Hong Kong stalwart Wendyll Woods yesterday advised the Jockey Club that he had decided to retire from race riding with immediate effect.Wednesday, 29 December, 2004, 12:00am
Trainer Lawrie Fownes was ruing the grey skies and rain that loomed over Happy Valley yesterday, turning the track from good to yielding during the course of the day's racing.
Fownes saluted in the final race with speed horse Ovation, but the trainer's confidence had washed away in the downpour.9 Dec 2001 - 12:00am
Champion jockey Robbie Fradd was lucky to escape serious injury yesterday in a horrific fall on the all-weather track when his mount Night Hunter broke a leg in the sixth race. Fradd sustained a suspected broken nose and facial abrasions after being thrown to the ground as the Andy Leung Ting-wah-trained gelding collapsed about 700 metres from the finish of the 1,650-metre race.5 Feb 2001 - 12:00am
Upset jockey Wendyll Woods has given notice of his intention to appeal against a three-day ban for careless riding.
It will be only the second appeal under the new regime of chief stipendiary steward John Schreck following an unsuccessful bid by Brett Doyle to get a three-day ban overturned, although the English rider did keep his $5,000 deposit.4 Dec 1999 - 12:00am
Championship leaders Robbie Fradd and John Moore combined with Victory Mount (7-2) to take the featured St Andrew's Challenge Quaich on the Sha Tin all-weather surface last night and keep their excellent seasons ticking over sweetly.
For Moore, a former multiple champion trainer, it's just like old times.2 Dec 1999 - 12:00am
RESIDENT English riders Wendyll Woods and Alan Munro were among the Sha Tin winners yesterday with the former breaking a 31-mount losing streak on a very smart newcomer.
The popular Woods partnered debutant Universal Winner (7-1) in the second event on yesterday's card and the Francis K.W. Lui-trained four-year-old shattered the Class Four field over the longer sprint.22 Mar 1998 - 12:00am
Wendyll Woods escaped unhurt from a crashing fall at Happy Valley last night and said: 'I was definitely lucky.' Woods was riding Taurus for trainer Lawrie Fownes in the sixth event when he clipped heels and came down.18 Dec 1997 - 12:00am
Trainer Lawrie Fownes is heading for his best season in his 17 years here following the emphatic victory of up- and-coming Winningcombination (5-1) in the fourth event yesterday.
The worthy - and wordy - winner was Fownes' 35th of the season as the former champion from Calcutta chases a previous best of 39, with plenty of time left to do it.28 Apr 1997 - 12:00am
Interesting griffin Mako makes his racing debut in the opener at Sha Tin today and he certainly looks ready to run a big race.
Wendyll Woods, who has been in fine form all season, partners the Wong Tang-ping galloper for well-known owner Annie Wang and wound up his preparation for today's debut with a quick tune-up yesterday.27 Apr 1997 - 12:00am
Long-serving Lawrie Fownes continued his good season with another double at Sha Tin yesterday and could be heading for one of his best campaigns yet.
Fownes usually targets just over 30 as his mark for the season and the success of Add Some (9-1) and shock winner Jharna (30-1) took him to 24 and joint-fourth in the championship table.24 Feb 1997 - 12:00am
It has been a good season so far for the renewed partnership of trainer Lawrie Fownes and jockey Wendyll Woods and the trackwork signs point to more winners to come.29 Jan 1997 - 12:00am
Stable jockey Mick Kinane is reunited with the David Oughton-trained Legitimate at Sha Tin today and the Irishman can send punters home on a winning note. Handy stayer Legitimate has been ridden by Philip Robinson, Wendyll Woods and John Murtagh in his three outings to date this season but Kinane looks to be getting aboard at just the right moment.4 Jan 1997 - 12:00am
Jockey Wendyll Woods has had a fairytale return to the territory and he may have even more reason to remember Satisfaction Plus after tonight's meeting at Happy Valley.
Satisfaction Plus gave Woods and his uncle and retaining trainer, Lawrie Fownes, the perfect start to the season by winning the first race of the new campaign.18 Sep 1996 - 12:00am
Track star Dolphin is strongly fancied to take the sixth event on the opening fixture of the new season at Sha Tin this afternoon.8 Sep 1996 - 12:00am
Trainer Lawrie Fownes is looking forward to the new season with more confidence, expectation and peace of mind than he has done for as long as he can remember.
There is one main reason for his eagerness - the return of his nephew, Wendyll Woods, as his stable jockey.
But Fownes is adamant that this is anything but a case of 'blood is thicker than water'.6 Sep 1996 - 12:00am