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Vincent Ho Chak-Yiu

Forget BC and AD - Moreira ensures it's now BM and AM

Joao Moreira has made such an indelible mark in his four months here, the Hong Kong racing scene can be measured in BM and AM - 'before Moreira' and 'after Moreira'. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Zac Purton dominating, dueling with Douglas Whyte and riding a card full of favourites, Karis Teetan grinning his way to a treble, even the local kids winning races:  Saturday at Sha Tin was a glimpse into the years BM – that is, “before Moreira” – a time not too long ago.

Monday, 3 March, 2014, 7:29pm

Keith Yeung makes a winning return from injury on gutsy Bond

Keith Yeung and Benno Yung after Star of Bond's gritty success. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Keith Yeung Ming-lun made a successful return from injury when Benno Yung Tin-pang's Star Of Bond made it three straight in the Coloane Handicap.

2 Mar 2014 - 7:09pm

Fulfil A Wish's dead-heat feature win gives Size a lot of pleasure

Tony Cruz and John Size pose after dead-heating the feature.

The championships have got a business as usual look about them with Douglas Whyte and John Size putting the foot down on the accelerator in recent meetings, but it was the dead-heat win for Fulfil A Wish in the Chevalier Cup that gave Size the most satisfaction.

26 Nov 2012 - 2:31am

Dominant to dominate from a perfect alley

Dominant will feel right at home over the 2,000m distance.

There is no horse more favoured by the set weights and penalties conditions of Sunday's Jockey Club Cup than John Moore's Dominant, and the drop in weight combined with bad draws for his two major rivals make him the safest banker in the first leg of the Triple Trio.

16 Nov 2012 - 1:46am

Fownes' new recruit coming to hand nicely

Caspar Fownes

Speedygonzalez showed he has acclimatised quickly after another gutsy performance at Sha Tin last Saturday.

The Caspar Fownes-trained New Zealand-bred horse joined the Hong Kong scene this season after a promising four-run campaign for trainer Graham Richardson, which comprised a second-up win over 1,400m on yielding ground at Ellerslie and three other placings.

13 Nov 2012 - 4:29am

Huge betting moves pay off for astute punters

Vincent Ho. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Even though a few favourites floundered, punters still seemed to zero in on the winners, with the Caspar Fownes-trained Blossom Daily landing one of two huge successful plunges in successive races.

11 Nov 2012 - 4:09am

Ho is riding just like he hasn't really lost his claim

Shahjee scores off a brilliant Vincent Ho ride in the last race.

Vincent Ho Chak-yiu came to Sha Tin to make a statement on his first day competing as a senior rider and made light work of his reduced claim with two polished displays delivering him a double.

7 Oct 2012 - 2:02am

Fownes has high hopes for graduated Ho

Fownes has high hopes for graduated Ho

Vincent Ho Chak-yiu celebrated his graduation to the senior ranks with a double, including a victory for former master Caspar Fownes, who said his protege would now face the true test of his skill as he was elevated to near-equal footing with some of the world's best riders.

2 Oct 2012 - 3:09am

Fownes off the mark, but he's stoked for Ho

Caspar Fownes takes a close look at Grand Elite.

Capar Fownes was thrilled to get off the mark with his first victory of the term, but the highlight of his day was watching his apprentice Vincent Ho Chak-yiu complete an inspiring comeback from injury with a win for a rival stable.

17 Sep 2012 - 3:22am

Whyte can bounce back

Douglas Whyte doesn't have huge depth in his seven rides, but his best two should be enough to carry him to Jockey Challenge success.

The Durban Demon is backing up after two sub-par performances where he scored just six and 12 points, but Delta Hedge and Great Renown seem assured of points and make him tough to beat.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hawthorne has draw and claim

Lightning has already struck twice for Hawthorne over the Happy Valley 1,000m lately and trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai has done his utmost to see if he can make it happen again in the Victoria Racing Club Trophy tonight.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte is the one to beat

Weight of numbers make Douglas Whyte the likely winner of the Jockey Challenge tonight.

The Durban Demon has seven opportunities for points and was a $3 favourite last night, just ahead of challenger Vincent Ho Chak-yiu ($4.75), the only other jockey with the same amount of rides.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Helene Spirit ready to showcase his talent

Caspar Fownes' seasoned-import Helene Spirit looks primed to strike following a nice runner-up result in the co-featured Peninsula Golden Jubilee Challenge Cup over the all-weather track mile at Sha Tin on Sunday.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Yiu has plenty of Fun with a double

Ricky Yiu Poon-fai put the win of Fun Heroes down to staying pedigree, but was referring to the jockey, not the notoriously difficult horse.

The distance-race expertise of Neil Callan, who grabbed his first win for the season, was the key to his hard-to-handle horse's Class Three win over 1,800m, according to Yiu, who snared a double on the day.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

'He's been racing consistently and was due for a win'

After 'knocking on the door' at his three previous runs this season, Prosperous finally broke through with a win in a Class Four Handicap (1,000m) yesterday. Trainer Derek Cruz said a suitable strong speed and a smart ride by Vincent Ho Chak-yiu, plus his five-pound claim, were factors in the win. 'He's been racing very consistently and was due for a win,' Cruz said.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am