Hong Kong News

Straight Arron confirms elite potential with Queen Mother Memorial Cup triumph

Still uncertain of Straight Arron’s (Fastnet Rock) absolute potential, Caspar Fownes has outlined an ambitious programme for the exciting young stayer after his tough Queen Mother Memorial Cup Handicap (Gr 3, 2400m) victory at Sha Tin yesterday. Taking on a string of seasoned, accomplished rivals on soft ground, Straight Arron (117lb) confirmed Fownes’ high opinion... Read More

Richards posts double to claim 30th win of campaign

Jamie Richards posted a double at Happy Valley yesterday evening to bring up a 30th winner of the season for the New Zealand champion trainer.   Elsewhere, in a meeting of generations, Tony Cruz slotted a treble to secure training honours while the legendary Hong Kong figure’s apprentice Angus Chung posted his first double at the... Read More

Lucky Sweynesse storms to Chairman’s Sprint Prize glory

Established as the world’s highest-rated sprinter of 2023, Lucky Sweynesse (Sweynesse) joined elite company with a runaway win in yesterday’s Chairman’s Sprint Prize (Gr 1, 1200m) at Sha Tin. The four-year-old continued his rise to stardom and edged closer to embarking on an ambitious path of potentially tackling elite races either in Japan or Australia... Read More

History made as Golden Sixty wins third Champions Mile

Golden Sixty (Medaglia D’Oro) cemented his place as Hong Kong’s most prolific Group 1 winner after his record-setting third Champions Mile (Gr 1, 1600m) triumph at Sha Tin yesterday. Equal with Beauty Generation’s (Road To Rock) mark of eight elite-level wins prior to yesterday, Golden Sixty – trained by Francis Lui – added his Champions... Read More

Warrior puts global rivals to the sword in second dominant QEII Cup success

They came, they saw and they were well and truly conquered in the Sha Tin sunshine yesterday as Romantic Warrior (Acclamation) confirmed himself among the world’s elite with a commanding second consecutive success in the QEII Cup (Gr 1, 2000m). Pandemic restrictions meant Danny Shum’s gelding beat a purely domestic field when landing the contest... Read More

Karis Teetan lauds Howdeepisyourlove after Happy Valley triumph

Karis Teetan lavished rich praise on Howdeepisyourlove (Deep Field) after John Size’s talented three-year-old capped a stunning debut season by overcoming difficulty to win the Class 2 Seoul Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley yesterday. Securing a HK$1 million (approx. AU$192,610) PPG Bonus in addition to HK$1.5 million (approx. AU$288,920) in prize-money, the Deep Field (Northern... Read More