Hong Kong News

Golden Sixty sets Hong Kong earnings record, Yasuda Kinen on the table

Golden Sixty (Medaglia D’Oro) last night stood alone as the highest prize-money earner in Hong Kong racing history after the faultless defence of his Champions Mile (Gr 1, 1600m) crown at Sha Tin yesterday. Sealing his sixth Group 1 in the process for jockey Vincent Ho and trainer Francis Lui, Golden Sixty enhanced his all-time... Read More

Romantic Warrior soars into rare company with brilliant QEII Cup triumph

Surging into history with another remarkable performance, Romantic Warrior (Acclamation) capped an unlikely ascent from obscurity to stardom for Danny Shum and Karis Teetan with a stunning QEII Cup (Gr 1, 2000m) victory at Sha Tin yesterday. Joining Werther (Tavistock) in 2016, Designs On Rome (Holy Roman Emperor) in 2014, Ambitious Dragon (Pins) in 2011... Read More

Magic Man and Danny Shum dominate at Happy Valley ahead of Champions Day

Joao Moreira and Danny Shum laid down auspicious markers ahead of the gChampions Day meeting at Sha Tin on Sunday by posting trebles at Happy Valley last night. Regaining the lead in the Hong Kong jockeys’ championship from Zac Purton with victories on Diamond Star (Sweet Orange), Blastoise (Ambidexter) and Packing Famous (Press Statement), Moreira... Read More

Zac Purton regains jockeys’ championship lead as Campione emerges for Tony Cruz

The rollercoaster tussle for the Hong Kong jockeys’ championship continued at Sha Tin yesterday when a treble propelled Zac Purton back into the lead as former Italian galloper Campione (Brazen Beau) continued an impressive emergence for Tony Cruz. Trailing Moreira by two wins before the meeting, Purton edged to a 104-103 buffer after success on... Read More

Purton posts sixth straight Hong Kong century with Happy Valley success

Zac Purton joined Joao Moreira as a 2021/22 centurion after reaching the 100-win milestone for the sixth successive Hong Kong season at Happy Valley last night, fanning hopes of a fifth jockeys’ championship. Three days after Moreira moved into triple figures, Purton reached the seasonal benchmark he routinely seeks with a signature ride aboard Richard... Read More

Moreira hits 100 wins to claim lead in Hong Kong jockeys’ championship

Accelerating a push for a fifth jockeys’ championship, Joao Moreira surged to a century of winners in a Hong Kong season for the seventh time with a double at Sha Tin yesterday, crowning the triple-figure milestone by also wresting the lead in the race to the 2021/22 title from arch-rival Zac Purton. Reaching three figures... Read More