Tag: 'Hong Kong Derby'

Golden Sixty

‘Improved’ Golden Sixty trials at Sha Tin

Golden Sixty stepped out for a trial yesterday morning (Friday, 4 September) at Sha Tin as he prepares for his campaign debut in the Group...
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...
Golden Sixty

Golden Sixty camp mulls QEII Cup, Derby form on show at the Valley

A final decision is yet to be made on Golden Sixty’s participation in the Group 1 FWD QEII Cup (2000m) on 26 April but trainer...
Mark McNamara

Popular racing commentator making Mark in Hong Kong

Leading racing commentator Mark McNamara has handled the transition to one of the world’s most watched racing jurisdictions with aplomb. The Australian racecaller, who until...
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...
Graham Richardson

Richardson plays pre-trainer to Hong Kong Stars

Matamata trainer Graham Richardson can take great heart from knowing he played a key role in the success of Hong Kong superstar Golden Sixty, who...
Golden Sixty

Golden glory for Ho and Lui in BMW Hong Kong Derby

Golden Sixty triumphed in an epic HK$20 million BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) at Sha Tin yesterday (Sunday, 22 March) to complete a brilliant whitewash...
Paul O’Sullivan

Hong Kong racing keeps calm and carries on

Ex-pat New Zealand trainer Paul O’Sullivan said there is no place he feels safer than Hong Kong right now and he has been impressed with...
Butterfield

Butterfield flies South American banner in Sunday’s Hong Kong Derby

South American imports haven’t had the impact in Hong Kong that arrivals from Australasia and Europe have had, but this Sunday (22 March) at Sha...
Francis Lui

Golden Sixty and More Than This ready for Hong Kong Derby reckoning

Francis Lui has the strongest hand of any trainer heading into Sunday’s (22 March) HK$20 million BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) but that doesn’t mean...
Champion’s Way

Size’s Champion’s can still get his Way

John Size knows what it takes to win the BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) and this Sunday (22 March) Champion’s Way is looking to become...
Vincent Ho

Golden Sixty puts Ho in the lead role for the BMW Hong Kong Derby

Vincent Ho shifts his weight to his left foot – the fingers of his right hand flick the outside seam of his thigh and for...
John Moore

Moore relies on Savvy for ‘final’ BMW Hong Kong Derby

Savvy Nine was not John Moore’s idea of what his final BMW Hong Kong Derby runner would look like but the trainer is hopeful that...
Matthew Poon

Matthew Poon gets a ticket to ride the BMW Hong Kong Derby train

Matthew Poon is preparing for a big day in the saddle on Sunday (22 March) when he will jump aboard the Tony Cruz-trained Private Secretary...
Columbus County

Columbus leads the Kiwis in this year’s BMW Hong Kong Derby quest

It’s 10 years since Caspar Fownes beamed in the afterglow of Super Satin’s moment of BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) glory and on Sunday (22...
Golden Sixty

Golden Sixty and More Than This please ahead of Hong Kong Derby

Francis Lui was satisfied with Golden Sixty and More Than This after his two leading BMW Hong Kong Derby contenders worked at Sha Tin Racecourse...
Simply Brilliant

Simply Brilliant as Leung seals a Sha Tin treble

Derek Leung capped a steely treble at Sha Tin on Saturday, 14 March when Simply Brilliant earned just reward in the afternoon’s feature, the Class...
Preciousship

Ho believes Preciousship’s still on the up, Golden Sixty’s on track

Vincent Ho put BMW Hong Kong Derby standout Golden Sixty through a gallop at Sha Tin yesterday morning (Friday, 13 March) but the gun rider’s...

Golden Sixty wins Classic Cup in Hong Kong

Golden Sixty has won the Hong Kong Classic Cup in his bid for a clean sweep of the four-year-old series.
Golden Sixty

Round two for Golden Sixty and More Than This in Hong Kong Classic Cup

Stablemates Golden Sixty and More Than This will clash again in Sunday’s (23 February) HK$10 million Hong Kong Classic Cup (1800m) in what amounts to...
Werther

Time called on Werther’s racing career

Hopes of a return to racing for former Hong Kong Horse of the Year, Werther, have been dashed, with trainer Andrew Campbell opting to retire...
Golden Sixty

Lui aims for Classic Mile glory with Golden Sixty and More Than This

Francis Lui is in an unusual position. Not only does he occupy a high berth in the trainers’ standings approaching the season’s halfway mark but...
Private Secretary

Private Secretary storms into the BMW Hong Kong Derby picture

Private Secretary showed no first night nerves with an accomplished debut win at Happy Valley last night (Wednesday, 26 December) that signaled trainer Tony Cruz’s...
Snap Fit

Fownes looks to The Hulk and Snap Fit for festive cheer

Caspar Fownes has BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) ambitions for The Hulk who will attempt to prove his Classic Series credentials with a muscle-flexing display...
Perfect Match

Perfect for Badel, Decrypt pleases with Classic Series in mind

Perfect Match showed he’s a four-year-old going places with a smart victory in the Class 2 Lukfook Jewellery Cup Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin yesterday...