Heart Wood can make his mark

The Manfred Man Ka-leung-trained Heart Wood has been on the verge of doing something worthwhile, but the five-year-old gets his best chance to do it in the Ta Kung Pao 110th Anniversary Cup (1,650m) at Happy Valley tonight.

Wednesday, 13 June, 2012, 12:00am

Rich Unicorn gets deserved call-up

Leading trainer John Size has had his stocks boosted for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint on Sunday week with the elevation of Rich Unicorn to the field.

With the withdrawal of American sprinter Regally Ready, the surprise Group Two Premier Bowl winner has been raised from his position as first reserve.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Size unfazed by Entrapment's shock defeat

Entrapment's unbeaten run came to an end in the Premier Bowl, but the sprinter lost no caste for the international events ahead and trainer John Size was clearly tending to the philosophical side.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Millard has smart Flying Unicorn in splendid order

Tony Millard's smart Flying Unicorn is primed for a big season after he followed his impressive griffin record with a soft barrier trial win against more experienced opposition at Sha Tin yesterday.

The three-year-old son of former Hong Kong galloper and Australian stake winner Lucky Unicorn led up his 1,050m heat under a gentle ride by Douglas Whyte.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Rich Unicorn can make light work of top weight

It's the usual game of pick the right lane on the all-weather track tonight, but consistent Rich Unicorn can defy his big handicap weight and get himself back in the winner's photo after the Ho Chung River Handicap (1,200m).

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

It's plain sailing for elated trainer Tsui

A gutsy run from Tailwind turned the tables on the heavily supported favourite Rich Unicorn with trainer Me Tsui Yu-sak and jockey Howard Cheng Yue-tin combining to claim The Skol Cup (1,200m).

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Rich Unicorn has class to put Admiration in the shade

Three-year-old Admiration continues to build a platform to the top next season, but he faces a serious stumbling block in the Skol Cup (1,200m) at Sha Tin today when he meets the John Size-trained four-year-old Rich Unicorn.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Good as Lucky Nine is, Entrapment still to come

Lucky Nine has stamped himself as one of the most exciting prospects in town and they don't win much easier than he did in the National Day Cup.

6 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Good Ba Ba in the same league as great Electronic Unicorn

Good Ba Ba was every bit as outstanding as he looked in winning the Group One Citi Stewards' Cup as the race gave us the opportunity to draw direct comparisons with two of the champions of yesteryear - Fairy King Prawn and Electronic Unicorn.

30 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Electronic Unicorn to be retired

Electronic Unicorn, one of Hong Kong's greatest racehorses of recent years, has been ruled out of Saturday's Champions Mile and will take retirement instead.

Trainer John Size said yesterday the American-bred nine-year-old had not completely pleased him since his last-start fourth to Silent Witness in the Group Two Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup on April 3.

10 May 2005 - 12:00am

Unicorn ready to give big boys a run for their money

A jackpot of $2 million is carried forward to the Triple Trio pool tomorrow night at Sha Tin where Tony Cruz's unbeaten griffin Lucky Unicorn stands out as the banker selection in the opening leg.

The progressive son of boom sire Redoute's Choice won both starts in griffin company and steps out against older opposition for the first time and is well rated at 65.

3 May 2005 - 12:00am

Zulu and Intelligent get a decent Derby workout

John Size put Derby aspirants Grand Zulu and High Intelligent through their final paces in the first all-weather trial at Sha Tin yesterday, and there were positives to come out this important piece of work for each respective entry.

5 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Legionnaire's victory well worth the wait for Yip

Due to inclement weather on Friday, the two all-weather trials were postponed for 24 hours but the wait was worth it for followers of Dennis Yip Chor-hong's Legionnaire, who came through to win the second trial in good style.

27 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Witness' 13th unlucky for his rivals

Unlucky 13. Not in Hong Kong. Silent Witness has already been through the unlucky number here.

Four is unlucky. Fourteen too - so we'll think about fung shui next time. But 13? Nothing more than wishful thinking.

12 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Stay Young helps Moore turn tables on Unicorn

Trainer tastes revenge after losing star to rival stable

It may have taken seven years and John Moore isn't the first person to discover that justice is rarely swift. But the Australian trainer feels it was finally served yesterday when his tungsten-tough, three-year-old Stay Young was able to claim the Group Three Sha Tin Mile Trophy from champion Electronic Unicorn.

13 Jun 2004 - 12:00am