Hong Kong horse racing news

Glorious Artist

Purton makes inroads into Moreira’s championship lead with a four-timer

Zac Purton’s pursuit of a fifth Hong Kong jockeys’ championship has continued with a Sha Tin quartet, capped by the success of Glorious Artist in...
Classique Legend

Classique Legend setback, likely to return to Australia

Classique Legend, acclaimed as the world’s equal top sprinter in 2020, is likely to return to Australia after he bled from his left nostril following...
Sky Field

Caspar Fownes confident Sky Field is a tremendous long-term project

Yet to reach and fulfil his true potential and pitted against the explosively-gifted Wellington, Sky Field will be given the opportunity to build both experience...
Alexis Badel

Hungry Badel eyes career century in Hong Kong

Alexis Badel heads into Wednesday’s (31 March) nine-race all-dirt fixture at Sha Tin only one win away from his 100th career success in Hong Kong...
Duke Wai

Barrier manners do the trick for Duke Wai in the Sha Tin feature

Paul O’Sullivan’s decision to embark on a remedial course in barrier manners for Duke Wai paid rich dividends when the reformed gelding landed the Class...
Joao Moreira

Joao Moreira upbeat about intriguing Hong Kong debutante

Regarded as one of the most fascinating talents to emerge in Australian racing over the last year, Beauty Fit shapes to make a swift impact...
Ruan Maia

Ruan Maia celebrates breakthrough success at Happy Valley

Brazilian jockey success in Hong Kong is overwhelmingly Joao Moreira’s domain but at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (24 March), Ruan Maia posted one of...
Frankie Lor

Oscar Glory steps up in trip for Happy Valley test

New Zealand-bred horses dominated proceedings with six wins at Sha Tin on Sunday (21 March) and tonight (24 March) at Happy Valley trainer Frankie Lor...
Classique Legend

Classique Legend dazzles in trial as Lui mulls Champions Mile for Golden Sixty

Classique Legend has taken another significant step towards a competitive return with a blistering 1000m trial victory at Sha Tin on Tuesday morning (23 March)...
Daring Tact

Japan enters strong contingent for FWD Champions Day

Japan’s elite and Hong Kong’s brilliant best are among the list of 77 horses holding entries for FWD Champions Day at Sha Tin on Sunday,...
Sky Darci

Caspar Fownes and Joao Moreira lift the Hong Kong Derby with Sky Darci

An inspired Caspar Fownes’ training performance, crowned by a supreme Joao Moreira ride, has allowed Sky Darci to overcome serious stamina doubts while delivering dramatic...
Tony Millard

Hong Kong Derby likely to be run at moderate pace

Accustomed to success in the Hong Kong Derby (2000m), Joao Moreira and Tony Millard both contend this year’s Classic is likely to be contested at...
Master Montaro

Hayes’ youngsters Master Montaro and Fantastic Treasure tackle Derby undercard

While two-time champion trainer David Hayes looks set to feature prominently in Sunday’s (21 March) BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) with Shadow Hero and Conqueror,...
Excellent Proposal

Size satisfied with trio’s barriers for Sunday’s Hong Kong Derby

The 2021 BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) barrier draw was conducted at Sha Tin Racecourse yesterday (Thursday, 18 March) and trainer John Size indicated his...
Bundle Of Delight

Alexis Badel and Matthew Chadwick share Valley riding honours

Alexis Badel and Matthew Chadwick have laid down timely Hong Kong Derby (2000m) markers with Happy Valley doubles ahead of Sunday’s (21 March) Classic at...
Shadow Hero

Shadow Hero ready to peak, Conqueror expected to improve for Derby

David Hayes hopes timing counts for everything when dual Group 1 winner Shadow Hero bids for Hong Kong Derby (2000m) success at Sha Tin on...
Russian Emperor

Karis Teetan excited by Russian Emperor’s Hong Kong Derby prospects

Seeking his first Hong Kong Derby (2000m) triumph, Karis Teetan believes impeccably-bred Russian Emperor is capable of delivering breakthrough success at Sha Tin on Sunday...
Gallant Crown

Gallant Crown goes for four at the Valley

Gallant Crown will look to extend his unbeaten run to four when he lines up in Wednesday’s (17 March) Class 3 Hereford Handicap (1650m) at...
Sky Darci

Sky Darci on target for Hong Kong Derby

Caspar Fownes is optimistic Sky Darci can erase the disappointment of successive luckless runs by strongly contending for Hong Kong Derby (2000m) glory at Sha...
Wellington

Wellington capitalises on handicap conditions

Long regarded as one of the fastest horses Richard Gibson has handled, Wellington took a crucial step towards elite sprint contests with emphatic success in...
Sky Darci

Sky Darci, Tourbillon Diamond and Panfield shine in Hong Kong Derby hitouts

Caspar Fownes is confident Sky Darci is on target for a stellar BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) performance after the gelding breezed through a vital...
Winning Dreamer

Lor hopes Winning Dreamer can demonstrate Group 1 potential

Winning Dreamer (113lb) will attempt to upstage the upper echelon of Hong Kong’s sprint division when he contests a hot Class 1 Lantau Island Handicap...
Travel Datuk

Travel Datuk salutes at last ending a 48-race losing streak

Almost five years after debuting at Happy Valley, Irish import Travel Datuk shed unwanted status as Hong Kong’s most celebrated maiden by successfully snapping a...
Sky Darci

Sky Darci heads Hong Kong Derby selected runners

Caspar Fownes-trained Sky Darci heads 14 selected runners for the HK$24 million BMW Hong Kong Derby at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, 21 March. Commanding...
Russian Emperor

Russian Emperor pleases Whyte ahead of Hong Kong Derby tilt

After entering the 2021 BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) fold with a dashing second at in last month’s Hong Kong Classic Cup (1800m), Russian Emperor...