Focus Asia

Depleted Hong Kong jockey ranks sees opportunities arise

The medically enforced hiatus of two of Hong Kong’s leading riders may be a hammer blow early in the city’s racing season, but it has also opened up an opportunity for others to potentially emerge as championship contenders for the upcoming term and beyond. Four-time champion jockey Joao Moreira and Mauritian rider Karis Teetan, long... Read More

Newcomers Ng and Chung strike immediate impact

Freshman Hong Kong trainer Pierre Ng and new apprentice Angus Chung have both made a successful start to their tenures in the jurisdiction, recording winners within the first week of the new racing season in the city. Ng, a Hong Kong blueblood as the son of one of the city’s longest-serving trainers Peter Ng, had... Read More

Hong Kong winners boost New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale

The New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale received a timely boost after its catalogue was released last week when graduates Lucky Sweynesse (Sweynesse), Good Luck Friend (Swiss Ace) and Gallant Crown (Hallowed Crown) all won at the opening meeting of the Hong Kong season on Sunday. A healthy crowd welcomed back racing at Sha... Read More

Korea shines on biggest domestic raceday

The Korean breeding industry is considered to be one of the rising stars of the global game and a red letter day in Seoul on Sunday did little to dampen that notion as they took on challengers from all corners of the world and came out on top. The Korea Cup (Gr 3, 1800m) and... Read More

Hewitson has eyes on returning championship to South Africa

Hewitson has eyes on returning championship to South Africa A decade on from the last of Douglas Whyte’s record 13 jockeys’ championships in Hong Kong, the chatter is growing louder that his fellow countryman – and protege – Lyle Hewitson could potentially return the championship to South African hands as soon as this term. Three-time... Read More

Aladdin and Glory catching eyes of Hong Kong buyers

Trying to determine the next big thing in Hong Kong bloodstock can be a crucial asset as owners search the world over for their next import into the city. While Hong Kong owners may generally be pretty unenlightened about breeding, they know a successful trend when they see one and – for instance – a... Read More