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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Francis Lui hits front for three races before Ricky Yiu strikes back in fight for trainers’ title

The captivating battle for the championship is set to go right down to the wire after the two top handlers exchanged winners again on Wednesday

1 Jul 2020 - 9:47PM

The captivating battle for the championship is set to go right down to the wire after the two top handlers exchanged winners again on Wednesday

Francis Lui hits front for three races before Ricky Yiu strikes back in fight for trainers’ title
And the 2019-20 Jockey Club Champions Awards go to …

Exultant and Golden Sixty are vying for the Horse of the Year title, but two Group Ones give the edge to Tony Cruz’s star stayer

29 Jun 2020 - 6:59PM

Exultant and Golden Sixty are vying for the Horse of the Year title, but two Group Ones give the edge to Tony Cruz’s star stayer

And the 2019-20 Jockey Club Champions Awards go to …
Francis Lui moves within one win of Ricky Yiu as tussle for trainers’ title tightens up

After a four-timer at Happy Valley on Wednesday, the in-form handler collects a double to put himself right in the hunt for his maiden championship

27 Jun 2020 - 9:22PM

After a four-timer at Happy Valley on Wednesday, the in-form handler collects a double to put himself right in the hunt for his maiden championship

Francis Lui moves within one win of Ricky Yiu as tussle for trainers’ title tightens up
John Size gives Applause the edge over Rush in battle of the Beauties

The 11-time champion trainer believes the flashy chestnut has more potential than his stablemate

27 Jun 2020 - 7:00AM

The 11-time champion trainer believes the flashy chestnut has more potential than his stablemate

John Size gives Applause the edge over Rush in battle of the Beauties
The four races that changed the complexion of the 2019-20 season

In the space of 100 minutes, the unlikely combination of Zac Purton and Francis Lui altered the dynamics of two championship races

25 Jun 2020 - 7:55PM

In the space of 100 minutes, the unlikely combination of Zac Purton and Francis Lui altered the dynamics of two championship races

The four races that changed the complexion of the 2019-20 season
Prominent business leader takes reins as Jockey Club chairman

Philip Chen replaces Anthony Chow, who retired on Monday after reaching the age of 70

22 Jun 2020 - 9:34PM

Philip Chen replaces Anthony Chow, who retired on Monday after reaching the age of 70

Prominent business leader takes reins as Jockey Club chairman
Joao Moreira’s hopes of a fourth championship hit by suspension

The one-day ban reduces the Brazilian’s chances of overhauling rival Zac Purton in the fight for the Hong Kong jockeys’ title

22 Jun 2020 - 7:34PM

The one-day ban reduces the Brazilian’s chances of overhauling rival Zac Purton in the fight for the Hong Kong jockeys’ title

Joao Moreira’s hopes of a fourth championship hit by suspension
Ricky Yiu combines with best friend as ‘amazing’ Jolly Banner takes Premier Cup

The 62-year-old extends his lead in the trainers’ championship after securing a double at Sha Tin on Sunday

21 Jun 2020 - 9:58PM

The 62-year-old extends his lead in the trainers’ championship after securing a double at Sha Tin on Sunday

Ricky Yiu combines with best friend as ‘amazing’ Jolly Banner takes Premier Cup
Jockey Club flexes its muscles with massive prize money boost

With more cash on offer for owners, trainers and jockeys, the executives at Sports Road are sending a message to the rest of the world

18 Jun 2020 - 7:33PM

With more cash on offer for owners, trainers and jockeys, the executives at Sports Road are sending a message to the rest of the world

Jockey Club flexes its muscles with massive prize money boost
Royal Ascot bucks tradition to maximise potential of the World Pool

All 36 races at the iconic meeting will be covered after organisers create uniform betting rules

15 Jun 2020 - 8:38PM

All 36 races at the iconic meeting will be covered after organisers create uniform betting rules

Royal Ascot bucks tradition to maximise potential of the World Pool
Lack of support means Griffin Trophy set for the scrap heap

While names like Derby winner Luger and two-time Group One star Pakistan Star grace the honour roll, the HK$2 million race has likely been run for the last time

14 Jun 2020 - 10:03PM

While names like Derby winner Luger and two-time Group One star Pakistan Star grace the honour roll, the HK$2 million race has likely been run for the last time

Lack of support means Griffin Trophy set for the scrap heap
Jockey Club to open racecourses for betting services during Royal Ascot

From Monday, June 15 until Friday, June 19 punters will be able to cash in winning tickets, open accounts, withdraw or deposit money and place a bet on the simulcast meetings

12 Jun 2020 - 9:45PM

From Monday, June 15 until Friday, June 19 punters will be able to cash in winning tickets, open accounts, withdraw or deposit money and place a bet on the simulcast meetings

Jockey Club to open racecourses for betting services during Royal Ascot
Jockey Club boosts rebate to help combat ‘illegal bookmakers’

From next season, punters who lose HK$10,000 or more on a quinella or quinella place bet in any Hong Kong race will receive 12 per cent back, up from 10 per cent

11 Jun 2020 - 7:24PM

From next season, punters who lose HK$10,000 or more on a quinella or quinella place bet in any Hong Kong race will receive 12 per cent back, up from 10 per cent

Jockey Club boosts rebate to help combat ‘illegal bookmakers’
Caspar Fownes determined to be ‘King of the Valley’ for another season

History shows the astute trainer is prolific at the city track and a double on Wednesday night gives him a three-win lead over Ricky Yiu for most wins at the iconic circuit this campaign

11 Jun 2020 - 5:14AM

History shows the astute trainer is prolific at the city track and a double on Wednesday night gives him a three-win lead over Ricky Yiu for most wins at the iconic circuit this campaign

Caspar Fownes determined to be ‘King of the Valley’ for another season
Pressing pause on the Zac Purton and Joao Moreira show before a grandstand finish

The two rivals are enduring a rare lean patch with just three winners between them at the past three meetings but history says they will bounce back as they continue their battle for the title

8 Jun 2020 - 7:06PM

The two rivals are enduring a rare lean patch with just three winners between them at the past three meetings but history says they will bounce back as they continue their battle for the title

Pressing pause on the Zac Purton and Joao Moreira show before a grandstand finish
Alfred Chan secures perfect birthday present, nailing his first Hong Kong treble

The apprentice celebrates in style by tasting success aboard Magic Supreme, Care Free Prince and Baltic Whisper at Sha Tin on Sunday

7 Jun 2020 - 10:22PM

The apprentice celebrates in style by tasting success aboard Magic Supreme, Care Free Prince and Baltic Whisper at Sha Tin on Sunday

Alfred Chan secures perfect birthday present, nailing his first Hong Kong treble
Antoine Hamelin earns full-season licence as Jockey Club waits to confirm new expat rider

The Frenchman secures a full-time spot on the 2020-21 roster as Covid-19 forces the licensing committee to delay an announcement on any incoming jockeys

5 Jun 2020 - 9:39PM

The Frenchman secures a full-time spot on the 2020-21 roster as Covid-19 forces the licensing committee to delay an announcement on any incoming jockeys

Antoine Hamelin earns full-season licence as Jockey Club waits to confirm new expat rider
Ben So relishes spotlight with Jockey Club to reveal 2020-21 riding roster

On Friday, the licensing committee will announce its list of jockeys and trainers for next season, but the 33-year-old is still hanging up the saddle despite an incredible 15,236-1 double on Wednesday night

4 Jun 2020 - 8:20PM

On Friday, the licensing committee will announce its list of jockeys and trainers for next season, but the 33-year-old is still hanging up the saddle despite an incredible 15,236-1 double on Wednesday night

Ben So relishes spotlight with Jockey Club to reveal 2020-21 riding roster
Top Military delivers longest-priced winner in Happy Valley history at 283-1

Benno Yung’s six-year-old etches his name into the record books with a stunning victory as his jockey Ben So captures his first double in more than three-and-a-half years

4 Jun 2020 - 1:39AM

Benno Yung’s six-year-old etches his name into the record books with a stunning victory as his jockey Ben So captures his first double in more than three-and-a-half years

Top Military delivers longest-priced winner in Happy Valley history at 283-1
Who can finish strongest? Four left in fight for Hong Kong trainers’ title

Ricky Yiu, Tony Cruz, Francis Lui and John Moore all remain in the hunt for the championship with 12 meetings remaining

1 Jun 2020 - 5:48PM

Ricky Yiu, Tony Cruz, Francis Lui and John Moore all remain in the hunt for the championship with 12 meetings remaining

Who can finish strongest? Four left in fight for Hong Kong trainers’ title
Ka Ying Star rewarded as Chad Schofield sets new best and Tony Cruz eyes off title

The honest five-year-old secures his first win in 13 months with a strong performance in Sunday’s Group Three Lion Rock Trophy at Sha Tin

31 May 2020 - 10:00PM

The honest five-year-old secures his first win in 13 months with a strong performance in Sunday’s Group Three Lion Rock Trophy at Sha Tin

Ka Ying Star rewarded as Chad Schofield sets new best and Tony Cruz eyes off title
John Size unveils expensive Australian import Lucky Express after a patient build-up

The A$1.75 million (HK$8.98 million) purchase competes in Hong Kong for the first time at Sha Tin on Sunday, stepping out in the Class Two Amah Rock Handicap on the back of eight barrier trials.

28 May 2020 - 7:24PM

The A$1.75 million (HK$8.98 million) purchase competes in Hong Kong for the first time at Sha Tin on Sunday, stepping out in the Class Two Amah Rock Handicap on the back of eight barrier trials.

John Size unveils expensive Australian import Lucky Express after a patient build-up
Kings Shield stars on the dirt – but will Covid-19 deny him the chance to really shine?

Trainer Frankie Lor is looking overseas with his talented five-year-old but with the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, he will have to wait and see what is possible.

28 May 2020 - 4:49AM

Trainer Frankie Lor is looking overseas with his talented five-year-old but with the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, he will have to wait and see what is possible.

Kings Shield stars on the dirt – but will Covid-19 deny him the chance to really shine?
Royal Ascot to cash in on new programme with record Hong Kong/World Pool turnover

A limit on field sizes of 24, six more races and earlier start times should ensure the Jockey Club’s simulcasts of the famous meeting will be even more successful

25 May 2020 - 8:12PM

A limit on field sizes of 24, six more races and earlier start times should ensure the Jockey Club’s simulcasts of the famous meeting will be even more successful

Royal Ascot to cash in on new programme with record Hong Kong/World Pool turnover
Exultant is the best stayer I’ve ever trained: Tony Cruz

The six-year-old earns high praise from the Hong Kong racing legend after securing back-to-back victories in the Group One Champions & Chater Cup

24 May 2020 - 10:20PM

The six-year-old earns high praise from the Hong Kong racing legend after securing back-to-back victories in the Group One Champions & Chater Cup

Exultant is the best stayer I’ve ever trained: Tony Cruz
Jockey Club suffers a loss at the Hong Kong International Sale as Pakistan Star’s owner buys top lot

A group of 11 horses go under the hammer at Sha Tin for a total of HK$31.7 million, HK$790,000 below their combined presale cost

23 May 2020 - 11:27PM

A group of 11 horses go under the hammer at Sha Tin for a total of HK$31.7 million, HK$790,000 below their combined presale cost

Jockey Club suffers a loss at the Hong Kong International Sale as Pakistan Star’s owner buys top lot
Chris So’s patience pays off as Classic Unicorn flashes at Happy Valley

The talented four-year-old puts on a scintillating display at the city track on Wednesday night, leaving his rivals in his wake to deliver on the promise he showed early in his career

21 May 2020 - 1:59AM

The talented four-year-old puts on a scintillating display at the city track on Wednesday night, leaving his rivals in his wake to deliver on the promise he showed early in his career

Chris So’s patience pays off as Classic Unicorn flashes at Happy Valley
Jockey Club announces bumper simulcast schedule for remainder of season

Races from 12 international meetings will be shown in Hong Kong across a six-week period

19 May 2020 - 10:54PM

Races from 12 international meetings will be shown in Hong Kong across a six-week period

Jockey Club announces bumper simulcast schedule for remainder of season
Simply Fluke cements his position as Hong Kong’s unluckiest horse

Imagine drawing barrier 11 or wider in eight straight races – that’s exactly what the five-year-old gelding has done this season

19 May 2020 - 1:48PM

Imagine drawing barrier 11 or wider in eight straight races – that’s exactly what the five-year-old gelding has done this season

Simply Fluke cements his position as Hong Kong’s unluckiest horse
Caspar Fownes says he is ‘up for the challenge’ of reviving career of gun sprinter Aethero

With John Moore being forced into retirement at the end of the season, the precocious three-year-old will continue his recovery in a new stable

18 May 2020 - 10:38AM

With John Moore being forced into retirement at the end of the season, the precocious three-year-old will continue his recovery in a new stable

Caspar Fownes says he is ‘up for the challenge’ of reviving career of gun sprinter Aethero