Trenton Akers

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

Opinion | Why Japan is beating Hong Kong in the race for big-name jockeys

Riders looking to cash in for their off-season are heading to the Land of the Rising Sun instead of Sha Tin

12 Dec 2019 - 7:39PM

Riders looking to cash in for their off-season are heading to the Land of the Rising Sun instead of Sha Tin

Why Japan is beating Hong Kong in the race for big-name jockeys
Silvestre de Sousa chases Utopia Life redemption at Happy Valley

The Brazilian was first past the post on the then three-year-old at Sha Tin last season before being disqualified

10 Dec 2019 - 4:42PM

The Brazilian was first past the post on the then three-year-old at Sha Tin last season before being disqualified

Silvestre de Sousa chases Utopia Life redemption at Happy Valley
Victoria Derby winner Extra Brut dies after freak accident at Sha Tin

The Hong Kong Derby contender hurt himself in a walking machine before he was meant to trial on Tuesday morning

10 Dec 2019 - 10:37PM

The Hong Kong Derby contender hurt himself in a walking machine before he was meant to trial on Tuesday morning

Victoria Derby winner Extra Brut dies after freak accident at Sha Tin
Karis Teetan returns to Happy Valley with an extra string to his bow thanks to IJC success

The Mauritian hopes to put the lessons learned from superstar jockeys Ryan Moore and Frankie Dettori to good use

9 Dec 2019 - 8:07PM

The Mauritian hopes to put the lessons learned from superstar jockeys Ryan Moore and Frankie Dettori to good use

Karis Teetan returns to Happy Valley with an extra string to his bow thanks to IJC success
Aethero found to have fever after Hong Kong Sprint performance

The star three-year-old will not be able to race again until being cleared by a Jockey Club vet

9 Dec 2019 - 5:14PM

The star three-year-old will not be able to race again until being cleared by a Jockey Club vet

Aethero found to have fever after Hong Kong Sprint performance
Umberto Rispoli to depart Hong Kong riding ranks

The Italian jockey is moving on after spending the past three years at Sha Tin full-time

9 Dec 2019 - 10:59PM

The Italian jockey is moving on after spending the past three years at Sha Tin full-time

Umberto Rispoli to depart Hong Kong riding ranks
No Almond Eye, no worries as Win Bright storms away with Hong Kong Cup

Connections of the five-year-old promised they would be back to defend their QE II Cup crown in April

8 Dec 2019 - 11:09PM

Connections of the five-year-old promised they would be back to defend their QE II Cup crown in April

No Almond Eye, no worries as Win Bright storms away with Hong Kong Cup
HKIR: Joao Moreira makes good on Vase defeat with Glory 12 months on

The Magic Man enjoys more Group One success as the Japanese runners dominate the HK$20 million feature

8 Dec 2019 - 11:24PM

The Magic Man enjoys more Group One success as the Japanese runners dominate the HK$20 million feature

HKIR: Joao Moreira makes good on Vase defeat with Glory 12 months on
Watch race replays of all four HKIR Group Ones

It was a day out for Japanese-trained gallopers, taking out three of the four features

8 Dec 2019 - 5:06PM

It was a day out for Japanese-trained gallopers, taking out three of the four features

Watch race replays of all four HKIR Group Ones
HKIR: Joao Moreira flies under the radar in hunt for Vase Glory

The Magic Man is looking to secure his first HKIR victory since 2016 on Sunday

7 Dec 2019 - 5:35PM

The Magic Man is looking to secure his first HKIR victory since 2016 on Sunday

HKIR: Joao Moreira flies under the radar in hunt for Vase Glory
Ryan Moore says Anthony Van Dyck is a better three-year-old than Highland Reel

The top jockey has won two of the last four editions of the race and takes a top chance into Sunday’s race

6 Dec 2019 - 8:53PM

The top jockey has won two of the last four editions of the race and takes a top chance into Sunday’s race

Ryan Moore says Anthony Van Dyck is a better three-year-old than Highland Reel
No fireworks as IJC night misses the mark

With the strongest line-up of jockeys in years, the event over-promised and underdelivered

5 Dec 2019 - 8:10PM

With the strongest line-up of jockeys in years, the event over-promised and underdelivered

No fireworks as IJC night misses the mark
HKIR: Sunday Silence bloodlines run deep in Japanese stars as they prepare Sha Tin assault

The super sire will be well represented on Sunday with eight of the nine runners from the Land of the Rising Sun carrying his bloodlines

5 Dec 2019 - 8:10PM

The super sire will be well represented on Sunday with eight of the nine runners from the Land of the Rising Sun carrying his bloodlines

HKIR: Sunday Silence bloodlines run deep in Japanese stars as they prepare Sha Tin assault
Douglas Whyte makes trademark splash on IJC night, this time as a trainer

The 13-time champion jockey made sure he was not leaving the famous city track empty handed in his first year as a trainer

5 Dec 2019 - 5:04AM

The 13-time champion jockey made sure he was not leaving the famous city track empty handed in his first year as a trainer

Douglas Whyte makes trademark splash on IJC night, this time as a trainer
HKIR: Paul O’Sullivan’s low-key Frankie Dettori introduction

The two are polar opposites when it comes to flair on the racetrack but they might just be the perfect combination on Wednesday night

4 Dec 2019 - 9:32AM

The two are polar opposites when it comes to flair on the racetrack but they might just be the perfect combination on Wednesday night

HKIR: Paul O’Sullivan’s low-key Frankie Dettori introduction
Pakistan Star set to be retired from Hong Kong racing, bound for Dubai

The dual Group One winner will get his opportunity to showcase his talents overseas after stopping in his most recent race at Sha Tin

3 Dec 2019 - 8:23PM

The dual Group One winner will get his opportunity to showcase his talents overseas after stopping in his most recent race at Sha Tin

Pakistan Star set to be retired from Hong Kong racing, bound for Dubai
HKIR: Watch the last start of every Hong Kong Sprint runner, including Danon Smash and Aethero

Navigating international form can be a minefield so the Post has compiled all you need to back a winner at the Hong Kong International Races

4 Dec 2019 - 1:08PM

Navigating international form can be a minefield so the Post has compiled all you need to back a winner at the Hong Kong International Races

HKIR: Watch the last start of every Hong Kong Sprint runner, including Danon Smash and Aethero
HKIR: Watch the last start of every Hong Kong Mile runner, including Beauty Generation and Indy Champ

Navigating international form can be a minefield so the Post has compiled all you need to back a winner at the Hong Kong International Races

4 Dec 2019 - 1:08PM

Navigating international form can be a minefield so the Post has compiled all you need to back a winner at the Hong Kong International Races

HKIR: Watch the last start of every Hong Kong Mile runner, including Beauty Generation and Indy Champ
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
HKIR: Watch the last start of every Hong Kong Cup runner, including Magic Wand and Win Bright

Navigating international form can be a minefield so the Post has compiled all you need to back a winner at the Hong Kong International Races

4 Dec 2019 - 1:07PM

Navigating international form can be a minefield so the Post has compiled all you need to back a winner at the Hong Kong International Races

HKIR: Watch the last start of every Hong Kong Cup runner, including Magic Wand and Win Bright
HKIR: Watch the last start of every Hong Kong Vase runner, including Anthony Van Dyck and Deirdre

Navigating international form can be a minefield so the Post has compiled all you need to back a winner at the Hong Kong International Races

4 Dec 2019 - 1:06PM

Navigating international form can be a minefield so the Post has compiled all you need to back a winner at the Hong Kong International Races

HKIR: Watch the last start of every Hong Kong Vase runner, including Anthony Van Dyck and Deirdre
Matthew Poon notches 100th Hong Kong winner at Sha Tin

His former boss believes he has a big future after combining again for their 24th winner

1 Dec 2019 - 9:58PM

His former boss believes he has a big future after combining again for their 24th winner

Matthew Poon notches 100th Hong Kong winner at Sha Tin
HKIR: Zac Purton relishes weight loss journey for Aethero – ‘my body feels better’

The Australian jockey insists he has all but made the weight for the star sprinter, a week out from his grand final

1 Dec 2019 - 9:57PM

The Australian jockey insists he has all but made the weight for the star sprinter, a week out from his grand final

HKIR: Zac Purton relishes weight loss journey for Aethero – ‘my body feels better’
Karis Teetan returns from two-day suspension that felt more like ‘two months’

The Mauritian is looking to make up for lost time with a stack of winners at Sha Tin on Sunday

30 Nov 2019 - 6:23PM

The Mauritian is looking to make up for lost time with a stack of winners at Sha Tin on Sunday

Karis Teetan returns from two-day suspension that felt more like ‘two months’
HKIR: Christophe Soumillon and Richard Gibson wind back the clock in Hong Kong Sprint

It has been three years since the duo combined and the trainer is more than happy to have the star jockey back on board

30 Nov 2019 - 4:04PM

It has been three years since the duo combined and the trainer is more than happy to have the star jockey back on board

HKIR: Christophe Soumillon and Richard Gibson wind back the clock in Hong Kong Sprint
HKIR: Almond Eye out of Hong Kong Cup with elevated temperature

Her withdrawal comes on the back of Aidan O’Brien scratching Magical one day after the fields were announced

30 Nov 2019 - 11:04PM

Her withdrawal comes on the back of Aidan O’Brien scratching Magical one day after the fields were announced

HKIR: Almond Eye out of Hong Kong Cup with elevated temperature
Ryan Moore called in to ride John Size’s D B Pin in Hong Kong Sprint

After an injury-riddled 2018-19 season, D B Pin has shown he still has the spark with a dashing run a fortnight ago

29 Nov 2019 - 10:32PM

After an injury-riddled 2018-19 season, D B Pin has shown he still has the spark with a dashing run a fortnight ago

Ryan Moore called in to ride John Size’s D B Pin in Hong Kong Sprint
Matthew Chadwick tempers expectations for Gentle Breeze after whack from handicapper

The five-year-old is chasing his third win of the season on Wednesday night but doesn’t have many things in his favour

26 Nov 2019 - 4:11PM

The five-year-old is chasing his third win of the season on Wednesday night but doesn’t have many things in his favour

Matthew Chadwick tempers expectations for Gentle Breeze after whack from handicapper
Ricky Yiu tries to crack the code for King’s Trooper as jockey suspension carnage hits

A total of six Hong Kong-based jockeys will miss Wednesday night’s Happy Valley meeting, leaving just 17 available

25 Nov 2019 - 9:24PM

A total of six Hong Kong-based jockeys will miss Wednesday night’s Happy Valley meeting, leaving just 17 available

Ricky Yiu tries to crack the code for King’s Trooper as jockey suspension carnage hits
Australia-Hong Kong quarantine dispute resolved after two years

Hong Kong-based horses are now free to travel Down Under to compete without needing to spend time in a third country

25 Nov 2019 - 10:42PM

Hong Kong-based horses are now free to travel Down Under to compete without needing to spend time in a third country

Australia-Hong Kong quarantine dispute resolved after two years