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

Full Of Beauty is full of talent ahead of first foray into Group racing

The John Size-trained four-year-old has only had his colours lowered twice in a dominant preparation this season

25 May 2019 - 2:13PM

The John Size-trained four-year-old has only had his colours lowered twice in a dominant preparation this season

Full Of Beauty is full of talent ahead of first foray into Group racing
Tony Cruz’s Exultant looks to go where only the best stayers have

Winning three Group Ones in a single season is somewhat of a rarity in Hong Kong and the five-year-old is on track to pull it off

25 May 2019 - 1:27PM

Winning three Group Ones in a single season is somewhat of a rarity in Hong Kong and the five-year-old is on track to pull it off

Tony Cruz’s Exultant looks to go where only the best stayers have
John Moore dreams of showdown between Aethero and Voyage Warrior

The two youngsters are a shining light in the Hong Kong sprinting ranks and the master trainer cannot wait to see what the future holds

23 May 2019 - 7:00PM

The two youngsters are a shining light in the Hong Kong sprinting ranks and the master trainer cannot wait to see what the future holds

John Moore dreams of showdown between Aethero and Voyage Warrior
Neil Callan out to make up for disappointing season with Eagle Way in Champions & Chater Cup

The Irishman is hoping to finish a tough term with victory in the last Group One of the season

22 May 2019 - 10:52PM

The Irishman is hoping to finish a tough term with victory in the last Group One of the season

Neil Callan out to make up for disappointing season with Eagle Way in Champions & Chater Cup
Chad Schofield to fly with Super Turbo before jetting off to Madrid for the Champions League final

The 25-year-old believes David Hall’s sprinter will get conditions to suit at Happy Valley before he heads off to watch Liverpool play in Spain next week

21 May 2019 - 5:42PM

The 25-year-old believes David Hall’s sprinter will get conditions to suit at Happy Valley before he heads off to watch Liverpool play in Spain next week

Chad Schofield to fly with Super Turbo before jetting off to Madrid for the Champions League final
Vincent Ho set to return to the UK during Hong Kong off-season

The leading local jockey enjoyed success in Europe during a short stint last season and is hungry for more

21 May 2019 - 2:35PM

The leading local jockey enjoyed success in Europe during a short stint last season and is hungry for more

Vincent Ho set to return to the UK during Hong Kong off-season
Zac Purton leaves Sha Tin battered and bruised but with a swag of winners

The Australian continues his prolific run, reaching 123 winners for the season with a four-timer on Saturday

18 May 2019 - 10:45PM

The Australian continues his prolific run, reaching 123 winners for the season with a four-timer on Saturday

Zac Purton leaves Sha Tin battered and bruised but with a swag of winners
Vincent Ho breaks whip dragging London Hall over the line at Sha Tin

The leading local rider has enjoyed a career-best season and teamed up with David Hall for a double on Saturday

18 May 2019 - 10:45PM

The leading local rider has enjoyed a career-best season and teamed up with David Hall for a double on Saturday

Vincent Ho breaks whip dragging London Hall over the line at Sha Tin
James McDonald booked to ride Glorious Forever in Champions & Chater Cup

The New Zealand native has more than 100 metropolitan winners in Australia this season and will look to transfer his good form to Hong Kong

17 May 2019 - 7:48AM

The New Zealand native has more than 100 metropolitan winners in Australia this season and will look to transfer his good form to Hong Kong

James McDonald booked to ride Glorious Forever in Champions & Chater Cup
Zac Purton will be ‘disappointed’ if he does not pass career-best win total

The Australian is on track to beat his previous tally of 136 victories in a Hong Kong season

14 May 2019 - 2:45PM

The Australian is on track to beat his previous tally of 136 victories in a Hong Kong season

Zac Purton will be ‘disappointed’ if he does not pass career-best win total
Derek Leung shakes off fall to return to riding at Happy Valley: ‘you are pretty much just praying’

The 30-year-old is thankful he had time to react after feeling his horse go amiss underneath him

14 May 2019 - 1:13PM

The 30-year-old is thankful he had time to react after feeling his horse go amiss underneath him

Derek Leung shakes off fall to return to riding at Happy Valley: ‘you are pretty much just praying’
Umberto Rispoli can Ruletheroost after gun draw – ‘Barrier one? Beautiful’

The four-year-old has been a model of consistency at the city track this season and is well placed to do it again on Wednesday night

13 May 2019 - 7:44PM

The four-year-old has been a model of consistency at the city track this season and is well placed to do it again on Wednesday night

Umberto Rispoli can Ruletheroost after gun draw – ‘Barrier one? Beautiful’
Macau jockey Peter Ho feels stewards’ wrath after careless ride for brother-in-law Frankie Lor

The jockey is slapped with the longest careless riding suspension dished out under chief stipe Kim Kelly

11 May 2019 - 11:27PM

The jockey is slapped with the longest careless riding suspension dished out under chief stipe Kim Kelly

Macau jockey Peter Ho feels stewards’ wrath after careless ride for brother-in-law Frankie Lor
White-hot John Moore and Zac Purton race away with Hong Kong Macau Trophy

The pair combine to win the Class One event with stylish galloper Good Standing at Sha Tin

11 May 2019 - 11:27PM

The pair combine to win the Class One event with stylish galloper Good Standing at Sha Tin

White-hot John Moore and Zac Purton race away with Hong Kong Macau Trophy
Karis Teetan believes injury lay-off could have been for the better for speed machine Montreal

The five-year-old has flashed his ability in just three starts in Hong Kong but has struggled to stay fit in that time

10 May 2019 - 2:00PM

The five-year-old has flashed his ability in just three starts in Hong Kong but has struggled to stay fit in that time

Karis Teetan believes injury lay-off could have been for the better for speed machine Montreal
John Moore has Good Standing in Hong Kong Macau Trophy at Sha Tin

The master trainer has won three of the last four events at Sha Tin and holds a strong hand on Saturday

10 May 2019 - 1:56PM

The master trainer has won three of the last four events at Sha Tin and holds a strong hand on Saturday

John Moore has Good Standing in Hong Kong Macau Trophy at Sha Tin
Tony Millard believes Refined Treasure’s time is now

The four-year-old sprinter has undoubted ability but has faced injury struggles for much of his career

9 May 2019 - 5:55PM

The four-year-old sprinter has undoubted ability but has faced injury struggles for much of his career

Tony Millard believes Refined Treasure’s time is now
Hong Kong owner Boniface Ho buys slot in The Everest for Australian speed machine Classique Legend

The man who owns Southern Legend, among others, is believed to have paid in excess of A$600,000 for a spot in the lucrative event

8 May 2019 - 10:35PM

The man who owns Southern Legend, among others, is believed to have paid in excess of A$600,000 for a spot in the lucrative event

Hong Kong owner Boniface Ho buys slot in The Everest for Australian speed machine Classique Legend
Frankie Lor not focusing on title race: ‘I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself or my team’

The second-season trainer has a strong hand at Wednesday night’s dirt meeting and boasts an incredible 25 per cent strike rate on the surface

7 May 2019 - 4:08PM

The second-season trainer has a strong hand at Wednesday night’s dirt meeting and boasts an incredible 25 per cent strike rate on the surface

Frankie Lor not focusing on title race: ‘I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself or my team’
Alberto Sanna battered and bruised but not disheartened on comeback trail from injury

The Italian jockey has missed almost half of the season due to two serious injuries but is feeling as good as ever

7 May 2019 - 2:04PM

The Italian jockey has missed almost half of the season due to two serious injuries but is feeling as good as ever

Alberto Sanna battered and bruised but not disheartened on comeback trail from injury
Aldo Domeyer looks to build on strong start in the Sha Tin dirt

The South African has a book of six rides for Wednesday night’s all-weather track meeting

6 May 2019 - 6:56PM

The South African has a book of six rides for Wednesday night’s all-weather track meeting

Aldo Domeyer looks to build on strong start in the Sha Tin dirt
Sunny Boy shines in Sha Tin rain to open premiership door for John Moore

The four-year-old has called Sha Tin home for two years but wins in just his second race start on Sunday

5 May 2019 - 10:16PM

The four-year-old has called Sha Tin home for two years but wins in just his second race start on Sunday

Sunny Boy shines in Sha Tin rain to open premiership door for John Moore
Ho Ho Khan eyes off Hong Kong International Races after Sha Tin demolition

David Hall’s four-year-old dashes clear on a rain-affected track to win the Group Three Queen Mother Memorial Cup and mark himself as a horse of the future

5 May 2019 - 10:16PM

David Hall’s four-year-old dashes clear on a rain-affected track to win the Group Three Queen Mother Memorial Cup and mark himself as a horse of the future

Ho Ho Khan eyes off Hong Kong International Races after Sha Tin demolition
David Hall believes Ho Ho Khan will relish rare 2,400m contest at Sha Tin

The four-year-old continues to punch above his weight and gets another chance to win in Sunday’s Group Three Queen Mother Memorial Cup

4 May 2019 - 6:38PM

The four-year-old continues to punch above his weight and gets another chance to win in Sunday’s Group Three Queen Mother Memorial Cup

David Hall believes Ho Ho Khan will relish rare 2,400m contest at Sha Tin
Beauty Generation team pulls the plug on Japan trip to focus on winning streak

John Moore’s superstar is going to miss the Yasuda Kinen and a potential clash with Almond Eye and Danon Premium after completing the perfect season in Hong Kong

4 May 2019 - 10:59PM

John Moore’s superstar is going to miss the Yasuda Kinen and a potential clash with Almond Eye and Danon Premium after completing the perfect season in Hong Kong

Beauty Generation team pulls the plug on Japan trip to focus on winning streak
Neil Callan breaks his drought and looks to strike with talented duo at Sha Tin

The Irishman had a run of outs dating back to March but is hoping the dam wall has broken open after two perfect rides at Happy Valley

2 May 2019 - 8:40PM

The Irishman had a run of outs dating back to March but is hoping the dam wall has broken open after two perfect rides at Happy Valley

Neil Callan breaks his drought and looks to strike with talented duo at Sha Tin
Beauty Generation suffers from ‘Able Friend effect’ after completing perfect season

The champion miler is left with nothing to prove at home after eclipsing the all-time prize money record in Hong Kong

29 Apr 2019 - 10:14PM

The champion miler is left with nothing to prove at home after eclipsing the all-time prize money record in Hong Kong

Beauty Generation suffers from ‘Able Friend effect’ after completing perfect season
Beat The Clock dazzles to send international raiders home empty-handed in Chairman’s Sprint Prize

The consistent five-year-old has enjoyed a career best season with two Group Ones under his belt

28 Apr 2019 - 10:58PM

The consistent five-year-old has enjoyed a career best season with two Group Ones under his belt

Beat The Clock dazzles to send international raiders home empty-handed in Chairman’s Sprint Prize
Lys Gracieux trainer Yoshito Yahagi brings the colour and swagger to QE II Cup bout

The colourful trainer was in full flight during Thursday’s barrier draw and is looking to back it up on the racetrack come Sunday

27 Apr 2019 - 6:52PM

The colourful trainer was in full flight during Thursday’s barrier draw and is looking to back it up on the racetrack come Sunday

Lys Gracieux trainer Yoshito Yahagi brings the colour and swagger to QE II Cup bout
Chautauqua’s owner Rupert Legh back to do it all again with Santa Ana Lane on Champions Day

The Australian has owned hundreds of horses but Chautauqua’s 2016 triumph still gives him shivers

26 Apr 2019 - 10:37PM

The Australian has owned hundreds of horses but Chautauqua’s 2016 triumph still gives him shivers

Chautauqua’s owner Rupert Legh back to do it all again with Santa Ana Lane on Champions Day