Minty Farquhar

Minty Farquhar

As General Manager for Great British Racing International, Minty writes for various racing and bloodstock publications worldwide about horses bred, trained and purchased in Britain. Minty takes a particularly strong interest in racing in Hong Kong and the success of horses imported from Europe.

Latest from Minty Farquhar

HKIR: How an Olympic gold medallist unlocked Dubai Honour’s potential

Trainer William Haggas is reaping the rewards after sending the talented three-year-old to Laura Collett as a last resort to ‘change his attitude’

Trainer William Haggas is reaping the rewards after sending the talented three-year-old to Laura Collett as a last resort to ‘change his attitude’

10 Dec 2021 - 8:27PM
From humble beginnings to Hong Kong: Pyledriver’s rise to global stardom

William Muir and Chris Grassick take aim at Sunday’s 2,400m Group One at Sha Tin with the ‘horse of a lifetime’ that once failed to sell at auction

William Muir and Chris Grassick take aim at Sunday’s 2,400m Group One at Sha Tin with the ‘horse of a lifetime’ that once failed to sell at auction

9 Dec 2021 - 12:03AM
World’s best on show at sensational British Champions Day

Star horses including Adayar, Mishriff and Palace Pier step out in the Group Ones at Ascot on Saturday

Star horses including Adayar, Mishriff and Palace Pier step out in the Group Ones at Ascot on Saturday

15 Oct 2021 - 9:53PM
Glorious Dragon latest Group winner to graduate from Ed Walker academy

Fresh off a sensational performance in the Group Three Centenary Vase, Francis Lui’s talented grey chases his first Group One victory in Sunday’s Hong Kong Gold Cup

Fresh off a sensational performance in the Group Three Centenary Vase, Francis Lui’s talented grey chases his first Group One victory in Sunday’s Hong Kong Gold Cup

20 Feb 2021 - 3:19PM
One-time Epsom Derby hope Berlin Tango now chasing Hong Kong Derby glory

The Siu family will be watching Saturday’s feature in England closely as their new purchase has form lines tied in with many of the leading protagonists

The Siu family will be watching Saturday’s feature in England closely as their new purchase has form lines tied in with many of the leading protagonists

3 Jul 2020 - 10:01PM
Generation next: Ka Ying Star’s brother arrives in style

On the same day Tony Cruz’s talented five-year-old came second to Beauty Generation in the Group One Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup, his mother gave birth to a full-brother in Britain

On the same day Tony Cruz’s talented five-year-old came second to Beauty Generation in the Group One Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup, his mother gave birth to a full-brother in Britain

29 Feb 2020 - 6:19PM
European imports shining in Huang’s yellow and lilac silks

The owner is enjoying a purple patch of form with Doctor Geoff, More Than This and Playa Del Puente, all sourced with the help of Britain’s Will Douglass

The owner is enjoying a purple patch of form with Doctor Geoff, More Than This and Playa Del Puente, all sourced with the help of Britain’s Will Douglass

10 Jan 2020 - 5:26PM
Breeder of brothers Glorious Forever and Time Warp hunts third straight HKIR win

Kirsten Rausing of Lanwades Stud in Newmarket is represented by Zaaki in the Hong Kong Mile

Kirsten Rausing of Lanwades Stud in Newmarket is represented by Zaaki in the Hong Kong Mile

7 Dec 2019 - 4:41PM
Meet Jason Watson – British racing’s rising star with Hong Kong ambitions

The 19-year-old jockey is a relative unknown in this part of the world, but he jumps aboard Roger Charlton’s Aspetar in the Vase and hopes to make a name for himself

The 19-year-old jockey is a relative unknown in this part of the world, but he jumps aboard Roger Charlton’s Aspetar in the Vase and hopes to make a name for himself

4 Dec 2019 - 9:37PM
HKIR: Roger Charlton seeks to set record straight with Vase hope Aspetar

After a narrow second with Cityscape in the Hong Kong Mile in 2011, the British trainer returns for another crack at Group One success at Sha Tin

After a narrow second with Cityscape in the Hong Kong Mile in 2011, the British trainer returns for another crack at Group One success at Sha Tin

30 Nov 2019 - 4:20PM
Frankie Dettori looks to keep Group One ball rolling with Goodwood hat-trick on star stayer Stradivarius

The flamboyant jockey is fresh off a stunning win aboard mighty mare Enable and now chases another feature victory with stablemate

The flamboyant jockey is fresh off a stunning win aboard mighty mare Enable and now chases another feature victory with stablemate

29 Jul 2019 - 5:08PM
Silvestre de Sousa proud to sport the King Power Racing silks at Royal Ascot

After a sterling stint in Hong Kong, the Brazilian is chasing more feature success at the famous meeting

After a sterling stint in Hong Kong, the Brazilian is chasing more feature success at the famous meeting

17 Jun 2019 - 8:35PM
Goodwood race a Good Omen for British exports

A 2,000m handicap at the famous meeting has a habit of providing talented horses for Hong Kong

A 2,000m handicap at the famous meeting has a habit of providing talented horses for Hong Kong

6 Apr 2019 - 7:19PM
Hong Kong venture capitalist Johnny Hon strikes Group gold at prestigious Qatar racing festival

The renowned businessman’s horse Global Spectrum takes out the Group Two Al Biddah Mile

The renowned businessman’s horse Global Spectrum takes out the Group Two Al Biddah Mile

25 Feb 2019 - 10:39PM
Simply Brilliant trying to secure Frankel’s first Hong Kong Group One

Frankie Lor’s talented galloper competes at the top level for the first time on Sunday

Frankie Lor’s talented galloper competes at the top level for the first time on Sunday

19 Feb 2019 - 3:17PM
Leading Classic Mile hope Ka Ying Star slots straight into life in Hong Kong

The British import has hit the ground running and looks a strong chance in Sunday’s HK$10 million feature

The British import has hit the ground running and looks a strong chance in Sunday’s HK$10 million feature

26 Jan 2019 - 1:47PM
Vincent Ho out to maintain strong British connection with ironically named Born In China

The leading local jockey joins forces with the eight-year-old for the first time in Sunday’s Group One Centenary Sprint Cup

The leading local jockey joins forces with the eight-year-old for the first time in Sunday’s Group One Centenary Sprint Cup

19 Jan 2019 - 4:43PM
British bloodstock agent Alastair Donald sources half the January Cup field

Time Warp represents the classiest of the five but may be vulnerable from the outside draw

Time Warp represents the classiest of the five but may be vulnerable from the outside draw

9 Jan 2019 - 1:06PM