‘Field sizes key to combating Hong Kong turnover decline’

Jockey Club implementing initiatives to increase horse population in Asian jurisdiction The Hong Kong Jockey Club plans to add to the number of initiatives aimed at boosting its horse population, a move chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Breges believes can counteract a decline in betting turnover on racing in the Asian racing jurisdiction. After Sunday’s 2023-24 season... Read More

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HK: Golden Sixty claims fourth Champion Miler Trophy Golden Sixty (Medaglia D’Oro) was named Hong Kong’s Champion Miler for the fourth year in succession during the Champion Awards ceremony at Rosewood Hotel on Friday evening. Also a three-time Hong Kong Horse of the Year, Golden Sixty has earned HK$167,170,600 (approx. AU$31.58 million) in career prize-money... Read More

Awards time

As we near the end of the season, the industry’s attention is soon to be diverted to the accolades as the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association prepares for their annual awards, set for July 27 in Cambridge. A number of categories are recognised, headed by the prestigious Broodmare of the Year Award which has a... Read More

Heinous up for Brutal interstate Sires’ road trip

Setback sees Warren change plans with promising two-year-old filly The South Australian Sires’ Produce Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) wasn’t initially on Victorian trainer Jason Warren’s radar with his promising filly Heinous (Brutal), but a mishap in Queensland forced a change of plans. One of three two-year-olds by Newgate Farm’s first–season sire Brutal (O’Reilly) nominated for... Read More

Lane punches in first stakes win

Anthony and Sam Freedman expressed their confidence that Punch Lane (So You Think) would have no issues with the eight-day back up in Sunday’s rescheduled Glasshouse Handicap (Listed, 1400m) and he didn’t let them down, impressively dispatching his classy rivals to land the Listed contest at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.   The Victorian-based partnership decided... Read More

Xidaki shines in Guineas triumph at the Coast

Son of Zoustar leads home quinella for Widden Stud-based stallion As they enter the final days of their partnership, father and son Peter and Paul Snowden celebrated their 203rd stakes win when the progressive Xidaki (Zoustar) produced a gutsy display to win the rescheduled Winx Guineas (Gr 3, 1600m) at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday. ... Read More