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

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
Weight loss no concern as Chris So’s promising Classic Unicorn goes bang

The talented three-year-old remains unbeaten after two starts with another strong effort down the Sha Tin straight, despite losing 44 pounds

7 Jul 2019 - 10:10PM

The talented three-year-old remains unbeaten after two starts with another strong effort down the Sha Tin straight, despite losing 44 pounds

Weight loss no concern as Chris So’s promising Classic Unicorn goes bang
Zac Purton’s brilliant six-timer puts Joao Moreira’s all-time record within reach

The 36-year-old put on a riding clinic at Sha Tin on Sunday to will himself within reach of the 170-win mark

7 Jul 2019 - 10:10PM

The 36-year-old put on a riding clinic at Sha Tin on Sunday to will himself within reach of the 170-win mark

Zac Purton’s brilliant six-timer puts Joao Moreira’s all-time record within reach
Zac Purton looks to young Beauty to provide the Spark in pursuit of record

The Australian is 12 wins off matching the record of 170 in a season with 31 races left

6 Jul 2019 - 4:28PM

The Australian is 12 wins off matching the record of 170 in a season with 31 races left

Zac Purton looks to young Beauty to provide the Spark in pursuit of record
Business as usual for Vincent Ho as he attempts to secure best local record since Tony Cruz

The 29-year-old is on the cusp of going past Matthew Chadwick’s record of 57 wins, set in 2012-13

6 Jul 2019 - 4:54PM

The 29-year-old is on the cusp of going past Matthew Chadwick’s record of 57 wins, set in 2012-13

Business as usual for Vincent Ho as he attempts to secure best local record since Tony Cruz
Jockey Club confirms 2019-20 season will be John Moore’s last in Hong Kong

The Australian’s brilliant term started speculation he could be granted an extension but that has been quashed by headquarters

4 Jul 2019 - 7:35PM

The Australian’s brilliant term started speculation he could be granted an extension but that has been quashed by headquarters

Jockey Club confirms 2019-20 season will be John Moore’s last in Hong Kong
Conghua stable staff return to work after pay dispute with Jockey Club

The workers are back in action after walking off the job on Wednesday

4 Jul 2019 - 10:47PM

The workers are back in action after walking off the job on Wednesday

Conghua stable staff return to work after pay dispute with Jockey Club
Can Chefano add to John Moore’s impressive winning record from stable transfers?

The Australian has had 13 winners from hand-me-downs this season and will be hoping for one more to help his title push

2 Jul 2019 - 3:01PM

The Australian has had 13 winners from hand-me-downs this season and will be hoping for one more to help his title push

Can Chefano add to John Moore’s impressive winning record from stable transfers?
John Moore’s Aethero joins elite company in Sha Tin romp

The youngster becomes just the sixth horse in 19 years to win in open grade after coming out of Griffin company

1 Jul 2019 - 8:33PM

The youngster becomes just the sixth horse in 19 years to win in open grade after coming out of Griffin company

John Moore’s Aethero joins elite company in Sha Tin romp
John Moore prepares for last chance saloon in title race: ‘I have to train four winners’

The Australian takes the likes of Aethero and Thanks Forever to the races in an attempt to cut the margin down

30 Jun 2019 - 7:08PM

The Australian takes the likes of Aethero and Thanks Forever to the races in an attempt to cut the margin down

John Moore prepares for last chance saloon in title race: ‘I have to train four winners’
Vagner Borges looks to emulate Joao Moreira and Silvestre de Sousa in first overseas trip

The 26-year-old was forced to get a passport for the first time to take up his short-term riding contract in Hong Kong

28 Jun 2019 - 10:38PM

The 26-year-old was forced to get a passport for the first time to take up his short-term riding contract in Hong Kong

Vagner Borges looks to emulate Joao Moreira and Silvestre de Sousa in first overseas trip
Aaron Kwok chases back-to-back wins but Caspar Fownes says he feels no pressure from the Canto-pop superstar

The pair has shared a long friendship and enjoyed considerable success on the track but the happy-go-lucky trainer takes it all in his stride

27 Jun 2019 - 8:34PM

The pair has shared a long friendship and enjoyed considerable success on the track but the happy-go-lucky trainer takes it all in his stride

Aaron Kwok chases back-to-back wins but Caspar Fownes says he feels no pressure from the Canto-pop superstar
Planet Star finds his Happy Valley niche as Paul O’Sullivan continues his late-season revival

The Kiwi trainer always maintained the second half of his season would be better than the first and he is proving to be right

25 Jun 2019 - 4:10PM

The Kiwi trainer always maintained the second half of his season would be better than the first and he is proving to be right

Planet Star finds his Happy Valley niche as Paul O’Sullivan continues his late-season revival
John Size looks to land knockout championship blow with Country Star on the cusp of exclusive club

The three-year-old can join the likes of Beauty Generation and Champion’s Way with a win on Wednesday night

25 Jun 2019 - 4:48PM

The three-year-old can join the likes of Beauty Generation and Champion’s Way with a win on Wednesday night

John Size looks to land knockout championship blow with Country Star on the cusp of exclusive club
Ricky Yiu attempts to solve King’s Trooper riddle with trip back to Happy Valley

The three-year-old shows scintillating form at the trials but is yet to bring it to the racetrack

24 Jun 2019 - 8:39PM

The three-year-old shows scintillating form at the trials but is yet to bring it to the racetrack

Ricky Yiu attempts to solve King’s Trooper riddle with trip back to Happy Valley
Paul O’Sullivan’s neatly named Chicken Dance shows his promise at Sha Tin

He is not the only unusually named horse in Hong Kong but Paul O’Sullivan explains the thinking behind it

24 Jun 2019 - 9:03AM

He is not the only unusually named horse in Hong Kong but Paul O’Sullivan explains the thinking behind it

Paul O’Sullivan’s neatly named Chicken Dance shows his promise at Sha Tin
Voyage Warrior bounces back as Ricky Yiu targets feature sprints next season

The speedster had his colours lowered last start but returned to Sha Tin with a bang on Sunday

23 Jun 2019 - 10:21PM

The speedster had his colours lowered last start but returned to Sha Tin with a bang on Sunday

Voyage Warrior bounces back as Ricky Yiu targets feature sprints next season
Godolphin’s Blue Point looks to break 16-year Royal Ascot hoodoo

The five-year-old is out to emulate Australian sprinter Choisir in winning both the King’s Stand and the Diamond Jubilee Stakes in the same week

21 Jun 2019 - 9:01PM

The five-year-old is out to emulate Australian sprinter Choisir in winning both the King’s Stand and the Diamond Jubilee Stakes in the same week

Godolphin’s Blue Point looks to break 16-year Royal Ascot hoodoo
John Gosden and Frankie Dettori look skywards ahead of Stradivarius’ back-to-back Ascot Gold Cup tilt

The five-year-old will confirm his status as Europe’s best stayer should he win back-to-back titles at Royal Ascot

19 Jun 2019 - 9:58PM

The five-year-old will confirm his status as Europe’s best stayer should he win back-to-back titles at Royal Ascot

John Gosden and Frankie Dettori look skywards ahead of Stradivarius’ back-to-back Ascot Gold Cup tilt
Matthew Poon embraces life as senior rider with 2,350-1 double at Sha Tin

The former gun apprentice is learning to make the most of limited opportunities after graduating to the senior ranks in October

16 Jun 2019 - 10:02PM

The former gun apprentice is learning to make the most of limited opportunities after graduating to the senior ranks in October

Matthew Poon embraces life as senior rider with 2,350-1 double at Sha Tin
Frankie Lor chasing more Hong Kong Derby success with Thinkin’ Big

The second-season trainer rolls another four-year-old series hopeful off his production line at Sha Tin on Sunday

13 Jun 2019 - 8:59PM

The second-season trainer rolls another four-year-old series hopeful off his production line at Sha Tin on Sunday

Frankie Lor chasing more Hong Kong Derby success with Thinkin’ Big
Zac Purton plays down future prospects but finds a friend in Buddies

The three-year-old is chasing a hat-trick of wins at Sha Tin on Wednesday night

11 Jun 2019 - 3:41PM

The three-year-old is chasing a hat-trick of wins at Sha Tin on Wednesday night

Zac Purton plays down future prospects but finds a friend in Buddies