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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Fantastic Treasure stamps Classic Mile credentials after Sha Tin demolition

The three-year-old joins Courier Wonder as one of the stand-out youngsters of the season and his handler is looking forward to a potential clash next year

The three-year-old joins Courier Wonder as one of the stand-out youngsters of the season and his handler is looking forward to a potential clash next year

Fantastic Treasure stamps Classic Mile credentials after Sha Tin demolition
2 May 2021 - 9:33PM
Douglas Whyte sticks to the blueprint with Russian Emperor after skipping QE II Cup: ‘I want my horse for next season’

The Derby runner-up returns to Sha Tin in the Group Three Queen Mother Memorial Cup on Sunday

The Derby runner-up returns to Sha Tin in the Group Three Queen Mother Memorial Cup on Sunday

Douglas Whyte sticks to the blueprint with Russian Emperor after skipping QE II Cup: ‘I want my horse for next season’
29 Apr 2021 - 7:38PM
Caspar Fownes eyes premiership after coming out of wretched month only three wins behind John Size

The handler takes a team of seven to Happy Valley on Wednesday night as he chases his fourth title

The handler takes a team of seven to Happy Valley on Wednesday night as he chases his fourth title

Caspar Fownes eyes premiership after coming out of wretched month only three wins behind John Size
27 Apr 2021 - 12:33PM
Vagner Borges hit with significant charges over Daily Charm ride, More Than This taken off Francis Lui

The Brazilian faces an extended period on the sidelines over his ride on Danny Shum’s galloper while the Champions Mile runner-up is on the move

The Brazilian faces an extended period on the sidelines over his ride on Danny Shum’s galloper while the Champions Mile runner-up is on the move

Vagner Borges hit with significant charges over Daily Charm ride, More Than This taken off Francis Lui
26 Apr 2021 - 4:29PM
Joao Moreira fawns over Courier Wonder: ‘I can’t remember the last sprinter to give me this feeling’

John Size’s gun three-year-old notches his fourth straight victory with a dominant showing on the Champions Day undercard at Sha Tin on Sunday

John Size’s gun three-year-old notches his fourth straight victory with a dominant showing on the Champions Day undercard at Sha Tin on Sunday

Joao Moreira fawns over Courier Wonder: ‘I can’t remember the last sprinter to give me this feeling’
25 Apr 2021 - 10:25PM
Richard Gibson’s Wellington delivers on potential to land Chairman’s Sprint Prize

The four-year-old speedster lands the HK$18 million feature in just his 10th career start

The four-year-old speedster lands the HK$18 million feature in just his 10th career start

Richard Gibson’s Wellington delivers on potential to land Chairman’s Sprint Prize
25 Apr 2021 - 10:23PM
Richard Gibson learns from Wellington’s Sprint Cup failure ahead of Chairman’s Sprint Prize: ‘you can’t hide your disappointment’

Despite the loss, the speedster is still one of the leading local hopes in the HK$18 million feature at Sha Tin on Sunday

Despite the loss, the speedster is still one of the leading local hopes in the HK$18 million feature at Sha Tin on Sunday

Richard Gibson learns from Wellington’s Sprint Cup failure ahead of Chairman’s Sprint Prize: ‘you can’t hide your disappointment’
24 Apr 2021 - 4:09PM
Chad Schofield looks to emulate his father Glyn 17 years after watching his QE II Cup win over the fence at Sha Tin

The 27-year-old rides Japanese raider Kiseki as he looks to land his first Group One since arriving back in Hong Kong

The 27-year-old rides Japanese raider Kiseki as he looks to land his first Group One since arriving back in Hong Kong

Chad Schofield looks to emulate his father Glyn 17 years after watching his QE II Cup win over the fence at Sha Tin
24 Apr 2021 - 9:29AM
Yasuyuki Tsujino looks to land first Group One in QE II Cup as his former trainer Katsuhiko Sumii turns to God

The 39-year-old is less than two months into his fully-fledged training career but has a golden opportunity to start in perfect fashion on Sunday

The 39-year-old is less than two months into his fully-fledged training career but has a golden opportunity to start in perfect fashion on Sunday

Yasuyuki Tsujino looks to land first Group One in QE II Cup as his former trainer Katsuhiko Sumii turns to God
23 Apr 2021 - 7:09PM
‘Danon Smash has reached the same point as Lord Kanaloa’: Takayuki Yasuda

The six-year-old has the Chairman’s Sprint Prize at his mercy after drawing the perfect barrier on Thursday

The six-year-old has the Chairman’s Sprint Prize at his mercy after drawing the perfect barrier on Thursday

‘Danon Smash has reached the same point as Lord Kanaloa’: Takayuki Yasuda
22 Apr 2021 - 3:46PM
Kohei Matsuyama happy to forego Group One rides at home to partner ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ filly Daring Tact in QE II Cup

The jockey is the sole rider from Japan to make the trip to Hong Kong for Champions Day

The jockey is the sole rider from Japan to make the trip to Hong Kong for Champions Day

Kohei Matsuyama happy to forego Group One rides at home to partner ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ filly Daring Tact in QE II Cup
19 Apr 2021 - 5:01PM
David Ferraris bans South African horses until quarantine ordeal is sorted: ‘it’s not fair on them’

The handler is fed up with the six-month process of importing the gallopers into Hong Kong, saying it affects their well-being

The handler is fed up with the six-month process of importing the gallopers into Hong Kong, saying it affects their well-being

David Ferraris bans South African horses until quarantine ordeal is sorted: ‘it’s not fair on them’
19 Apr 2021 - 6:19PM
Stewards open inquiry into Vagner Borges’ ride aboard well-backed runner-up at Sha Tin

The Brazilian is forced to explain his actions in a slowly run race, which saw the leader go wire-to-wire

The Brazilian is forced to explain his actions in a slowly run race, which saw the leader go wire-to-wire

Stewards open inquiry into Vagner Borges’ ride aboard well-backed runner-up at Sha Tin
17 Apr 2021 - 11:30PM
Relief for Douglas Whyte as he works out what makes Carroll Street tick following successful return to racing

The handler has a smart youngster on his hands after a second win in three starts down the straight

The handler has a smart youngster on his hands after a second win in three starts down the straight

Relief for Douglas Whyte as he works out what makes Carroll Street tick following successful return to racing
19 Apr 2021 - 1:21PM
Zac Purton and Danny Shum are Hong Kong racing’s hottest act in 2021

The champion jockey continues his late-season resurgence thanks to one of his biggest backers

The champion jockey continues his late-season resurgence thanks to one of his biggest backers

Zac Purton and Danny Shum are Hong Kong racing’s hottest act in 2021
16 Apr 2021 - 4:26PM
Harry Bentley to arrive at Sha Tin armed with information from the legendary Douglas Whyte

The well-travelled Englishman is undaunted by the poor record of his compatriots in the city

The well-travelled Englishman is undaunted by the poor record of his compatriots in the city

Harry Bentley to arrive at Sha Tin armed with information from the legendary Douglas Whyte
16 Apr 2021 - 12:43PM
Douglas Whyte’s Carroll Street ready to roll after enforced break at Conghua

The three-year-old returns to Sha Tin a better version of himself after a brief let up

The three-year-old returns to Sha Tin a better version of himself after a brief let up

Douglas Whyte’s Carroll Street ready to roll after enforced break at Conghua
15 Apr 2021 - 5:52PM
Blake Shinn quickly makes amends to David Hayes with perfectly timed victory aboard Showina

The Australian delivers a well-rated ride out in front to salute at the city track for his compatriot

The Australian delivers a well-rated ride out in front to salute at the city track for his compatriot

Blake Shinn quickly makes amends to David Hayes with perfectly timed victory aboard Showina
15 Apr 2021 - 4:01AM
Neil Callan to appeal controversial 28-meeting suspension

The 42-year-old lodges paperwork indicating he will fight the monster ban which has rubbed him out of racing around the world

The 42-year-old lodges paperwork indicating he will fight the monster ban which has rubbed him out of racing around the world

Neil Callan to appeal controversial 28-meeting suspension
12 Apr 2021 - 7:53PM
Covid-19 delivers golden Champions Day opportunities to Hong Kong-based jockeys as Derby winner Sky Darci is withdrawn from Mile

Only one Japanese rider will participate in the “racing bubble”, opening doors for many who are typically overlooked

Only one Japanese rider will participate in the “racing bubble”, opening doors for many who are typically overlooked

Covid-19 delivers golden Champions Day opportunities to Hong Kong-based jockeys as Derby winner Sky Darci is withdrawn from Mile
12 Apr 2021 - 6:08PM
Courier Wonder earns rave reviews from Joao Moreira after hard-fought win: ‘he’s going to go far – I can tell you that’

The talented three-year-old is tracking for bigger and better things after his impressive Sha Tin victory

The talented three-year-old is tracking for bigger and better things after his impressive Sha Tin victory

Courier Wonder earns rave reviews from Joao Moreira after hard-fought win: ‘he’s going to go far – I can tell you that’
11 Apr 2021 - 10:24PM
Joao Moreira and Frankie Lor Looking Great after a sweaty whip costs them a last-start victory

The fourth-season handler is rewarded for his loyalty after the championship-leading rider admits fault for his effort a fortnight ago

The fourth-season handler is rewarded for his loyalty after the championship-leading rider admits fault for his effort a fortnight ago

Joao Moreira and Frankie Lor Looking Great after a sweaty whip costs them a last-start victory
11 Apr 2021 - 10:21PM
Courier Wonder looks to replicate legendary Silent Witness after huge ratings hit

The prodigious three-year-old looks to continue his breathtaking form at Sha Tin on Sunday

The prodigious three-year-old looks to continue his breathtaking form at Sha Tin on Sunday

Courier Wonder looks to replicate legendary Silent Witness after huge ratings hit
10 Apr 2021 - 4:04PM
Chad Schofield booked to ride Japanese raider Kiseki in QE II Cup on Champions Day

The 27-year-old lands his first ride for connections from the Land of the Rising Sun in the HK$25 million feature

The 27-year-old lands his first ride for connections from the Land of the Rising Sun in the HK$25 million feature

Chad Schofield booked to ride Japanese raider Kiseki in QE II Cup on Champions Day
10 Apr 2021 - 12:59PM
Ruan Maia riding with the weight of the world off his shoulders following sudden run of form

The Brazilian finds his feet in Hong Kong, reeling off four winners in the past five meetings

The Brazilian finds his feet in Hong Kong, reeling off four winners in the past five meetings

Ruan Maia riding with the weight of the world off his shoulders following sudden run of form
9 Apr 2021 - 11:39AM
Joao Moreira lands ride aboard gun Japanese raider Danon Smash for Chairman’s Sprint Prize

The Brazilian is looking to take advantage of the lack of top-end sprinters in Hong Kong by jumping on a rival horse

The Brazilian is looking to take advantage of the lack of top-end sprinters in Hong Kong by jumping on a rival horse

Joao Moreira lands ride aboard gun Japanese raider Danon Smash for Chairman’s Sprint Prize
7 Apr 2021 - 3:10PM
Fight for trainers’ title ramps up with a third of the season to go

Caspar Fownes and John Size are deadlocked at the top of the leader board with Danny Shum snapping at their heels

Caspar Fownes and John Size are deadlocked at the top of the leader board with Danny Shum snapping at their heels

Fight for trainers’ title ramps up with a third of the season to go
6 Apr 2021 - 5:48PM
Unlikely duo Vagner Borges and Jimmy Ting combine to cause huge Sprint Cup boilover with 178-1 chance Amazing Star

The Brazilian collects the biggest cheque of his career with the Group Two victory at Sha Tin on Monday

The Brazilian collects the biggest cheque of his career with the Group Two victory at Sha Tin on Monday

Unlikely duo Vagner Borges and Jimmy Ting combine to cause huge Sprint Cup boilover with 178-1 chance Amazing Star
6 Apr 2021 - 12:40AM
Douglas Whyte praises Jerry Chau’s will to win after roller-coaster week sees him bag a double and cop three-meeting suspension

The leading apprentice feels the wrath of the stewards yet again for a messy incident but bags a pair of winners at Sha Tin to ease the pain

The leading apprentice feels the wrath of the stewards yet again for a messy incident but bags a pair of winners at Sha Tin to ease the pain

Douglas Whyte praises Jerry Chau’s will to win after roller-coaster week sees him bag a double and cop three-meeting suspension
28 Mar 2021 - 9:08PM
David Hayes remembers Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum – Melbourne Cups, Caulfield Cups, a Cox Plate and five Blue Diamonds

The Australian trainer pays tribute to the racing giant following his death on Wednesday morning

The Australian trainer pays tribute to the racing giant following his death on Wednesday morning

David Hayes remembers Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum – Melbourne Cups, Caulfield Cups, a Cox Plate and five Blue Diamonds
25 Mar 2021 - 3:09PM