Sam Agars

Hong Kong

Sam Agars

Horse Racing Reporter

Sam Agars started his career in South Australia before moving to Hong Kong in 2014. He spent three years covering rugby and golf for the Post, before joining the horse racing team in 2018.

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Beauty Generation reigns once more with eighth Group One: ‘the public have got their champ back’

John Moore’s ageing champion takes out the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup, with the conversation now turning towards a long-awaited overseas raid

16 Feb 2020 - 10:16PM

John Moore’s ageing champion takes out the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup, with the conversation now turning towards a long-awaited overseas raid

Beauty Generation reigns once more with eighth Group One: ‘the public have got their champ back’
John Size says Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup is a mystery: ‘no one’s got a record at it’

The master trainer takes gun sprinters Beat The Clock and Hot King Prawn into the sole 1,400m Group One of the season

15 Feb 2020 - 5:22PM

The master trainer takes gun sprinters Beat The Clock and Hot King Prawn into the sole 1,400m Group One of the season

John Size says Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup is a mystery: ‘no one’s got a record at it’
Exultant ready to perform for Purton in Gold Cup: ‘when Zac tells him to go, he will go’

Tony Cruz outlines the importance of the relationship between the Group One star and his jockey ahead of Sunday’s feature at Sha Tin

15 Feb 2020 - 3:03PM

Tony Cruz outlines the importance of the relationship between the Group One star and his jockey ahead of Sunday’s feature at Sha Tin

Exultant ready to perform for Purton in Gold Cup: ‘when Zac tells him to go, he will go’
John Moore relaxed as Beauty Generation tackles Beat The Clock: ‘we’re the underdog’

The 69-year-old is confident the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup can be the perfect lead in to a trip to Dubai, but is still waiting for the green light from owners

15 Feb 2020 - 8:00AM

The 69-year-old is confident the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup can be the perfect lead in to a trip to Dubai, but is still waiting for the green light from owners

John Moore relaxed as Beauty Generation tackles Beat The Clock: ‘we’re the underdog’
Frankie Lor confident Furore can return to his best in Gold Cup, but beating Exultant is another matter

The reigning Hong Kong Derby champion returns to his favourite trip but has a new rider aboard in the absence of Hugh Bowman

13 Feb 2020 - 6:15PM

The reigning Hong Kong Derby champion returns to his favourite trip but has a new rider aboard in the absence of Hugh Bowman

Frankie Lor confident Furore can return to his best in Gold Cup, but beating Exultant is another matter
Coronavirus: Zac Purton assures fans the jockeys just ‘want to keep racing’

The reigning champion says morale is high among the riders, even if it is harder to put in the required work with owners

10 Feb 2020 - 7:13PM

The reigning champion says morale is high among the riders, even if it is harder to put in the required work with owners

Coronavirus: Zac Purton assures fans the jockeys just ‘want to keep racing’
Where do retired horses go? The ex-jockey ensuring even the slow ones have ‘a forever home’

Amy Taylor’s International Thoroughbred Retirement provides owners with constant updates on the well-being of their former gallopers.

9 Feb 2020 - 12:04PM

Amy Taylor’s International Thoroughbred Retirement provides owners with constant updates on the well-being of their former gallopers.

Where do retired horses go? The ex-jockey ensuring even the slow ones have ‘a forever home’
Ricky Yiu delivers for punters after predicting profitable day out at Sha Tin

The veteran orchestrates a running treble to regain the lead in the trainers’ premiership, with Preciousship the star of the show

8 Feb 2020 - 9:02PM

The veteran orchestrates a running treble to regain the lead in the trainers’ premiership, with Preciousship the star of the show

Ricky Yiu delivers for punters after predicting profitable day out at Sha Tin
Ricky Yiu ready to revive title tilt with team he says will go ‘very, very close’ at Sha Tin

After a flying start to the season, the veteran trainer is in the midst of a lean trot ahead of Saturday’s meeting

7 Feb 2020 - 3:48PM

After a flying start to the season, the veteran trainer is in the midst of a lean trot ahead of Saturday’s meeting

Ricky Yiu ready to revive title tilt with team he says will go ‘very, very close’ at Sha Tin
Hong Kong Bet back to the races days after Junius Ho removed as an owner

The Tony Cruz-trained four-year-old steps out for the first time since July at Sha Tin on Saturday

7 Feb 2020 - 12:49PM

The Tony Cruz-trained four-year-old steps out for the first time since July at Sha Tin on Saturday

Hong Kong Bet back to the races days after Junius Ho removed as an owner
Coronavirus: Jockey Club locks out more fans as interport series between Hong Kong and Macau suspended

Only key participants, horse owners and their guests allowed on course as of Saturday’s meeting at Sha Tin

6 Feb 2020 - 10:35PM

Only key participants, horse owners and their guests allowed on course as of Saturday’s meeting at Sha Tin

Coronavirus: Jockey Club locks out more fans as interport series between Hong Kong and Macau suspended
Joao Moreira says title, not numbers, is all that matters this season

The Brazilian boots home four winners at Sha Tin on Sunday to go nine clear in the premiership

2 Feb 2020 - 9:54PM

The Brazilian boots home four winners at Sha Tin on Sunday to go nine clear in the premiership

Joao Moreira says title, not numbers, is all that matters this season
John Moore’s ‘likely prospects’ to confirm Hong Kong Derby standing at Sha Tin

Enjoying and Savvy Nine hope to further their four-year-old series aspirations in Sunday’s Class Two Azalea Handicap

30 Jan 2020 - 6:48PM

Enjoying and Savvy Nine hope to further their four-year-old series aspirations in Sunday’s Class Two Azalea Handicap

John Moore’s ‘likely prospects’ to confirm Hong Kong Derby standing at Sha Tin
Jimmy Ting out to break new ground with Hardly Swears, Keith Yeung just needs a winner

The trainer hopes the five-year-old can become his first horse to win four on the trot, while the out-of-form jockey is hoping to snap a 70-day drought

28 Jan 2020 - 3:00PM

The trainer hopes the five-year-old can become his first horse to win four on the trot, while the out-of-form jockey is hoping to snap a 70-day drought

Jimmy Ting out to break new ground with Hardly Swears, Keith Yeung just needs a winner
Golden Sixty explodes in Classic Mile as Francis Lui eyes four-year-old series domination

More Than This storms home for second to complete a quinella for the trainer and stake his claim for the Hong Kong Derby

27 Jan 2020 - 10:27PM

More Than This storms home for second to complete a quinella for the trainer and stake his claim for the Hong Kong Derby

Golden Sixty explodes in Classic Mile as Francis Lui eyes four-year-old series domination
China coronavirus: Zac Purton braces for ‘very strange’ race day ahead of Sha Tin lockout

The Australian praises the Jockey Club for showing ‘great leadership’ by drastically reducing attendance at Monday’s Lunar New Year meeting

26 Jan 2020 - 10:57PM

The Australian praises the Jockey Club for showing ‘great leadership’ by drastically reducing attendance at Monday’s Lunar New Year meeting

China coronavirus: Zac Purton braces for ‘very strange’ race day ahead of Sha Tin lockout
Irish jockey Jamie Spencer flying over 9,500km to ride Macau raider at Sha Tin

The two-time British champion partners Sacred Capital as the horse returns to Hong Kong for Monday’s Group Three Centenary Vase

23 Jan 2020 - 6:59PM

The two-time British champion partners Sacred Capital as the horse returns to Hong Kong for Monday’s Group Three Centenary Vase

Irish jockey Jamie Spencer flying over 9,500km to ride Macau raider at Sha Tin
Chris So hopes consistent Happy Valley specialist can help him end nagging drought

Zhan Jiang Rocks is one of three runners for the 51-year-old at the city circuit on Wednesday night

20 Jan 2020 - 8:45PM

Zhan Jiang Rocks is one of three runners for the 51-year-old at the city circuit on Wednesday night

Chris So hopes consistent Happy Valley specialist can help him end nagging drought
Beat The Clock continues sprint dominance with fourth Group One win

Joao Moreira offers an insight into why the champion sprinter attracts less fanfare than some of his peers

19 Jan 2020 - 10:34PM

Joao Moreira offers an insight into why the champion sprinter attracts less fanfare than some of his peers

Beat The Clock continues sprint dominance with fourth Group One win
Karis Teetan believes Hot King Prawn is ready to show his best

The five-year-old chases a maiden Group One victory when he lines up in the Centenary Sprint Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday

19 Jan 2020 - 8:00AM

The five-year-old chases a maiden Group One victory when he lines up in the Centenary Sprint Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday

Karis Teetan believes Hot King Prawn is ready to show his best
Dubai on the table for Beauty Generation ‘if he puts in a really big run’ in the Stewards’ Cup

John Moore still holds out hope of taking his fading superstar overseas but a lot depends on his performance in Sunday’s Group One

17 Jan 2020 - 10:44PM

John Moore still holds out hope of taking his fading superstar overseas but a lot depends on his performance in Sunday’s Group One

Dubai on the table for Beauty Generation ‘if he puts in a really big run’ in the Stewards’ Cup
John Moore can’t split pair that arrived on the same plane and now face off in Class Two

Computer Patch and Stronger have trodden strikingly similar paths to Sunday’s Ambitious Dragon Handicap

16 Jan 2020 - 7:43PM

Computer Patch and Stronger have trodden strikingly similar paths to Sunday’s Ambitious Dragon Handicap

John Moore can’t split pair that arrived on the same plane and now face off in Class Two
Jimmy Ting chases more Happy Valley success after being forced to watch his first treble on TV

The second-season trainer has developed a love affair with the city track this term and hopes to keep the ball rolling on Wednesday night

14 Jan 2020 - 2:34PM

The second-season trainer has developed a love affair with the city track this term and hopes to keep the ball rolling on Wednesday night

Jimmy Ting chases more Happy Valley success after being forced to watch his first treble on TV
Joao Moreira reveals which of John Size’s hotshots he will ride in the Classic Mile

The Brazilian teams up with Beauty Legacy in the first leg of the four-year-old series, while Karis Teetan partners Champion’s Way

14 Jan 2020 - 10:50PM

The Brazilian teams up with Beauty Legacy in the first leg of the four-year-old series, while Karis Teetan partners Champion’s Way

Joao Moreira reveals which of John Size’s hotshots he will ride in the Classic Mile
Karis Teetan hopes Flying Genius remains airborne at Happy Valley

The Mauritian reunites with the smart three-year-old, who is looking to complete a hat-trick of wins on Wednesday night

13 Jan 2020 - 9:55PM

The Mauritian reunites with the smart three-year-old, who is looking to complete a hat-trick of wins on Wednesday night

Karis Teetan hopes Flying Genius remains airborne at Happy Valley
Blake Shinn in Hong Kong ‘for the long haul’ as he secures first Group One rides

The Australian tunes up for his big week with victory aboard Golden Four at Sha Tin on Saturday

11 Jan 2020 - 9:40PM

The Australian tunes up for his big week with victory aboard Golden Four at Sha Tin on Saturday

Blake Shinn in Hong Kong ‘for the long haul’ as he secures first Group One rides
Douglas Whyte says dazzling Farhh Above ‘too good’ to rush into Classic Series

The four-year-old surges home from last to salute in his first run in six months at Sha Tin on Saturday

11 Jan 2020 - 9:40PM

The four-year-old surges home from last to salute in his first run in six months at Sha Tin on Saturday

Douglas Whyte says dazzling Farhh Above ‘too good’ to rush into Classic Series
Caspar Fownes hopes Derby hopeful Columbus County can ease Rise High injury pain

While one of his stars faces a long road back from tendon trouble, the trainer hopes his leading four-year-old can continue his emergence on Saturday

10 Jan 2020 - 4:53PM

While one of his stars faces a long road back from tendon trouble, the trainer hopes his leading four-year-old can continue his emergence on Saturday

Caspar Fownes hopes Derby hopeful Columbus County can ease Rise High injury pain
Beauty Generation’s ‘enthusiasm’ excites Zac Purton ahead of champion’s Group One return

The reigning Horse of the Year trials nicely at Sha Tin, while Joao Moreira is bullish about Waikuku’s chances in next weekend’s Stewards’ Cup

10 Jan 2020 - 4:51PM

The reigning Horse of the Year trials nicely at Sha Tin, while Joao Moreira is bullish about Waikuku’s chances in next weekend’s Stewards’ Cup

Beauty Generation’s ‘enthusiasm’ excites Zac Purton ahead of champion’s Group One return
Joao Moreira’s brilliance set to hold Macau raider in good stead in January Cup

Trainer Joe Lau says Sacred Capital is ‘a hope’ at Happy Valley on Wednesday after running fourth at Sha Tin in November

6 Jan 2020 - 8:10PM

Trainer Joe Lau says Sacred Capital is ‘a hope’ at Happy Valley on Wednesday after running fourth at Sha Tin in November

Joao Moreira’s brilliance set to hold Macau raider in good stead in January Cup