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Tipsters Profile

SAM AGARS

Form Guide Edtior

Sam's passion for racing received a kick-start when he was trackside to see Road Worker win the 2007 Balaklava Cup in country South Australia - perhaps not a huge moment in racing history but one that left an indelible mark on a young punter. He covered racing in South Australia before moving to Hong Kong in 2014.

TRENTON AKERS

Racing Writer

Trenton gained a love for all things racing after working for a bookmaker as a young kid in his home town of Cairns, Australia before taking up a job at The Courier-Mail in Brisbane while covering the country racing circuit. He loves on-pace runners that give themselves every chance when the whips are cracking. Big believer in keeping it simple when assessing races - the clock never lies.

TOM BIDDINGTON

Racing Editor

Tom has been passionate about racing since he was a child and spent the past decade covering the sport around Australia across all mediums, before moving to Hong Kong and joining the SCMP racing team at the start of the 2016-17 season.

PHILLIP WOO

Racing Writer

Phillip Woo has long shown a passion for horse racing dating back to his earlier years in Canada where he learned some of the ropes during summer recess for his father's stable. He arrived in Hong Kong in 1994 and has worked extensively in the racing media since.

VINCENT WONG (SHANNON)

Statistics Editor

Vincent Wong (Shannon) is a horse racing fan since Tony Cruz won Colonial Chief on the Invitation Cup and works at SCMP as a key member of the racing team. He has been the Racing Post's leading tipster (win bets) for the past two seasons.

Tom Wood

Commentator

Tom hails from a successful racing family with his parents training in partnership for a number of years, winning Group One races in New Zealand and Australia. In 2008 Tom joined New Zealand Racing Board's Trackside Television as a trainee commentator, before landing full time calling positions in Dunedin and the Central Districts. Tom was later picked up by the Singapore Turf Club in January 2017 and was promoted to be their number one broadcaster early in 2018.