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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Overseas stars among Hong Kong International Races entries, providing hope for a truly global event

Horses from 10 jurisdictions, including 61 Group One winners, are nominated for the HK$95 million event at Sha Tin on December 13

28 Oct 2020 - 10:15PM

Horses from 10 jurisdictions, including 61 Group One winners, are nominated for the HK$95 million event at Sha Tin on December 13

Overseas stars among Hong Kong International Races entries, providing hope for a truly global event
Should Caspar Fownes’ emerging star Sky Field stick to sprints?

The talented four-year-old might be better suited over 1,200m after failing to go past Mighty Giant at Sha Tin on Saturday

26 Oct 2020 - 10:11PM

The talented four-year-old might be better suited over 1,200m after failing to go past Mighty Giant at Sha Tin on Saturday

Should Caspar Fownes’ emerging star Sky Field stick to sprints?
Emerging superstar Contrail chases sweep of Japanese triple crown

Yoshito Yahagi’s colt is attempting to stretch his undefeated streak to seven in the Group One Kikuka Sho at Kyoto on Sunday

25 Oct 2020 - 9:00AM

Yoshito Yahagi’s colt is attempting to stretch his undefeated streak to seven in the Group One Kikuka Sho at Kyoto on Sunday

Emerging superstar Contrail chases sweep of Japanese triple crown
John Size delighted as Courier Wonder delivers on debut: ‘I think we’ve found one’

The 11-time champion trainer unveils a potential star as the three-year-old clears out to win his first start by more than five lengths

24 Oct 2020 - 9:33PM

The 11-time champion trainer unveils a potential star as the three-year-old clears out to win his first start by more than five lengths

John Size delighted as Courier Wonder delivers on debut: ‘I think we’ve found one’
Conflicting forces at the core of Dylan Mo inquiry

The 26-year-old escapes a questionable ride without a charge, but it highlights some of the competing pressures jockeys are under

22 Oct 2020 - 8:10PM

The 26-year-old escapes a questionable ride without a charge, but it highlights some of the competing pressures jockeys are under

Conflicting forces at the core of Dylan Mo inquiry
Resurgent Frankie Lor snares first treble in 18 months with dominant display at Happy Valley

After a rough campaign by his high standards, the popular trainer is enjoying a bounce-back season and now sits in second spot on the championship table after 14 meetings

22 Oct 2020 - 6:34AM

After a rough campaign by his high standards, the popular trainer is enjoying a bounce-back season and now sits in second spot on the championship table after 14 meetings

Resurgent Frankie Lor snares first treble in 18 months with dominant display at Happy Valley
Five facts for Happy Valley: Zac Purton endures his longest losing streak in four years

The Australian’s run of outs is up to 23 – more than any other rider in the top 13 of the title race

21 Oct 2020 - 2:05PM

The Australian’s run of outs is up to 23 – more than any other rider in the top 13 of the title race

Five facts for Happy Valley: Zac Purton endures his longest losing streak in four years
Jockey Club offers private jet in plan to slash quarantine for top European riders

Officials are campaigning to bring in a special set of health arrangements so the athletes only need to spend a week in lockdown before the Hong Kong International Races

20 Oct 2020 - 11:03PM

Officials are campaigning to bring in a special set of health arrangements so the athletes only need to spend a week in lockdown before the Hong Kong International Races

Jockey Club offers private jet in plan to slash quarantine for top European riders
Classique Legend and Golden Sixty have one hoof on HKIR features

The two superstars are targeting Group Ones at Sha Tin in December and their efforts over the weekend show they will be very hard to beat

19 Oct 2020 - 7:08PM

The two superstars are targeting Group Ones at Sha Tin in December and their efforts over the weekend show they will be very hard to beat

Classique Legend and Golden Sixty have one hoof on HKIR features
‘I can’t screw up everything’: Peter Ho preaches patience after breaking duck

The veteran trainer secures his first winner of 2020-21 but is bracing for another tough season as he tries to rebuild his stable

18 Oct 2020 - 9:06PM

The veteran trainer secures his first winner of 2020-21 but is bracing for another tough season as he tries to rebuild his stable

‘I can’t screw up everything’: Peter Ho preaches patience after breaking duck
Five facts: the Sha Tin Trophy has been a disaster for favourites

Historically, the 1,600m Group Two has not been kind for horses at the top of the market

18 Oct 2020 - 9:00AM

Historically, the 1,600m Group Two has not been kind for horses at the top of the market

Five facts: the Sha Tin Trophy has been a disaster for favourites
Everest champ Classique Legend to take on the world from Hong Kong

Owner Boniface Ho confirms his star sprinter will be moving to Sha Tin after his stunning victory in Australia’s richest race

17 Oct 2020 - 11:05PM

Owner Boniface Ho confirms his star sprinter will be moving to Sha Tin after his stunning victory in Australia’s richest race

Everest champ Classique Legend to take on the world from Hong Kong
Opinion | Is the Jockey Club complacent about the six win bonus? There are two easy fixes

The exotic bet is one of the most challenging in Hong Kong but it needs a couple of tweaks to maximise its potential

15 Oct 2020 - 8:23PM

The exotic bet is one of the most challenging in Hong Kong but it needs a couple of tweaks to maximise its potential

Is the Jockey Club complacent about the six win bonus? There are two easy fixes
Hard work pays off as apprentice Jerry Chau snares first Hong Kong treble

The 20-year-old shows his development as a rider by guiding Sumstreetsumwhere, Bullish Brother and Buddies to victory at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

15 Oct 2020 - 9:19AM

The 20-year-old shows his development as a rider by guiding Sumstreetsumwhere, Bullish Brother and Buddies to victory at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

Hard work pays off as apprentice Jerry Chau snares first Hong Kong treble
Five facts for Happy Valley: who are the last three jockeys to ride Sun Sun Fa Fa?

Chris So’s five-year-old returns after a 16-month lay-off – so long ago that none of his most recent riders are still competing in Hong Kong

14 Oct 2020 - 10:00AM

Chris So’s five-year-old returns after a 16-month lay-off – so long ago that none of his most recent riders are still competing in Hong Kong

Five facts for Happy Valley: who are the last three jockeys to ride Sun Sun Fa Fa?
Jockey Club can play key role in China’s bold plan to promote horse racing

The Chinese government publishes a five-year blueprint to develop equine sports, recognising the value of having a thriving industry

12 Oct 2020 - 8:29PM

The Chinese government publishes a five-year blueprint to develop equine sports, recognising the value of having a thriving industry

Jockey Club can play key role in China’s bold plan to promote horse racing
Matthew Chadwick relives his California memories as Rad salutes at Sha Tin

The 30-year-old reunites with the ownership group of the four-time Group One winner, tasting success together for the first time in almost three years

12 Oct 2020 - 9:37AM

The 30-year-old reunites with the ownership group of the four-time Group One winner, tasting success together for the first time in almost three years

Matthew Chadwick relives his California memories as Rad salutes at Sha Tin
Five facts for Sha Tin: John Size and Zac Purton team up for the first time this term

The two boast 15 championships between them but rarely join forces – however they are lethal when they do

11 Oct 2020 - 8:00AM

The two boast 15 championships between them but rarely join forces – however they are lethal when they do

Five facts for Sha Tin: John Size and Zac Purton team up for the first time this term
Stunning Stock Legend storms home after blowing the start at Happy Valley

Francis Lui’s four-year-old misses the kick and then comes from the clouds at the city track on Wednesday night

8 Oct 2020 - 1:16PM

Francis Lui’s four-year-old misses the kick and then comes from the clouds at the city track on Wednesday night

Stunning Stock Legend storms home after blowing the start at Happy Valley
Five facts for Happy Valley: will punters pile into Sell My Sole again?

John Size’s four-year-old looks to have ability but has been beaten at short quotes in each of his four starts

7 Oct 2020 - 9:00AM

John Size’s four-year-old looks to have ability but has been beaten at short quotes in each of his four starts

Five facts for Happy Valley: will punters pile into Sell My Sole again?
Zac Purton and Douglas Whyte – from fierce rivals to a match made in heaven

They used to take shots at each other but the relationship between the two Hong Kong racing superstars has evolved to the point where they celebrated their first winner together at Sha Tin on Sunday.

5 Oct 2020 - 7:40PM

They used to take shots at each other but the relationship between the two Hong Kong racing superstars has evolved to the point where they celebrated their first winner together at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Zac Purton and Douglas Whyte – from fierce rivals to a match made in heaven
Caspar Fownes becomes the fourth Hong Kong trainer to ring up 900 wins

The 53-year-old joins John Moore, Tony Cruz and John Size in the exclusive club after Enfolding’s victory at Sha Tin on Sunday

4 Oct 2020 - 9:02PM

The 53-year-old joins John Moore, Tony Cruz and John Size in the exclusive club after Enfolding’s victory at Sha Tin on Sunday

Caspar Fownes becomes the fourth Hong Kong trainer to ring up 900 wins
Five facts for Sha Tin: Tony Cruz and Matthew Chadwick get the band back together

The star trainer and his former apprentice are joining forces again with some success

4 Oct 2020 - 10:00AM

The star trainer and his former apprentice are joining forces again with some success

Five facts for Sha Tin: Tony Cruz and Matthew Chadwick get the band back together
Why the Hong Kong Jockey Club will be watching the Oisin Murphy cocaine case closely

Last year’s champion jockey of Britain is disputing the result of a urine sample taken in France and the outcome could affect his winter plans

2 Oct 2020 - 10:50PM

Last year’s champion jockey of Britain is disputing the result of a urine sample taken in France and the outcome could affect his winter plans

Why the Hong Kong Jockey Club will be watching the Oisin Murphy cocaine case closely
Weather gods smile on Jockey Club as black rainstorm batters Happy Valley

The city track gets hammered by a downpour of 87mm on Wednesday night, but luckily enough racing was at Sha Tin on Thursday for National Day

1 Oct 2020 - 9:36PM

The city track gets hammered by a downpour of 87mm on Wednesday night, but luckily enough racing was at Sha Tin on Thursday for National Day

Weather gods smile on Jockey Club as black rainstorm batters Happy Valley
Five facts for Sha Tin: no Johns means National Day Cup is up for grabs

Trainers Size and Moore have shared the past five editions of the Group Three sprint between them, but neither will be there this season, opening the door for someone else to snare the trophy

1 Oct 2020 - 8:00AM

Trainers Size and Moore have shared the past five editions of the Group Three sprint between them, but neither will be there this season, opening the door for someone else to snare the trophy

Five facts for Sha Tin: no Johns means National Day Cup is up for grabs
Golden Sixty is Hong Kong’s new pin-up horse and there’s plenty more to come from the rising star

Francis Lui’s galloper delivered on all fronts on Sunday and looks to have the tools to combat anything thrown his way between now and HKIR

28 Sep 2020 - 7:33PM

Francis Lui’s galloper delivered on all fronts on Sunday and looks to have the tools to combat anything thrown his way between now and HKIR

Golden Sixty is Hong Kong’s new pin-up horse and there’s plenty more to come from the rising star
David Hayes bullish on Beauty Generation: ‘he has a big race in him for sure’

The two-time Horse of the Year shows he’s still got it with a strong effort while carrying a big weight in Sunday’s Group Three Celebration Cup at Sha Tin

27 Sep 2020 - 9:05PM

The two-time Horse of the Year shows he’s still got it with a strong effort while carrying a big weight in Sunday’s Group Three Celebration Cup at Sha Tin

David Hayes bullish on Beauty Generation: ‘he has a big race in him for sure’
Five facts for Sha Tin: Celebration Cup has been a good race for punters

Favourites have won seven of the past 12 editions of the 1,400m Group Three

27 Sep 2020 - 12:04PM

Favourites have won seven of the past 12 editions of the 1,400m Group Three

Five facts for Sha Tin: Celebration Cup has been a good race for punters
Hong Kong racing needs Golden Sixty to become its headline act

With Beauty Generation in the twilight of his career, can Francis Lui’s rising star step up and be the face of the jurisdiction?

24 Sep 2020 - 7:24PM

With Beauty Generation in the twilight of his career, can Francis Lui’s rising star step up and be the face of the jurisdiction?

Hong Kong racing needs Golden Sixty to become its headline act