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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Joao Moreira pictures the scenes at his family home as they cheer his winners in Brazil’s early hours

The Magic Man lands five victories on international day and knows he had support from afar despite the time difference

8 Dec 2019 - 11:09PM

The Magic Man lands five victories on international day and knows he had support from afar despite the time difference

Joao Moreira pictures the scenes at his family home as they cheer his winners in Brazil’s early hours
John Size shows softer side as Beat The Clock snares Hong Kong Sprint: ‘it’s humbling to see a horse do that’

The six-year-old gelding wins his third Group One of the calendar year as boom young gun Aethero hangs on for a gallant third

8 Dec 2019 - 11:09PM

The six-year-old gelding wins his third Group One of the calendar year as boom young gun Aethero hangs on for a gallant third

John Size shows softer side as Beat The Clock snares Hong Kong Sprint: ‘it’s humbling to see a horse do that’
HKIR: Bought to win Griffin races, Aethero stands on the precipice of Hong Kong history

John Moore says his star in the making is the ‘real deal’ as he bids to become the first three-year-old to win the Sprint on international day

7 Dec 2019 - 3:11PM

John Moore says his star in the making is the ‘real deal’ as he bids to become the first three-year-old to win the Sprint on international day

HKIR: Bought to win Griffin races, Aethero stands on the precipice of Hong Kong history
HKIR: Win Bright just as fit for Hong Kong Cup as he was for QE II demolition

The Japanese galloper set a track record when saluting at Sha Tin in April and his trainer believes the five-year-old can deliver again

6 Dec 2019 - 8:53PM

The Japanese galloper set a track record when saluting at Sha Tin in April and his trainer believes the five-year-old can deliver again

HKIR: Win Bright just as fit for Hong Kong Cup as he was for QE II demolition
Zac Purton ready to leave Gerald Mosse in his dust as HKIR’s most successful jockey

The champion Australian is equal with the Frenchman on eight international day wins and has four live chances at Sha Tin on Sunday

6 Dec 2019 - 6:00AM

The champion Australian is equal with the Frenchman on eight international day wins and has four live chances at Sha Tin on Sunday

Zac Purton ready to leave Gerald Mosse in his dust as HKIR’s most successful jockey
Karis Teetan hopes HKIR undercard can provide launch pad to Derby glory

The in-form Mauritian jockey is confident More Than This is well on his way to being a big player in the four-year-old series

5 Dec 2019 - 8:10PM

The in-form Mauritian jockey is confident More Than This is well on his way to being a big player in the four-year-old series

Karis Teetan hopes HKIR undercard can provide launch pad to Derby glory
James McDonald excited about IJC reunion with John Moore, even if he is representing Australia

The star Kiwi jockey and the legendary trainer resume their fruitful partnership at Happy Valley on Wednesday night

4 Dec 2019 - 6:00AM

The star Kiwi jockey and the legendary trainer resume their fruitful partnership at Happy Valley on Wednesday night

James McDonald excited about IJC reunion with John Moore, even if he is representing Australia
HKIR: Watch the last start of every Hong Kong Mile runner, including Beauty Generation and Indy Champ

Navigating international form can be a minefield so the Post has compiled all you need to back a winner at the Hong Kong International Races

4 Dec 2019 - 1:08PM

Navigating international form can be a minefield so the Post has compiled all you need to back a winner at the Hong Kong International Races

HKIR: Watch the last start of every Hong Kong Mile runner, including Beauty Generation and Indy Champ
HKIR and John Moore: a 31-year odyssey from wannabes to world class

Ahead of his last international day as a Hong Kong trainer, the legendary handler reflects on how his stable and Sha Tin’s biggest day have grown together

3 Dec 2019 - 8:23PM

Ahead of his last international day as a Hong Kong trainer, the legendary handler reflects on how his stable and Sha Tin’s biggest day have grown together

HKIR and John Moore: a 31-year odyssey from wannabes to world class
Everything there is to know about the 2019 Hong Kong International Races

Get all the information you need about this year's four Group Ones and hear Hong Kong's biggest names discuss the chances of their superstars.

2 Dec 2019 - 6:53PM

Get all the information you need about this year's four Group Ones and hear Hong Kong's biggest names discuss the chances of their superstars.

Everything there is to know about the 2019 Hong Kong International Races
IJC: Karis Teetan hopes to bring down ‘world’s best’, while Joao Moreira plans to return with a bang

The Mauritian goes into the four-leg series with some handy rides while the Brazilian is pleased to be back in action after missing out last season

2 Dec 2019 - 8:48PM

The Mauritian goes into the four-leg series with some handy rides while the Brazilian is pleased to be back in action after missing out last season

IJC: Karis Teetan hopes to bring down ‘world’s best’, while Joao Moreira plans to return with a bang
HKIR: Watch the last start of every Hong Kong Cup runner, including Magic Wand and Win Bright

Navigating international form can be a minefield so the Post has compiled all you need to back a winner at the Hong Kong International Races

4 Dec 2019 - 1:07PM

Navigating international form can be a minefield so the Post has compiled all you need to back a winner at the Hong Kong International Races

HKIR: Watch the last start of every Hong Kong Cup runner, including Magic Wand and Win Bright
Zac Purton baffled by IJC weight allocation: ‘they knew I could ride lighter’

Hong Kong’s reigning champion draws a poor book after being listed with a 120-pound minimum despite being on track to partner Aethero at 117

2 Dec 2019 - 11:00PM

Hong Kong’s reigning champion draws a poor book after being listed with a 120-pound minimum despite being on track to partner Aethero at 117

Zac Purton baffled by IJC weight allocation: ‘they knew I could ride lighter’
HKIR: Watch the last start of every Hong Kong Vase runner, including Anthony Van Dyck and Deirdre

Navigating international form can be a minefield so the Post has compiled all you need to back a winner at the Hong Kong International Races

4 Dec 2019 - 1:06PM

Navigating international form can be a minefield so the Post has compiled all you need to back a winner at the Hong Kong International Races

HKIR: Watch the last start of every Hong Kong Vase runner, including Anthony Van Dyck and Deirdre
Manfred Man says his Baby can hit the Big Time on Dubai dirt

Matthew Chadwick labels the five-year-old ‘great to partner’ as the horse continues his hot form with another win at Sha Tin

1 Dec 2019 - 9:57PM

Matthew Chadwick labels the five-year-old ‘great to partner’ as the horse continues his hot form with another win at Sha Tin

Manfred Man says his Baby can hit the Big Time on Dubai dirt
Paul O’Sullivan backs speedster to ignite Sha Tin straight again: ‘if it’s not broken, don’t fix it’

After ruining the debut of $1.50 pop Lucky More, Duke Wai won’t be rolling out the welcome mat for a host of private purchase first starters

28 Nov 2019 - 8:14PM

After ruining the debut of $1.50 pop Lucky More, Duke Wai won’t be rolling out the welcome mat for a host of private purchase first starters

Paul O’Sullivan backs speedster to ignite Sha Tin straight again: ‘if it’s not broken, don’t fix it’
Alberto Sanna appeals severity of 12-meeting ban for Dances With Dragon ride

The jockey’s Hong Kong career hangs in the balance after he pleaded guilty to not taking all reasonable and permissible measures to obtain the best possible placing

28 Nov 2019 - 10:16PM

The jockey’s Hong Kong career hangs in the balance after he pleaded guilty to not taking all reasonable and permissible measures to obtain the best possible placing

Alberto Sanna appeals severity of 12-meeting ban for Dances With Dragon ride
Alberto Sanna’s Hong Kong career hangs by a thread after 12-meeting ban

The Italian jockey pleads guilty to not taking all reasonable and permissible measures to ensure Dances With Dragon obtained the best possible placing and is outed for six weeks

26 Nov 2019 - 10:47PM

The Italian jockey pleads guilty to not taking all reasonable and permissible measures to ensure Dances With Dragon obtained the best possible placing and is outed for six weeks

Alberto Sanna’s Hong Kong career hangs by a thread after 12-meeting ban
Ricky Yiu lands second straight treble on golden afternoon: ‘it came together today’

Villa Fionn, Simple Elegant and Preciousship salute to take the veteran local trainer’s win tally to 20 for the season

23 Nov 2019 - 9:23PM

Villa Fionn, Simple Elegant and Preciousship salute to take the veteran local trainer’s win tally to 20 for the season

Ricky Yiu lands second straight treble on golden afternoon: ‘it came together today’
Chad Schofield confirms his ride for Hong Kong Sprint – ‘he’s been such a good horse for me’

The 25-year-old, who has 10 rides at Sha Tin on Saturday, sticks with honest campaigner Rattan

22 Nov 2019 - 3:31PM

The 25-year-old, who has 10 rides at Sha Tin on Saturday, sticks with honest campaigner Rattan

Chad Schofield confirms his ride for Hong Kong Sprint – ‘he’s been such a good horse for me’
Opinion | HKIR: Timing of Magical disappearing act raises serious questions

Fans deserve better after having the mouth-watering clash dangled in front of them for little more than 12 hours

21 Nov 2019 - 7:03PM

Fans deserve better after having the mouth-watering clash dangled in front of them for little more than 12 hours

HKIR: Timing of Magical disappearing act raises serious questions
HKIR: Aethero out to become youngest Hong Kong Group One winner since 2001 in the Sprint

John Moore’s precocious three-year-old faces a largely local field, with In Her Time and Danon Smash the only international raiders

20 Nov 2019 - 8:56PM

John Moore’s precocious three-year-old faces a largely local field, with In Her Time and Danon Smash the only international raiders

HKIR: Aethero out to become youngest Hong Kong Group One winner since 2001 in the Sprint
Lyle Hewitson hopes luckless Methane can ignite his Hong Kong stint

The South African jockey and the David Ferraris-trained galloper return to the scene of a recent Happy Valley misfortune

19 Nov 2019 - 1:56PM

The South African jockey and the David Ferraris-trained galloper return to the scene of a recent Happy Valley misfortune

Lyle Hewitson hopes luckless Methane can ignite his Hong Kong stint
‘No plans’ to move International Jockeys’ Championship from Happy Valley as bumper cast confirmed

Chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges dismisses rumours that the series will be moved to Sha Tin

18 Nov 2019 - 10:59PM

Chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges dismisses rumours that the series will be moved to Sha Tin

‘No plans’ to move International Jockeys’ Championship from Happy Valley as bumper cast confirmed
Pakistan Star’s racing future hangs in the balance after refusing to race at Sha Tin – again

He is a fan favourite among many punters but is unlikely to be seen again on a racetrack in Hong Kong

17 Nov 2019 - 11:07PM

He is a fan favourite among many punters but is unlikely to be seen again on a racetrack in Hong Kong

Pakistan Star’s racing future hangs in the balance after refusing to race at Sha Tin – again
Zac Purton to ride lightest in years to partner irresistible Aethero in Group One sprint

The reigning champion jockey commits to making the weight after the gun three-year-old destroys his rivals at Sha Tin

17 Nov 2019 - 11:07PM

The reigning champion jockey commits to making the weight after the gun three-year-old destroys his rivals at Sha Tin

Zac Purton to ride lightest in years to partner irresistible Aethero in Group One sprint
Tony Cruz says three-time Group One winner Exultant will ‘repeat what he did last season’

Hong Kong’s champion stayer tackles Caspar Fownes’ giant-killing pair Rise High and Southern Legend in the Jockey Club Cup

16 Nov 2019 - 4:27PM

Hong Kong’s champion stayer tackles Caspar Fownes’ giant-killing pair Rise High and Southern Legend in the Jockey Club Cup

Tony Cruz says three-time Group One winner Exultant will ‘repeat what he did last season’
Why Joao Moreira stayed loyal to Beat The Clock despite Aethero temptation

The Brazilian sticks with the dual Group One winner, while Karis Teetan prepares to climb aboard boom youngster for the first time

16 Nov 2019 - 2:30PM

The Brazilian sticks with the dual Group One winner, while Karis Teetan prepares to climb aboard boom youngster for the first time

Why Joao Moreira stayed loyal to Beat The Clock despite Aethero temptation
Joao Moreira, John Moore, John Size, Caspar Fownes and Karis Teetan have their say on Jockey Club features

We ask the key players their thoughts ahead of the best card of racing so far this season

15 Nov 2019 - 11:19AM

We ask the key players their thoughts ahead of the best card of racing so far this season

Joao Moreira, John Moore, John Size, Caspar Fownes and Karis Teetan have their say on Jockey Club features
Former John Size-trained galloper Premiere takes on the big guns after 12-month break

Now with Francis Lui, the troubled six-year-old makes his return in Sunday’s Group Two Jockey Club Sprint

14 Nov 2019 - 7:29PM

Now with Francis Lui, the troubled six-year-old makes his return in Sunday’s Group Two Jockey Club Sprint

Former John Size-trained galloper Premiere takes on the big guns after 12-month break