Umberto Rispoli

Mirco Demuro, after winning the Stewards' Cup on Blazing Speed, is one of a trio of Italians who have added a new dimension to Hong Kong racing. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Magnifico! Italian trio brings flair to first half of the season

Passionate, spontaneous and adored by Asian racing fans, Italians Mirco Demuro, Umberto Rispoli and Nicola Pinna have been a breath of fresh air this season – part of a new wave of talent that has helped to further rejuvenate the Hong Kong jockey ranks.