Hong Kong News

Stronger delivers first Group 1 for Whyte

Revered as the most successful rider in Hong Kong racing history with 13 jockeys’ championships and a record 1,813 wins, Douglas Whyte forged new territory yesterday when Stronger (Not A Single Doubt) provided the South African with his first major victory as a trainer with success in the Centenary Sprint Cup (Gr 1, 1200m).  The... Read More

Moreira flush with Hong Kong Classic Mile options after Sha Tin four-timer

Joao Moreira will deliberate overnight before deciding which of the several leading contenders he will ride in the Hong Kong Classic Mile (Listed, 1600m) on January 30 following his four-timer at Sha Tin yesterday. Boosting his lead in the jockeys’ championship over arch-rival Zac Purton to ten – 62 wins to 52 – Moreira has... Read More

Purton returns from injury to post 50th for the season, doubles for Leung, Yiu and Lui

Exactly a month after suffering multiple injuries in a Sha Tin fall, Zac Purton notched his 50th victory of the 2021/22 season as the champion hoop revived hopes of a fifth jockeys’ crown with a successful return at Happy Valley yesterday. Competing for the first time since December 12, Purton had to wait until the... Read More

Beluga lands Sha Tin feature for Hall, Chadwick

Benefiting from an overdue change of luck with barriers, Beluga (Tavistock) upstaged several Four-Year-Old Classic Series contenders with facile victory in yesterday’s Class 2 Chek Keng Handicap (1600m) at Sha Tin, prompting his trainer David Hall to consider loftier targets. Beluga’s record of five wins and eight minor placings from 16 starts would be even... Read More

Fownes and Moreira claim January Cup with Zebrowski

The Queen Mother Memorial Cup Handicap (Gr 3, 2400m) at Sha Tin on May 1 has emerged as a long-range target for Zebrowski (Savabeel) following the Australian import’s dogged victory in the January Cup (Gr 3, 1800m) at Happy Valley yesterday. Contesting only his seventh Hong Kong start, the 2020 Australian Derby (Gr 1, 2400m)... Read More

Healthy Happy seizes Chinese Club Challenge Cup

Healthy Happy (Zoustar) made a sparkling return to racing in yesterday’s HK$3.7 million Chinese Club Challenge Cup Handicap (Gr 3, 1400m) at Sha Tin.  First-up after 194 days between runs, Frankie Lor’s charge made his seasonal reappearance a triumphant one under familiar ally Alexis Badel holding on by a neck to deny Lucky Express (Toronado)... Read More