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Christophe Soumillon will return to racing after covid positive
Horse Racing 19-12-2020

Soumillon to return to Sha Tin after covid-19 positive

Sidelined from two of the most prestigious meetings in the world because of COVID-19, Belgian ace Christophe Soumillon is anxious to make up for lost opportunities – and time – when he resumes with a full book of rides at Sha Tin on Sunday (20 December). Diagnosed with COVID-19 shortly before the Breeders’ Cup meeting […]

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David Hayes is making a good fist of his return to Hong Kong
Horse Racing 18-12-2020

Hayes Hong Kong Derby hope to tackle Bellflower Handicap

Two-time champion trainer David Hayes will unveil smart four-year-old Conqueror, who is looking to lay out his BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) credentials in the Class 2 Bellflower Handicap (1400m) ta Sha Tin on Sunday.  The Fastnet Rock gelding was runner-up to subsequent two-time G1 winner Probabeel in the Listed Karaka Million Three-Year-Old Classic (1600m) […]

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Zac Purton and Flying Genius win fourth race on December 16 2020
Horse Racing 17-12-2020

Purton dominates Happy Valley meeting, closes gap on Moreira

A Zac Purton quartet at Happy Valley on Wednesday (16 December) has breathed fresh life into the Hong Kong jockeys’ championship after the Australian made significant inroads into his great championship rival Joao Moreira’s lead. Chasing a fifth HK jockeys championship, Purton trailed Moreira by 21 wins on 9 December. The deficit is now 14. […]

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Handsome Bo Bo and Blake Shinn win first up at Happy Valley
Horse Racing 15-12-2020

Shinn confident Handsome Bo Bo in mix in Cochrane Handicap

Reinvigorated after a two-week break, Blake Shinn is optimistic Handsome Bo Bo can reprise a distant habit of building winning streaks with a strong performance in the Class 3 Cochrane Handicap (1000m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday (December 16). The Australian-bred galloper made an immediate impact in Hong Kong in 2018, following a debut fourth […]

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Casper Fownes is confident Classique Legend is ready for Hong Kong Sprint
Horse Racing 13-12-2020

Fownes: Classique Legend ready for Hong Kong Sprint

The Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) preparation – both flawed and challenging – is complete, but Caspar Fownes won’t know the success of the operation until Classique Legend shapes to unleash his scorching late sprint at Sha Tin on Sunday (13 December). Classique Legend arrived in Hong Kong on 11 November, presenting Fownes with a string […]

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