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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Frankie Lor out to build on Stunning HKIR record 12 months after ‘incredible’ day

The much-loved local trainer snared half of the Group Ones last year and is well placed to land back-to-back Hong Kong Cup wins

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The much-loved local trainer snared half of the Group Ones last year and is well placed to land back-to-back Hong Kong Cup wins

Frankie Lor out to build on Stunning HKIR record 12 months after ‘incredible’ day
HKIR: Exultant’s wide gate holds no fears for Cruz – ‘I’m happy with the draw’

The three-time Group One winner will have to overcome barrier 14 if he is to defend his Hong Kong Vase title

5 Dec 2019 - 10:25PM

The three-time Group One winner will have to overcome barrier 14 if he is to defend his Hong Kong Vase title

HKIR: Exultant’s wide gate holds no fears for Cruz – ‘I’m happy with the draw’
Karis Teetan comes out on top in battle of the world’s best jockeys

The Mauritian snatches the HK$500,000 first prize in the final leg of the prestigious series at Happy Valley on Wednesday night

5 Dec 2019 - 5:35AM

The Mauritian snatches the HK$500,000 first prize in the final leg of the prestigious series at Happy Valley on Wednesday night

Karis Teetan comes out on top in battle of the world’s best jockeys
Oisin Murphy’s mad schedule a breeze, American TV presenter adds glamour to HKIR

The globetrotting Irish jockey has a hectic itinerary this week, but he wouldn’t have it any other way

4 Dec 2019 - 9:37PM

The globetrotting Irish jockey has a hectic itinerary this week, but he wouldn’t have it any other way

Oisin Murphy’s mad schedule a breeze, American TV presenter adds glamour to HKIR
Frankie Dettori guarantees ‘flying dismount’ if he wins record fourth IJC at Happy Valley

It has been eight years since the Italian superstar last graced a racetrack in Hong Kong, but he’s back for Wednesday night’s event as he tries to cap off his best-ever season in the saddle

4 Dec 2019 - 9:00AM

It has been eight years since the Italian superstar last graced a racetrack in Hong Kong, but he’s back for Wednesday night’s event as he tries to cap off his best-ever season in the saddle

Frankie Dettori guarantees ‘flying dismount’ if he wins record fourth IJC at Happy Valley
Everything there is to know about the 2019 Hong Kong International Races

Get all the information you need about this year's four Group Ones and hear Hong Kong's biggest names discuss the chances of their superstars.

2 Dec 2019 - 6:53PM

Get all the information you need about this year's four Group Ones and hear Hong Kong's biggest names discuss the chances of their superstars.

Everything there is to know about the 2019 Hong Kong International Races
Almond Eye’s absence is a body blow, but HKIR show must go on

The withdrawal of the darling of the Japanese turf has been tough to swallow, but it won’t derail the biggest week in Hong Kong racing

2 Dec 2019 - 8:48PM

The withdrawal of the darling of the Japanese turf has been tough to swallow, but it won’t derail the biggest week in Hong Kong racing

Almond Eye’s absence is a body blow, but HKIR show must go on
Caspar Fownes doubles down on Almond Eye boost with perfect HKIR warm-up at Sha Tin

The popular trainer collects a double on Sunday while stable star Rise High is now a leading chance for next weekend’s Hong Kong Cup

1 Dec 2019 - 9:57PM

The popular trainer collects a double on Sunday while stable star Rise High is now a leading chance for next weekend’s Hong Kong Cup

Caspar Fownes doubles down on Almond Eye boost with perfect HKIR warm-up at Sha Tin
What does reputation count for? The Alberto Sanna conundrum

The likeable Italian had earned a licence extension with his hard work, tenacity and results before being hit with a 12-meeting suspension – will he still get it?

28 Nov 2019 - 8:14PM

The likeable Italian had earned a licence extension with his hard work, tenacity and results before being hit with a 12-meeting suspension – will he still get it?

What does reputation count for? The Alberto Sanna conundrum
John Moore’s progressive stayer goes Above and beyond at Happy Valley

The four-year-old continues his good form and is one of a host of gallopers from the stable benefiting from the Jockey Club’s training centre at Conghua

27 Nov 2019 - 11:54PM

The four-year-old continues his good form and is one of a host of gallopers from the stable benefiting from the Jockey Club’s training centre at Conghua

John Moore’s progressive stayer goes Above and beyond at Happy Valley
Don’t expect Hong Kong’s best horses flooding to Australia despite quarantine relief

The end of the two-year stand-off is a good thing, but those pencilling in Aethero for The Everest need to temper their expectations

25 Nov 2019 - 9:24PM

The end of the two-year stand-off is a good thing, but those pencilling in Aethero for The Everest need to temper their expectations

Don’t expect Hong Kong’s best horses flooding to Australia despite quarantine relief
David Hall’s Fast Most Furious pulls off a plan months in the making

The six-year-old delivers a satisfying victory to connections as he runs over the top of his rivals to claim the Class One Chevalier Cup at Sha Tin on Saturday

23 Nov 2019 - 9:23PM

The six-year-old delivers a satisfying victory to connections as he runs over the top of his rivals to claim the Class One Chevalier Cup at Sha Tin on Saturday

David Hall’s Fast Most Furious pulls off a plan months in the making
Vincent Ho doubles up at Happy Valley to secure the final International Jockeys’ Championship slot

The leading local earns his first winners at the city track for the term, guiding Loriz and Naboo Star to victory on Wednesday night

21 Nov 2019 - 5:46AM

The leading local earns his first winners at the city track for the term, guiding Loriz and Naboo Star to victory on Wednesday night

Vincent Ho doubles up at Happy Valley to secure the final International Jockeys’ Championship slot
HKIR: Beauty Generation faces six visitors as he chases Good Ba Ba’s record in Hong Kong Mile

The seven-time Group One winner looks vulnerable after back-to-back defeats and there is a shortage of quality horses looking to take his crown

20 Nov 2019 - 10:16PM

The seven-time Group One winner looks vulnerable after back-to-back defeats and there is a shortage of quality horses looking to take his crown

HKIR: Beauty Generation faces six visitors as he chases Good Ba Ba’s record in Hong Kong Mile
HKIR: Aidan O’Brien brings Magical team to Sha Tin as Hong Kong International Races fields confirmed

The legendary Irish trainer is travelling five horses to the city for the showcase event, including a four-time Group One winner and the English Derby champion

20 Nov 2019 - 10:50PM

The legendary Irish trainer is travelling five horses to the city for the showcase event, including a four-time Group One winner and the English Derby champion

HKIR: Aidan O’Brien brings Magical team to Sha Tin as Hong Kong International Races fields confirmed
Who is the best horse in Hong Kong right now?

There are three gallopers who have claims on the title – let’s run the rule over Beauty Generation, Aethero and Exultant

18 Nov 2019 - 8:00PM

There are three gallopers who have claims on the title – let’s run the rule over Beauty Generation, Aethero and Exultant

Who is the best horse in Hong Kong right now?
Issue-free meeting sends ‘strong signal’ to potential Hong Kong International Races visitors

Just 11,065 people turn up to Sha Tin, but there is plenty of action on the track, leaving Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges ‘optimistic’ as he looks towards next month’s marquee event

18 Nov 2019 - 5:05AM

Just 11,065 people turn up to Sha Tin, but there is plenty of action on the track, leaving Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges ‘optimistic’ as he looks towards next month’s marquee event

Issue-free meeting sends ‘strong signal’ to potential Hong Kong International Races visitors
Beauty Generation upstaged again as Waikuku snares Jockey Club Mile

The two-time Hong Kong Horse of the Year shows he is mortal again with his second successive defeat

17 Nov 2019 - 11:07PM

The two-time Hong Kong Horse of the Year shows he is mortal again with his second successive defeat

Beauty Generation upstaged again as Waikuku snares Jockey Club Mile
Jockey Club warns racegoers of ‘limited public transport options’ to Sha Tin

Racecourse station will be shut on Sunday, the Penfold Park car park will be closed and there will be no shuttle bus services to the track

16 Nov 2019 - 10:25PM

Racecourse station will be shut on Sunday, the Penfold Park car park will be closed and there will be no shuttle bus services to the track

Jockey Club warns racegoers of ‘limited public transport options’ to Sha Tin
Frankie Dettori on his way to Hong Kong for the International Jockeys’ Championship

The popular Italian is set to compete in the event for the first time in eight years

15 Nov 2019 - 10:48PM

The popular Italian is set to compete in the event for the first time in eight years

Frankie Dettori on his way to Hong Kong for the International Jockeys’ Championship
Jockey Club braces for small crowd as it pushes on with Sunday’s Sha Tin meeting and HKIR

Chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges will present a risk assessment to all international connections but remains ‘cautiously optimistic we will have a good line-up’ for December’s showcase meeting

14 Nov 2019 - 11:02PM

Chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges will present a risk assessment to all international connections but remains ‘cautiously optimistic we will have a good line-up’ for December’s showcase meeting

Jockey Club braces for small crowd as it pushes on with Sunday’s Sha Tin meeting and HKIR
Opinion | What does cancelled Happy Valley race meeting mean for Jockey Club and its world showcase HKIR?

The decision to abandon the meeting has major ramifications for racing in Hong Kong

13 Nov 2019 - 10:41PM

The decision to abandon the meeting has major ramifications for racing in Hong Kong

What does cancelled Happy Valley race meeting mean for Jockey Club and its world showcase HKIR?
Hong Kong protests: Jockey Club cancels Happy Valley race meeting as chaos escalates

Officials put safety first, aborting tonight’s card as turmoil in Hong Kong reaches new levelsThe decision will cost the government HK$130 million in betting duty

13 Nov 2019 - 4:50PM

Officials put safety first, aborting tonight’s card as turmoil in Hong Kong reaches new levelsThe decision will cost the government HK$130 million in betting duty

Hong Kong protests: Jockey Club cancels Happy Valley race meeting as chaos escalates
John Moore expects Sha Tin’s 1,200m track record to fall on Sunday

The track is lightning quick at the moment and the top trainer thinks another long-standing mark is in the gun

11 Nov 2019 - 8:38PM

The track is lightning quick at the moment and the top trainer thinks another long-standing mark is in the gun

John Moore expects Sha Tin’s 1,200m track record to fall on Sunday
John Moore’s Encouraging shocks as he smashes Beauty Generation’s track record at Sha Tin

The honest six-year-old produces the best run of his career, leaving his rivals in disbelief as he takes out the Class One Panasonic Cup on Saturday

9 Nov 2019 - 10:20PM

The honest six-year-old produces the best run of his career, leaving his rivals in disbelief as he takes out the Class One Panasonic Cup on Saturday

John Moore’s Encouraging shocks as he smashes Beauty Generation’s track record at Sha Tin
What Almond Eye means to HKIR and the Jockey Club (hint: a lot)

Chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges reveals the process of getting the Japanese superstar to Sha Tin started “over a year ago”

7 Nov 2019 - 6:42PM

Chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges reveals the process of getting the Japanese superstar to Sha Tin started “over a year ago”

What Almond Eye means to HKIR and the Jockey Club (hint: a lot)
David Ferraris rides high as wave of winners rolls on at Happy Valley

The in-form trainer was winless only weeks ago but his stable is now flying as Kiram salutes at the Valley to deliver the South African his fifth victory

7 Nov 2019 - 1:14AM

The in-form trainer was winless only weeks ago but his stable is now flying as Kiram salutes at the Valley to deliver the South African his fifth victory

David Ferraris rides high as wave of winners rolls on at Happy Valley
Almond Eye is coming to HKIR in huge coup for the Jockey Club

Trainer Sakae Kunieda confirms one of the world’s best racehorses will compete in December’s showcase event at Sha Tin

6 Nov 2019 - 10:37PM

Trainer Sakae Kunieda confirms one of the world’s best racehorses will compete in December’s showcase event at Sha Tin

Almond Eye is coming to HKIR in huge coup for the Jockey Club
Slow pace equals Sha Tin track record in Ladies’ Purse – how?

The jockeys say there was no pace in the Group Three, the clock says they were flying – both are right

5 Nov 2019 - 9:34AM

The jockeys say there was no pace in the Group Three, the clock says they were flying – both are right

Slow pace equals Sha Tin track record in Ladies’ Purse – how?
Jockey Club chief executive ‘cautiously optimistic’ Almond Eye will compete at HKIR

Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges and his team is working hard to try to entice the Japanese superstar’s connections to make the trip to Sha Tin for the showcase event

4 Nov 2019 - 10:44PM

Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges and his team is working hard to try to entice the Japanese superstar’s connections to make the trip to Sha Tin for the showcase event

Jockey Club chief executive ‘cautiously optimistic’ Almond Eye will compete at HKIR