Hong Kong News

California Spangle wins Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup for Avdulla and Cruz

Tony Cruz dedicated California Spangle’s (Starspangledbanner) victory in the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (Gr 1, 1400m) at Sha Tin yesterday to late owner Howard Liang, while praising Brenton Avdulla’s “perfect” ride on the stable flag bearer. Unplaced at his previous four runs, California Spangle reprised his best form under Avdulla, who claimed his first Hong... Read More

Ben Thompson notches his first Hong Kong win

Ben Thompson enjoyed breakthrough Hong Kong success at Happy Valley on Wednesday night, describing his win on Courier Magic (Savabeel) as “an amazing result” after the rider’s patience and resolve was finally rewarded. Undeterred after 48 fruitless previous outings, Thompson snared his first Hong Kong win aboard the Jamie Richards-trained four-year-old, triumphing at 40-1 in... Read More

Helios Express prevails in gripping Hong Kong Classic Cup battle

Helios Express (Toronado) will be given the chance to match the colossal deeds of Golden Sixty (Medaglia D’Oro) and Rapper Dragon (Street Boss) by chasing a Four-Year-Old Classic Series clean sweep and Hong Kong Derby (Listed, 2000m) success after John Size’s emerging star’s Hong Kong Classic Cup (Listed, 1800m) victory at Sha Tin yesterday. Winner... Read More

Purton lands Happy Valley treble to hit 70-win mark for 12th straight season

Marching towards a seventh Hong Kong jockeys’ championship, Zac Purton passed the 70-win milestone for the twelfth consecutive season with a treble at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (28 February) to extend his lead over nearest rival Karis Teetan to 22. Hong Kong champion jockey in 2013/14, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2021/22 and 2022/23, Purton continued... Read More

Romantic Warrior clinches epic Hong Kong Gold Cup

Romantic Warrior (Acclamation) enhanced his status as one of the world’s premier middle-distance gallopers with a gripping victory in the Hong Kong Gold Cup (Gr 1, 2000m) over Voyage Bubble (Deep Field) at Sha Tin yesterday. The son of Acclamation (Royal Applause) will now be given the chance to create more history by chasing a... Read More

Copartner Ambition and Tomodachi Kokoroe share Challenge glory

The DBS x Manulife Million Challenge ended in a tie for the second time in three seasons after Danny Shum’s Copartner Ambition (Starspangledbanner) and the David Hayes-trained  Tomodachi Kokoroe (Written Tycoon) shared series honours at Happy Valley on Wednesday. Decided on a format of 15 points for a win, six for second, four for third... Read More