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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Neil Callan catches crucial break to land plum Happy Valley ride

The Irishman looks to continue his good run of form at the city track on Wednesday night

20 Oct 2020 - 4:50PM

The Irishman looks to continue his good run of form at the city track on Wednesday night

Neil Callan catches crucial break to land plum Happy Valley ride
Tony Piccone free to ride after enduring two-week quarantine: ‘I am impatient’

The Frenchman returns at Happy Valley on Wednesday night, beginning his four-month licence

20 Oct 2020 - 2:52PM

The Frenchman returns at Happy Valley on Wednesday night, beginning his four-month licence

Tony Piccone free to ride after enduring two-week quarantine: ‘I am impatient’
Douglas Whyte learns to love Conghua from afar as results grow

The hands-on trainer has a stable bursting at the seams and is looking to continue his strong start to the season on Wednesday

19 Oct 2020 - 7:08PM

The hands-on trainer has a stable bursting at the seams and is looking to continue his strong start to the season on Wednesday

Douglas Whyte learns to love Conghua from afar as results grow
Classique Legend to arrive primed for Hong Kong Sprint after key quarantine agreement

The dominant Everest winner remains in work in Melbourne before flying out next month

19 Oct 2020 - 10:34PM

The dominant Everest winner remains in work in Melbourne before flying out next month

Classique Legend to arrive primed for Hong Kong Sprint after key quarantine agreement
Wishful Thinker causes Premier Bowl boilover as lack of depth in sprint ranks is laid bare

The rejuvenated speedster shocks punters with a swooping run to defeat short-priced favourite Computer Patch

18 Oct 2020 - 9:06PM

The rejuvenated speedster shocks punters with a swooping run to defeat short-priced favourite Computer Patch

Wishful Thinker causes Premier Bowl boilover as lack of depth in sprint ranks is laid bare
Joao Moreira hopes sprinting shortfall means Hot King Prawn can snare maiden Group One

With key rivals falling by the wayside, the Magic Man believes the consistent type will be front and centre come December

17 Oct 2020 - 3:16PM

With key rivals falling by the wayside, the Magic Man believes the consistent type will be front and centre come December

Joao Moreira hopes sprinting shortfall means Hot King Prawn can snare maiden Group One
Aidan O’Brien and John Gosden look to make good after uncharacteristically bad October

The two training superpowers have had a sloppy start to the month but a win on either side of the globe on Saturday could mask all problems

16 Oct 2020 - 10:11PM

The two training superpowers have had a sloppy start to the month but a win on either side of the globe on Saturday could mask all problems

Aidan O’Brien and John Gosden look to make good after uncharacteristically bad October
Tropical Storm Nangka forces David Hayes to shake up Beauty Generation’s preparation

The veteran also has a new galloping partner in dual Group One winner Shadow Hero ahead of his debut run in Hong Kong

16 Oct 2020 - 10:03AM

The veteran also has a new galloping partner in dual Group One winner Shadow Hero ahead of his debut run in Hong Kong

Tropical Storm Nangka forces David Hayes to shake up Beauty Generation’s preparation
Not Usual Talent continues on-again, off-again relationship with Benno Yung at Happy Valley

The six-year-old had a foray into Tony Millard’s stable but is now back with his original handler and is ready to win

12 Oct 2020 - 8:29PM

The six-year-old had a foray into Tony Millard’s stable but is now back with his original handler and is ready to win

Not Usual Talent continues on-again, off-again relationship with Benno Yung at Happy Valley
Frankie Lor and Chad Schofield pull off a Leviathan win with debutant Healthy Happy

The handler was forced to wait longer than he would have liked but he could not complain about the result on Sunday

11 Oct 2020 - 10:01PM

The handler was forced to wait longer than he would have liked but he could not complain about the result on Sunday

Frankie Lor and Chad Schofield pull off a Leviathan win with debutant Healthy Happy
John Size and Vincent Ho look to break 1,300-day drought with Lucky Express

The impressive-four-year-old is one of the emerging sprinters in Hong Kong and faces his biggest test on Sunday

10 Oct 2020 - 2:52PM

The impressive-four-year-old is one of the emerging sprinters in Hong Kong and faces his biggest test on Sunday

John Size and Vincent Ho look to break 1,300-day drought with Lucky Express
Paul O’Sullivan gets the Band back together after ‘timely’ win at Happy Valley

The veteran handler has seen it all in Hong Kong racing but even he admits he was anxious waiting for a win

10 Oct 2020 - 12:57PM

The veteran handler has seen it all in Hong Kong racing but even he admits he was anxious waiting for a win

Paul O’Sullivan gets the Band back together after ‘timely’ win at Happy Valley
Hong Kong racing stock market: one month in, who’s hot and who’s not

We are 10 meetings into the new season and the fortunes of some key jockeys have changed

8 Oct 2020 - 8:41PM

We are 10 meetings into the new season and the fortunes of some key jockeys have changed

Hong Kong racing stock market: one month in, who’s hot and who’s not
Jockey Club considers International Jockeys’ Championship shake-up

Officials will assess all options in an attempt to level the playing field among the riders

5 Oct 2020 - 9:36PM

Officials will assess all options in an attempt to level the playing field among the riders

Jockey Club considers International Jockeys’ Championship shake-up
Jockey Club hopes Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe debacle boosts Hong Kong International Races

Officials have become very bullish at the prospect of a strong international contingent at their marquee meeting in December

4 Oct 2020 - 9:02PM

Officials have become very bullish at the prospect of a strong international contingent at their marquee meeting in December

Jockey Club hopes Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe debacle boosts Hong Kong International Races
Mozu Superflare guns for Sprinters Stakes glory after stewards’ room carnage

The speed machine broke her Group One maiden with assistance from the stipes but she might not need there help this time around

4 Oct 2020 - 8:00AM

The speed machine broke her Group One maiden with assistance from the stipes but she might not need there help this time around

Mozu Superflare guns for Sprinters Stakes glory after stewards’ room carnage
David Hayes unveils generation next at Sha Tin with Give Way Please

The handler is excited for what the future holds with a host of new horses on the cusp of racing for the first time

2 Oct 2020 - 10:50PM

The handler is excited for what the future holds with a host of new horses on the cusp of racing for the first time

David Hayes unveils generation next at Sha Tin with Give Way Please
Ricky Yiu eyes Golden Sixty showdown with Mighty Giant, speedy Sky Field ‘still learning’

The up-and-coming pair provide a glimpse of the future with victories at Sha Tin on Thursday

1 Oct 2020 - 9:36PM

The up-and-coming pair provide a glimpse of the future with victories at Sha Tin on Thursday

Ricky Yiu eyes Golden Sixty showdown with Mighty Giant, speedy Sky Field ‘still learning’
Joao Moreira believes an upgrade is imminent with Computer Patch

The four-year-old has threatened to be one of the best emerging sprinters in Hong Kong but has often struggled to put it all together

30 Sep 2020 - 4:14PM

The four-year-old has threatened to be one of the best emerging sprinters in Hong Kong but has often struggled to put it all together

Joao Moreira believes an upgrade is imminent with Computer Patch
Vincent Ho builds confidence as he pursues Tony Cruz’s record

The leading local jockey is riding high after Golden Sixty’s victory on Sunday and he is looking to transfer that poise to all of his mounts

30 Sep 2020 - 1:56PM

The leading local jockey is riding high after Golden Sixty’s victory on Sunday and he is looking to transfer that poise to all of his mounts

Vincent Ho builds confidence as he pursues Tony Cruz’s record
Sky’s the limit for Caspar Fownes in his hunt for more Sha Tin winners

The three-time champion handler is looking to up his production away from Happy Valley in his hunt for a fourth title

30 Sep 2020 - 4:15PM

The three-time champion handler is looking to up his production away from Happy Valley in his hunt for a fourth title

Sky’s the limit for Caspar Fownes in his hunt for more Sha Tin winners
Golden Sixty announces himself as one of Hong Kong’s best with Sha Tin blitz

The Derby winner has set himself on a path to Group One glory, resuming in the best possible fashion on Sunday

27 Sep 2020 - 9:05PM

The Derby winner has set himself on a path to Group One glory, resuming in the best possible fashion on Sunday

Golden Sixty announces himself as one of Hong Kong’s best with Sha Tin blitz
Alexis Badel back to square one despite short-term success: ‘that’s just the rule’

The Frenchman isn’t resting on the reputation he built during a four successful winter stints

26 Sep 2020 - 4:09PM

The Frenchman isn’t resting on the reputation he built during a four successful winter stints

Alexis Badel back to square one despite short-term success: ‘that’s just the rule’
Antoine Hamelin and Karis Teetan big winners in Hong Kong jockey merry-go-round

The changes are in full swing as riders jostle for position on some promising types

26 Sep 2020 - 2:11PM

The changes are in full swing as riders jostle for position on some promising types

Antoine Hamelin and Karis Teetan big winners in Hong Kong jockey merry-go-round
Vincent Ho ready to shoulder weight of expectation as Golden Sixty faces Beauty Generation

The Jockey Club is in dire need of a new banner horse and have invested heavily in last season’s Derby hero taking the next step against Beauty Generation

26 Sep 2020 - 1:18PM

The Jockey Club is in dire need of a new banner horse and have invested heavily in last season’s Derby hero taking the next step against Beauty Generation

Vincent Ho ready to shoulder weight of expectation as Golden Sixty faces Beauty Generation
No Happy Valley, no worries for Caspar Fownes as he looks to paint Sha Tin Green

The handler has no concerns taking his impressive import away from the city circuit after his impressive win

25 Sep 2020 - 6:00AM

The handler has no concerns taking his impressive import away from the city circuit after his impressive win

No Happy Valley, no worries for Caspar Fownes as he looks to paint Sha Tin Green
Tony Piccone returns to Hong Kong on short-term deal

The Frenchman impressed during his first stint last season and will be back for another crack over winter

22 Sep 2020 - 3:28PM

The Frenchman impressed during his first stint last season and will be back for another crack over winter

Tony Piccone returns to Hong Kong on short-term deal
Chris So off to a flying start with some added polish from the John Moore stable

The popular handler bolstered his team in the off-season and it is paying off early in the new campaign

21 Sep 2020 - 5:46PM

The popular handler bolstered his team in the off-season and it is paying off early in the new campaign

Chris So off to a flying start with some added polish from the John Moore stable
Frankie Lor relishes challenge of moulding untapped Winning Dreamer

The talented four-year-old extends his unbeaten streak to three with a tough performance at Sha Tin on Sunday

20 Sep 2020 - 9:19PM

The talented four-year-old extends his unbeaten streak to three with a tough performance at Sha Tin on Sunday

Frankie Lor relishes challenge of moulding untapped Winning Dreamer
Patient Paul O’Sullivan can wait a little longer to do the Chicken Dance

The promising type returns from 11 months off after a tendon injury and the popular Kiwi handler expects him to need the run

17 Sep 2020 - 6:55PM

The promising type returns from 11 months off after a tendon injury and the popular Kiwi handler expects him to need the run

Patient Paul O’Sullivan can wait a little longer to do the Chicken Dance