Trenton Akers

Hong Kong

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.

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How Hong Kong bucked the trend and continued racing in the face of Covid-19

It may be without the iconic beer garden at Happy Valley or the packed grandstand at Sha Tin, but the show rolls on

30 May 2020 - 8:24PM

It may be without the iconic beer garden at Happy Valley or the packed grandstand at Sha Tin, but the show rolls on

How Hong Kong bucked the trend and continued racing in the face of Covid-19
Frankie Lor says Kings Shield is his pick of the bunch ahead of Sha Tin all-weather meeting

The handler holds a strong hand in the Class Two feature as he looks to rediscover his winning ways on the surface

26 May 2020 - 1:52PM

The handler holds a strong hand in the Class Two feature as he looks to rediscover his winning ways on the surface

Frankie Lor says Kings Shield is his pick of the bunch ahead of Sha Tin all-weather meeting
Jockey Club to install plastic running rails in significant safety upgrade

It is hoped most the new equipment can be in place at both Happy Valley and Sha Tin for the start of the 2020-21 season

26 May 2020 - 10:48PM

It is hoped most the new equipment can be in place at both Happy Valley and Sha Tin for the start of the 2020-21 season

Jockey Club to install plastic running rails in significant safety upgrade
Hong Kong owner to pay huge tax bill for boom youngster Master Montaro

The Jockey Club knocks back a request from connections to allow the three-year-old into the city without another start in Australia, which would save them more than HK$500,000

25 May 2020 - 9:50PM

The Jockey Club knocks back a request from connections to allow the three-year-old into the city without another start in Australia, which would save them more than HK$500,000

Hong Kong owner to pay huge tax bill for boom youngster Master Montaro
Zac Purton and Joao Moreira trade blows in ding-dong title stoush at Sha Tin

The two premier riders went toe-to-toe on Sunday, collecting four winners each to take their totals to 123 for the season

24 May 2020 - 9:45PM

The two premier riders went toe-to-toe on Sunday, collecting four winners each to take their totals to 123 for the season

Zac Purton and Joao Moreira trade blows in ding-dong title stoush at Sha Tin
Frankie Lor attempts to crack the code to unleash Big Party’s best

The four-year-old gets the weight off his back ahead of the Group Three Sha Tin Vase

23 May 2020 - 4:07PM

The four-year-old gets the weight off his back ahead of the Group Three Sha Tin Vase

Frankie Lor attempts to crack the code to unleash Big Party’s best
Exultant can stake claim for Horse of the Year with victory in the Champions & Chater Cup: Zac Purton

The star stayer will be sent out a prohibitive odds-on favourite in the final Group One of the season and his jockey believes there is more than just the race on the line

23 May 2020 - 1:19PM

The star stayer will be sent out a prohibitive odds-on favourite in the final Group One of the season and his jockey believes there is more than just the race on the line

Exultant can stake claim for Horse of the Year with victory in the Champions & Chater Cup: Zac Purton
John Moore going out ‘all guns blazing’ for his final Group One in Hong Kong

The 70-year-old will saddle up more than half the field in the last top-level race of the season

22 May 2020 - 10:16PM

The 70-year-old will saddle up more than half the field in the last top-level race of the season

John Moore going out ‘all guns blazing’ for his final Group One in Hong Kong
Withdrawals add to Jockey Club’s Hong Kong International Sale headache

The withdrawal of five horses means just 11 lots go under the hammer at the first auction of the year on Saturday morning

21 May 2020 - 7:02PM

The withdrawal of five horses means just 11 lots go under the hammer at the first auction of the year on Saturday morning

Withdrawals add to Jockey Club’s Hong Kong International Sale headache
Karis Teetan looks to strike with last-minute call-up for This Is Class

The Mauritian jockey has a full book of nine rides at the city track on Wednesday and is hoping to build on his total of 67 wins

18 May 2020 - 7:29PM

The Mauritian jockey has a full book of nine rides at the city track on Wednesday and is hoping to build on his total of 67 wins

Karis Teetan looks to strike with last-minute call-up for This Is Class
A wedding and winners: Karis Teetan’s wonderful weekend

The Mauritian marries his partner Xaviere on Saturday before securing a double at Sha Tin on Sunday

17 May 2020 - 10:39PM

The Mauritian marries his partner Xaviere on Saturday before securing a double at Sha Tin on Sunday

A wedding and winners: Karis Teetan’s wonderful weekend
Douglas Whyte trying to find the spark with Inner Flame after barrier incident

The promising type returns from a break after hitting his head in the gates last start

16 May 2020 - 4:06PM

The promising type returns from a break after hitting his head in the gates last start

Douglas Whyte trying to find the spark with Inner Flame after barrier incident
Chad Schofield sheds pounds to ride light at Sha Tin: ‘I’m training pretty hard at the moment’

The 26-year-old has enjoyed a terrific 2020 and is putting in the work to partner Wonder Express and Team Power at Sha Tin on Sunday

16 May 2020 - 3:37PM

The 26-year-old has enjoyed a terrific 2020 and is putting in the work to partner Wonder Express and Team Power at Sha Tin on Sunday

Chad Schofield sheds pounds to ride light at Sha Tin: ‘I’m training pretty hard at the moment’
David Hayes says Beauty Generation still has the ‘fight’ required to win ahead of Hong Kong return

The incoming trainer says he won’t be reinventing the wheel when it comes to the two-time Horse of the Year next season

9 May 2020 - 10:48PM

The incoming trainer says he won’t be reinventing the wheel when it comes to the two-time Horse of the Year next season

David Hayes says Beauty Generation still has the ‘fight’ required to win ahead of Hong Kong return
Antoine Hamelin embraces the extra work to find winners in Hong Kong: ‘no pain, no gain’

The Frenchman has been an instant hit in Hong Kong and he is looking to go on with it with a strong book of rides at Sha Tin

8 May 2020 - 3:17PM

The Frenchman has been an instant hit in Hong Kong and he is looking to go on with it with a strong book of rides at Sha Tin

Antoine Hamelin embraces the extra work to find winners in Hong Kong: ‘no pain, no gain’
Joao Moreira warns doubters to write him off at their own peril

The Brazilian says he has the skill set to match it with Zac Purton in the fight for the championship as he readies himself for Saturday’s Sha Tin showdown

8 May 2020 - 1:36PM

The Brazilian says he has the skill set to match it with Zac Purton in the fight for the championship as he readies himself for Saturday’s Sha Tin showdown

Joao Moreira warns doubters to write him off at their own peril
Douglas Whyte gets some much-needed weight relief for Farhh Above at Sha Tin

The talented colt has shown flashes of his best during his brief career but his handler believes his best days are still ahead of him

8 May 2020 - 3:05PM

The talented colt has shown flashes of his best during his brief career but his handler believes his best days are still ahead of him

Douglas Whyte gets some much-needed weight relief for Farhh Above at Sha Tin
Beauty Generation to race on with David Hayes in 2020-21

The dual Horse of the Year will headline the Australian’s stable as he looks to find his feet in Hong Kong again

7 May 2020 - 10:48PM

The dual Horse of the Year will headline the Australian’s stable as he looks to find his feet in Hong Kong again

Beauty Generation to race on with David Hayes in 2020-21
Winning form is good form as Matthew Chadwick chases Group One ride

After winning the Group Three Queen Mother Memorial Cup, the jockey sets his sights on the Champions & Chater Cup later this month

4 May 2020 - 9:16PM

After winning the Group Three Queen Mother Memorial Cup, the jockey sets his sights on the Champions & Chater Cup later this month

Winning form is good form as Matthew Chadwick chases Group One ride
Hong Kong receives first shipment of horses in two months after Covid-19 headache

A plane from Australia carrying 36 gallopers arrives on Monday as movement begins to return to normal

3 May 2020 - 10:06PM

A plane from Australia carrying 36 gallopers arrives on Monday as movement begins to return to normal

Hong Kong receives first shipment of horses in two months after Covid-19 headache
Drone operator faces legal action after flying over Sha Tin racecourse

The device was spotted hovering over the field of runners in the seventh race on Sunday

3 May 2020 - 9:43PM

The device was spotted hovering over the field of runners in the seventh race on Sunday

Drone operator faces legal action after flying over Sha Tin racecourse
Blake Shinn hopes switch to dirt can take Explosive Witness to the next level

After performing well at Happy Valley, the Australian thinks a move to the all-weather track can help Caspar Fownes’ gelding secure his first Hong Kong win

2 May 2020 - 5:37PM

After performing well at Happy Valley, the Australian thinks a move to the all-weather track can help Caspar Fownes’ gelding secure his first Hong Kong win

Blake Shinn hopes switch to dirt can take Explosive Witness to the next level
John Moore has weight of numbers on his side in weak Queen Mother Memorial Cup

The trainer saddles up 80 per cent of the field in Sunday’s HK$3.25 million contest at Sha Tin

2 May 2020 - 11:27AM

The trainer saddles up 80 per cent of the field in Sunday’s HK$3.25 million contest at Sha Tin

John Moore has weight of numbers on his side in weak Queen Mother Memorial Cup
Mr Stunning retires after Chairman’s Sprint Prize success, Beauty Generation’s future unclear

The three-time Group One winner is likely to head back to Australia to enjoy the rest of his life

28 Apr 2020 - 8:36AM

The three-time Group One winner is likely to head back to Australia to enjoy the rest of his life

Mr Stunning retires after Chairman’s Sprint Prize success, Beauty Generation’s future unclear
John Moore launches bid to train Aethero in Australia after severe bleed in Chairman’s Sprint Prize

The 70-year-old is keen to take his rising star Down Under with him when he’s forced to retire at the end of the season

26 Apr 2020 - 10:11PM

The 70-year-old is keen to take his rising star Down Under with him when he’s forced to retire at the end of the season

John Moore launches bid to train Aethero in Australia after severe bleed in Chairman’s Sprint Prize
Karis Teetan goes full circle as Mr Stunning upstages Aethero, Hot King Prawn in Chairman’s Sprint Prize

The Mauritian collects his second Group One on Frankie Lor’s consistent veteran after being sacked from the horse last year

26 Apr 2020 - 10:11PM

The Mauritian collects his second Group One on Frankie Lor’s consistent veteran after being sacked from the horse last year

Karis Teetan goes full circle as Mr Stunning upstages Aethero, Hot King Prawn in Chairman’s Sprint Prize
John Moore declares Champions Day his Group One swansong after glittering Hong Kong career

The 70-year-old has an unrivalled record on the day and is likely to saddle up two of the three favourites on the day

26 Apr 2020 - 7:00AM

The 70-year-old has an unrivalled record on the day and is likely to saddle up two of the three favourites on the day

John Moore declares Champions Day his Group One swansong after glittering Hong Kong career
Joao Moreira looks to rectify Waikuku’s last-start flop in Champions Mile at Sha Tin

The Brazilian superstar has three strong chances on the Group One day and is looking to solidify his position atop the jockeys’ championship

25 Apr 2020 - 12:33PM

The Brazilian superstar has three strong chances on the Group One day and is looking to solidify his position atop the jockeys’ championship

Joao Moreira looks to rectify Waikuku’s last-start flop in Champions Mile at Sha Tin
Tony Cruz’s QE II Cup stranglehold reminiscent of Silent Witness days

The legendary handler says he has not had such a dominant hand in a Group One race since he trained the first three across the line in the 2005 Centenary Sprint Cup

24 Apr 2020 - 11:27AM

The legendary handler says he has not had such a dominant hand in a Group One race since he trained the first three across the line in the 2005 Centenary Sprint Cup

Tony Cruz’s QE II Cup stranglehold reminiscent of Silent Witness days
More left in the tank for Preciousship: Ricky Yiu

While the focus on Sunday will rightly be on the three Group One features, the premiership-leading trainer is trying to strengthen his grip on the title with one of his favourite runners

23 Apr 2020 - 8:31PM

While the focus on Sunday will rightly be on the three Group One features, the premiership-leading trainer is trying to strengthen his grip on the title with one of his favourite runners

More left in the tank for Preciousship: Ricky Yiu