Tom Biddington

Hong Kong

Tom Biddington

Editor, Racing

Tom Biddington joined the Post in 2016 after a decade in Australia working for the Adelaide Advertiser, the NT News, Shepparton News, Cricket Victoria and Racing.com.

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Sha Tin dirt is Hong Kong racing’s equal opportunity surface

After 11 races, no trainer or jockey has multiple winners on the all-weather track this season

After 11 races, no trainer or jockey has multiple winners on the all-weather track this season

Sha Tin dirt is Hong Kong racing’s equal opportunity surface
25 Oct 2021 - 10:47PM
Francis Lui grabs late double as Luke Ferraris snares first Sha Tin victory after nervous wait

The veteran trainer has found some form with five wins from the past four meetings, while the South African jockey keeps things ticking over

The veteran trainer has found some form with five wins from the past four meetings, while the South African jockey keeps things ticking over

Francis Lui grabs late double as Luke Ferraris snares first Sha Tin victory after nervous wait
24 Oct 2021 - 10:49PM
He’s no Nervous Witness but Tony Cruz’s Super Fortune dominates on debut

Matthew Poon makes the most of a rare opportunity on a talented young horse, piloting the gelding to a convincing victory at Sha Tin on Sunday

Matthew Poon makes the most of a rare opportunity on a talented young horse, piloting the gelding to a convincing victory at Sha Tin on Sunday

He’s no Nervous Witness but Tony Cruz’s Super Fortune dominates on debut
24 Oct 2021 - 10:49PM
Matthew Poon realistic about pressure to perform on Super Fortune: ‘I need to win on him’

The 27-year-old knows he needs to make the most of his opportunity on Tony Cruz’s promising youngster if he wants to keep the ride

The 27-year-old knows he needs to make the most of his opportunity on Tony Cruz’s promising youngster if he wants to keep the ride

Matthew Poon realistic about pressure to perform on Super Fortune: ‘I need to win on him’
23 Oct 2021 - 12:48PM
Frankie Lor keen to see if exciting Master Eight has taken the next step

The talented four-year-old resumes at Sha Tin on Sunday, looking to build on his debut season which netted two wins from two starts

The talented four-year-old resumes at Sha Tin on Sunday, looking to build on his debut season which netted two wins from two starts

Frankie Lor keen to see if exciting Master Eight has taken the next step
21 Oct 2021 - 8:54PM
Cancelled card still creating headaches with logjam of entries for Happy Valley

A total of 52 horses will miss out on starts at the midweek meeting after there were 160 nominations for the nine-race programme

A total of 52 horses will miss out on starts at the midweek meeting after there were 160 nominations for the nine-race programme

Cancelled card still creating headaches with logjam of entries for Happy Valley
18 Oct 2021 - 6:50PM
Vincent Ho craves momentum after 400th winner: ‘I’ve just got to keep this up’

The 31-year-old salutes aboard Jimmy Ting’s Seasons Bliss but is quick to look forward after a slow start to the season

The 31-year-old salutes aboard Jimmy Ting’s Seasons Bliss but is quick to look forward after a slow start to the season

Vincent Ho craves momentum after 400th winner: ‘I’ve just got to keep this up’
17 Oct 2021 - 9:55PM
Red-hot Zac Purton fires Lucky Patch to victory in Premier Bowl as favourites flop

The Australian pilots Francis Lui’s rising star home in the Group Two sprint, part of a quartet of winners at Sha Tin on Sunday

The Australian pilots Francis Lui’s rising star home in the Group Two sprint, part of a quartet of winners at Sha Tin on Sunday

Red-hot Zac Purton fires Lucky Patch to victory in Premier Bowl as favourites flop
18 Oct 2021 - 8:34PM
John Size bullish ahead of Courier Wonder’s return: ‘he has more ratings points in hand’

The 11-time champion trainer is happy with his rising star, who looks to extend his winning streak to six in Sunday’s Group Two Premier Bowl

The 11-time champion trainer is happy with his rising star, who looks to extend his winning streak to six in Sunday’s Group Two Premier Bowl

John Size bullish ahead of Courier Wonder’s return: ‘he has more ratings points in hand’
14 Oct 2021 - 9:26PM
David Hall unveils first-starters as he continues stable rejuvenation

The Australian trainer has 20 new horses in his yard with three of them stepping out at Happy Valley on Wednesday night

The Australian trainer has 20 new horses in his yard with three of them stepping out at Happy Valley on Wednesday night

David Hall unveils first-starters as he continues stable rejuvenation
11 Oct 2021 - 7:24PM
Study pays off as Matthew Chadwick snares first treble in seven years

The 31-year-old enjoys a big afternoon at Sha Tin with a HK$10 all-up on Soccer Master, The Mint and Golden Link returning a monster HK$78,585

The 31-year-old enjoys a big afternoon at Sha Tin with a HK$10 all-up on Soccer Master, The Mint and Golden Link returning a monster HK$78,585

Study pays off as Matthew Chadwick snares first treble in seven years
10 Oct 2021 - 9:53PM
Karis Teetan cleared to ride after horror fall but Tony Piccone is still stuck on the sidelines

The Mauritian will take his mounts at Sha Tin on Sunday after escaping serious injury in a nasty crash at Happy Valley on Wednesday night

The Mauritian will take his mounts at Sha Tin on Sunday after escaping serious injury in a nasty crash at Happy Valley on Wednesday night

Karis Teetan cleared to ride after horror fall but Tony Piccone is still stuck on the sidelines
7 Oct 2021 - 7:14PM
Harry Bentley believes barrier can help Turin Redstar go back-to-back

The Englishman hopes to take full advantage of gate one when he jumps aboard Douglas Whyte’s seven-year-old at Happy Valley on Wednesday night

The Englishman hopes to take full advantage of gate one when he jumps aboard Douglas Whyte’s seven-year-old at Happy Valley on Wednesday night

Harry Bentley believes barrier can help Turin Redstar go back-to-back
4 Oct 2021 - 7:24PM
Zac Purton delivers Good News to Chris So after punters pile into debutant

The affable handler improves his record with Class Four debutants after the four-year-old is backed into $1.40

The affable handler improves his record with Class Four debutants after the four-year-old is backed into $1.40

Zac Purton delivers Good News to Chris So after punters pile into debutant
1 Oct 2021 - 9:39PM
David Hayes secures first Hong Kong Group win in 17 years as Super Wealthy stakes claim for Sprint

The six-year-old produces a brilliant run to take out Friday’s National Day Cup, giving the Australian his first feature win in the city since Ain’t Here in November 2004

The six-year-old produces a brilliant run to take out Friday’s National Day Cup, giving the Australian his first feature win in the city since Ain’t Here in November 2004

David Hayes secures first Hong Kong Group win in 17 years as Super Wealthy stakes claim for Sprint
1 Oct 2021 - 9:39PM
Karis Teetan confident Computer Patch can defend National Day Cup

Tony Cruz’s talented sprinter has a good record down the Sha Tin straight but there is a lot more depth in this year’s edition of the Group Three

Tony Cruz’s talented sprinter has a good record down the Sha Tin straight but there is a lot more depth in this year’s edition of the Group Three

Karis Teetan confident Computer Patch can defend National Day Cup
28 Sep 2021 - 6:48PM
Best of Buddies: Tony Cruz and Matthew Chadwick snatch Celebration Cup

The trainer and jockey snare their first Group success together in more than five years as the six-year-old runs his rivals off their feet

The trainer and jockey snare their first Group success together in more than five years as the six-year-old runs his rivals off their feet

Best of Buddies: Tony Cruz and Matthew Chadwick snatch Celebration Cup
26 Sep 2021 - 10:00PM
Giant Naboo Attack floats ‘like a butterfly’, ready to sting Killer Bee

David Hayes’ rising star chases a third consecutive win in Hong Kong but has to overcome another enormous talent in Caspar Fownes’ four-year-old

David Hayes’ rising star chases a third consecutive win in Hong Kong but has to overcome another enormous talent in Caspar Fownes’ four-year-old

Giant Naboo Attack floats ‘like a butterfly’, ready to sting Killer Bee
25 Sep 2021 - 10:01AM
Can Frankie Lor’s ‘nice’ debutant Five Elements upset Packing Victory?

Sunday’s clash is one of the highlights of what looks the best card of the season so far

Sunday’s clash is one of the highlights of what looks the best card of the season so far

Can Frankie Lor’s ‘nice’ debutant Five Elements upset Packing Victory?
23 Sep 2021 - 7:53PM
John Size looks to A Smile Like Yours after his worst start to a season in over a decade

The 11-time champion is one of three trainers – alongside Benno Yung and Paul O’Sullivan – yet to get off the mark in 2021-22

The 11-time champion is one of three trainers – alongside Benno Yung and Paul O’Sullivan – yet to get off the mark in 2021-22

John Size looks to A Smile Like Yours after his worst start to a season in over a decade
20 Sep 2021 - 5:51PM
Jerry Chau earns praise as end of apprenticeship nears: ‘he rode a heady race’

The 21-year-old lands an early running double aboard Gameplayer Times and Cordyceps Six, impressing Whyte and Gibson

The 21-year-old lands an early running double aboard Gameplayer Times and Cordyceps Six, impressing Whyte and Gibson

Jerry Chau earns praise as end of apprenticeship nears: ‘he rode a heady race’
19 Sep 2021 - 9:44PM
Danny Shum continues flying start with a Sha Tin double

The 61-year-old joins David Hayes at the top of the championship table after the wins of Decisive Action and Namjong Sings on Sunday

The 61-year-old joins David Hayes at the top of the championship table after the wins of Decisive Action and Namjong Sings on Sunday

Danny Shum continues flying start with a Sha Tin double
19 Sep 2021 - 9:44PM
Alexis Badel thinks The Rock is cooking something at Sha Tin

The Frenchman believes Caspar Fownes’ five-year-old can overcome the top weight to prevail in Sunday’s Class Two Woodpecker Handicap

The Frenchman believes Caspar Fownes’ five-year-old can overcome the top weight to prevail in Sunday’s Class Two Woodpecker Handicap

Alexis Badel thinks The Rock is cooking something at Sha Tin
18 Sep 2021 - 10:00AM
David Hayes and Zac Purton out to extend Sha Tin winning streak with talented debutant Master Aqua

The two Australians lead the way early in their respective championship battles and look set for more success with a promising four-year-old at Sha Tin on Sunday

The two Australians lead the way early in their respective championship battles and look set for more success with a promising four-year-old at Sha Tin on Sunday

David Hayes and Zac Purton out to extend Sha Tin winning streak with talented debutant Master Aqua
16 Sep 2021 - 7:48PM
Frankie Lor staying patient, looks to Fa Fa to get his season started

The 55-year-old is one of Hong Kong’s premier trainers but he typically takes a little bit of time to hit his straps

The 55-year-old is one of Hong Kong’s premier trainers but he typically takes a little bit of time to hit his straps

Frankie Lor staying patient, looks to Fa Fa to get his season started
13 Sep 2021 - 6:21PM
New beginnings for Alfred Chan, securing first victories as a freelance rider

After completing his apprenticeship at the end of last season, the 27-year-old’s life is moving forward on and off the track

After completing his apprenticeship at the end of last season, the 27-year-old’s life is moving forward on and off the track

New beginnings for Alfred Chan, securing first victories as a freelance rider
12 Sep 2021 - 9:29PM
Zac Purton’s storied career hits new heights as he notches 1,300th Hong Kong winner

The star Australian reaches the milestone aboard the David Hayes-trained King’s Capital at Sha Tin on Sunday

The star Australian reaches the milestone aboard the David Hayes-trained King’s Capital at Sha Tin on Sunday

Zac Purton’s storied career hits new heights as he notches 1,300th Hong Kong winner
12 Sep 2021 - 9:29PM
Can Blake Shinn break the early-season stranglehold of Joao Moreira, Zac Purton and Karis Teetan?

The star trio has won 12 of the 18 races so far this term but the Australian can make his presence felt on Sunday with a strong book of rides

The star trio has won 12 of the 18 races so far this term but the Australian can make his presence felt on Sunday with a strong book of rides

Can Blake Shinn break the early-season stranglehold of Joao Moreira, Zac Purton and Karis Teetan?
9 Sep 2021 - 8:46PM
Karis Teetan flies out of the gates and is optimistic he can keep the ball rolling at Happy Valley

The Mauritian Magician snares a treble on the opening day of the season and takes a strong book of eight rides into Wednesday night’s card

The Mauritian Magician snares a treble on the opening day of the season and takes a strong book of eight rides into Wednesday night’s card

Karis Teetan flies out of the gates and is optimistic he can keep the ball rolling at Happy Valley
6 Sep 2021 - 7:09PM
David Hayes makes emphatic statement with treble at season opener

The Australian shows he’s a force to be reckoned with in 2021-22 after the impressive wins of Naboo Attack and Nervous Witness

The Australian shows he’s a force to be reckoned with in 2021-22 after the impressive wins of Naboo Attack and Nervous Witness

David Hayes makes emphatic statement with treble at season opener
5 Sep 2021 - 9:50PM