Tom Biddington

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.
Tom Biddington
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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Betfair to host markets on Hong Kong racing – without Jockey Club approval

The Australian arm of the betting exchange announces it will operate on Sha Tin and Happy Valley this season, allowing punters to profit off horses who lose

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The Australian arm of the betting exchange announces it will operate on Sha Tin and Happy Valley this season, allowing punters to profit off horses who lose

Betfair to host markets on Hong Kong racing – without Jockey Club approval
Vincent Ho flies Hong Kong flag in Shergar Cup

The 29-year-old represents the Rest Of The World team in the event at Ascot on Saturday

9 Aug 2019 - 11:07PM

The 29-year-old represents the Rest Of The World team in the event at Ascot on Saturday

Vincent Ho flies Hong Kong flag in Shergar Cup
Winners and a wedding – what you’ve missed in the Hong Kong racing off-season

Vincent Ho and Dylan Mo taste success overseas while Chad Schofield ties the knot.

3 Aug 2019 - 6:54AM

Vincent Ho and Dylan Mo taste success overseas while Chad Schofield ties the knot.

Winners and a wedding – what you’ve missed in the Hong Kong racing off-season
Jockey Club enjoys record-breaking season, despite turbulent period

Betting turnover reaches HK$124.819 billion, an increase of 0.4 per cent while attendance also grows

15 Jul 2019 - 10:44PM

Betting turnover reaches HK$124.819 billion, an increase of 0.4 per cent while attendance also grows

Jockey Club enjoys record-breaking season, despite turbulent period
Caspar Fownes wants more diverse training facilities at Sha Tin

The two-time champion believes the Jockey Club needs to install a more forgiving track and provide equipment like water-walkers to get the best out of their horses

14 Jul 2019 - 11:02PM

The two-time champion believes the Jockey Club needs to install a more forgiving track and provide equipment like water-walkers to get the best out of their horses

Caspar Fownes wants more diverse training facilities at Sha Tin
Zac Purton basks in the glory of career-best season, despite falling short of all-time record

The Australian finishes the term with 168 winners after a double at Sha Tin in the season finale, two short of Joao Moreira’s mark

14 Jul 2019 - 11:02PM

The Australian finishes the term with 168 winners after a double at Sha Tin in the season finale, two short of Joao Moreira’s mark

Zac Purton basks in the glory of career-best season, despite falling short of all-time record
Hong Kong needs more trainers, horses to stop betting decline: Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges

Having 21 handlers at Sha Tin is not enough, with the Jockey Club looking to build on that number to create a more competitive environment

14 Jul 2019 - 9:00AM

Having 21 handlers at Sha Tin is not enough, with the Jockey Club looking to build on that number to create a more competitive environment

Hong Kong needs more trainers, horses to stop betting decline: Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges
Where has the money gone? Jockey Club betting drops HK$1.6 billion in four months

Punters – particularly owners – are investing less on horse racing as uncertain economic conditions bite

14 Jul 2019 - 8:00AM

Punters – particularly owners – are investing less on horse racing as uncertain economic conditions bite

Where has the money gone? Jockey Club betting drops HK$1.6 billion in four months
John Moore dreaming of Dubai with 2018-19 Horse of the Year Beauty Generation

The leading trainer collects the trophy for the seventh season in a row and hopes to race his superstar on the world stage in March

12 Jul 2019 - 11:02PM

The leading trainer collects the trophy for the seventh season in a row and hopes to race his superstar on the world stage in March

John Moore dreaming of Dubai with 2018-19 Horse of the Year Beauty Generation
Zac Purton’s season one of the best in Hong Kong racing history, record or not

The Australian’s performance in 2018-19 ensures he will forever be recognised alongside the greatest to have ever graced the jurisdiction

11 Jul 2019 - 7:42PM

The Australian’s performance in 2018-19 ensures he will forever be recognised alongside the greatest to have ever graced the jurisdiction

Zac Purton’s season one of the best in Hong Kong racing history, record or not
John Size lands huge blow in epic title fight with John Moore at drama-filled Happy Valley finale

The pair were the stars of the show on Wednesday night, making for great theatre at Happy Valley

11 Jul 2019 - 12:14AM

The pair were the stars of the show on Wednesday night, making for great theatre at Happy Valley

John Size lands huge blow in epic title fight with John Moore at drama-filled Happy Valley finale
Jockey Club lures better horses and jockeys with HK$1.3 billion in prize money

Hong Kong’s races will be worth an extra 6.5 per cent – or HK$80 million – for the 2019-20 season

10 Jul 2019 - 12:35AM

Hong Kong’s races will be worth an extra 6.5 per cent – or HK$80 million – for the 2019-20 season

Jockey Club lures better horses and jockeys with HK$1.3 billion in prize money
Weight loss no concern as Chris So’s promising Classic Unicorn goes bang

The talented three-year-old remains unbeaten after two starts with another strong effort down the Sha Tin straight, despite losing 44 pounds

7 Jul 2019 - 10:10PM

The talented three-year-old remains unbeaten after two starts with another strong effort down the Sha Tin straight, despite losing 44 pounds

Weight loss no concern as Chris So’s promising Classic Unicorn goes bang
Game on as one win separates John Size and John Moore in fight for trainers’ title

Magic Success’ victory at Sha Tin on Sunday means the championship won’t be decided until the final meeting of the season

7 Jul 2019 - 10:10PM

Magic Success’ victory at Sha Tin on Sunday means the championship won’t be decided until the final meeting of the season

Game on as one win separates John Size and John Moore in fight for trainers’ title
Chris So hopes Classic Unicorn can sprint beyond Seven Heavens at Sha Tin

The three-year-old chases back-to-back wins after an impressive debut last month

4 Jul 2019 - 7:35PM

The three-year-old chases back-to-back wins after an impressive debut last month

Chris So hopes Classic Unicorn can sprint beyond Seven Heavens at Sha Tin
John Moore moves within two of John Size as title race goes down to the wire

The battle for the trainers’ championship ratchets up another gear after the 69-year-old secures his first Happy Valley winner in two-and-a-half months

4 Jul 2019 - 12:58AM

The battle for the trainers’ championship ratchets up another gear after the 69-year-old secures his first Happy Valley winner in two-and-a-half months

John Moore moves within two of John Size as title race goes down to the wire
Green Energy bursts the bubbles of Big Party and Thanks Forever

Danny Shum’s veteran returns from injury to cause an upset in the clash between the two promising youngsters

1 Jul 2019 - 10:00PM

Danny Shum’s veteran returns from injury to cause an upset in the clash between the two promising youngsters

Green Energy bursts the bubbles of Big Party and Thanks Forever
And the Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards winners are …

The list of finalists is out there, who will collect the trophies?

27 Jun 2019 - 8:34PM

The list of finalists is out there, who will collect the trophies?

And the Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards winners are …
Jimmy Ting makes the most of Conghua move as Applause rings out at Happy Valley

The rookie trainer secures his first win with a horse trained at the HK$3.7 billion facility just two months after launching his mainland operation

26 Jun 2019 - 11:50PM

The rookie trainer secures his first win with a horse trained at the HK$3.7 billion facility just two months after launching his mainland operation

Jimmy Ting makes the most of Conghua move as Applause rings out at Happy Valley
Zac Purton concedes reaching mark for most wins in a term will be ‘difficult’

The superstar Australian notches his 150th victory of the season on Sunday but is in a race against time to get the all-time Hong Kong record

24 Jun 2019 - 8:39PM

The superstar Australian notches his 150th victory of the season on Sunday but is in a race against time to get the all-time Hong Kong record

Zac Purton concedes reaching mark for most wins in a term will be ‘difficult’
Paul O’Sullivan’s neatly named Chicken Dance shows his promise at Sha Tin

He is not the only unusually named horse in Hong Kong but Paul O’Sullivan explains the thinking behind it

24 Jun 2019 - 9:03AM

He is not the only unusually named horse in Hong Kong but Paul O’Sullivan explains the thinking behind it

Paul O’Sullivan’s neatly named Chicken Dance shows his promise at Sha Tin
Rise High can be ‘the next big thing for Hong Kong racing’: Caspar Fownes

The trainer’s belief in the five-year-old is rewarded with a convincing victory in the Group Three Premier Plate at Sha Tin on Sunday

23 Jun 2019 - 10:22PM

The trainer’s belief in the five-year-old is rewarded with a convincing victory in the Group Three Premier Plate at Sha Tin on Sunday

Rise High can be ‘the next big thing for Hong Kong racing’: Caspar Fownes
Jockey Club’s world pool off to a solid start, Fight Hero retires

The early figures from the new initiative, in use for the first time at Royal Ascot, are positive

20 Jun 2019 - 10:16PM

The early figures from the new initiative, in use for the first time at Royal Ascot, are positive

Jockey Club’s world pool off to a solid start, Fight Hero retires
Jockey Club apologises for going overboard in handling anti-extradition law protester at Sha Tin

The director of security and integrity acknowledges their reaction was ‘not quite appropriate’ in dealing with the part-time photographer on Sunday

17 Jun 2019 - 5:09PM

The director of security and integrity acknowledges their reaction was ‘not quite appropriate’ in dealing with the part-time photographer on Sunday

Jockey Club apologises for going overboard in handling anti-extradition law protester at Sha Tin
‘Give me liberty or give me death’: protester makes presence felt at Sha Tin

While more than a million people marched against the government’s proposed extradition bill, one man puts up a placard at the races

16 Jun 2019 - 10:02PM

While more than a million people marched against the government’s proposed extradition bill, one man puts up a placard at the races

‘Give me liberty or give me death’: protester makes presence felt at Sha Tin
When needing a Touch Of Luck, Velcro malfunction burns punters

The $1.5 favourite goes under after his head piece comes loose during a race at Sha Tin on Wednesday night

13 Jun 2019 - 8:59PM

The $1.5 favourite goes under after his head piece comes loose during a race at Sha Tin on Wednesday night

When needing a Touch Of Luck, Velcro malfunction burns punters
Fame And Fortune for a night while Michael Chang secures prized victory at Sha Tin

The David Hall-trained four-year-old breaks through on the all-weather track, notching his maiden win at start number 10

13 Jun 2019 - 1:26AM

The David Hall-trained four-year-old breaks through on the all-weather track, notching his maiden win at start number 10

Fame And Fortune for a night while Michael Chang secures prized victory at Sha Tin
Aldo Domeyer responds to Sha Tin pressure: ‘I knew I had to break the duck’

The South African’s double on Saturday puts him in a good position to enjoy a fruitful Hong Kong career after earning a licence extension

10 Jun 2019 - 6:54PM

The South African’s double on Saturday puts him in a good position to enjoy a fruitful Hong Kong career after earning a licence extension

Aldo Domeyer responds to Sha Tin pressure: ‘I knew I had to break the duck’
Francis Lui lands hat-trick with Golden Sixty while Vincent Ho reaches his first 50

The leading local jockey wins on the three-year-old again to continue the best season of his career

8 Jun 2019 - 9:50PM

The leading local jockey wins on the three-year-old again to continue the best season of his career

Francis Lui lands hat-trick with Golden Sixty while Vincent Ho reaches his first 50
Zac Purton’s season of milestones continues as he notches 1,000th winner

The Australian becomes just the second jockey to reach the four-figure mark in the history of Hong Kong racing

8 Jun 2019 - 9:50PM

The Australian becomes just the second jockey to reach the four-figure mark in the history of Hong Kong racing

Zac Purton’s season of milestones continues as he notches 1,000th winner