Tom Biddington

Hong Kong

Tom Biddington

Racing Editor

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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Zac Purton realistic about Exultant’s chances in Centenary Vase: ‘it’s not really suitable for him’

The six-year-old attempts to defend his title at Sha Tin on Monday, but has to give all of his rivals at least 13 pounds while racing over a distance short of his best

26 Jan 2020 - 2:57PM

The six-year-old attempts to defend his title at Sha Tin on Monday, but has to give all of his rivals at least 13 pounds while racing over a distance short of his best

Zac Purton realistic about Exultant’s chances in Centenary Vase: ‘it’s not really suitable for him’
John Size can’t split his Classic Mile hopes but Joao Moreira hopes he’s picked the right one

Champion’s Way and Beauty Legacy are both among the top chances in the first leg of the four-year-old series and the Magic Man hopes he’s pulled the right rein by sticking with the latter

26 Jan 2020 - 11:06AM

Champion’s Way and Beauty Legacy are both among the top chances in the first leg of the four-year-old series and the Magic Man hopes he’s pulled the right rein by sticking with the latter

John Size can’t split his Classic Mile hopes but Joao Moreira hopes he’s picked the right one
China coronavirus: Sha Tin’s Lunar New Year races to go ahead, but fans locked out

The Jockey Club is only allowing those with existing bookings, owners and staff on course for what is traditionally one of the biggest meetings on the calendar

24 Jan 2020 - 8:56PM

The Jockey Club is only allowing those with existing bookings, owners and staff on course for what is traditionally one of the biggest meetings on the calendar

China coronavirus: Sha Tin’s Lunar New Year races to go ahead, but fans locked out
Lyle Hewitson can hold his head high after tough initiation to Hong Kong

The likeable 22-year-old continues to remain positive despite being given limited opportunities to shine

23 Jan 2020 - 6:59PM

The likeable 22-year-old continues to remain positive despite being given limited opportunities to shine

Lyle Hewitson can hold his head high after tough initiation to Hong Kong
Lyle Hewitson snares first Happy Valley winner with a perfect ride

The two-time South African champion is all smiles as he pilots Kiram to victory on Wednesday night

23 Jan 2020 - 2:06AM

The two-time South African champion is all smiles as he pilots Kiram to victory on Wednesday night

Lyle Hewitson snares first Happy Valley winner with a perfect ride
Opinion | It’s now or never – Beauty Generation has to go to Dubai

Trainer John Moore and jockey Zac Purton both want to race the champ at Meydan on March 28 – it needs to happen

20 Jan 2020 - 8:45PM

Trainer John Moore and jockey Zac Purton both want to race the champ at Meydan on March 28 – it needs to happen

It’s now or never – Beauty Generation has to go to Dubai
Jockey Club agrees to hold ‘Aethero Sprint’ in lead-up to Dubai

Trainer John Moore successfully approaches the club about running a race for his boom speedster in early March

19 Jan 2020 - 10:34PM

Trainer John Moore successfully approaches the club about running a race for his boom speedster in early March

Jockey Club agrees to hold ‘Aethero Sprint’ in lead-up to Dubai
Where has the depth gone in Hong Kong’s Group Ones?

Sunday’s HK$10 million Stewards’ Cup boasts just seven runners and is one of the weakest ever assembled

16 Jan 2020 - 7:43PM

Sunday’s HK$10 million Stewards’ Cup boasts just seven runners and is one of the weakest ever assembled

Where has the depth gone in Hong Kong’s Group Ones?
Francis Lui continues stellar start to 2020 with another double

The in-form trainer tastes success with Victory In Hand and Highly Proactive at Happy Valley and has now had a winner at all five meetings this year

16 Jan 2020 - 12:00AM

The in-form trainer tastes success with Victory In Hand and Highly Proactive at Happy Valley and has now had a winner at all five meetings this year

Francis Lui continues stellar start to 2020 with another double
Which Hong Kong horses are realistic chances of racing in Dubai?

Six Sha Tin-based gallopers are nominated for Meydan’s feature meeting on March 28 but not all are likely to make the trip

13 Jan 2020 - 9:55PM

Six Sha Tin-based gallopers are nominated for Meydan’s feature meeting on March 28 but not all are likely to make the trip

Which Hong Kong horses are realistic chances of racing in Dubai?
Blake Shinn in Hong Kong ‘for the long haul’ as he secures first Group One rides

The Australian tunes up for his big week with victory aboard Golden Four at Sha Tin on Saturday

11 Jan 2020 - 9:40PM

The Australian tunes up for his big week with victory aboard Golden Four at Sha Tin on Saturday

Blake Shinn in Hong Kong ‘for the long haul’ as he secures first Group One rides
Preciousship can be ‘one of the best milers’ in Hong Kong: Ricky Yiu

The in-form five-year-old salutes for the third time in his past four starts with another impressive performance at Sha Tin on Saturday

11 Jan 2020 - 9:40PM

The in-form five-year-old salutes for the third time in his past four starts with another impressive performance at Sha Tin on Saturday

Preciousship can be ‘one of the best milers’ in Hong Kong: Ricky Yiu
Is John Size’s championship dominance coming to an end?

The Australian Hall of Fame trainer sits 17 winners behind early leader Ricky Yiu and faces an uphill battle to collect a fifth-straight title

9 Jan 2020 - 10:44PM

The Australian Hall of Fame trainer sits 17 winners behind early leader Ricky Yiu and faces an uphill battle to collect a fifth-straight title

Is John Size’s championship dominance coming to an end?
Doctor Geoff orders January Cup victory for Francis Lui and Vincent Ho

The six-year-old maintains his unbeaten record over 1,800m at Happy Valley to pull off a plan months in the making

9 Jan 2020 - 5:19AM

The six-year-old maintains his unbeaten record over 1,800m at Happy Valley to pull off a plan months in the making

Doctor Geoff orders January Cup victory for Francis Lui and Vincent Ho
Demand ensures nine-race midweek cards will continue indefinitely

The need for more Class Fours means the Jockey Club will continue holding meetings with extra events for the foreseeable future

6 Jan 2020 - 8:10PM

The need for more Class Fours means the Jockey Club will continue holding meetings with extra events for the foreseeable future

Demand ensures nine-race midweek cards will continue indefinitely
Douglas Whyte continues red-hot form with Will Power

The South African collects his 20th winner of the season – and his eighth from his past 24 runners – as the promising four-year-old remains undefeated

5 Jan 2020 - 10:36PM

The South African collects his 20th winner of the season – and his eighth from his past 24 runners – as the promising four-year-old remains undefeated

Douglas Whyte continues red-hot form with Will Power
Handicapping change could provide boon for European breeders

The Jockey Club announces all unraced horses in Hong Kong will start on a rating of 52 from the beginning of next season

30 Dec 2019 - 9:03PM

The Jockey Club announces all unraced horses in Hong Kong will start on a rating of 52 from the beginning of next season

Handicapping change could provide boon for European breeders
Frankie Lor’s talented sprinter shows he’s ready to Party with the Big boys

The grey speedster crushes his rivals in Sunday’s Group Three Bauhinia Sprint Trophy at Sha Tin

29 Dec 2019 - 9:51PM

The grey speedster crushes his rivals in Sunday’s Group Three Bauhinia Sprint Trophy at Sha Tin

Frankie Lor’s talented sprinter shows he’s ready to Party with the Big boys
Douglas Whyte opens up on his production line of young horses and how they are set for success

The Hong Kong racing legend may be a first-season trainer but he is certainly no rookie when it comes to knowing the system inside out

23 Dec 2019 - 8:09PM

The Hong Kong racing legend may be a first-season trainer but he is certainly no rookie when it comes to knowing the system inside out

Douglas Whyte opens up on his production line of young horses and how they are set for success
Douglas Whyte shows he is a force to be reckoned with as debutants shine

After making do with stable transfers, the South African confirms he is going to be one of Hong Kong’s leading trainers as first-starters Inner Flame and Xponential salute at Sha Tin on Saturday

21 Dec 2019 - 9:34PM

After making do with stable transfers, the South African confirms he is going to be one of Hong Kong’s leading trainers as first-starters Inner Flame and Xponential salute at Sha Tin on Saturday

Douglas Whyte shows he is a force to be reckoned with as debutants shine
Jockey Club’s hardline approach to Alberto Sanna is short-sighted

The licensing committee’s decision to spurn the Italian because of one mistake creates a rod for its own back at a time when it is difficult to attract big-name jockeys to Hong Kong

19 Dec 2019 - 8:23PM

The licensing committee’s decision to spurn the Italian because of one mistake creates a rod for its own back at a time when it is difficult to attract big-name jockeys to Hong Kong

Jockey Club’s hardline approach to Alberto Sanna is short-sighted
Alberto Sanna out, Tony Piccone in as Karis Teetan takes treble at Happy Valley

The Italian pays a huge price for his 10-day suspension, the Frenchman is coming to Hong Kong for a two-month stint, while the Mauritian continues his stellar form.

19 Dec 2019 - 12:21AM

The Italian pays a huge price for his 10-day suspension, the Frenchman is coming to Hong Kong for a two-month stint, while the Mauritian continues his stellar form.

Alberto Sanna out, Tony Piccone in as Karis Teetan takes treble at Happy Valley
Frankie Lor plays Happy Valley ace to help Party go Big until the end

The trainer hopes a maiden trip to the city circuit can bring the best out of his inconsistent grey

16 Dec 2019 - 10:26PM

The trainer hopes a maiden trip to the city circuit can bring the best out of his inconsistent grey

Frankie Lor plays Happy Valley ace to help Party go Big until the end
Classic Series hopefuls Perfect Match, Decrypt and Reliable Team make their mark at Sha Tin

The gallopers are all in the frame for the prestigious races after impressive efforts on Sunday

15 Dec 2019 - 9:41PM

The gallopers are all in the frame for the prestigious races after impressive efforts on Sunday

Classic Series hopefuls Perfect Match, Decrypt and Reliable Team make their mark at Sha Tin
Douglas Whyte shows the Will Power to be patient

The four-year-old impresses on debut to give the South African another first early in his training career

15 Dec 2019 - 9:41PM

The four-year-old impresses on debut to give the South African another first early in his training career

Douglas Whyte shows the Will Power to be patient
His Irish form is Too Darn Hot, so expectations are high for Decrypt

Frankie Lor’s import kicks off his Hong Kong Derby campaign at Sha Tin on Sunday

14 Dec 2019 - 6:05PM

Frankie Lor’s import kicks off his Hong Kong Derby campaign at Sha Tin on Sunday

His Irish form is Too Darn Hot, so expectations are high for Decrypt
Barrier gods continue to make life hard for Reliable Team

Frankie Lor’s four-year-old will have to jump from gate 11 in his Sha Tin debut, the fifth time in six starts he’ll have begun from nine or wider

14 Dec 2019 - 1:59PM

Frankie Lor’s four-year-old will have to jump from gate 11 in his Sha Tin debut, the fifth time in six starts he’ll have begun from nine or wider

Barrier gods continue to make life hard for Reliable Team
Danny Shum’s Perfect Match chases a change of luck at Sha Tin

The four-year-old looks the one to beat in Sunday’s Class Two Lukfook Jewellery Cup after an enormous first-up run last month

12 Dec 2019 - 7:39PM

The four-year-old looks the one to beat in Sunday’s Class Two Lukfook Jewellery Cup after an enormous first-up run last month

Danny Shum’s Perfect Match chases a change of luck at Sha Tin
Money, Money, Money: Abba livens up post-HKIR race meeting

Benny Andersson steals the show at Happy Valley, coming to Hong Kong for a one-off Swedish night as Ricky Yiu continues his hot recent form with a treble

15 Dec 2019 - 12:01PM

Benny Andersson steals the show at Happy Valley, coming to Hong Kong for a one-off Swedish night as Ricky Yiu continues his hot recent form with a treble

Money, Money, Money: Abba livens up post-HKIR race meeting
‘I made a mistake’: Alberto Sanna to make amends for poor ride – if he gets a chance

The well-respected Italian takes responsibility for his effort on Dances With Dragons that will see him miss 10 meetings and he wants to prove it was a one-off

11 Dec 2019 - 10:31PM

The well-respected Italian takes responsibility for his effort on Dances With Dragons that will see him miss 10 meetings and he wants to prove it was a one-off

‘I made a mistake’: Alberto Sanna to make amends for poor ride – if he gets a chance