Hong Kong News

Teetan bags a birthday brace, So goes big at the Valley

Reliable Team’s (Reliable Man) battling win in the Class 2 Cochrane Handicap (1800m) ensured Karis Teetan enjoyed a memorable 30th birthday at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.  The Frankie Lor-trained grey capped a celebratory double for the ‘Mauritian Magician’ following Murray’s Partners’ (Towkay) success in race three. “It’s nice to get a winner on a... Read More

Ka Ying Star shines, Dreamer makes a winning debut

Ka Ying Star (Cityscape) maintained Tony Cruz’s advance towards the top of the trainers’ premiership with an overdue success in the Lion Rock Trophy (Gr 3, 1600m) at Sha Tin yesterday. “I’m going to put the pedal to the metal!” Cruz said after the British import had pushed the stable’s tally to 52 wins. That... Read More

Kings triumph lifts Purton, Cruz hat-trick brings title into range

Kings Shield (Scat Daddy) put his rivals to the sword with a routing run to victory in the Class 2 Egret Handicap (1650m) on the Sha Tin dirt on Wednesday. The former British-trained import has given his handler Frankie Lor a puzzle to crack, though. The 90-rated galloper will climb high in the handicap for... Read More

Exultant stamps Horse of the Year claim with Champions & Chater Cup victory

It was hard work but Exultant (Teofilo) has never been one to shirk a challenge. The tough kingpin of the Hong Kong stayers’ division proved his preeminence with a gritty second success in the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) at Sha Tin yesterday. The six-year-old bay dug deep to repel the... Read More

Moreira and Purton dish a double delight at the Valley

Joao Moreira and Zac Purton continued their enthralling back-and-forth contest for the jockeys’ championship with a double each at Happy Valley on Wednesday night. “It’s such a journey; but it’s a good one!” Moreira beamed after having the final word – until next time, at least – on Shining Ace (Testa Rossa) in the finale,... Read More

Inner Flame gives Moreira a treble to draw level with Purton

Joao Moreira outscored jockeys’ championship rival Zac Purton three to one at Sha Tin on Sunday, a haul that left the three-time Hong Kong champions locked on 117 wins apiece heading into the season’s final 16 meetings. The Brazilian ace arrived at the track two wins adrift of his Australian counterpart but evened the score... Read More