Tag: 'HK'

Verry Elleegant

Verry Elleegant on top of the world

Verry Elleegant has been rated the world’s best racemare according to the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings (WBRR) released by the International Federation of Horseracing...
Eptimum

From dream to reality for Blackadder

It’s been a whirlwind last couple of months for John Blackadder. Last year the Rangiora trainer elected to take a chance on a formerly retired...
Ho Ho Khan

Ho Ho Khan extends travels to Caulfield

From New Zealand to Hong Kong to Victoria. That is the path worn by seven-year-old gelding Ho Ho Khan, who renewed an old rivalry when...
Scribe

Hong Kong future for Scribe

The Tony Pike-trained Scribe will do his future racing in Hong Kong with the unbeaten son of Press Statement sold to clients of David Hayes....
Felicienne

Richards quinellas own race

It was a fitting result in the Congratulations Hong Kong Bound Jamie Richards Maiden (1400m) at Matamata on Thursday, with Richards taking out the quinella....
Jamie Richards

Champion Kiwi trainer Hong Kong bound as Walker returns

New Zealand’s leading trainer Jamie Richards will move to Hong Kong in the new year to take up an invitation from the Hong Kong Jockey...
Scrooge McDuck

Punt Drunk: Purton hits prizemoney milestone ahead of HKIR 2021

Punt Drunk takes a look back at some of the major racing headlines from the weekend just gone, including Zac Purton's overflowing coffers and William...
William Pike

Punt Drunk: Pure magic from the Wizard on Railway Stakes Day

Group 1 racing returned on Saturday as the Wizard put on an old-fashioned masterclass in Perth, Hong Kong’s Winx returned to the track on Sunday...

Punt Drunk: Ex-Aussie hits $134 moon shot in Hong Kong

An ex-Aussie is causing boilovers in Hong Kong, the Mornington Airbnb saga has taken another turn, and the short-priced favourite in Saturday’s Group 1 Railway...
Royal Performer

Summer riches await Royal Performer

Group One galloper Royal Performer resumes on Thursday for Jenny and Bob Vance in an Open Handicap over 1400m at Pukekohe Park. The well-travelled nine-year-old...
Cheval Prometteur

Injury-plagued galloper rewarded with Group success

The well-travelled Cheval Prometteur has showed resilience in the face of adversity and his fighting qualities were again showcased at Te Rapa on Melbourne Cup...
Te Toki

Tarzino 3YO makes perfect start

Promising three-year-old Te Toki made an emphatic start to his career when successful at Taupo on Wednesday in the Ribchester @ Haunui Farm 1300m. The...
Tom Wood

Wood loving his Hong Kong commentator’s role

Tom Wood has come a long way since his race commentator’s debut as an 18-year-old at the Westport trots on Boxing Day 2008. For the...
Treasure State

Youngster digging for Te Rapa treasure

Matamata trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott are in no hurry with promising Trust In A Gust two-year-old Treasure State but that’s not to say...
Atullibigeal

Henderson juvenile Hong Kong bound

Stakes-winning two-year-old Atullibigeal has been sold and will continue his career in Hong Kong. Prepared by Te Awamutu horseman Carl Henderson, the son of Street...
Zac Purton

Zac Purton optimistic over Michael Chang’s Amigos Giggle

Zac Purton hopes Amigos Giggle can validate encouraging trial form and reward Michael Chang’s patience when the Australian-bred first-starter contests the first section of the...
Joao Moreira

Joao Moreira continues remarkable season with Sha Tin treble

Joao Moreira is poised to surge over the 150-win milestone for the third time in Hong Kong after the Brazilian’s relentless drive for a fourth...
Drops Of God

John Size upbeat over Drops Of God, Blaze Warrior as championship hopes flicker

Conceding the 2020/21 Hong Kong trainers’ championship is clearly Caspar Fownes’ to lose, John Size is optimistic Drops Of God and Blaze Warrior can preserve...
Exultant

Exultant bows out as one of Hong Kong’s all-time greats

Exultant, one of the greatest champions in the history of Hong Kong racing, will farewell fans at a retirement ceremony this Saturday (26 June) in...
Green Luck

Fownes, Size trade blows but Me Tsui takes Happy Valley honours

Caspar Fownes retains the upper hand in the Hong Kong trainers’ championship tussle with John Size after the two title contenders shared a win each...
The Rock

The Rock for Schofield as Fownes readies nine for the Valley

After starring with five wins from 12 runners and a clean sweep of both Group 3s on Sunday afternoon (20 June) at Sha Tin, Caspar...
Caspar Fownes

Caspar Fownes lands heavyweight blow in trainers’ championship tussle

In a phenomenal show of strength crowned by victories in the final two Group races of the Hong Kong season, Caspar Fownes has taken a...
Southern Legend

Southern Legend enhances fine record with Group 3 Premier Plate triumph

Southern Legend’s (133lb) legacy as one of Hong Kong’s most dependable performers in recent times was enhanced this afternoon (Sunday, 20 June) at Sha Tin...
Sky Darci

Caspar Fownes unleashes huge team at Sha Tin as trainers’ championship battle intensifies

With the Hong Kong trainers’ championship hanging in the balance, Caspar Fownes is optimistic a star-studded arsenal – headed by BMW Hong Kong Derby winner...
Karis Teetan

Karis Teetan eager to add more gloss to another successful season

Entrenched in the top three behind Joao Moreira and Zac Purton in the Hong Kong jockeys’ championship, Karis Teetan hopes to bookend another productive season...