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2020 November
  • Mon, Nov 23, 2020
    Hot King Prawn will carry high hopes into the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) in three weeks’ time after shrugging off a wide passage and nine rivals to win the G2 Jockey Club Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin today (Sunday, 22 November).
  • Sun, Nov 22, 2020
    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 today’s (22 November) HK$4.5 million G2 Jockey Club Mile (1600m).
  • Fri, Nov 20, 2020
    Hot King Prawn’s grey coat is another shade closer to white, one more year is on his withers, but trainer John Size is not yet letting go his belief that yesteryear’s precocious star-in-waiting might yet snare that Group 1 win that has so far eluded.
  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020
    Vagner Borges edged closer to a berth in next month’s LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship with his 11th win this term thanks to a sweeping success aboard Sunshine Warrior in the Class 2 Cheung Hong Handicap (1650m) to seal a Tony Cruz treble at Happy Valley on Wednesday, 18 November.
  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020
    Frankie Lor already has two victories at the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races among close to 200 Hong Kong winners across only four seasons as a trainer, and on Sunday (22 November) at Sha Tin the handler will saddle a trio of chances looking to lay out their credentials for December’s HK$95 million showcase event.
  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020
    Stronger heads into Sunday’s (22 November) G2 Jockey Club Sprint (1200m) with trainer Douglas Whyte optimistic that his smart charge can lift his game again off a first-up success and maybe prove his suitability for December’s G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m).
  • Sun, Nov 15, 2020
    A tenacious all-the-way win from Buddies (128lb) in the Class 1 Panasonic Cup Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin today (Saturday, 14 November) had trainer Tony Cruz considering next month’s G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile as the gelding’s next step.
  • Sat, Nov 14, 2020
    Paul O’Sullivan and Neil Callan combined for a double at Happy Valley’s latest midweek fixture and the pair link again with the admirable Band Of Brothers (119lb) in the HK$3 million Class 1 Panasonic Cup Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin on Saturday, 14 November.
  • Wed, Nov 11, 2020
    Classique Legend has landed in Hong Kong, with the AU$15 million The Everest (1200m) victor touching down in his new home ready for a tilt at the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) in December.
  • Tue, Nov 10, 2020
    Championship leading jockey Joao Moreira is eager to bounce back onto the winner’s list with a full book of eight rides on Wednesday (11 November) night at Happy Valley, following a two-meeting suspension.
  • Mon, Nov 09, 2020
    Alexis Badel fired home a double to bookend Sunday’s (8 November) 10-race card at Happy Valley which he capped with a gritty success aboard Golden Dash (119lb) in the Class 2 Fenwick Handicap (1200m).
  • Sat, Nov 07, 2020
    Hong Kong racing heads to Happy Valley on Sunday (8 November) for the city circuit’s sole daytime fixture this season and trainer Paul O’Sullivan is optimistic that his patience might be rewarded with Chicken Dance in the Class 3 Gloucester Handicap (1200m).
  • Mon, Nov 02, 2020
    Furore (122lb) snaffled the G3 Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse Handicap (1800m) at Sha Tin this afternoon (Sunday, 1 November) to lead home a one-two finish for trainer Tony Cruz in the HK$3.5 million contest.
2020 October
  • Fri, Oct 30, 2020
    Hong Kong’s star stayer Exultant will shoulder 133lb in a hot edition of Sunday’s (1 November) G3 Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse Handicap (1800m) at Sha Tin, as he sets out to claim a second G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m) title on 13 December.
  • Fri, Oct 30, 2020
    Caspar Fownes is seeking back-to-back wins in the G3 Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse Handicap (1800m) at Sha Tin on Sunday 1 November, when he is set to unleash last year’s winner Southern Legend alongside the rejuvenated Dances With Dragon.
  • Mon, Oct 19, 2020
    Golden Sixty took another important step toward December’s LONGINES Hong Kong International Races riches with victory in today’s (Sunday, 18 October) G2 Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy Handicap (1600m) at Sha Tin, a result that all but confirmed a changing of the guard at the very top of Hong Kong’s pecking order.
  • Mon, Oct 19, 2020
    No horse was given less chance, at least according to the betting board, but that didn’t stop a rejuvenated seven-year-old Wishful Thinker storming to victory in the G2 Premier Bowl Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin today (18 October).
  • Fri, Oct 16, 2020
    Joao Moreira believes Hot King Prawn is capable of winning a hitherto elusive Group 1 as the grey returns for his fifth Hong Kong racing season in Sunday’s (18 October) G2 Premier Bowl Handicap (1200m) with December’s top-level riches in mind.
  • Tue, Oct 13, 2020
    Caspar Fownes is looking to continue his fast-start to the new season and is looking to leading jockey Joao Moreira to keep his hot streak going by booking the Brazilian for five rides at Happy Valley on Wednesday (14 October), including Green Luck (116lb) in the Class 2 High West Handicap (1650m).
  • Tue, Oct 13, 2020
    Championship leading trainer Caspar Fownes will launch a two-pronged assault on Sunday’s (18 October) G2 Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy Handicap (1600m) at Sha Tin when Southern Legend and Dances With Dragon take their places en route to December’s LONGINES Hong Kong International Races.
  • Fri, Oct 09, 2020
    Paul O’Sullivan snared his first win this season at Happy Valley’s midweek fixture and he is looking to keep the ball rolling this Sunday (11 October) at Sha Tin with six runners across six of the afternoon’s 10 races, his largest team of entrants for a single race day this term.
  • Thu, Oct 08, 2020
    Classic Unicorn sealed a Chris So double with a smart win in tonight’s (Wednesday, 7 October) feature, the Class 2 High Island Handicap (1000m), justifying his handler’s belief that this could be the promising chestnut’s ‘coming-of-age’ campaign.
  • Tue, Oct 06, 2020
    Chris So is hoping his talented sprinter Classic Unicorn (119lb) can signal that this will be his coming of age season when the smart chestnut goes to post for his return in the Class 2 High Island Handicap (1000m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday (7 October) night.
2020 September
  • Wed, Sep 30, 2020
    Champion trainer Ricky Yiu’s stable stalwart Jolly Banner is looking to land a third Group 3 win for his handler in Thursday’s (1 October) National Day Cup Handicap (1000m), ahead of what is likely to be the classy veteran’s sixth and final Hong Kong racing season.
  • Mon, Sep 28, 2020
    Golden Sixty took the first step on his path toward the 2020 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races with an impressive win in the G3 Celebration Cup Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin today, thwarting Beauty Generation’s tilt at a fourth straight triumph in the race.
  • Thu, Sep 24, 2020
    Caspar Fownes’ red-hot form continued at Happy Valley on Wednesday (23 September), with the three-time champion trainer slamming in a double to extend his early lead at the top of the premiership.
  • Tue, Sep 22, 2020
    Joao Moreira enjoyed one of his most prolific days in the saddle on Sunday at Sha Tin with a six-timer and he heads to Wednesday’s (23 September) eight-race programme at Happy Valley looking to continue his red-hot form with a full book of mounts, including Beauty Applause (120lb) in the feature, the Class 2 Big Wave Bay Handicap (1200m).
  • Mon, Sep 21, 2020
    Joao Moreira’s brilliant best was on show today (20 September) at Sha Tin as he collected a superb six-timer which he capped with victory aboard the impressive Excellent Proposal.
  • Fri, Sep 18, 2020
    Lakeshore Eagle soared to a hat-trick of wins at the end of last season and this Sunday (20 September) at Sha Tin the smart galloper will shoot for his fourth in succession when he lines up in a smoking hot Class 2 Cheung Shan Handicap (1600m).
  • Thu, Sep 17, 2020
    Caspar Fownes’ fast start to the 2020/21 season continued as the three-time champion trainer bagged a treble at Happy Valley on Wednesday, 16 September to put him four wins clear at the top of the trainers’ premiership after four meetings.
  • Tue, Sep 15, 2020
    Beauty Generation’s campaign ramped up a notch this morning (Tuesday, 15 September) at Sha Tin with a 1000m turf barrier trial that connections hope will lead to a fourth consecutive win in the G3 Celebration Cup Handicap (1400m) in a fortnight’s time, before pointing him to his main target, December’s LONGINES Hong Kong International Races.
  • Sat, Sep 12, 2020
    Sky Field made a big statement before the break between seasons and this Sunday (13 September) at Sha Tin he readies for his return in the Class 3 Hung Hom Handicap (1200m), with the Four-Year-Old Classic Series on his radar.
  • Thu, Sep 10, 2020
    Hong Kong’s champion jockey Zac Purton was at his brilliant best on Wednesday (9 September) night as he bagged a quartet of wins at Happy Valley’s first fixture of the season to find himself in an all too familiar spot: top of the premiership.
  • Mon, Sep 07, 2020
    Joao Moreira, winless on this day last year, made a roaring start to the 2020/2021 racing season with a winning treble at the opening meeting of the Hong Kong racing season at Sha Tin which also saw fierce riding rival Zac Purton, trainer John Size and his triumphantly returning contemporary David Hayes claim doubles.
  • Fri, Sep 04, 2020
    Golden Sixty stepped out for a trial this morning (Friday, 4 September) at Sha Tin as he prepares for his campaign debut in the G3 Celebration Cup Handicap (1400m) later this month, and his workout left regular rider Vincent Ho with the impression that the Medaglia d’Oro gelding has progressed through the summer break.
  • Thu, Sep 03, 2020
    The intensity of competition, a hallmark of Hong Kong racing, was keenly evident in last season’s fierce battle for the trainers' premiership which, ultimately, went to Ricky Yiu for the first time, and the 2020/21 racing season promises to be just as combative.
2020 August