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

‘He always had a smile on his face’: Trainer Caspar Fownes leads tributes for fallen rider John Mok
19 Jul 2018 - 11:24PM
Season review: Joao Moreira passes the torch to Zac Purton
18 Jul 2018 - 7:43AM
Season review: John Size stands supreme, Frankie Lor bursts onto the scene
18 Jul 2018 - 7:42AM
Season review: Beauty Generation comes to the fore as Pakistan Star emerges
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

Pakistan Zindabad! There’s nothing soft about Pakistan Star’s popularity as plushie proves a hit in Chungking Mansions
17 Jul 2018 - 3:39PM
Brett Prebble departs Hong Kong firmly etched in the record books: ‘it’s been an amazing ride’
15 Jul 2018 - 11:19PM
Zac Purton breaks ‘Magic Man’ Joao Moreira’s spell – ‘nobody thought this was possible’
15 Jul 2018 - 11:10PM
Derek Cruz goes down swinging as Elusive State wins to cap the trainer’s illustrious 27-season Hong Kong career
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

Jockey Challenge bookies happy to see the back of Joao Moreira
14 Jul 2018 - 8:10PM
Zac Purton vs Joao Moreira: how the ‘friendly but fierce’ rivalry captivated Hong Kong racing and made them better riders
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.’

The ghost that stole the 2012 IJC and why Zac Purton won’t take anything for granted with Joao Moreira
12 Jul 2018 - 9:40PM
Zac Purton has one hand on the jockeys’ championship
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

‘It’s not a popularity contest’: Zac Purton pushes for Beauty Generation ahead of Pakistan Star for Horse of the Year
11 Jul 2018 - 11:03PM
Jack Wong finishing season strong and has high hopes for outsiders at Happy Valley
10 Jul 2018 - 7:42PM
‘And away he goes’: racecaller John Blance bids farewell to Hong Kong
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

Lamarosa can continue the hot streak of Paul O’Sullivan and Zac Purton at Happy Valley
9 Jul 2018 - 9:27PM
Olivier Doleuze quietly slips out of Sha Tin and rides off into the sunset
8 Jul 2018 - 10:59PM
Shades of Pakistan Star as Tony Cruz finds a Pakistan Friend
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

Two years after show stopping debut Pakistan Star has a Friend, and he has his own idiosyncrasies
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

Time for Zac Purton and Joao Moreira to get down and dirty in fight for jockeys’ championship
5 Jul 2018 - 9:51PM
Zac Purton maintains championship lead but left to rue four seconds
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

Karis Teetan wants Happy Rocky to win for ‘nice guy’ Almond Lee
3 Jul 2018 - 7:18PM
Good gate can bring about Friends Of Ka Ying’s first win in 893 days
2 Jul 2018 - 9:04PM
Frankie Lor ready to avoid second-year blues after stunning debut
1 Jul 2018 - 9:41PM
Derek Cruz needs divine intervention to reach performance criteria
1 Jul 2018 - 9:41PM
With Joao Moreira departing, rivals are vying for opportunities
1 Jul 2018 - 9:05AM
Spanish-bred Sangria can notch a second win of the season for David Ferraris on Sunday
28 Jun 2018 - 9:14PM
Doctor Geoff helps Zac Purton minimise the damage at Happy Valley
28 Jun 2018 - 12:08AM
We know about Joao Moreira versus Zac Purton, but Derek Leung versus Matthew Poon for Tony Cruz Award is heating up
26 Jun 2018 - 7:04PM
Build a stable from scratch in five weeks? Hong Kong’s newest trainer Jimmy Ting says ‘I can handle it’
26 Jun 2018 - 10:43PM