Focus Asia

Hong Kong reaps benefit of booming WA breeding industry

  Mid-June has been a prosperous time on the world stage for the Western Australian racing and breeding industries in the past and that continued on Sunday at Sha Tin, led by Premier Cup (Gr 3, 1400m) winner Beauty Joy (Sebring). It may not have been the Royal Ascot wins of Miss Andretti (Ihtiram) and... Read More

Deep Field joins Hong Kong’s elite stallions with prize-money haul

Deep Field is poised to add another record to his burgeoning resume in the coming weeks – and possibly as early as this weekend – with the rising 12-year-old set to challenge for the highest earnings recorded by a stallion in a single Hong Kong season. The Newgate Farm star, whose sons have earned $51,666,620... Read More

Novara Park’s Sweynesse could prove next Lucky stallion in Hong Kong

Novara Park stallion Sweynesse (Lonhro) is quickly making an impression in Hong Kong thanks to his son Lucky Sweynesse (3 g ex Madonna Mia by Red Clubs), who took his record to four wins from five starts at Sha Tin on Sunday with his first win in Class 2 company. Sweynesse, the former Godolphin representative... Read More

Hard Too Think heads Gray’s Mile charge at Kranji

Trainer Stephen Gray boasts one of the most diverse racing and bloodstock portfolios in the world and the Singapore-based Kiwi is set to be involved in some of the richest spectacles on the planet this weekend, all while he continues to build his Australian presence as he ponders the future of racing in the Lion... Read More

Up and up for Toronado after first stakes winner in Hong Kong

Swettenham Stud stallion Toronado (High Chaparral) broke through for a milestone first stakes success in Hong Kong on Sunday when the Caspar Fownes-trained Senor Toba further franked the form of this year’s four-year-old Classic generation with victory in the Queen Mother Memorial Cup (Gr 3, 2400m) at Sha Tin. A fast-finishing fourth in the Hong... Read More

Rathbarry celebrate Group 1 success for Acclamation after rare feat for Romantic Warrior

Romantic Warrior (Acclamation) announced himself as the potential next superstar of racing in Hong Kong when he earned his seventh win in eight starts and became just the fifth horse to back up victory in the Hong Kong Derby (Listed, 2000m) with success in the QEII Cup (Gr 1, 2000m) on Champions Day at Sha... Read More