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Golden Sixty

Golden Sixty extends winning streak to 12

Not even a slipped saddle and muddling tempo were enough to halt Golden Sixty’s burgeoning winning streak as the Hong Kong superstar posted a dramatic...
Hot King Prawn

Hot King Prawn lands elusive Group 1 with Centenary Sprint Cup triumph

Hot King Prawn has washed away months of frustration and doubt with an emphatic performance to claim his first Group 1 crown with victory in...
Golden Sixty

Birthday boy Francis Lui looks forward to a weekend of extended celebrations

Francis Lui is hoping for a belated birthday celebration on Sunday (24 January) after watching Hong Kong star Golden Sixty breeze through his final piece...
David Hayes

Gear change for Shadow Hero in the Hong Kong Classic Mile

David Hayes is optimistic the removal of blinkers from Shadow Hero can spark an improved performance from the highly-regarded Australian galloper in the Hong Kong...
Igniting

Lui lays down a Happy Valley treble ahead of Golden Sixty’s return

Four days out from the much-anticipated return of Golden Sixty’s attempt to post a 12th consecutive triumph, the champion galloper’s trainer Francis Lui continued an...
Caspar Fownes

Rise High poised to return in Group 1 battle at Sha Tin

Bracing for a tilt at leading miler Golden Sixty, Caspar Fownes has complete faith in Rise High as the injury-ravaged galloper resumes in the Group...
John Size

John Size returns to Sha Tin on Sunday seeking more Group 1 glory

John Size will bid for a seventh Group 1 Stewards’ Cup (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (24 January) as Waikuku throws down the gauntlet...
Elusive State

Dubai’s World Cup looms as possible target for Elusive State

Elusive State’s win in Sunday’s Class 1 Egret Handicap (1650m) has Tony Millard contemplating a high-stakes Middle East tilt. The US$20 million Saudi Cup in...
Antoine Hamelin

Antoine Hamelin notches career-best five-timer

Frenchman Antoine Hamelin banished the frustrations of a recent barren streak to produce the first quintet of his career to steal the show at Sha...
Baby Storm

Peter Ho registers 600th Hong Kong win

Teaming with the prolific Joao Moreira, Peter Ho struck a David and Goliath blow for the smallest stable in Hong Kong by lodging his 600th...
Harmony N Blessed

Harmony N Blessed shapes as stepping stone for Hayes and Shinn

David Hayes and Blake Shinn will reunite with Harmony N Blessed at Happy Valley on Wednesday (13 January) night, optimistic the unbeaten sprinter can deliver...
Not Usual Talent

Not Usual Talent upstages Four-Year-Old Classic Series hopefuls

Reprising a latent winning habit, Not Usual Talent’s gate-crashing victory in the Class 2 Choi Hung Handicap (1400m) ended an 11-race losing streak while delivering...
Excellent Proposal

Joao Moreira has faith in Excellent Proposal

With a respectful eye on several rivals, Joao Moreira is bullish about the chances of Excellent Proposal (132lb) in the Class 2 Choi Hung Handicap...
David Hayes

Hayes to unleash Beauty Joy in testing Sha Tin debut

David Hayes will cast unbeaten Beauty Joy (116lb) into a daunting Sha Tin initiation in the Class 2 Choi Hung Handicap (1400m) on Sunday (10...
Savvy Nine

Savvy Nine breaks his Hong Kong maiden in style

A collaboration of champion jockeys – past and present – and brutal discipline paved the way for Savvy Nine to belatedly break his Hong Kong...
Champion’s Way

John Size finds a winning solution for Champion’s Way

John Size’s decision to bypass Hong Kong’s lucrative LONGINES Hong Kong International Races was vindicated handsomely when Champion’s Way ended an 18-month drought by snaring...
Czarson

Zac Purton hopeful Czarson can make his mark on grass

Yet to be convinced of Czarson’s affinity with Sha Tin’s turf track, Zac Purton is hopeful the brilliant last-start winner is able to transfer compelling...
Computer Patch

Tony Cruz believes less is more with Computer Patch

Far from dismayed with Computer Patch’s recent 1200m form at elite level, Tony Cruz is banking on the former Australian galloper’s drop to 1000m for...
Caspar Fownes

Caspar Fownes heads to Sha Tin New Year’s Day with conservative hopes

The Group 3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup Handicap (1400m) – the second of two New Year’s Day features – sits as a symbolic 2020 launching...
Wellington

Richard Gibson praises mafoo as Wellington makes triumphant return

As has become customary, Joao Moreira was the headline act with a Boxing Day quartet but, in Richard Gibson’s eyes, mafoo (stable assistant) Josephine Kwok...
Joao Moreira

Joao Moreira notches another milestone – and a treble

Joao Moreira’s startling ascent into racing’s stratosphere has encompassed yet another milestone with the Brazilian becoming only the third jockey in history to notch 1000...
Super Axiom

David Hayes to unleash Super Axiom at Happy Valley

David Hayes fully comprehends the difficulty of succeeding in Hong Kong with first-season arrivals, but the Australian Hall Of Fame trainer hopes Super Axiom can...
Winning For All

Christophe Soumillon returns in style

Returning to competition for the first time since early November, Christophe Soumillon wasted no time in authoring an ominous statement of intent as the Belgian...
Christophe Soumillon

Christophe Soumillon poised to make an immediate impact at Sha Tin

Sidelined from two of the most prestigious meetings in the world because of COVID-19, Belgian ace Christophe Soumillon is anxious to make up for lost...
Flying Genius

Zac Purton makes an ominous championship statement with four-timer

A Zac Purton quartet at Happy Valley on Wednesday (16 December) has breathed fresh life into the Hong Kong jockeys’ championship after the Australian made...