Hong Kong News

Moreira posts 1200th Hong Kong winner in record time

Joao Moreira created racing history at Happy Valley last night, reaching the 1,200-win milestone in Hong Kong in record time while also over-taking Zac Purton in the battle for the 2021/22 jockeys’ championship after posting a double. On a defining night for Moreira, the 38-year-old Brazilian became only the third jockey to slot 1,200 wins... Read More

Back in business, Golden Sixty steams to victory in Chairman’s Trophy

He came, he saw and he silenced doubters with an unanswerable burst of speed. Golden Sixty (Medaglia D’Oro) flattened his rivals at Sha Tin yesterday with a familiar display of sheer dominance to recapture his winning groove in the Chairman’s Trophy (Gr 2, 1600m) for jockey Vincent Ho and trainer Francis Lui. “You can see... Read More

Wellington claims Sprint Cup to lay platform for Chairman’s Sprint Prize

Richard Gibson will attempt to crown Wellington’s (All Too Hard) season in familiar fashion by chasing victory in the Chairman’s Sprint Prize (Gr 1, 1200m) after the speedster snared the Sprint Cup (Gr 2, 1200m) at Sha Tin yesterday with another outstanding display of power. Conceding weight to seven of nine rivals, Wellington shouldered 128lb... Read More

Jerry Chau marks return with Sha Tin double as Frankie Lor edges closer in trainers’ championship

Delivering a reminder of talent and ambition, Jerry Chau shared riding honours at Sha Tin yesterday with Joao Moreira to keep alive hopes of snaring the Tony Cruz Award as Hong Kong’s leading local jockey with a double. Returning to the fray after missing Wednesday’s Happy Valley meeting, Chau boosted his season’s tally to 24... Read More

Romantic Warrior creates Hong Kong Derby history for Shum and Teetan

Romantic Warrior (Acclamation) forged into Hong Kong Derby (Listed, 2000m) history as the first triumphant graduate of the Hong Kong International Sale after crowning a meteoric rise by snaring yesterday’s Classic with dramatic victory over California Spangle (Starspangledbanner) at Sha Tin. Purchased at the June 2021 sale for HK$4.8 million by owner Peter Lau on... Read More

Moreira posts a four-timer as Fownes eyes Derby success

Caspar Fownes laid down a positive sighter for a third Hong Kong Derby (Listed, 2000m) title at Sha Tin on Sunday when Kokushi Musou (Bullbars) edged the reigning champion trainer closer to his 1,000 Hong Kong winner with a victory in the first section of yesterday’s Class 4 Hereford Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley. Posting... Read More