Tag: 'JP'

Golden Sixty

Golden Sixty ‘healthy and happy’ ahead of seasonal return

Trainer Francis Lui indicated his pleasure with Golden Sixty as he eyes a seasonal return with Hong Kong’s superstar galloper, plotting further riches at home...
Satono Aladdin

Rich Hill to welcome back Satono Aladdin

Japanese Group One winner Satono Aladdin will return to Rich Hill Stud for the upcoming breeding season. The progeny of Deep Impact’s elite level-winning son...
Vincent Ho

Vincent Ho shares World’s Best Jockey ranking leadership

Vincent Ho has soared to joint leadership of the 2021 LONGINES World’s Best Jockey rankings after a career-best pair of Group 1 triumphs at the...
Danon Smash

Legendary Japanese trainer puts Danon Smash on a par with champion Lord Kanaloa

Takayuki Yasuda has sounded an ominous warning ahead of Sunday’s (25 April) HK$18 million Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) by declaring Danon Smash the...
Glory Vase

Glory Vase in peak form ahead of Group 1 QEII Cup tilt

Tomohito Ozeki is confident Glory Vase can reprise a winning Hong Kong habit and add to Japan’s imposing record in the HK$25 million Group 1...
Daring Tact

Haruki Sugiyama confident Daring Tact is poised to rebound in QEII Cup

Unfazed by the memories of successive defeats, trainer Haruki Sugiyama is adamant Daring Tact can reproduce the stunning form which elevated the mercurial Japanese filly...
Loves Only You

Loves Only You pleases Vincent Ho ahead of FWD QEII Cup tilt

Vincent Ho had his first feel of 2019 Group 1 Japanese Oaks (2400m) winner Loves Only You this morning (Monday, 19 April) as he partnered...

Exultant builds towards FWD QEII Cup defence, trials on the turf

Exultant, the tough kingpin of Hong Kong’s staying division, took a crucial step closer in his bid to become the second horse in history –...
Golden Sixty

FWD Champions Day has top-class contenders in three exciting races

FWD Champions Day at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, 25 April will bring together the very best of Hong Kong’s elite gallopers and a top-line...
Danon Smash

Danon Smash, Resistencia headline Takamatsunomiya Kinen hopefuls

The Group 1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen (1200m) is the first big turf race of the year in Japan and will be held at Chukyo Racecourse this...
Lot 390, Ocean Park filly

Bargain buy comes up trumps for Meyer

The loudest cheer on day two of the National Yearling Sale at Karaka erupted as the gavel came down on the very last lot that...
Punt Drunk horse racing news & views

Punt Drunk: Hiraboku Merlot wins the weekend with incredible run

Punt Drunk takes a look at the top stories to come out of the weekend in racing, including one of the most outrageous runs you...
Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges

Hong Kong Jockey Club overcomes pandemic challenge to stage unique HKIR

The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Chief Executive Officer Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges saluted Hong Kong’s “unique spirit and resilience” after a successful staging of the LONGINES Hong...

Zac Purton most successful jockey in HKIR history with Normcore’s win

Zac Purton has crowned a week of stellar milestones by becoming the first rider in history to partner nine LONGINES Hong Kong International Races winners...
Danon Smash

Danon Smash follows Lord Kanaloa’s footsteps with Hong Kong glory

Danon Smash followed in the footsteps of his sire Lord Kanaloa with a thrilling victory for Japan in the 2020 Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong...
Win Bright

Win Bright eyes history with one last run for glory

Japan’s Win Bright will aim to become the second horse in history to snare back-to-back Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (2000m) victories this Sunday...
Admire Mars

Win Bright and Admire Mars shoot for a Hong Kong International Races repeat

The one thing we have seen of the Japanese racing in the past decade is a growing hunger to travel abroad, but while 2020 has...

Punt Drunk: Almond Eye finishes on a high with Japan Cup win

Punt Drunk brings you today's top stories in horse racing, including the latest on Oisin Murphy's future and Behemoth's autumn targets...

Magical heads world class line-up selected for HKIR

Magical is among a stellar line-up of 45 horses selected for the HK$95 million LONGINES Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin on Sunday, 13...
Golden Sixty

Golden Sixty continues march to Hong Kong Mile

Golden Sixty, Hong Kong’s latest racing sensation, continued his seemingly inexorable march to December and Group 1 glory with his tenth consecutive win in yesterday’s...
Paul Preusker

Japanese import runs first-up for Preusker

After stints with Darren Weir and Chris Waller, Japanese galloper Admire Winner will have his first run for Paul Preusker when he lines up at...
Cox Plate

Japanese star shares top billing for Plate

One of Japan's best four-year-old mares has been promoted to favouritism for the WS Cox Plate after winning the Takarazuka Kinen.
Damian Lane

Lane finishes second in Group 1 Japanese Derby

Contrail has added the Japanese Derby to his unbeaten record with Australian jockey Damian Lane finishing second in the Grade One race on Salios.
Damian Lane

Lane adds more winners during Japan stay

Australian jockey Damian Lane has finished unplaced aboard Des Ailes in the Group One Japanese Oaks but has notched five winners in Tokyo at the...
Damian Lane

Damian Lane set to continue Japan sojourn

Leading Melbourne jockey Damian Lane expects to receive approval to continue riding in Japan during the Australian off-season.