Sam Agars

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.
Sam Agars
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.

Latest from Sam Agars

Keith Yeung hopes for Perfect reunion after tough split: ‘it’s not nice when they take you off like that’

The jockey climbs back aboard the Danny Shum-trained Perfect Match at Happy Valley on Wednesday night

2 Jul 2019 - 4:41PM

The jockey climbs back aboard the Danny Shum-trained Perfect Match at Happy Valley on Wednesday night

Keith Yeung hopes for Perfect reunion after tough split: ‘it’s not nice when they take you off like that’
Zac Purton lands first $50 winner in seven years – ‘I can’t believe the price, I never ride them’

The champion Australian boots home Caspar Fownes’ debutant Winning Delight, much to the surprise of the trainer

1 Jul 2019 - 9:59PM

The champion Australian boots home Caspar Fownes’ debutant Winning Delight, much to the surprise of the trainer

Zac Purton lands first $50 winner in seven years – ‘I can’t believe the price, I never ride them’
David Ferraris catches another Pokemon as Blastoise debuts – ‘his kids name all of the horses’

The South African trainer has had success with a number horses named after characters in the popular video game

30 Jun 2019 - 4:55PM

The South African trainer has had success with a number horses named after characters in the popular video game

David Ferraris catches another Pokemon as Blastoise debuts – ‘his kids name all of the horses’
Karis Teetan Thanks Zac Purton for handing him gun ride, but knows it might not be Forever

With the reigning champion jockey committed to Big Party, the Mauritian climbs aboard John Moore’s exciting sprinter for the first time

30 Jun 2019 - 2:46PM

With the reigning champion jockey committed to Big Party, the Mauritian climbs aboard John Moore’s exciting sprinter for the first time

Karis Teetan Thanks Zac Purton for handing him gun ride, but knows it might not be Forever
Grant van Niekerk lands biggest Hong Kong success as Frankie Lor continues on his merry way

The South African jockey and the prolific trainer combine to take out the Group Three Premier Cup with Flying Thunder at Sha Tin on Sunday

23 Jun 2019 - 10:22PM

The South African jockey and the prolific trainer combine to take out the Group Three Premier Cup with Flying Thunder at Sha Tin on Sunday

Grant van Niekerk lands biggest Hong Kong success as Frankie Lor continues on his merry way
Can Pingwu Spark put colic, scratchings and barrier trouble behind him and actually win?

Benno Yung hopes his six-year-old is ready to return to the winner’s circle in Sunday’s Group Three Premier Cup

22 Jun 2019 - 3:38PM

Benno Yung hopes his six-year-old is ready to return to the winner’s circle in Sunday’s Group Three Premier Cup

Can Pingwu Spark put colic, scratchings and barrier trouble behind him and actually win?
Almond Eye wins fan vote but Lys Gracieux could be the star of the Takarazuka Kinen

As the superstar filly skips the Group One at Hanshin, Yoshito Yahagi’s five-year-old looks to build on two strong runs at Sha Tin

22 Jun 2019 - 4:59PM

As the superstar filly skips the Group One at Hanshin, Yoshito Yahagi’s five-year-old looks to build on two strong runs at Sha Tin

Almond Eye wins fan vote but Lys Gracieux could be the star of the Takarazuka Kinen
Zac Purton gets his way with star youngster Voyage Warrior – ‘he’s always been asking for the ride’

The reigning champion jockey climbs aboard the Ricky Yiu-trained three-year-old for the first time in the absence of the suspended Karis Teetan

22 Jun 2019 - 1:33PM

The reigning champion jockey climbs aboard the Ricky Yiu-trained three-year-old for the first time in the absence of the suspended Karis Teetan

Zac Purton gets his way with star youngster Voyage Warrior – ‘he’s always been asking for the ride’
Victor Wong leaves hospital weeks after suffering chest, back and head injuries in fall

The 24-year-old will continue his long road to recovery at the Apprentice Jockeys’ School hostel

21 Jun 2019 - 1:09PM

The 24-year-old will continue his long road to recovery at the Apprentice Jockeys’ School hostel

Victor Wong leaves hospital weeks after suffering chest, back and head injuries in fall
Tony Cruz admits Time Warp is no longer a Group One horse – ‘I don’t think he’s in that category’

The six-year-old has been disappointing but could still be in the finish if he gets his own way in Sunday’s Group Three Premier Plate at Sha Tin

20 Jun 2019 - 10:16PM

The six-year-old has been disappointing but could still be in the finish if he gets his own way in Sunday’s Group Three Premier Plate at Sha Tin

Tony Cruz admits Time Warp is no longer a Group One horse – ‘I don’t think he’s in that category’
As Royal Ascot ditches tradition to cater to Japan, Deirdre’s trainer asks fans to lay off the sake

Organisers bring Wednesday’s Prince Of Wales’s Stakes forward 40 minutes to make sure it begins before midnight in the Land of the Rising Sun

18 Jun 2019 - 9:47PM

Organisers bring Wednesday’s Prince Of Wales’s Stakes forward 40 minutes to make sure it begins before midnight in the Land of the Rising Sun

As Royal Ascot ditches tradition to cater to Japan, Deirdre’s trainer asks fans to lay off the sake
Benno Yung snares rare treble as Joao Moreira becomes fastest jockey to 800 Hong Kong winners

The 60-year-old rings up three victories in a day for the first time since 2016 as Ka Ying Master, Such A Happiness and Not Usual Talent salute

16 Jun 2019 - 10:02PM

The 60-year-old rings up three victories in a day for the first time since 2016 as Ka Ying Master, Such A Happiness and Not Usual Talent salute

Benno Yung snares rare treble as Joao Moreira becomes fastest jockey to 800 Hong Kong winners
Martin Harley adds ‘feather in the cap’ with ride for John Moore as he looks to finish on a high

The Irishman has his first ride for the champion trainer and remains positive despite being told his contract won’t be extended beyond this season

15 Jun 2019 - 4:56PM

The Irishman has his first ride for the champion trainer and remains positive despite being told his contract won’t be extended beyond this season

Martin Harley adds ‘feather in the cap’ with ride for John Moore as he looks to finish on a high
What elite athletes eat: the food that fuels jockey Chad Schofield and Hong Kong rugby captain James Cunningham

The world-class rider and powerful forward let us in on the diets that allow them to perform at the top level

15 Jun 2019 - 9:51PM

The world-class rider and powerful forward let us in on the diets that allow them to perform at the top level

What elite athletes eat: the food that fuels jockey Chad Schofield and Hong Kong rugby captain James Cunningham
Brazilian excitement machine Vagner Borges enlisted to boost Hong Kong jockey ranks

The prolific 26-year-old, who has 10 Group One victories among 1,606 winners, will ride at the last five meetings of the season

14 Jun 2019 - 10:39PM

The prolific 26-year-old, who has 10 Group One victories among 1,606 winners, will ride at the last five meetings of the season

Brazilian excitement machine Vagner Borges enlisted to boost Hong Kong jockey ranks
Michael Chang acquires Fight Hero due to dearth of dirt races

The eight-year-old joins the veteran’s stable from Me Tsui so he is guaranteed a start in Wednesday night’s Class Two Butterfly Bay Handicap (1,200m)

10 Jun 2019 - 6:54PM

The eight-year-old joins the veteran’s stable from Me Tsui so he is guaranteed a start in Wednesday night’s Class Two Butterfly Bay Handicap (1,200m)

Michael Chang acquires Fight Hero due to dearth of dirt races
Francis Lui lands hat-trick with Golden Sixty while Vincent Ho reaches his first 50

The leading local jockey wins on the three-year-old again to continue the best season of his career

8 Jun 2019 - 9:50PM

The leading local jockey wins on the three-year-old again to continue the best season of his career

Francis Lui lands hat-trick with Golden Sixty while Vincent Ho reaches his first 50
John Moore throws down the gauntlet to John Size with four-timer: ‘I’ve got the ammunition’

The 69-year-old cuts the margin to five in the trainers’ championship with nine meetings left in the season

8 Jun 2019 - 9:50PM

The 69-year-old cuts the margin to five in the trainers’ championship with nine meetings left in the season

John Moore throws down the gauntlet to John Size with four-timer: ‘I’ve got the ammunition’
Karis Teetan squares up for round three with Thanks Forever – can Multimillion bring him down?

The Mauritian jockey has been on the wrong end of the young star’s two wins to date but has a chance to turn the tables at Sha Tin on Saturday

7 Jun 2019 - 1:30PM

The Mauritian jockey has been on the wrong end of the young star’s two wins to date but has a chance to turn the tables at Sha Tin on Saturday

Karis Teetan squares up for round three with Thanks Forever – can Multimillion bring him down?
Golden Sixty ‘struggling a little bit’ but Francis Lui still hopeful he can make it three in a row

The youngster will have to overcome a number of factors to maintain his unbeaten record at Sha Tin on Saturday

6 Jun 2019 - 10:11PM

The youngster will have to overcome a number of factors to maintain his unbeaten record at Sha Tin on Saturday

Golden Sixty ‘struggling a little bit’ but Francis Lui still hopeful he can make it three in a row
Frankie Lor in a dry spell? Prolific trainer admits he’s slowed down as he chases Happy Valley kick-start

The second-season sensation has only managed five winners since the start of May after 35 in the first four months of the year

3 Jun 2019 - 6:52PM

The second-season sensation has only managed five winners since the start of May after 35 in the first four months of the year

Frankie Lor in a dry spell? Prolific trainer admits he’s slowed down as he chases Happy Valley kick-start
Zac Purton enters rarefied air with record HK$211 million season

The champion Australian bags another half-dozen winners to set a new personal best with 11 meetings remaining in the season

2 Jun 2019 - 10:15PM

The champion Australian bags another half-dozen winners to set a new personal best with 11 meetings remaining in the season

Zac Purton enters rarefied air with record HK$211 million season
Tony Cruz on his special affinity with Ka Ying Star ahead of Group feature – ‘he loves to see you’

The trainer now knows his four-year-old does his best work over the mile and is confident he will be right around the mark in the Lion Rock Trophy

1 Jun 2019 - 2:17PM

The trainer now knows his four-year-old does his best work over the mile and is confident he will be right around the mark in the Lion Rock Trophy

Tony Cruz on his special affinity with Ka Ying Star ahead of Group feature – ‘he loves to see you’
Team Spirit a ‘totally different horse’ since curing mystery ailment: Chris So

The progressive four-year-old produced two poor runs when suffering from back pain but has returned to top form ahead of Sunday

30 May 2019 - 7:11PM

The progressive four-year-old produced two poor runs when suffering from back pain but has returned to top form ahead of Sunday

Team Spirit a ‘totally different horse’ since curing mystery ailment: Chris So
Michael Chang looks to avoid dreaded strike with Happy Valley assault – ‘I just take it easy’

The 57-year-old takes nine runners to the city track on Wednesday, including four in one race

27 May 2019 - 8:46PM

The 57-year-old takes nine runners to the city track on Wednesday, including four in one race

Michael Chang looks to avoid dreaded strike with Happy Valley assault – ‘I just take it easy’
John Size lands 1,200th Hong Kong winner and edges closer to his 11th trainers’ championship

The 64-year-old snares a treble at Sha Tin on Sunday to take his tally this season to 67, seven clear of his nearest rival

26 May 2019 - 11:04PM

The 64-year-old snares a treble at Sha Tin on Sunday to take his tally this season to 67, seven clear of his nearest rival

John Size lands 1,200th Hong Kong winner and edges closer to his 11th trainers’ championship
David Hall hopeful Little Giant can deliver at the elite level next season after first Group success

The lightly raced six-year-old wins the Sha Tin Vase and his Australian trainer believes he could still improve after a good rest

26 May 2019 - 11:05PM

The lightly raced six-year-old wins the Sha Tin Vase and his Australian trainer believes he could still improve after a good rest

David Hall hopeful Little Giant can deliver at the elite level next season after first Group success
Japanese raider Happy Grin’s legion of fans donate 2 million yen to send the underdog to Hong Kong

The Junji Tanaka-trained four-year-old is out to ride a wave of public support in Sunday’s Champions & Chater Cup

24 May 2019 - 10:42PM

The Junji Tanaka-trained four-year-old is out to ride a wave of public support in Sunday’s Champions & Chater Cup

Japanese raider Happy Grin’s legion of fans donate 2 million yen to send the underdog to Hong Kong
Beauty Generation has dominated the headlines this season, but could Exultant be the real hero?

The Tony Cruz-trained stayer is in the midst of a sublime term and could demand some serious recognition if all goes to plan in the next month

23 May 2019 - 7:00PM

The Tony Cruz-trained stayer is in the midst of a sublime term and could demand some serious recognition if all goes to plan in the next month

Beauty Generation has dominated the headlines this season, but could Exultant be the real hero?
Jimmy Ting reaches new heights with Yee Cheong Baby as youngsters start to fire

The first-year trainer says he has been patient with his new horses and expects them to come back bigger and better next season

23 May 2019 - 4:57AM

The first-year trainer says he has been patient with his new horses and expects them to come back bigger and better next season

Jimmy Ting reaches new heights with Yee Cheong Baby as youngsters start to fire