Tag: 'Ruan Maia'

Joao Moreira

Joao Moreira hunts more victories at Sha Tin in race to season century

Locked in familiar battle with Zac Purton for the Hong Kong jockeys’ championship, Joao Moreira aims to reach the century milestone for the seventh time...
Meridian Genius

Maia chases more success for Millard at Happy Valley

Ruan Maia and Tony Millard have enjoyed a fruitful partnership this season and tonight (Wednesday, 23 March) the Brazilian is looking to further enhance the...
Ricky Yiu

Ricky Yiu changes tack, chases first Hong Kong Derby crown

Renowned for his nurturing of elite sprinting talents like Sacred Kingdom, Fairy King Prawn, Amber Sky and Ultra Fantasy – Ricky Yiu will make a...
Soulmate

Ricky Yiu, Zac Purton split Happy Valley honours with trebles

Ricky Yiu and Zac Purton shared the Happy Valley limelight on Wednesday night (16 February) with trebles as the former champion trainer and jockey delivered...
Navas Two

Navas Two to press Hong Kong Classic Cup claims for Maia

Ruan Maia is confident Navas Two can continue a startling rise and make a strong case ahead of the HKD$12 million Hong Kong Classic Cup...
Ima Single Man

Ima Single Man strikes for Cruz as Leung posts Sha Tin treble

Tony Cruz will set Ima Single Man for the Hong Kong Classic Mile (1600m) next month after a superb ride from Matthew Poon enabled the...
Ruan Maia

Lor and Ting charge into trainers’ title contention

The Hong Kong trainers’ championship has suddenly become a bottle-neck after Frankie Lor and Jimmy Ting’s bids for the coveted crown gained valuable momentum on...
Voyage Warrior

Blinkers on as Yiu looks to crank up Voyage Warrior

Hopeful of getting Voyage Warrior (120lb) to find another ‘gear’, trainer Ricky Yiu has applied the blinkers in a bid to unlock more from the...
David Hayes

Hayes prepares to unveil another talented newcomer

Intent on building on formidable early-season momentum, David Hayes will unleash another well-trialled first-starter at Sha Tin on Sunday (19 September) when Master Aqua contests...
Naboo Attack

Hayes dominates season-opening with eye-catching treble

David Hayes has identified the HKD$24 million LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) on 12 December as Naboo Attack’s primary target after the hulking import’s impressive...
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...
Richard Gibson

Richard Gibson double-handed as Rattan and Wellington challenge Danon Smash

Richard Gibson concedes toppling Danon Smash in the Group 1 HK$18 million Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) on Sunday (25 April) is a formidable challenge but...
Ricky Yiu

Back-to-back bid for Voyage Warrior in Easter Monday’s Group 2 Sprint Cup

Ricky Yiu has a strong reputation when it comes to nurturing sprint talents, his four wins in the Group 2 Sprint Cup (1200m) are unrivalled...
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...
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...
Ruan Maia

Hong Kong dream for Ruan Maia who joins Moreira and Borges

Brazilian jockeys have made waves in Hong Kong in recent years and Ruan Maia is looking forward to rising to the challenge when his licence...
Aramaayo

Blinkered Aramaayo puts rivals in the shade in Kranji Mile

Former Godolphin galloper Aramaayo has claimed his highest prize since he began racing in Singapore when he landed the $1 million Group 1 Kranji Mile...