in the return leg of the interport trophy on a soft surface that heavily favoured front runners, but the visitors at least salvaged something from the day as Olivier Doleuze surged to an emotional and dominant Macau Derby victory.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Just like old times for C-Team, but Sunshine's injury takes gloss off win

Tony Cruz was thrilled to call on champion jockey Felix Coetzee to ride smart winner Sunshine Day and re-establish their deadly combination, but was left concerned after the colt suffered a deep laceration after being galloped on.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am