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

Dylan Mo eyes graduation with ‘great’ book of rides at favourite Happy Valley track

The apprentice has booted home 20 winners this season but it will be his 21st that means the most

12 minutes ago
Dylan Mo eyes graduation with ‘great’ book of rides at favourite Happy Valley track

The apprentice has booted home 20 winners this season but it will be his 21st that means the most

Dubai World Cup: Southern Legend dodges one juggernaut but runs into another

The unlucky galloper, who has been one of the most consistent in Hong Kong, clashes with Japanese champion Almond Eye in the US$6 million race

2 hours ago
Dubai World Cup: Southern Legend dodges one juggernaut but runs into another

The unlucky galloper, who has been one of the most consistent in Hong Kong, clashes with Japanese champion Almond Eye in the US$6 million race

Beauty Generation eyes world domination with Japan’s Yasuda Kinen back on the agenda

Hong Kong’s top-rated horse will have two more starts at home this season before potentially going overseas

3 hours ago
Beauty Generation eyes world domination with Japan’s Yasuda Kinen back on the agenda

Hong Kong’s top-rated horse will have two more starts at home this season before potentially going overseas

Grant van Niekerk learns to appreciate nuances of Happy Valley despite limited opportunity

The South African struggled with the city track early in his career but has come to appreciate the rough results it can throw up

5 hours ago
Grant van Niekerk learns to appreciate nuances of Happy Valley despite limited opportunity

The South African struggled with the city track early in his career but has come to appreciate the rough results it can throw up

Silvestre de Sousa’s imminent departure will be felt: Tony Millard

The Brazilian has enjoyed a dream run in Hong Kong this season but only has one week left on his contract before he returns to Europe

17 Mar 2019 - 11:02PM
Silvestre de Sousa’s imminent departure will be felt: Tony Millard

The Brazilian has enjoyed a dream run in Hong Kong this season but only has one week left on his contract before he returns to Europe

A Taree maiden to Hong Kong Derby glory, the journey of Furore

How a stunning form reversal saw the Derby winner become one of the hottest horses on the international bloodstock scene

17 Mar 2019 - 11:02PM
A Taree maiden to Hong Kong Derby glory, the journey of Furore

How a stunning form reversal saw the Derby winner become one of the hottest horses on the international bloodstock scene

Karis Teetan looks to put the cherry on top of his best season with Hong Kong Derby victory

The Mauritian has enjoyed a terrific year in and out of the saddle and takes his first ‘live chance’ into the prestigious race

17 Mar 2019 - 8:00AM
Karis Teetan looks to put the cherry on top of his best season with Hong Kong Derby victory

The Mauritian has enjoyed a terrific year in and out of the saddle and takes his first ‘live chance’ into the prestigious race

Oisin Murphy fits Hong Kong Derby into packed world tour that includes Cheltenham, Lingfield, Dubai and Sydney

The Irishman has become a gun for hire for the globe’s biggest races and says he has learnt to love the travel that comes with it

16 Mar 2019 - 5:25PM
Oisin Murphy fits Hong Kong Derby into packed world tour that includes Cheltenham, Lingfield, Dubai and Sydney

The Irishman has become a gun for hire for the globe’s biggest races and says he has learnt to love the travel that comes with it

Hong Kong Derby favourite Waikuku proves fitness in final hit-out but draws horror gate

John Size’s rising star puts any concern over his health behind him with a workout at Sha Tin on Thursday morning

14 Mar 2019 - 3:35PM
Hong Kong Derby favourite Waikuku proves fitness in final hit-out but draws horror gate

John Size’s rising star puts any concern over his health behind him with a workout at Sha Tin on Thursday morning

Neil Callan making up for lost time – and wins – at Happy Valley

The Irishman jumps back aboard Electric Lightning after missing his last victory through suspension

12 Mar 2019 - 4:03PM
Neil Callan making up for lost time – and wins – at Happy Valley

The Irishman jumps back aboard Electric Lightning after missing his last victory through suspension

Chris So to unveil talented Aiolos: ‘he has a lot of potential but just needs to learn’

The trainer says the horse ‘is like a strong 18-year-old in the body but only an eight-year-old in the brain, that is why we have spent a lot of time with him’

12 Mar 2019 - 2:39PM
Chris So to unveil talented Aiolos: ‘he has a lot of potential but just needs to learn’

The trainer says the horse ‘is like a strong 18-year-old in the body but only an eight-year-old in the brain, that is why we have spent a lot of time with him’

A Champion in the making? Star three-year-olds make their case

The John Size-trained galloper has star potential and a name to match

11 Mar 2019 - 6:56PM
A Champion in the making? Star three-year-olds make their case

The John Size-trained galloper has star potential and a name to match

Champions Day on the agenda for Australian horses after quarantine deadlock thaws

Star sprinters Santa Ana Lane, Viddora and Brave Smash eye off Group One Chairman’s Sprint Prize in April

11 Mar 2019 - 12:38PM
Champions Day on the agenda for Australian horses after quarantine deadlock thaws

Star sprinters Santa Ana Lane, Viddora and Brave Smash eye off Group One Chairman’s Sprint Prize in April

Silvestre de Sousa pushes himself to the limit to win with Wishful Thinker at Sha Tin

The Brazilian declines a painkilling injection before riding on Sunday and says a Class One winner makes it all worthwhile

10 Mar 2019 - 11:06PM
Silvestre de Sousa pushes himself to the limit to win with Wishful Thinker at Sha Tin

The Brazilian declines a painkilling injection before riding on Sunday and says a Class One winner makes it all worthwhile

Derek Leung takes a step closer to solving the curious case of Pingwu Spark

The jockey believes the big grey has found his distance as he prepares to run over a mile at Sha Tin on Sunday

9 Mar 2019 - 5:23PM
Derek Leung takes a step closer to solving the curious case of Pingwu Spark

The jockey believes the big grey has found his distance as he prepares to run over a mile at Sha Tin on Sunday

Silvestre de Sousa shrugs off back injury to fulfil full book of rides at Sha Tin

The Brazilian has received around-the-clock treatment to ensure he is fit for Sha Tin on Sunday

9 Mar 2019 - 5:21PM
Silvestre de Sousa shrugs off back injury to fulfil full book of rides at Sha Tin

The Brazilian has received around-the-clock treatment to ensure he is fit for Sha Tin on Sunday

Frankie Lor looks to exploit 10-pound claim of sailor-turned-jockey Alfred Chan

The second-season trainer has been prolific to date and will cherry-pick rides for his new apprentice to help get him off the mark

8 Mar 2019 - 10:39PM
Frankie Lor looks to exploit 10-pound claim of sailor-turned-jockey Alfred Chan

The second-season trainer has been prolific to date and will cherry-pick rides for his new apprentice to help get him off the mark

Silvestre de Sousa faces race against time to be fit for gun rides at Sha Tin on Sunday after suffering back injury

The star Brazilian has soft tissue damage after leaving Happy Valley in an ambulance on Wednesday night

7 Mar 2019 - 5:02PM
Silvestre de Sousa faces race against time to be fit for gun rides at Sha Tin on Sunday after suffering back injury

The star Brazilian has soft tissue damage after leaving Happy Valley in an ambulance on Wednesday night

Regan Bayliss lands ride on John Size’s rising star Champion’s Way

The Australian is yet to get off the mark in Hong Kong but punters will be expecting that to change at Sunday’s Sha Tin meeting

7 Mar 2019 - 6:39PM
Regan Bayliss lands ride on John Size’s rising star Champion’s Way

The Australian is yet to get off the mark in Hong Kong but punters will be expecting that to change at Sunday’s Sha Tin meeting

Major breakthrough in Australia’s quarantine stand-off with Hong Kong

After an 18-month deadlock, horses will be able to travel between the two countries once again after agreeing to interim measures

7 Mar 2019 - 10:07PM
Major breakthrough in Australia’s quarantine stand-off with Hong Kong

After an 18-month deadlock, horses will be able to travel between the two countries once again after agreeing to interim measures

Frankie Lor chases Hong Kong Derby history after trio trial at Sha Tin

The second-season trainer has dominated the Classic Series so far and he is hoping to top it off next week

5 Mar 2019 - 4:22PM
Frankie Lor chases Hong Kong Derby history after trio trial at Sha Tin

The second-season trainer has dominated the Classic Series so far and he is hoping to top it off next week

John Moore sees light at the end of expensive tunnel for Helene Charisma at Happy Valley

The European import has been a ‘disappointment’ in Hong Kong but his master handler believes a breakthrough could be just around the corner

5 Mar 2019 - 2:14PM
John Moore sees light at the end of expensive tunnel for Helene Charisma at Happy Valley

The European import has been a ‘disappointment’ in Hong Kong but his master handler believes a breakthrough could be just around the corner

Chad Schofield out to impress ‘King of the Valley’ Caspar Fownes with Master ride

The 25-year-old is hoping to land some winners for the trainer before his week-long suspension kicks in

4 Mar 2019 - 10:34PM
Chad Schofield out to impress ‘King of the Valley’ Caspar Fownes with Master ride

The 25-year-old is hoping to land some winners for the trainer before his week-long suspension kicks in

Silvestre de Sousa strikes with Horse Of Fortune in the Macau Hong Kong Trophy

Dennis Yip’s eight-year-old takes out the first leg of the interport series at Taipa, securing his first win in 20 months

3 Mar 2019 - 10:41PM
Silvestre de Sousa strikes with Horse Of Fortune in the Macau Hong Kong Trophy

Dennis Yip’s eight-year-old takes out the first leg of the interport series at Taipa, securing his first win in 20 months

Is there a new Derby favourite? Waikuku stuns rivals with Sha Tin blitz

The four-year-old throws down the gauntlet to his rivals with a dominant display on Saturday

2 Mar 2019 - 10:11PM
Is there a new Derby favourite? Waikuku stuns rivals with Sha Tin blitz

The four-year-old throws down the gauntlet to his rivals with a dominant display on Saturday

Neil Callan answers eleventh-hour call from champion John Size to partner Derby hopeful

The Irishman is itching to team up with the 10-time champion trainer again after combining for just one ride so far this season

1 Mar 2019 - 4:29PM
Neil Callan answers eleventh-hour call from champion John Size to partner Derby hopeful

The Irishman is itching to team up with the 10-time champion trainer again after combining for just one ride so far this season

Uncle Steve returns without the weight of being Douglas Whyte’s final ride

John Moore’s promising import is back but this time he won’t be carrying the hopes of a crowd desperate to farewell Hong Kong’s greatest jockey on a winning note

1 Mar 2019 - 3:58PM
Uncle Steve returns without the weight of being Douglas Whyte’s final ride

John Moore’s promising import is back but this time he won’t be carrying the hopes of a crowd desperate to farewell Hong Kong’s greatest jockey on a winning note

Danny Shum’s last chance saloon for Hong Kong Derby hopeful Charity Go

Saturday’s 1,800m Class Two is often used as a launching pad for the prestigious race and the trainer is hoping his gelding can sneak into the final field

28 Feb 2019 - 8:15PM
Danny Shum’s last chance saloon for Hong Kong Derby hopeful Charity Go

Saturday’s 1,800m Class Two is often used as a launching pad for the prestigious race and the trainer is hoping his gelding can sneak into the final field

Jimmy Ting unleashes Telecom Puma at Happy Valley as first-season wonder sets new goal

He has taken all before him in his short training career but is hoping his debutant can mark the dawn of a new era

26 Feb 2019 - 3:23PM
Jimmy Ting unleashes Telecom Puma at Happy Valley as first-season wonder sets new goal

He has taken all before him in his short training career but is hoping his debutant can mark the dawn of a new era

Tony Cruz blindsided by Pakistan Star’s departure: ‘it’s a big disappointment’

The trainer was synonymous with the galloper who became an internet sensation, but he did not see the stable transfer coming

26 Feb 2019 - 1:05PM
Tony Cruz blindsided by Pakistan Star’s departure: ‘it’s a big disappointment’

The trainer was synonymous with the galloper who became an internet sensation, but he did not see the stable transfer coming

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