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2020 January
  • Fri, Jan 17, 2020
    Beat The Clock will face select yet stiff competition when he attempts a second consecutive win in Sunday’s (19 January) G1 Centenary Sprint Cup (1200m) but jockey Joao Moreira believes the John Size-trained speedster’s biggest threat could be a rival he knows all too well, stablemate Full Of Beauty.
  • Wed, Jan 15, 2020
    Furore returns to a mile in the G1 Stewards’ Cup (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (19 January) with trainer Frankie Lor hoping a short bout of sickness over the Christmas period will not have dulled the gelding’s big-race capability.
  • Fri, Jan 10, 2020
    Private Secretary sprang straight into Four-Year-Old Classic Series consideration with a smart step-out victory last month and Tony Cruz’s charge will aim to up the ante in the Class 2 Lung Kong Handicap (1600m) at Sha Tin on Saturday, 11 January.
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    The lead up to the Four-Year-Old Classic Series is heating up and on Sunday (5 January) the exciting prospect Beauty Legacy (129lb) will make his highly-anticipated Hong Kong debut against another high-profile contender, the G1 Irish 2,000 Guineas third Decrypt (130lb), in the Class 2 Broadwood Handicap (1400m).
  • Fri, Jan 03, 2020
    Macau trainer Joe Lau has secured the services of Super Jockey Joao Moreira for his Macau Derby winner Sacred Capital in next Wednesday night’s Group 3 January Cup over 1800 metres at Happy Valley
2019 December
  • Sat, Dec 28, 2019
    Big Party shaped like a potential top-liner when ascending the ranks last season and will get his chance to prove his merit in Group class when he takes his place in Sunday’s (29 December) G3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy Handicap (1000m).
  • Mon, Dec 23, 2019
    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 in the Class 2 Chai Wan Kok Handicap (1650m) at Happy Valley on Thursday, 26 December.
  • Sat, Dec 21, 2019
    Lucky More (122lb) is out for revenge in Saturday’s Class 3 Long Valley Handicap (1000m) when he will again face off against Duke Wai (128lb), the horse who rattled late to mug him of a debut victory early last month.
  • Thu, Dec 19, 2019
    Karis Teetan was in the spotlight with his LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship triumph at Happy Valley two weeks ago and tonight (Wednesday, 18 December) the Mauritian ace sparkled again with a treble.
  • Tue, Dec 10, 2019
    The 2018 Group 1 Victoria Derby winner Extra Brut (AUS) has died at Sha Tin on Tuesday morning after what was described as an unusual incident on a walking machine before the four-year-old Domesday entire was due to trial later in the morning.
  • Sat, Dec 07, 2019
    Win Bright is looking to uphold an unblemished record over 2000m at Sha Tin with a win in Sunday’s G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (2000m) after his record-setting success in the G1 FWD QEII Cup at the course and distance earlier this year.
  • Fri, Dec 06, 2019
    Champion Hong Kong trainer John Moore talks to Steve Moran about the chances of Beauty Generation and Aethero in the Mile and Sprint on Sunday. #HKIR
  • Fri, Dec 06, 2019
    English trainer Roger Charlton talks to Steve Moran about the chances of Aspestar in Sunday’s HK Vase and about his early life working in West Australian mines. #HKIR
  • Fri, Dec 06, 2019
    Several overseas runners are engaged in the 2019 HKIR meeting, some with interesting backgrounds and genuine claims for victiry.
  • Fri, Dec 06, 2019
    Even some of the incredibly well-travelled fillies and mares who have visited the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races over the years are comparative hermits when considering the odyssey of G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (2000m) contender Magic Wand.
  • Fri, Dec 06, 2019
    There was a smile on John Moore’s face as he discovered the fate of his latest sensation Aethero at the barrier draw ceremony for Sunday’s (8 December) G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m).
  • Fri, Dec 06, 2019
    Dr Anil Prabhu, Veterinary Officer, has advised the Stewards that Called To The Bar, trained by Ms Pia Brandt, and Lucky Lilac trained by Mr Mikio Matsunaga, were the subject of a veterinary examination on Tuesday, 3 December 2019 together with all declared starters for The Longines HKIR events.
  • Thu, Dec 05, 2019
    Aethero worked solo down the turf track’s back straight at Sha Tin this morning (Thursday, 5 December) in a manner which left John Moore satisfied that Hong Kong’s rising sprint star could well make history this weekend.
  • Thu, Dec 05, 2019
    Wednesday Night’s IJC winner Karis Teetan talks to Steve Moran about his Happy Valley success and his mounts at the upcoming HKIR meeting on Sunday.#HKIR
  • Thu, Dec 05, 2019
    Swedish born trainer Pia Brandt talks to Steve Moran about the chances of her runner Called To The Bar in Sunday’s HKIR Vase. #HKIR
  • Thu, Dec 05, 2019
    Japanese trainer Tomomichi Yasuo talks to Steve Moran (through interpreter Kate Hunter) about his runner Admire Mars in the HK Mile on Sunday.#HKIR
  • Thu, Dec 05, 2019
    Champion HK rider Zac Purton talks to Steve Moran about his mounts on Sunday and his wasting to ride smart 3YO Aethero in the HK Sprint at 117 pounds.#HKIR
  • Wed, Dec 04, 2019
    Mr Stunning has never held the official title of Hong Kong’s champion sprinter, yet when December rolls around he is a champion in every sense of the word. And if successful in Sunday’s (8 December) G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m), he will have scaled a peak that no other horse before him has reached.
  • Wed, Dec 04, 2019
    John Size has been Hong Kong champion trainer 11 times and already wears the mantle of an ‘all-time great’ and among his 1,222 Hong Kong career wins two have come in the toughest arena of all, the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races.
  • Tue, Dec 03, 2019
    Vincent Ho will take on some of the world’s best this week with a full book in Sunday’s Group 1 races and is slated for Wednesday’s (4 December) LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship as the highest-flying ‘homegrown’ talent in the Hong Kong riding ranks.
  • Tue, Dec 03, 2019
    The world’s two top jockeys, the evergreen and effervescent Frankie Dettori and Hong Kong’s own Zac Purton, head a stellar cast competing in the 22nd edition of the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley tomorrow night (Wednesday 4 December).
  • Mon, Dec 02, 2019
    Hong Kong ‘gets’ Silvestre de Sousa. It has for a good while now. The city’s racing fans, its owners, its trainers, all of them hardheaded judges conditioned to appreciate jockeys endowed with strength, savvy, that all-important ‘fighting heart’, and, above all, an uncanny ability to win - they ‘get’ de Sousa.
  • Mon, Dec 02, 2019
    All but one of the overseas raiders are on the ground ahead of the HK$93 million LONGINES Hong Kong International Races – Australia’s In Her Time is on her way – but that’s of little concern to Duke Wai (120lb) who made it two wins on the bounce with a smart win in this afternoon’s (Sunday, 1 December) feature at Sha Tin.
  • Mon, Dec 02, 2019
    Charlie Fellowes has a charm and approachability that is probably nudging Group 1 class but talking to Prince Of Arran's trainer one continually gets the impression of restless ambition and his comments regarding Sunday’s (8 December) G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m) start to illustrate this.
  • Mon, Dec 02, 2019
    Joao Moreira believes a fast start in leg one of the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship on Wednesday (4 December) night at Happy Valley could be key to his chances of adding to his one previous victory in the star studded event, back in 2012.
2019 November
  • Thu, Nov 28, 2019
    Special Stars (124lb) showed the confident tenacity of a Scottish terrier in winning the Class 3 St. Andrew’s Challenge Quaich Handicap (1000m) at Happy Valley tonight, Wednesday, 27 November.
  • Tue, Nov 26, 2019
    Ricky Yiu has pocketed six wins from his last 14 runners and heads into Wednesday’s (27 November) nine-race card at Happy Valley with four chances, spearheaded by the in-form Gentle Breeze (133lb) in the night’s feature, the Class 3 St Andrew’s Challenge Quaich Handicap (1000m).
  • Sun, Nov 24, 2019
    A good plan is nothing without smart execution and Zac Purton and Fast Most Furious delivered the latter for David Hall in the Class 1 Chevalier Cup Handicap (1600m) at Sha Tin this afternoon, Saturday, 23 November.
  • Thu, Nov 21, 2019
    Hardly Swears won the Class 3 Australian Turf Club Trophy Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley tonight (Wednesday, 20 November) and earned the passing distinction of being the first horse to win three races in Hong Kong this season.
  • Thu, Nov 21, 2019
    Vincent Ho will join Zac Purton, Joao Moreira and Karis Teetan as Hong Kong's representatives in the 2019 LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship on Wednesday 4 December, when 12 top class jockeys will clash at Happy Valley to battle for the title.
  • Mon, Nov 18, 2019
    Exultant was at his dominant best in Sunday’s (17 November) G2 Jockey Club Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin, galloping to victory in a faultless warm-up for his G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m) defence next month.
  • Mon, Nov 18, 2019
    The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) was pleased with the outcome of the major meeting at Sha Tin on Sunday as while the crowd was, as expected, down the meeting due to Hong Kong's current transport issues and street protests the racing was captivating and went off without a problem.
  • Mon, Nov 18, 2019
    Waikuku shifted out of Beauty Generation’s shadow with a decisive rail-side burst that has him vying to be Hong Kong’s number one hope for the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) in three weeks.
  • Fri, Nov 15, 2019
    Rise High and Southern Legend will lock horns in Sunday’s (17 November) G2 Jockey Club Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin to determine bragging rights as the Caspar Fownes stable’s top contender for next month’s HK$93 million LONGINES Hong Kong International Races.
  • Fri, Nov 08, 2019
    High Rev could be a plum ride for one of the star riders at the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship fixture after sealing a double for his trainer and jockey with another impressive display at Happy Valley this evening, Wednesday, 6 November.
2019 October
  • Thu, Oct 31, 2019
    Macau trainer Joe Lau will be hoping it's a case of second time lucky when he lines up his Macau Derby winner Sacred Capital in Sunday's Group 3 Sa Sa Ladies Purse over 1800 metres at Sha Tin.
  • Tue, Oct 29, 2019
    John Moore heads into Wednesday’s (30 October) eight-race card at Happy Valley with four chances as he aims to snap a frustrating run of six minor placings from his last seven starters, including three runner-up efforts at last week’s midweek fixture.
  • Mon, Oct 28, 2019
    Dirt track specialist Elusive State posted an impressive win in the Class 2 Kwangtung Handicap Cup (1650m) at Sha Tin this afternoon (Sunday, 27 October) but trainer Tony Millard remained evasive regarding future plans for the talented six-year-old.
  • Mon, Oct 21, 2019
    There was fist-pumping and whooping, high-fives and firm clasps for all hands within reach of the Rise High camp; deflation and ‘brave face’ acceptance from the Beauty Generation team.
  • Mon, Oct 21, 2019
    Danny Shum is counting down the days to the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint on 8 December after Seasons Bloom (125lb) swooped under Grant van Niekerk to snare a thrilling victory in the G2 Premier Bowl Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin this afternoon, Sunday, 20 October.