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

Hong Kong Derby eludes birthday boy John Moore but Sunny Speed and Dan Control give him reason to smile

The big-race master says the four-year-old will ‘be one of the better horses in Hong Kong’ after immense run for third

17 Mar 2019 - 11:02PM
Hong Kong Derby eludes birthday boy John Moore but Sunny Speed and Dan Control give him reason to smile

The big-race master says the four-year-old will ‘be one of the better horses in Hong Kong’ after immense run for third

Hugh Bowman caps tough week with Hong Kong Derby victory aboard Furore: ‘I’m chuffed’

The star Australian jockey produces a gem of a ride to snare his second win in the race a week after leaving Flemington early to be with his ill wife

17 Mar 2019 - 11:02PM
Hugh Bowman caps tough week with Hong Kong Derby victory aboard Furore: ‘I’m chuffed’

The star Australian jockey produces a gem of a ride to snare his second win in the race a week after leaving Flemington early to be with his ill wife

Hong Kong Derby: Ho Ho Khan out to exploit Waikuku’s ‘headache’ with help from James McDonald

The David Hall-trained colt has hardly put a foot wrong since arriving from New Zealand but will need to produce something special on Sunday

16 Mar 2019 - 3:26PM
Hong Kong Derby: Ho Ho Khan out to exploit Waikuku’s ‘headache’ with help from James McDonald

The David Hall-trained colt has hardly put a foot wrong since arriving from New Zealand but will need to produce something special on Sunday

Vincent Ho on fast cars, fast horses and the French number plate that inspires him to win

The star local jockey unwinds behind the wheel ahead of his ride on Ka Ying Star in the BMW Hong Kong Derby

15 Mar 2019 - 9:16PM
Vincent Ho on fast cars, fast horses and the French number plate that inspires him to win

The star local jockey unwinds behind the wheel ahead of his ride on Ka Ying Star in the BMW Hong Kong Derby

Ricky Yiu’s Flat Heaven looks to upstage John Size’s Full Of Beauty after Happy Valley shock

The four-year-old beat home Country Star and Music Addition at $48 last start and is hoping to spoil another party at Sha Tin on Sunday

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Ricky Yiu’s Flat Heaven looks to upstage John Size’s Full Of Beauty after Happy Valley shock

The four-year-old beat home Country Star and Music Addition at $48 last start and is hoping to spoil another party at Sha Tin on Sunday

Debutant Fat Turtle a hit in Frankie Lor’s stable – ‘it’s a good name, right?’

The four-year-old joins the long list of strange Hong Kong horse names at Happy Valley on Wednesday night

11 Mar 2019 - 6:56PM
Debutant Fat Turtle a hit in Frankie Lor’s stable – ‘it’s a good name, right?’

The four-year-old joins the long list of strange Hong Kong horse names at Happy Valley on Wednesday night

Hugh Bowman to ride in Hong Kong Derby as planned despite early Flemington exit on Saturday

Star Australian jockey left the track to be with ill wife Christine but trainer Frankie Lor says it is all systems go towards Sunday’s feature

11 Mar 2019 - 11:00PM
Hugh Bowman to ride in Hong Kong Derby as planned despite early Flemington exit on Saturday

Star Australian jockey left the track to be with ill wife Christine but trainer Frankie Lor says it is all systems go towards Sunday’s feature

Champions Day on the agenda for Australian horses after quarantine deadlock thaws

Star sprinters Santa Ana Lane, Viddora and Brave Smash eye off Group One Chairman’s Sprint Prize in April

11 Mar 2019 - 12:38PM
Champions Day on the agenda for Australian horses after quarantine deadlock thaws

Star sprinters Santa Ana Lane, Viddora and Brave Smash eye off Group One Chairman’s Sprint Prize in April

Regan Bayliss shows Hong Kong what he’s made of with dream Sha Tin double

The Australian boots home impressive pair Rise High and Champion’s Way, crediting partner Sheridan with being his ‘good-luck charm’

10 Mar 2019 - 11:06PM
Regan Bayliss shows Hong Kong what he’s made of with dream Sha Tin double

The Australian boots home impressive pair Rise High and Champion’s Way, crediting partner Sheridan with being his ‘good-luck charm’

Godolphin’s dominant Dubai World Cup Carnival poised to continue on Super Saturday

Saeed bin Suroor boasts the favourite in both Group One fixtures, while Charlie Appleby has a host of strong chances

8 Mar 2019 - 8:54PM
Godolphin’s dominant Dubai World Cup Carnival poised to continue on Super Saturday

Saeed bin Suroor boasts the favourite in both Group One fixtures, while Charlie Appleby has a host of strong chances

Tony Cruz out to continue Macau love affair as Romantic Touch chases interport hat-trick

The eight-year-old thrives on the Taipa track and the trainer is hopeful he can deliver for the third year running

3 Mar 2019 - 9:01AM
Tony Cruz out to continue Macau love affair as Romantic Touch chases interport hat-trick

The eight-year-old thrives on the Taipa track and the trainer is hopeful he can deliver for the third year running

Jack Wong comes to terms with life after apprentice school – ‘I got a bit lost when I moved out’

The 25-year-old rides his first winner since November and says he has overcome the uncertainty that came with becoming a senior jockey

5 Mar 2019 - 3:48PM
Jack Wong comes to terms with life after apprentice school – ‘I got a bit lost when I moved out’

The 25-year-old rides his first winner since November and says he has overcome the uncertainty that came with becoming a senior jockey

Hong Kong Derby: ‘proven’ Tianchi Monster keeps the dream alive for Chris So

The four-year-old stakes his claim for a spot in the prestigious race with victory in the Class Three Tai Hing Handicap, his second over 2,000m

24 Feb 2019 - 10:22PM
Hong Kong Derby: ‘proven’ Tianchi Monster keeps the dream alive for Chris So

The four-year-old stakes his claim for a spot in the prestigious race with victory in the Class Three Tai Hing Handicap, his second over 2,000m

Tony Millard’s Refined Treasure on fast track to Group company: ‘we have got to go for broke’

The four-year-old takes out the Class Two Sam Shing Handicap in superb fashion and the trainer knows he must strike while the iron is hot

24 Feb 2019 - 10:22PM
Tony Millard’s Refined Treasure on fast track to Group company: ‘we have got to go for broke’

The four-year-old takes out the Class Two Sam Shing Handicap in superb fashion and the trainer knows he must strike while the iron is hot

Hong Kong Derby: Frankie Lor hasn’t given up on Superich yet, but he must perform at Sha Tin

The trainer is hopeful the four-year-old can perform at 1,600m and beyond despite the horse fading out of the Classic Mile last month

23 Feb 2019 - 5:01PM
Hong Kong Derby: Frankie Lor hasn’t given up on Superich yet, but he must perform at Sha Tin

The trainer is hopeful the four-year-old can perform at 1,600m and beyond despite the horse fading out of the Classic Mile last month

Alvin Ng casts aside his walking stick and begins the fight to keep his licence

After being told he would need to improve his performance significantly this season, the 29-year-old has been stuck on the sidelines since October

23 Feb 2019 - 2:26PM
Alvin Ng casts aside his walking stick and begins the fight to keep his licence

After being told he would need to improve his performance significantly this season, the 29-year-old has been stuck on the sidelines since October

Regan Bayliss heads to Sha Tin armed with six rides and some advice from close friend Chad Schofield

The Australian has spent the week soaking up information and building relationships ahead of his Hong Kong debut

23 Feb 2019 - 8:02AM
Regan Bayliss heads to Sha Tin armed with six rides and some advice from close friend Chad Schofield

The Australian has spent the week soaking up information and building relationships ahead of his Hong Kong debut

Refined Treasure ‘going very nicely’ as he looks to own the Sha Tin straight once again

The Tony Millard-trained gelding returns from a freshen up on Sunday and is looking to regain the form that saw him win three in a row last season

21 Feb 2019 - 6:55PM
Refined Treasure ‘going very nicely’ as he looks to own the Sha Tin straight once again

The Tony Millard-trained gelding returns from a freshen up on Sunday and is looking to regain the form that saw him win three in a row last season

Umberto Rispoli says Shining Gem can win at Happy Valley, a year after battling in the Blue Diamond

The Ricky Yiu-trained three-year-old is having his third Hong Kong start in Wednesday’s Class Three Sai Kung Handicap (1,200m)

18 Feb 2019 - 6:45PM
Umberto Rispoli says Shining Gem can win at Happy Valley, a year after battling in the Blue Diamond

The Ricky Yiu-trained three-year-old is having his third Hong Kong start in Wednesday’s Class Three Sai Kung Handicap (1,200m)

Zac Purton rides ‘a hell of a race’ as Exultant delivers Tony Cruz his eighth Gold Cup victory

The jockey’s stunning mid-race move proves the difference, while Southern Legend shows he’s ready to tackle the Dubai World Cup head on

17 Feb 2019 - 10:36PM
Zac Purton rides ‘a hell of a race’ as Exultant delivers Tony Cruz his eighth Gold Cup victory

The jockey’s stunning mid-race move proves the difference, while Southern Legend shows he’s ready to tackle the Dubai World Cup head on

Alexis Badel hopes a week of nights out, shopping and temples ends with his biggest Hong Kong win

The French jockey has two nice feature rides during the final meeting of his contract at Sha Tin on Sunday

16 Feb 2019 - 3:40PM
Alexis Badel hopes a week of nights out, shopping and temples ends with his biggest Hong Kong win

The French jockey has two nice feature rides during the final meeting of his contract at Sha Tin on Sunday

Tony Cruz shrugs off blackout ahead of Gold Cup tilt – ‘it’s all stress, work and not enough sleep’

The veteran trainer is in full health despite an incident at home last weekend and is ‘very happy’ with Exultant ahead of the HK$10 million Group One

15 Feb 2019 - 11:14PM
Tony Cruz shrugs off blackout ahead of Gold Cup tilt – ‘it’s all stress, work and not enough sleep’

The veteran trainer is in full health despite an incident at home last weekend and is ‘very happy’ with Exultant ahead of the HK$10 million Group One

David Hall’s ‘little fella’ Ho Ho Khan poised to take it to the big boys in Hong Kong Classic Cup

The colt has hardly put a foot wrong while stringing together three consecutive wins but enters the race amid little fanfare

14 Feb 2019 - 7:51PM
David Hall’s ‘little fella’ Ho Ho Khan poised to take it to the big boys in Hong Kong Classic Cup

The colt has hardly put a foot wrong while stringing together three consecutive wins but enters the race amid little fanfare

Million Challenge riches in reach for Telecom Brothers and his owners ‘would love to win it’

The Me Tsui-trained four-year-old must salute at Happy Valley on Wednesday night to take home the HK$650,000 bonus

11 Feb 2019 - 6:30PM
Million Challenge riches in reach for Telecom Brothers and his owners ‘would love to win it’

The Me Tsui-trained four-year-old must salute at Happy Valley on Wednesday night to take home the HK$650,000 bonus

Ryan Moore bound for Hong Kong to take on Zac Purton and Beauty Generation

The superstar Englishman rides the John Size-trained Conte in next Sunday’s Group One Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup

10 Feb 2019 - 10:59PM
Ryan Moore bound for Hong Kong to take on Zac Purton and Beauty Generation

The superstar Englishman rides the John Size-trained Conte in next Sunday’s Group One Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup

John Size weighs up Classic Cup tilt with victorious Enrichment – ‘I don’t like to make decisions on the racetrack’

The Hong Kong Derby is the grand final for the gelding but the master trainer may have a trick up his sleeve beforehand

10 Feb 2019 - 10:59PM
John Size weighs up Classic Cup tilt with victorious Enrichment – ‘I don’t like to make decisions on the racetrack’

The Hong Kong Derby is the grand final for the gelding but the master trainer may have a trick up his sleeve beforehand

Zac Purton says Danny Shum young gun is in ‘good shape’ ahead of return to Sha Tin

Romantic Chef is back at the races in the Class Four Lily Handicap after nearly two months off

9 Feb 2019 - 6:01PM
Zac Purton says Danny Shum young gun is in ‘good shape’ ahead of return to Sha Tin

Romantic Chef is back at the races in the Class Four Lily Handicap after nearly two months off

John Size out to add another genuine Hong Kong Derby contender to his arsenal

The master trainer has the strongest stable in Hong Kong and his team for the lucrative race is starting to take shape

9 Feb 2019 - 5:57PM
John Size out to add another genuine Hong Kong Derby contender to his arsenal

The master trainer has the strongest stable in Hong Kong and his team for the lucrative race is starting to take shape

Zac Purton as bullish as ever as Beauty Generation chases more Group One glory: ‘I want them to take me on’

The champion miler could be vulnerable stepping back to 1,400m in the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup but the Australian says it’s business as usual

8 Feb 2019 - 10:14PM
Zac Purton as bullish as ever as Beauty Generation chases more Group One glory: ‘I want them to take me on’

The champion miler could be vulnerable stepping back to 1,400m in the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup but the Australian says it’s business as usual

Jockey Club confident it has the tools to fight Britain’s equine influenza outbreak

Executive director of racing Andrew Harding says horses travelling to Hong Kong are unlikely to be delayed at this stage.

8 Feb 2019 - 5:09AM
Jockey Club confident it has the tools to fight Britain’s equine influenza outbreak

Executive director of racing Andrew Harding says horses travelling to Hong Kong are unlikely to be delayed at this stage.

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