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

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
Former jockey Jimmy Ting still riding work as a trainer – ‘I don’t want to be too fat’

The first-year handler says he is only about eight pounds heavier now than during his time as a professional rider

20 May 2019 - 8:39PM

The first-year handler says he is only about eight pounds heavier now than during his time as a professional rider

Former jockey Jimmy Ting still riding work as a trainer – ‘I don’t want to be too fat’
Douglas Whyte ready for training career after ‘unbelievable’ advice from some of the world’s best

The soon-to-be handler is back in Hong Kong after a three-month tour visiting the likes of Chris Waller, Charlie Appleby and David Hayes

18 May 2019 - 10:45PM

The soon-to-be handler is back in Hong Kong after a three-month tour visiting the likes of Chris Waller, Charlie Appleby and David Hayes

Douglas Whyte ready for training career after ‘unbelievable’ advice from some of the world’s best
John Size wary of chasing pack in title race: ‘I’m always looking over my shoulder’

The veteran hopes Champion’s Way can make it six in a row as he chases his 11th trainers’ championship

17 May 2019 - 4:08PM

The veteran hopes Champion’s Way can make it six in a row as he chases his 11th trainers’ championship

John Size wary of chasing pack in title race: ‘I’m always looking over my shoulder’
Paul O’Sullivan hints at a change for Pakistan Star after blistering trial win

The New Zealander says he might step the fan favourite back in trip next season, while Exultant remains on track for Japan

17 May 2019 - 1:58PM

The New Zealander says he might step the fan favourite back in trip next season, while Exultant remains on track for Japan

Paul O’Sullivan hints at a change for Pakistan Star after blistering trial win
Caspar Fownes edges closer to unlocking the frustrating Rivet: ‘I’ve tried to train him differently’

The five-year-old has failed to post a win in 15 Hong Kong starts after arriving with huge expectations on the back of a Group One win

16 May 2019 - 5:55PM

The five-year-old has failed to post a win in 15 Hong Kong starts after arriving with huge expectations on the back of a Group One win

Caspar Fownes edges closer to unlocking the frustrating Rivet: ‘I’ve tried to train him differently’
Opinion | Macau Jockey Club misses golden opportunity to show Hong Kong its plans for a brighter future

The MJC is in the midst of a multibillion-pataca upgrade but you wouldn’t have known it during the second leg of the interport series at Sha Tin on Saturday

13 May 2019 - 7:44PM

The MJC is in the midst of a multibillion-pataca upgrade but you wouldn’t have known it during the second leg of the interport series at Sha Tin on Saturday

Macau Jockey Club misses golden opportunity to show Hong Kong its plans for a brighter future
Derek Leung’s pain is Ricky Yiu and Matthew Chadwick’s gain in nail-biting finish

With his regular jockey sidelined with concussion, Speedy King gets a crucial weight advantage and wins by the barest of margins

11 May 2019 - 11:27PM

With his regular jockey sidelined with concussion, Speedy King gets a crucial weight advantage and wins by the barest of margins

Derek Leung’s pain is Ricky Yiu and Matthew Chadwick’s gain in nail-biting finish
Frankie Lor puts faith in brother-in-law Peter Ho, giving the Macau jockey three rides at Sha Tin

The pair teamed up for a winner on Hong Kong Macau Trophy Day last year and are out to keep the ball rolling on Saturday

10 May 2019 - 12:04PM

The pair teamed up for a winner on Hong Kong Macau Trophy Day last year and are out to keep the ball rolling on Saturday

Frankie Lor puts faith in brother-in-law Peter Ho, giving the Macau jockey three rides at Sha Tin
Chad Schofield confident he can deliver again on Endearing – ‘it looks a nice race for him’

The John Moore-trained six-year-old is looking to make it back-to-back wins over the Valley 1,200m

30 Apr 2019 - 3:11PM

The John Moore-trained six-year-old is looking to make it back-to-back wins over the Valley 1,200m

Chad Schofield confident he can deliver again on Endearing – ‘it looks a nice race for him’
Tony Millard throws his support behind new Hong Kong jockey Aldo Domeyer after South African success

The 32-year-old has three rides for the trainer at Happy Valley on Wednesday night after winning a trial aboard Refined Treasure on Tuesday

30 Apr 2019 - 4:54PM

The 32-year-old has three rides for the trainer at Happy Valley on Wednesday night after winning a trial aboard Refined Treasure on Tuesday

Tony Millard throws his support behind new Hong Kong jockey Aldo Domeyer after South African success
Regally bred HK$11 million gelding to debut at Happy Valley – finally

Circuit Number One has endured a stable change and nine trials on his way to the racetrack for the first time

29 Apr 2019 - 6:07PM

Circuit Number One has endured a stable change and nine trials on his way to the racetrack for the first time

Regally bred HK$11 million gelding to debut at Happy Valley – finally
James McDonald lands first Hong Kong winner in years, but rules out a permanent move any time soon

The New Zealand jockey salutes on John Moore’s Monica but has a torrid time of it in the day’s features

28 Apr 2019 - 10:57PM

The New Zealand jockey salutes on John Moore’s Monica but has a torrid time of it in the day’s features

James McDonald lands first Hong Kong winner in years, but rules out a permanent move any time soon
Japan’s Win Bright ambushes QE II Cup and trainer outlines plans to pillage more Hong Kong riches

Forgotten by punters, the five-year-old smashes the track record as Yoshihiro Hatakeyama reigns supreme on his first trip to Sha Tin

28 Apr 2019 - 10:57PM

Forgotten by punters, the five-year-old smashes the track record as Yoshihiro Hatakeyama reigns supreme on his first trip to Sha Tin

Japan’s Win Bright ambushes QE II Cup and trainer outlines plans to pillage more Hong Kong riches
Hong Kong hope Mr Stunning scratched from Group One Chairman’s Sprint Prize

A sore foot rules the dual Hong Kong Sprint winner out of Sunday’s race

27 Apr 2019 - 2:23PM

A sore foot rules the dual Hong Kong Sprint winner out of Sunday’s race

Hong Kong hope Mr Stunning scratched from Group One Chairman’s Sprint Prize
Seven-time Olympian Mark Todd chases his third Group One as a trainer with Eminent

The 63-year-old is a dual gold medallist and has returned to training racehorses after an unexpected turn of events

26 Apr 2019 - 9:40PM

The 63-year-old is a dual gold medallist and has returned to training racehorses after an unexpected turn of events

Seven-time Olympian Mark Todd chases his third Group One as a trainer with Eminent
Mr Stunning under an injury cloud ahead of Chairman’s Sprint Prize; Viddora climbs off the canvas

Frankie Lor’s champion sprinter is suffering foot soreness, while Lloyd Kennewell’s speedster is on track to pass a vet check on Saturday morning

26 Apr 2019 - 10:37PM

Frankie Lor’s champion sprinter is suffering foot soreness, while Lloyd Kennewell’s speedster is on track to pass a vet check on Saturday morning

Mr Stunning under an injury cloud ahead of Chairman’s Sprint Prize; Viddora climbs off the canvas
Group One racing on hold for John Moore’s Styling City as youngster looks to regain top form

The smart three-year-old steps out alongside a host of South African imports in Sunday’s Class Two FWD Insurance Elite Handicap (1,200m)

26 Apr 2019 - 8:00AM

The smart three-year-old steps out alongside a host of South African imports in Sunday’s Class Two FWD Insurance Elite Handicap (1,200m)

Group One racing on hold for John Moore’s Styling City as youngster looks to regain top form
Kiwi Michael Pitman lays cancer battle bare as he chases crowning Group One glory on world stage

The 63-year-old saddles up Enzo’s Lad in the Chairman’s Sprint Prize and says he is proud to be in Hong Kong after health troubles

25 Apr 2019 - 10:32PM

The 63-year-old saddles up Enzo’s Lad in the Chairman’s Sprint Prize and says he is proud to be in Hong Kong after health troubles

Kiwi Michael Pitman lays cancer battle bare as he chases crowning Group One glory on world stage
Danny Shum and Jimmy Ting admit they are already avoiding young star Voyage Warrior

The pair opt to hold their horses until Happy Valley on Wednesday rather than clash with the powerful speedster

23 Apr 2019 - 2:10PM

The pair opt to hold their horses until Happy Valley on Wednesday rather than clash with the powerful speedster

Danny Shum and Jimmy Ting admit they are already avoiding young star Voyage Warrior
Umberto Rispoli’s iron snaps 700m from home – ‘I knew I was in trouble’

The Italian jockey is forced to abandon any hope of winning aboard Big Time Baby after an equipment malfunction

22 Apr 2019 - 10:15PM

The Italian jockey is forced to abandon any hope of winning aboard Big Time Baby after an equipment malfunction

Umberto Rispoli’s iron snaps 700m from home – ‘I knew I was in trouble’
Zac Purton hopeful Ugly Warrior will ‘get his chance’ to shine again on return to favourite surface

The Australian jockey rides the four-year-old for the first time since their victory almost a year ago to the day

21 Apr 2019 - 2:50PM

The Australian jockey rides the four-year-old for the first time since their victory almost a year ago to the day

Zac Purton hopeful Ugly Warrior will ‘get his chance’ to shine again on return to favourite surface
Sent packing by the stewards last month, Utopia Life now faces the scintillating Voyage Warrior

Manfred Man’s three-year-old returns to the races after being on the wrong end of an upheld protest last time out

18 Apr 2019 - 6:57PM

Manfred Man’s three-year-old returns to the races after being on the wrong end of an upheld protest last time out

Sent packing by the stewards last month, Utopia Life now faces the scintillating Voyage Warrior
Italian Derby winner and a horse that got within four lengths of Winx debut at Happy Valley

Party Together and Divine Unicorn enter Hong Kong racing after turning heads in other jurisdictions

15 Apr 2019 - 6:05PM

Party Together and Divine Unicorn enter Hong Kong racing after turning heads in other jurisdictions

Italian Derby winner and a horse that got within four lengths of Winx debut at Happy Valley
Zac Purton reaches his century aboard a youngster showing ‘all the resemblance of Able Friend’

The Australian jockey may have another superstar partner in crime after the John Moore-trained Aethero dominates on debut

14 Apr 2019 - 10:12PM

The Australian jockey may have another superstar partner in crime after the John Moore-trained Aethero dominates on debut

Zac Purton reaches his century aboard a youngster showing ‘all the resemblance of Able Friend’
Grant van Niekerk refuses to be another battling Hong Kong jockey – enter Big Party

The South African wants to stay in Hong Kong for the long-term, but only if the winners are flowing

13 Apr 2019 - 5:27PM

The South African wants to stay in Hong Kong for the long-term, but only if the winners are flowing

Grant van Niekerk refuses to be another battling Hong Kong jockey – enter Big Party
John Moore still gets a thrill out of blooding youngsters despite impending retirement

The 69-year-old unveils three promising types in the season’s first griffin race at Sha Tin on Sunday

13 Apr 2019 - 2:13PM

The 69-year-old unveils three promising types in the season’s first griffin race at Sha Tin on Sunday

John Moore still gets a thrill out of blooding youngsters despite impending retirement
Hugh Bowman still cracking jokes after Winx kicks fence – I’ll miss ‘all the media attention’

The mighty mare is looking to sign off with 33 consecutive victories, and 25 Group Ones, with a win in Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick

12 Apr 2019 - 9:23PM

The mighty mare is looking to sign off with 33 consecutive victories, and 25 Group Ones, with a win in Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick

Hugh Bowman still cracking jokes after Winx kicks fence – I’ll miss ‘all the media attention’