Tag: 'blake shinn'

David Hayes

David Hayes rolls out another unraced galloper hopeful of continuing stable rebuild

Buoyed by a strong April run, David Hayes is optimistic first-starter Shenron can provide added impetus to the stable’s momentum when he contests the second...
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...
Savaquin

Savaquin on Hong Kong Derby trial at Happy Valley

Already armed with an imposing Hong Kong Derby arsenal, John Size could add to an impressive fleet of Classic contenders when Savaquin (133lb) contests the...
Silver Express

Silver Express emerges as Hong Kong Derby hope

Joao Moreira insists Silver Express warrants a tilt at the BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) next month after the grey forged into Classic calculations with...
Excellent Proposal

Blake Shinn hopeful Excellent Proposal can continue to flourish in the HK Classic Cup

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Blake Shinn is banking on Excellent Proposal’s consistency and quality as decisive factors in the HK$12 million Hong Kong Classic Cup (1800m)...
Golden Sixty

Golden Sixty on course for second leg of Triple Crown

A leisurely 1200m barrier trial has filled Vincent Ho with confidence that Golden Sixty remains on target to extend an imposing winning sequence to 13...
Exultant

Purton hopeful Exultant can strike a third time in the Centenary Vase

Zac Purton is hopeful Exultant can reprise a winning habit in the Group 3 Centenary Vase Handicap (1800m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (31 January)...
Excellent Proposal

Excellent Proposal leads Size one-two in Hong Kong Classic Mile

Excellent Proposal rose to the top of Hong Kong’s four-year-old pecking order with an impressive win in the Hong Kong Classic Mile (1600m) yesterday afternoon...
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...
Handsome Bo Bo

Blake Shinn hopeful Handsome Bo Bo can strike again at Happy Valley

Reinvigorated after a two-week break, Blake Shinn is optimistic Handsome Bo Bo can reprise a distant habit of building winning streaks with a strong performance...
Golden Dash

Gritty Golden Dash caps Valley double for Badel

Alexis Badel fired home a double to bookend Sunday’s (8 November) 10-race card at Happy Valley which he capped with a gritty success aboard Golden...
Excellent Proposal

Derby aspirant Excellent Proposal scores rousing victory at Sha Tin

Rising star Excellent Proposal made a big statement with an impressive win in the Class 2 Chek Lap Kok Handicap (1800m) at Sha Tin yesterday...
John Moore

Moore slams a Sha Tin hat-trick, Moreira’s out and Yiu’s still fighting

John Moore’s five-decade career in Hong Kong will come to an end in 10 days’ time but the handler hammered home a hat-trick of wins...
Playa Del Puente

QEII Cup victory would be sweeter for Shinn and Playa Del Puente

Playa Del Puente almost caused the biggest shock in BMW Hong Kong Derby history last month when at odds of 289/1 he forced Golden Sixty...
Thanks Forever

Thanks Forever in blinkers for Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize

Thanks Forever worked in first-time blinkers at Sha Tin on Monday (20 April) morning and trainer John Moore is pinning his hopes on the headgear...
Happy Clapper

Blake Shinn pays tribute to Happy Clapper

Jockey Blake Shinn has paid tribute to Happy Clapper after the nine-year-old gelding's connections announced his retirement.
Glorious Artist

Artist tops the weights

Glorious Artist (133lb) was fourth in the 2019 KOR Group 1 Korea Cup (1800m) and returns to his preferred surface, the Sha Tin dirt, with...
Green Dispatch

Blake Shinn wants the win

Vincent Ho foiled Blake Shinn’s audacious run for glory aboard Playa Del Puente in Sunday’s BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m), with a surging late charge...
Mamaragan

John Thompson unveils Slipper wildcard

Hong Kong-based jockey Blake Shinn has given trainer John Thompson his first Golden Slipper runner by winning the Skyline Stakes on Mamaragan.
Blake Shinn

Shinn’s back on Stronger

Australian import Stronger (133lb) steps out on debut in the Class 3 Peninsula Golden Jubilee Challenge Cup Handicap (1000m) on Sunday (1 December) for John...
Danny Shum

More for Shum

Lucky More was value for a good deal more than the four and a quarter-length winning margin in the Class 4 Chevalier Construction Handicap (1000m),...
Blake Shinn

Blake Shinn on Humidor in $5m Cox Plate

Blake Shinn has been booked to ride Humidor should the gelding make the field for in the $5 million Cox Plate.
Pakistan Star

O’Sullivan’s “radical” plan as Pakistan Star shines

Pakistan Star sparkled through a dirt track barrier trial at Sha Tin on Tuesday, 17 September as he warmed up for what could be a...
Blake Shinn

Shinn turns dream to reality with Happy Valley breakthrough

Blake Shinn did well to keep the welling emotion in check after fulfilling a boyhood dream at Happy Valley last night, Wednesday, 11 September. “It’s...