Michael Cox

Michael Cox

Australian journalist Michael Cox had considerable experience as a writer and radio broadcaster in his homeland, covering thoroughbred and harness racing as well as other major sports, before making the move to the Post in 2011. Michael has adapted seamlessly to writing and reporting on Hong Kong racing and his blog, Happy Lucky Dragon Win, has become a popular feature of the Post’s online coverage.

Latest from Michael Cox

‘He always had a smile on his face’: Trainer Caspar Fownes leads tributes for fallen rider John Mok

Tears flow for the former apprentice who died on Wednesday after being injured at Sha Tin on Tuesday morning

Tears flow for the former apprentice who died on Wednesday after being injured at Sha Tin on Tuesday morning

19 Jul 2018 - 11:24PM
18 Jul 2018 - 7:43AM
18 Jul 2018 - 7:42AM
18 Jul 2018 - 7:40AM
Happy Lucky Dragon Win | Pakistan Zindabad! There’s nothing soft about Pakistan Star’s popularity as plushie proves a hit in Chungking Mansions

He might not have been named Horse of the Year but he is by far Hong Kong’s favourite galloper

He might not have been named Horse of the Year but he is by far Hong Kong’s favourite galloper

17 Jul 2018 - 3:39PM
15 Jul 2018 - 11:19PM
15 Jul 2018 - 11:10PM
15 Jul 2018 - 11:10PM
Jockey Challenge bookies happy to see the back of Joao Moreira

The Magic Man and Zac Purton have dominated the fixed-odds bet this season, winning a record number of times between them and 24 of the last 25

The Magic Man and Zac Purton have dominated the fixed-odds bet this season, winning a record number of times between them and 24 of the last 25

14 Jul 2018 - 8:10PM
14 Jul 2018 - 8:43PM
The ghost that stole the 2012 IJC and why Zac Purton won’t take anything for granted with Joao Moreira

‘I still have in my memory when he launched like a ghost.’

‘I still have in my memory when he launched like a ghost.’

12 Jul 2018 - 9:40PM
12 Jul 2018 - 12:19AM
‘It’s not a popularity contest’: Zac Purton pushes for Beauty Generation ahead of Pakistan Star for Horse of the Year

Pakistan Star is Hong Kong racing’s most popular horse but that doesn’t mean he should win Horse of the Year, says leading jockey

Pakistan Star is Hong Kong racing’s most popular horse but that doesn’t mean he should win Horse of the Year, says leading jockey

11 Jul 2018 - 11:03PM
10 Jul 2018 - 7:42PM
10 Jul 2018 - 10:37PM
Lamarosa can continue the hot streak of Paul O’Sullivan and Zac Purton at Happy Valley

Some trainers have stayed on the fence in the battle between the two star jockeys but not the New Zealander

Some trainers have stayed on the fence in the battle between the two star jockeys but not the New Zealander

9 Jul 2018 - 9:27PM
8 Jul 2018 - 10:59PM
8 Jul 2018 - 10:13PM
Two years after show stopping debut Pakistan Star has a Friend, and he has his own idiosyncrasies

Kerm Din went to the Hong Kong International Sale again and came back with a son of Not A Single Doubt, who also has some quirky mannerisms

Kerm Din went to the Hong Kong International Sale again and came back with a son of Not A Single Doubt, who also has some quirky mannerisms

7 Jul 2018 - 7:45PM
Time for Zac Purton and Joao Moreira to get down and dirty in fight for jockeys’ championship

The Magic Man has dominated on the Sha Tin turf, and the Australian has equalled things out at Happy Valley but it is the dirt that has been the difference between the two

The Magic Man has dominated on the Sha Tin turf, and the Australian has equalled things out at Happy Valley but it is the dirt that has been the difference between the two

5 Jul 2018 - 9:51PM
5 Jul 2018 - 12:01AM
Karis Teetan wants Happy Rocky to win for ‘nice guy’ Almond Lee

The trainer needs two winners from the final four meetings to ensure he retains his licence

The trainer needs two winners from the final four meetings to ensure he retains his licence

3 Jul 2018 - 7:18PM
2 Jul 2018 - 9:04PM
1 Jul 2018 - 9:41PM
1 Jul 2018 - 9:41PM
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28 Jun 2018 - 9:14PM
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26 Jun 2018 - 7:04PM
26 Jun 2018 - 10:43PM