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2020 April
  • Thu, Apr 02, 2020
    It was a night for late-closers and Mongolian King maintained that trend to the last with a powerful late charge in the final race at Sha Tin on Wednesday (1 April) that sealed a worthy treble for jockey Karis Teetan.
2020 March
  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020
    The John Moore-trained Buddies returns to the Sha Tin dirt as he looks to build on an impressive record on his favourite surface in Wednesday’s (1 April) finale, the Class 2 Cheung Sha Handicap (1650m).
  • Mon, Mar 30, 2020
    Joao Moreira became only the fourth jockey in Hong Kong history to reach 900 wins and he did it in style with a five-timer at Sha Tin this afternoon (Sunday, 29 March). Joao Moreira became only the fourth jockey in Hong Kong history to reach 900 wins and he did it in style with a five-timer at Sha Tin this afternoon (Sunday, 29 March).
  • Thu, Mar 26, 2020
    It’s taken 52 race meetings but a Zac Purton double at Happy Valley tonight (25 March) meant the champion jockey poked his nose into the lead in the title race for the first time since late September.
  • Sat, Mar 21, 2020
    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 Tin, the Danny Shum-trained Butterfield will attempt to raise the profile with victory in the HK$20 million BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m).
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020
    Vincent Ho shifts his weight to his left foot – the fingers of his right hand flick the outside seam of his thigh and for but a fleeting instant his steady lo-fi monotone stalls, intruded upon by what appears to be a prickling of self-consciousness.
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020
    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 the Australian’s fourth winner of the HK$20 million feature.
  • Thu, Mar 19, 2020
    Vagner Borges realised a dream when he bagged his first Hong Kong win at Happy Valley tonight (18 March) with an all-the-way success aboard Very Sweet Orange in the Class 3 Cassia Handicap (1000m).
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    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 his useful European import will outrun his rating and “pick up a cheque” in Sunday’s (22 March) HK$20 million feature.
  • Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    Jimmy Ting is hoping Amazing Star can put a mishap in the gates behind him when he takes his place in the Class 2 Begonia Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday (18 March).
  • Sat, Mar 14, 2020
    Vincent Ho put BMW Hong Kong Derby standout Golden Sixty through a gallop at Sha Tin this morning (Friday, 13 March) but the gun rider’s immediate focus rests upon this weekend’s action, particularly the next step in Preciousship’s attempted ascent to the higher grades.
  • Thu, Mar 12, 2020
    Having reviewed the latest situation of COVID-19 and the effectiveness of the precautionary health protection measures implemented at racecourses.
  • Tue, Mar 10, 2020
    Zac Purton reached a milestone with his 1100th Hong Kong win at Sha Tin at the weekend and the champion jockey is hoping to add to his tally from a full book of rides at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (11 March).
  • Fri, Mar 06, 2020
    Big Party will attempt to gatecrash the top tier of Hong Kong’s sprint division on Sunday (8 March) when he challenges high-end rivals Hot King Prawn, Mr Stunning and Thanks Forever in a Class 1 handicap masquerading as a bona fide Group race.
  • Wed, Mar 04, 2020
    Joao Moreira is looking to regain some breathing space in the race for the jockeys’ championship this Wednesday (4 March) at Happy Valley as he returns from a two-meeting suspension with a full book of eight rides.
  • Mon, Mar 02, 2020
    Chad Schofield starred with a treble on a bright afternoon (Sunday, 1 March) at Sha Tin and highlighted his haul with a masterful ride aboard Circuit Three in section two of the Class 3 Lai King Handicap (1400m).
2020 February
  • Sat, Feb 29, 2020
    Douglas Whyte is fast-developing a reputation as a trainer capable of preparing young horses for early success and this Sunday (1 March) at Sha Tin three of his brightest prospects will take centre stage as they look to snap a “slow three weeks” for the stable.
  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020
    The DBS x Manulife Million Challenge came to a close on Wednesday (26 February) at Happy Valley when Shining Ace safely held top spot to secure the HK$650,000 first prize.
  • Fri, Feb 14, 2020
    Tony Cruz believes Exultant is on the right track to defend his crown in Sunday’s (16 February) HK$10 million G1 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup (2000m), a win that would see him become the fourth horse since 2008 to win back-to-back editions.
  • Fri, Feb 14, 2020
    Leading Australian rider Blake Shin has been granted an extension of his Hong Kong license that will see him complete the full 2019/2020 racing season.
  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020
    Tony Millard will pitch Glorious Dragon and Northern Superstar against the mighty Exultant in Sunday’s (16 February) G1 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin, but the handler is under no illusions as to what they’re up against.
  • Sun, Feb 09, 2020
    Preciousship (121lb) capped a hat-trick for Ricky Yiu with a gritty success in the Class 2 Choi Wan Handicap (1600m) at Sha Tin this afternoon (Saturday, 8 February).
  • Thu, Feb 06, 2020
    Vincent Ho collected his 300th Hong Kong win at Happy Valley tonight (Wednesday, 5 February) when he delivered Massive Pocket on a late burst to land section two of the Class 3 Sports Road Handicap (1200m).
  • Tue, Feb 04, 2020
    Butterfield took a stride forward on the road to the BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) with a smart success in the Class 2 Azalea Handicap (1800m) at Sha Tin this afternoon (Sunday, 2 February).
  • Tue, Feb 04, 2020
    Milestones are in sight at Happy Valley Wednesday (5 February) night with trainer John Moore one away from his 1700th Hong Kong win and jockey Vincent Ho one short of his 300th Hong Kong win.
  • Sat, Feb 01, 2020
    Learn more about former British champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa plus Edward Sadler and David Morgan look at the BMW Hong Kong Derby picture after Golden Sixty won last week’s Classic Mile.
2020 January
  • Thu, Jan 30, 2020
    The Hong Kong Jockey Club purchased four well-connected colts out of Book 1 of the recent New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale for a total of NZ$1.24 million (approximately HK$6.505 million).
  • Tue, Jan 28, 2020
    A hot nine-race card at Happy Valley on Wednesday (29 January) night is the stage for an attempted four-timer when Hardly Swears (125lb) returns to action in the Class 3 Queen’s Road East Handicap (1200m).
  • Mon, Jan 27, 2020
    Golden Sixty burst into clear ground at the head of Hong Kong’s four-year-old pack with an impressive win in the Hong Kong Classic Mile (1600m) this afternoon (Monday, 27 January), a result that bolstered trainer Francis Lui’s hand for the BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m).
  • Thu, Jan 23, 2020
    Lyle Hewitson earned a long-awaited and deserved first Happy Valley win tonight (Wednesday, 22 January) to help trainer David Ferraris continue his solid form this term, particularly with his stable’s old-stagers.
  • Thu, Jan 23, 2020
    Beauty Generation ranked as the world’s best miler in the 2019 World’s Best Racehorse Rankings (WBRR), released by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) on Wednesday, 22 January, while 10 of Hong Kong’s elite races featured in the World’s Top 100 G1 Races for the year just ended.
  • Tue, Jan 21, 2020
    Frankie Lor swept the Four-Year-Old Classic Series in 2019 but one year after Furore set the ball rolling in the Hong Kong Classic Mile, the trainer is this time pinning his hopes prudently rather than nailing them assuredly.
  • Mon, Jan 20, 2020
    Waikuku defeated Beauty Generation in an exhilarating showdown for the G1 Steward’s Cup (1600m) at Sha Tin Racecourse this afternoon (Sunday, 19 January), a result that all but confirmed a changing of the guard at the very top of Hong Kong’s pecking order.
  • 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