Horse Racing

Super Axiom is hopeful of remaining unbeaten in Hong Kong
Horse Racing 22-12-2020

Hayes hopeful Super Axiom can defy norms at Happy Valley

David Hayes fully comprehends the difficulty of succeeding in Hong Kong with first-season arrivals, but the Australian Hall Of Fame trainer hopes Super Axiom can continue to buck the trend at Happy Valley on Wednesday (23 December). An eye-catching winner on debut over 1000m at Sha Tin on November 29, the three-year-old travels to Happy […]

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Christophe Soumillon wins his second at Sha Tin on Sunday
Horse Racing 20-12-2020

Soumillon shines in return to racing after covid recovery

Returning to competition for the first time since early November, Christophe Soumillon wasted no time in authoring an ominous statement of intent as the Belgian ace successfully started a short-term riding stint in Hong Kong. The 10-times French champion jockey posted a double, a feat matched by Joao Moreira and Jerry Chau, as Frankie Lor […]

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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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Beauty Generation has retired from Hong Kong Racing
Horse Racing 19-12-2020

Beauty Generation retires a great of Hong Kong racing

Beauty Generation, one of the greatest champions in the history of Hong Kong horse racing, has retired. Twice crowned Hong Kong’s Horse of the Year, the New Zealand-bred gelding was also named Champion Miler a record three times. Beauty Generation ends his career with 18 Hong Kong wins from 34 starts and prize-money earnings of […]

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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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Golden Sixty wins Hong Kong Mile
Horse Racing 13-12-2020

Golden Sixty “amazing” in brilliant Hong Kong Mile win

Hong Kong’s burgeoning hometown hero Golden Sixty dismantled his international rivals in the $HK25 million Group 1 Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin with an exquisite performance. “He’s amazing, isn’t he?” jockey Vincent Ho said, moments after the brilliant five-year-old unleashed an unanswerable burst of speed that carried him to a dazzling two-length victory. For […]

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Zac Purton guides Normcore to 2020 Hong Kong Cup
Horse Racing 13-12-2020

Purton notches up record ninth HKIR victory as Normcore wins Hong Kong Cup

Zac Purton has crowned a week of stellar milestones by becoming the first rider in history to partner nine Hong Kong International Races winners after Japanese mare Normcore upstaged Win Bright and Magical in the $HK28 million Group 1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m). Purton, 37, gained the ride on the grey after Christophe Soumillon was […]

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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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