Hong Kong News

Purton creates history as Exultant takes QE II Cup

Zac Purton was elated and deflated at the end of Exultant’s (Teofilo) glorious, grinding victory in the HK$25 million FWD Queen Elizabeth II Cup (Gr 1, 2000m) at Sha Tin yesterday. The brave bay’s willingness to stretch for his rider through every demanding stride of the 2000-metre feature meant the champion jockey became the only... Read More

Champions Day like no other as a training legend aims for his final big-race moment in Hong Kong

Like so many events in a coronavirus-affected world, Hong Kong’s premier spring meeting – Champions Day at Sha Tin – has a different ambience in 2020. Most years, the meeting acts as a natural progression from Dubai World Cup night, a starting point for Europeans as the Flat season begins, a stepping stone to the... Read More

Purton gains on absent Moreira ahead of FWD Champions Day

Purton gains on absent Moreira ahead of FWD Champions Day Zac Purton made sure he gained some benefit from Joao Moreira’s absence at Happy Valley on Wednesday night with a double that took him to within one of his great rival at the top of the Hong Kong jockeys’ premiership. Moreira bagged a three-timer last... Read More

New best for Yiu as Mighty Giant impresses

Mighty Giant (Power) took another step up the ladder with an impressive performance in the Class 3 Dorset Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin yesterday. The win completed a treble for Ricky Yiu, a return that gave the handler impetus in his quest for a first champion trainer title. He ended the day with 51 wins,... Read More

Golden Sixty set for rest, Cruz left smiling and Purton hits 100

Golden Sixty (Medaglia d’Oro) was the talk of Happy Valley on Wednesday night with trainer Francis Lui revealing that his sensational BMW Hong Kong Derby (Listed, 2000m) hero will not contest the FWD QEII Cup (Gr 1, 2000m) on April 26. “He won’t run,” Lui said. “He’s achieved a lot this season and we feel... Read More

Hamelin strikes a debut double at Sha Tin

Antoine Hamelin started his Hong Kong career on the right foot with a pair of wins at Sha Tin this afternoon, Sunday, 12 April. The Frenchman went into his first Hong Kong race day knowing that first impressions are not only important in Hong Kong racing but also they can make or break a rider,... Read More