Trenton Akers

Trenton worked as a general news reporter in Brisbane, Australia at The Courier-Mail for three years before moving into the political coverage. During his four years at the paper he covered federal and state elections along with a range of major political issues before moving to Hong Kong to pursue his love of racing.
Trenton Akers
Trenton worked as a general news reporter in Brisbane, Australia at The Courier-Mail for three years before moving into the political coverage. During his four years at the paper he covered federal and state elections along with a range of major political issues before moving to Hong Kong to pursue his love of racing.

Latest from Trenton Akers

Hong Kong racing heavyweights left in shock as civil unrest halts city’s most beloved sport

Trainers scramble to find replacement races after Wednesday’s night Happy Valley meeting is abandoned

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Trainers scramble to find replacement races after Wednesday’s night Happy Valley meeting is abandoned

Hong Kong racing heavyweights left in shock as civil unrest halts city’s most beloved sport
Zac Purton roars back to life with Sha Tin four-timer

The Australian went winless for the first time in months on Wednesday night but ensured the drought did not last long on Sunday

15 Sep 2019 - 10:58PM

The Australian went winless for the first time in months on Wednesday night but ensured the drought did not last long on Sunday

Zac Purton roars back to life with Sha Tin four-timer
John Moore looks to send Blake Shinn out in Style ahead of suspension

The duo teams up with the speedy four-year-old at Sha Tin on Sunday

14 Sep 2019 - 5:39PM

The duo teams up with the speedy four-year-old at Sha Tin on Sunday

John Moore looks to send Blake Shinn out in Style ahead of suspension
Zac Purton ready to bounce back after snapping 26-meeting winning streak

The Australian has been prolific but fired his first blank in 147 days at Happy Valley on Wednesday

14 Sep 2019 - 4:41PM

The Australian has been prolific but fired his first blank in 147 days at Happy Valley on Wednesday

Zac Purton ready to bounce back after snapping 26-meeting winning streak
Setback in Australia-Hong Kong quarantine stand-off

The delay means the quarrel will now drag on for more than two years

14 Sep 2019 - 10:43PM

The delay means the quarrel will now drag on for more than two years

Setback in Australia-Hong Kong quarantine stand-off
Legendary trainer John Moore weighs up future after ‘sad’ decision to end Hong Kong career

The Australian prides himself on training big-race winners and will be a force to be reckoned with this season

12 Sep 2019 - 10:47PM

The Australian prides himself on training big-race winners and will be a force to be reckoned with this season

Legendary trainer John Moore weighs up future after ‘sad’ decision to end Hong Kong career
Silvestre de Sousa and Alexis Badel to return to Hong Kong on short-term stints

The popular duo are set to further strengthen the riding ranks at Sha Tin

10 Sep 2019 - 12:41PM

The popular duo are set to further strengthen the riding ranks at Sha Tin

Silvestre de Sousa and Alexis Badel to return to Hong Kong on short-term stints
Japanese horses to return to Korea Cup in 2020 despite diplomatic row

The dispute between the two heavyweights shows no signs of slowing but event organisers say horses from the Land of the Rising Sun will be invited back

9 Sep 2019 - 10:23PM

The dispute between the two heavyweights shows no signs of slowing but event organisers say horses from the Land of the Rising Sun will be invited back

Japanese horses to return to Korea Cup in 2020 despite diplomatic row
Hong Kong horses falter in Korea after savage betting plunge sets officials scrambling

With a strong ownership contingent on course, the two runners were backed into early favouritism but could not finish in the placings

8 Sep 2019 - 11:05PM

With a strong ownership contingent on course, the two runners were backed into early favouritism but could not finish in the placings

Hong Kong horses falter in Korea after savage betting plunge sets officials scrambling
Vincent Ho looks to add international glory in South Korea to growing resume

The Tony Cruz Award-winner has an insatiable appetite for winners and is looking to add a couple of Korean Group Ones to his list

8 Sep 2019 - 9:00AM

The Tony Cruz Award-winner has an insatiable appetite for winners and is looking to add a couple of Korean Group Ones to his list

Vincent Ho looks to add international glory in South Korea to growing resume
Frankie Lor hopes for Glorious result in Seoul as diplomatic row puts paid to Japanese raiders

The Hong Kong trainer looks to add another string to his bow during his first overseas training trip

7 Sep 2019 - 11:21PM

The Hong Kong trainer looks to add another string to his bow during his first overseas training trip

Frankie Lor hopes for Glorious result in Seoul as diplomatic row puts paid to Japanese raiders
Ugly Warrior flourishes ahead of Korea Sprint as Typhoon Lingling bears down

The dirt specialist is enjoying life away from the concrete jungle of Sha Tin but will have to handle the soft sand and wet weather on Sunday

6 Sep 2019 - 10:44PM

The dirt specialist is enjoying life away from the concrete jungle of Sha Tin but will have to handle the soft sand and wet weather on Sunday

Ugly Warrior flourishes ahead of Korea Sprint as Typhoon Lingling bears down
Jockey Club tells Betfair to cease and desist from betting on Hong Kong racing in scathing letter

The five-page document to the gambling giant says it poses a risk to the integrity of the sport

4 Sep 2019 - 10:48PM

The five-page document to the gambling giant says it poses a risk to the integrity of the sport

Jockey Club tells Betfair to cease and desist from betting on Hong Kong racing in scathing letter
Tony Cruz thankful for treble after jockey Aldo Domeyer finds trouble

The racing legend conceded he thought he was headed for a loss in the stewards’ room

1 Sep 2019 - 10:11PM

The racing legend conceded he thought he was headed for a loss in the stewards’ room

Tony Cruz thankful for treble after jockey Aldo Domeyer finds trouble
Douglas Whyte stars on opening day with debut winner as trainer

The former jockey amassed more than 1,800 winners in the saddle but says training his first one is just as sweet

1 Sep 2019 - 10:59PM

The former jockey amassed more than 1,800 winners in the saddle but says training his first one is just as sweet

Douglas Whyte stars on opening day with debut winner as trainer
Disgraced jockey Howard Cheng granted BHA licence despite ‘misunderstanding’

The 38-year-old is allowed to ride in the United Kingdom despite refusing to cooperate with Hong Kong stewards during an inquiry in 2016

30 Aug 2019 - 10:48PM

The 38-year-old is allowed to ride in the United Kingdom despite refusing to cooperate with Hong Kong stewards during an inquiry in 2016

Disgraced jockey Howard Cheng granted BHA licence despite ‘misunderstanding’
Kwok family donates A$1 million to Tye Angland

The contribution of the Beauty Generation owners will be put in trusts for the former jockey’s three children

29 Aug 2019 - 10:36PM

The contribution of the Beauty Generation owners will be put in trusts for the former jockey’s three children

Kwok family donates A$1 million to Tye Angland
Hong Kong jockeys denied chance to ride in Australia’s mega-rich The Everest and Golden Eagle

Sha Tin-based riders will be unable to compete for more than A$20 million in riches after a ruling from the Jockey Club

28 Aug 2019 - 10:48PM

Sha Tin-based riders will be unable to compete for more than A$20 million in riches after a ruling from the Jockey Club

Hong Kong jockeys denied chance to ride in Australia’s mega-rich The Everest and Golden Eagle
Aldo Domeyer hits the ground running in season 2019-20

The South African was all the rage heading into the annual jockeys’ sprint and made good with regular winner Karis Teetan overseas

24 Aug 2019 - 11:01PM

The South African was all the rage heading into the annual jockeys’ sprint and made good with regular winner Karis Teetan overseas

Aldo Domeyer hits the ground running in season 2019-20
The defining moments of Hong Kong racing in 2018-19: a record-breaking year in profile

It was a record-breaking year in many respects – we review the season that was.

18 Jul 2019 - 9:36PM

It was a record-breaking year in many respects – we review the season that was.

The defining moments of Hong Kong racing in 2018-19: a record-breaking year in profile
The Post’s inaugural Hong Kong racing award-winners are …

We dissect the season that was and hand out the awards to the people (and horses) that mattered in 2018-19

17 Jul 2019 - 8:52PM

We dissect the season that was and hand out the awards to the people (and horses) that mattered in 2018-19

The Post’s inaugural Hong Kong racing award-winners are …
Karis Teetan caps off brilliant year with 300th Hong Kong winner

The Mauritian has enjoyed the best season of his life and fittingly brought up the milestone on the final day

14 Jul 2019 - 11:02PM

The Mauritian has enjoyed the best season of his life and fittingly brought up the milestone on the final day

Karis Teetan caps off brilliant year with 300th Hong Kong winner
John Size wins record-equalling 11th trainers’ championship with Sha Tin masterclass

The Australian makes it four consecutive titles in Hong Kong after claiming a double at Sunday’s season finale

14 Jul 2019 - 11:11PM

The Australian makes it four consecutive titles in Hong Kong after claiming a double at Sunday’s season finale

John Size wins record-equalling 11th trainers’ championship with Sha Tin masterclass
Zac Purton needs a Sha Tin ‘miracle’ to break Joao Moreira’s 170-win record

The Australian takes a book of 10 rides to the races on Sunday for the season finale

13 Jul 2019 - 5:16PM

The Australian takes a book of 10 rides to the races on Sunday for the season finale

Zac Purton needs a Sha Tin ‘miracle’ to break Joao Moreira’s 170-win record
John Moore to turn back the clock to pinch unlikely championship from John Size

The Australian finds himself two winners behind in the title race but it is a position he has won from before

13 Jul 2019 - 3:42PM

The Australian finds himself two winners behind in the title race but it is a position he has won from before

John Moore to turn back the clock to pinch unlikely championship from John Size
Resolution imminent in Hong Kong-Australia quarantine quarrel

Officials are set to tour the Jockey Club’s training facility in Conghua, one of the final stages to complete before horse movement between the two jurisdictions can resume

13 Jul 2019 - 11:12PM

Officials are set to tour the Jockey Club’s training facility in Conghua, one of the final stages to complete before horse movement between the two jurisdictions can resume

Resolution imminent in Hong Kong-Australia quarantine quarrel
Frankie Lor looks for Glorious season finale after running out of ammunition in title fight

The leading local trainer was neck-and-neck in the battle against his former bosses but was hamstrung by not having a Conghua stable

11 Jul 2019 - 7:42PM

The leading local trainer was neck-and-neck in the battle against his former bosses but was hamstrung by not having a Conghua stable

Frankie Lor looks for Glorious season finale after running out of ammunition in title fight
Alberto Sanna looks to Ruletheroost with special connection

The jockey has experienced a season from hell but can finish it on a high note at Happy Valley on Wednesday night

9 Jul 2019 - 4:33PM

The jockey has experienced a season from hell but can finish it on a high note at Happy Valley on Wednesday night

Alberto Sanna looks to Ruletheroost with special connection
Zac Purton strikes speed bump in quest to reach 171 wins

The Australian has been dealt some of the worst possible barriers on the night, making his job that much tougher

8 Jul 2019 - 9:28PM

The Australian has been dealt some of the worst possible barriers on the night, making his job that much tougher

Zac Purton strikes speed bump in quest to reach 171 wins
Opinion | Why put legendary trainer John Moore out to pasture? Hong Kong needs him more than ever

The 69-year-old has long been the most recognisable name in the jurisdiction and produced some of the brightest stars

9 Jul 2019 - 4:55PM

The 69-year-old has long been the most recognisable name in the jurisdiction and produced some of the brightest stars

Why put legendary trainer John Moore out to pasture? Hong Kong needs him more than ever