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Jerry Chau is closing the gap in the Tony Cruz Award
Horse Racing 07-07-2021

HK jockey Jerry Chau storming home in Tony Cruz Award

Jerry Chau’s quest for the Tony Cruz Award, the prize for Hong Kong’s most successful homegrown jockey in 2020/21, intensified with a treble at Happy Valley on Wednesday night — and a massive compliment from 13-time champion rider Douglas Whyte. Chau’s three-timer on Benno Yung’s Sure Win Win in the second section of the Class […]

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Sky Darci wins the 2021 Lion Rock Handicap at Sha Tin on Sunday May 30
Horse Racing 31-05-2021

Sky Darci headlines Fownes treble at Sha Tin

Caspar Fownes regained the trainers’ championship lead and celebrated the successful race-track return of BMW Hong Kong Derby winner Sky Darci in one fell swoop with a pivotal treble, crowned by G3 Lion Rock Trophy Handicap glory (1600m), at Sha Tin on Sunday. Trailing John Size by two winners entering the meeting, Fownes climbed back […]

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Sky Darci can win the G3 Lion Rock at Sha Tin on May 30 2021
Horse Racing 29-05-2021

Fownes confident Sky Darci can win Lion Rock Trophy

Caspar Fownes is confident BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) winner Sky Darci has the quality and versatility to capitalise on favourable weight conditions to bolster the record of younger gallopers in the G3 Lion Rock Trophy Handicap (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday. Sky Darci will carry just 115lb, a probable 1lb over his allotted […]

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Tsar breaks the course record at Happy Valley on May 27, 2021
Horse Racing 27-05-2021

Tsar finally flourishes in Hong Kong with magic Happy Valley record

Undaunted by the frustrations of Tsar’s challenging maiden Hong Kong season, Me Tsui’s persistence was doubly rewarded when the British import smashed the Happy Valley 1650m track record and collected a HK$1 million High Achievement Bonus on Wednesday night. Formerly trained by John Gosden in Great Britain, where he was a three-time winner with three-year-old […]

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Panfield wins the Champion and Chater Cup at Sha Tin on May 23, 2021
Horse Racing 24-05-2021

Group 1 Glory: Panfield salutes in Champions & Chater Cup

A perfect ride aboard Tony Millard-trained Panfield delivered Karis Teetan G1 success in the Champions & Chater Cup (2400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday – and also immeasurable personal solace. Grieving the death of close friend Nooresh Juglall in a race fall in Mauritius on May 15, Teetan dedicated the victory to his wife Xaviere […]

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Vincent Ho can win his sixth G1 race for the HK racing season
Horse Racing 22-05-2021

Vincent Ho aims to match Moreira mark in Champions & Chater Cup

Vincent Ho will seek to triumphantly bookend the most successful Hong Kong G1 season of his flourishing career when partnering Glorious Dragon in the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (2400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday. Already armed with five Group 1 trophies for the 2020/21 term, victory on Francis Lui’s Glorious Dragon would enable […]

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Joao Moreira had a day out at Happy Valley on Wednesday
Horse Racing 20-05-2021

Moreira puts on masterclass at Happy Valley as HK jockeys’ championship hopes rise

Joao Moreira’s aspirations of securing a fourth Hong Kong jockeys’ championship have soared after the Brazilian notched a five-timer at Happy Valley on Wednesday night as defending champion Zac Purton suffered back complaints. Having watched Purton cut his lead to 13 with victory aboard David Hayes-trained Red Majesty to claim the first race of the […]

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Exultant can make it a third Champions and Chater Cup in Hong Kong 2021
Horse Racing 19-05-2021

Cruz has Exultant primed for third G1 Champions & Chater Cup

Tony Cruz is optimistic Hong Kong’s reigning Horse of the Year Exultant can join a select group of multiple winners of the G1 Champions & Chater Cup (2400m) when his stable flag-bearer returns to Sha Tin on Sunday.  Already the most successful trainer in the modern history of the horse race, Cruz will unleash three […]

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Fantastic Treasure is gunning for a fifth straight win at Sha Tin on Sunday
Horse Racing 15-05-2021

Hayes: Fantastic Treasure to spell after Sha Tin outing on Sunday

David Hayes hopes Fantastic Treasure’s final competitive appearance for the 2020-21 season delivers a double reward from the Class 2 Crystal Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday — an extended unbeaten record and confidence to chase ambitious goals next season. Bidding for a fifth successive victory, Fantastic Treasure will be spelled following Sunday’s outing […]

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Hongkong Great broke the dirt record for the Sha Tin track on Saturday
Horse Racing 11-05-2021

Hongkong Great smashes Sha Tin record, connections eye overseas glory

Danny Shum will consider overseas targets for Hongkong Great after the lightly-raced galloper smashed Sha Tin’s 1650m dirt track record to provide Zac Purton with a timely treble on Saturday. Rated perfectly in the lead by Purton, Hongkong Great clocked 1m 36.15s on the dirt surface to lower the classy Gun Pit’s mark of 1m […]

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