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2024 February
  • Wed, Feb 28, 2024
    Pierre Ng isn’t one to shirk a challenge. The second season trainer leads the championship by 12 wins and he is remaining optimistic of securing a first Group 1 when Taj Dragon and Galaxy Patch take aim at the world’s best sprinter, Lucky Sweynesse, in the HK$13 million G1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (1400m) at Sha Tin on 10 March.
  • Mon, Feb 26, 2024
    Enhancing status as one of the world’s premier middle-distance gallopers with gripping victory in the HK$13 million G1 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup (2000m) after a stirring battle with Voyage Bubble at Sha Tin on Sunday (25 February), Romantic Warrior will be given the chance to create more history by chasing a record third G1 FWD QEII Cup (2000m) win in April.
  • Mon, Feb 19, 2024
    Thwarted by bad luck this season, Atullibigeal deservedly clinched the HK$2.84 million Class 2 TVB Cup Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (18 February) for trainer David Hall as Brenton Avdulla extended a powerful mid-season surge.
  • Wed, Feb 14, 2024
    Entrenched in the top five of the Hong Kong jockeys’ championship, Andrea Atzeni is hopeful of extending a fine season when he chases a hat-trick of victories on Cody Mo-trained Crystal Powerful in the Class 4 Tsun Yip Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley on Thursday night (15 February).
  • Sat, Feb 10, 2024
    Trailing only Zac Purton in the Hong Kong jockeys’ championship, Karis Teetan hopes to enhance another productive season when he partners emerging talent Mugen in the HK$3.72 million Class 1 Chinese New Year Cup Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin on Monday (12 February) when the Mauritian takes a full book of rides.
  • Tue, Feb 06, 2024
    Two-time Hong Kong Champion Stayer (2021/22 & 2022/23) Russian Emperor will ship to Doha, Qatar on Friday, 9 February in his quest to secure consecutive wins in the QAT G1 H.H. The Amir Trophy (2400m) at Al Rayyan for trainer Douglas Whyte.
  • Mon, Feb 05, 2024
    Delivering on lofty pre-race expectations with convincing victory in the HK$13 million Hong Kong Classic Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (4 February), Helios Express will next attempt to emulate Golden Sixty with success in the HK$13 million Hong Kong Classic Cup (1800m) on 3 March.
  • Thu, Feb 01, 2024
    Upbeat after a midweek double, Caspar Fownes will chase a third consecutive G3 Centenary Vase Handicap (1800m) triumph when the four-time Hong Kong champion trainer saddles last year’s winner Senor Toba and talented Straight Arron in the HK$4.2 million feature at Sha Tin on Sunday (4 February).
2024 January
  • Sat, Jan 27, 2024
    Acknowledging the magnitude of the challenge of competing against the world’s top-rated sprinter Lucky Sweynesse, Pierre Ng hopes his three starters – Duke Wai, Taj Dragon and Super Wealthy – can defy expectations in the HK$13 million G1 Centenary Sprint Cup (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (28 January).
  • Fri, Jan 19, 2024
    Ricky Yiu is hopeful Voyage Bubble can become Hong Kong’s newest Group 1 champion with victory in the HK$13 million G1 Stewards’ Cup (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (21 January) and enhance prospects of potential overseas assignments.
  • Thu, Jan 18, 2024
    Preparing to unleash quality stayer Straight Arron in the G1 Stewards’ Cup (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (21 January), Caspar Fownes extended a strong season with a double at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (17 January) to underpin his reputation as the ‘King of The Valley’.
  • Wed, Jan 17, 2024
    Raging Blizzard (124lb) has stepped up his game this season with a pair of wins and tomorrow night (Wednesday, 17 January) he will attempt to emulate his Sha Tin heroics at Happy Valley in the HK$1.86 million Class 3 Chater Handicap (1200m).
  • Thu, Jan 11, 2024
    Frankie Lor’s dominance of Happy Valley’s only Group race continued at the city circuit on Wednesday night (10 January) when Happy Together extended his startling progress with an emphatic win the HK$4.2 million G3 January Cup Handicap (1800m) under a facile Alexis Badel ride.
  • Mon, Jan 08, 2024
    Celebrating his third victory as a trainer in the G3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy Handicap (1000m), Tony Cruz deflected credit for the success to jockey Harry Bentley after the Englishman crowned his comeback to riding with an upset win on outsider Whizz Kid at Sha Tin on Sunday (7 January).
2023 December
  • Thu, Dec 28, 2023
    Bidding to increase his lead in the Hong Kong jockeys’ championship, Zac Purton hopes to build on a flourishing partnership with Francis Lui when the pair links up with Silver Sonic in the Class 3 Pak Tam Au Handicap (1650m) at Happy Valley on Friday night (29 December).
  • Fri, Dec 22, 2023
    Keen to convert quality opportunities into more wins after a frustrating recent run, Vincent Ho hopes hopeful Joyful Hunter and The Heir can add further lustre to an unforgettable December at Sha Tin on Saturday (23 December).
  • Thu, Dec 21, 2023
    For almost as long as he can remember, David Eustace has craved an opportunity to train in Hong Kong. As of next season, a dream becomes reality for the well-travelled young Englishman, who boasts strong family links to the city’s racing community.
  • Mon, Dec 18, 2023
    David Hall will thrust Invincible Sage into Group company next year after the talented young sprinter downed older opposition to claim the Class 2 Lukfook Jewellery Cup Handicap (1000m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (17 December) as Zac Purton dominated with a quartet.
  • Wed, Dec 13, 2023
    Hong Kong has some of the world’s best top-end talent right now. Golden Sixty, Romantic Warrior and Lucky Sweynesse continue to dominate their respective divisions, winning three out of the four star-studded Group 1s at Sunday’s (10 December) HK$118 million LONGINES Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin.
  • Sun, Dec 10, 2023
    Andre Fabre’s reputation as an international target trainer is unsurpassed and, nine years after his last victory at Sha Tin, the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m) was the Frenchman’s for a third time on Sunday (10 December).
  • Sun, Dec 10, 2023
    At the age of 37, Hiroyasu Tanaka is no stranger to breaking records as a trainer. The ex-jockey received his JRA training license in 2017, then becoming the youngest person ever to pass the licensing exam. In May 2022, he achieved another milestone by becoming the youngest trainer to reach 100 JRA wins since 1989.
  • Sun, Dec 10, 2023
    Any questions about Lucky Sweynesse loosening his grip on the world’s best sprinter mantle were swept aside when Manfred Man’s speedster surged to victory in the HK$26 million G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (10 December).
  • Sat, Dec 09, 2023
    As the newly minted four-time winner of the LONGINES World's Best Jockey Award, Ryan Moore will bid to add further lustre to his LONGINES Hong Kong International Races (HKIR) achievements at Sha Tin on Sunday (10 December).
  • Fri, Dec 08, 2023
    The world's best sprinter Lucky Sweynesse has already been beaten twice this season, but regular rider Zac Purton is confident the champ has turned the corner. 
  • Fri, Dec 08, 2023
    California Spangle was the giantkiller in the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) last year when defeating the outstanding champion Golden Sixty and his trainer Tony Cruz believes the combination of a new jockey and an excellent draw can be inductive to a similar performance in Sunday’s (10 December) showpiece.
  • Fri, Dec 08, 2023
    It would be fitting, to say the least, if Wellington were to provide Hong Kong-based New Zealand trainer Jamie Richards with a first major Hong Kong win and success in one of the world’s great sprint races when he tackles Sunday’s (10 December) HK$26 million G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m).
  • Thu, Dec 07, 2023
    Vincent Ho claimed a hugely popular first victory in the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship thanks to a beautifully judged front-running success on Tomodachi Kokoroe in the fourth and final leg at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (6 December).
  • Thu, Dec 07, 2023
    Golden Sixty must overcome the widest draw of all in stall 14 if he is to reclaim his G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) crown on Sunday (10 December), in a turn of events which drew audible gasps from the assembled audience at Thursday morning’s (7 December) barrier allocation ceremony in Sha Tin’s iconic parade ring.
  • Thu, Dec 07, 2023
    Superstar Hong Kong galloper Golden Sixty will start from the outside stall in Sunday’s Hong Kong Mile when he attempts to bring up his third win in the feature event.
  • Thu, Dec 07, 2023
    On Sunday, 10 December at Sha Tin Racecourse, a feast of premier entertainment is in store throughout the day for racegoers’ enjoyment at the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races (Photo 1, 2), alongside a stellar cast of top-notch horses and jockeys from around the world.
  • Wed, Dec 06, 2023
    Aidan O’Brien is expecting a box-office encounter in Sunday’s (10 December) HK$36 million G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (2000m) as his Group 1 star Luxembourg tackles home-town hero Romantic Warrior.
  • Wed, Dec 06, 2023
    Tom Marquand took home the LONGINES International Jockeys Challenge at Happy Valley last year and the decorated British rider is looking forward to experiencing the city track in all its glory as he bids to retain his crown on Wednesday evening (6 December).
  • Mon, Dec 04, 2023
    Chasing breakthrough LONGINES Hong Kong International Races (HKIR) success on Sunday (10 December), Alexis Badel laid down a positive marker for the showpiece meeting when the Frenchman posted a confidence-boosting double at Sha Tin today (Sunday, 3 December).
  • Mon, Dec 04, 2023
    Not since 2010 has the UAE national anthem rung out over Sha Tin racecourse following one of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races (HKIR). Aiming to plug that long gap this year in the LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m) will be West Wind Blows, who has a historical connection on his side.
  • Mon, Dec 04, 2023
    Six-time Hong Kong Champion Jockey Zac Purton believes he has his work cut out in his bid for a fourth success in the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship (IJC) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (6 December) after a challenging start to the season.
  • Fri, Dec 01, 2023
    Plotting a third BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) conquest, Caspar Fownes will unveil Classics contender Awesome Fluke in the Class 3 Salisbury Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (3 December).
2023 November
  • Mon, Nov 20, 2023
    Preparing to meet Golden Sixty at next month’s LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, Beauty Eternal landed the biggest prize of his burgeoning career in Sunday’s (19 November) HK$5.35 million G2 BOCHK Private Wealth Jockey Club Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin.
  • Tue, Nov 14, 2023
    Leading the trainers’ championship on 20 wins, Pierre Ng is confident Taj Dragon can overcome Happy Valley’s nuances when he contests the HK$3.12 million Class 2 Tokyo Handicap (1650m) under jockey Zac Purton on Wednesday night (15 November).
  • Thu, Nov 09, 2023
    Pierre Ng continued an impressive start to the 2023/24 season and extended his lead in the Hong Kong trainers’ championship with a double at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (8 November) as 12-time champion trainer John Size moved to within one win of reaching the 1,500-win milestone in Hong Kong.
  • Tue, Nov 07, 2023
    Willie Mullins has gone tantalisingly close to winning one of the world’s greatest races and most gruelling staying tests – the G1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) – and is back for Tuesday’s (7 November) AU$ 7.75 million (approx. HK$39.49 million) race for what he says is unfinished business.
  • Thu, Nov 02, 2023
    Angus Chung jubilated in the best haul of his fledgling Hong Kong career when the apprentice slotted a treble at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (1 November) to vault into third place in the Hong Kong jockeys’ championship.
  • Thu, Nov 02, 2023
    Frankie Lor concedes a significant rise in the handicap ratings leaves Money Catcher with a difficult challenge when the gelding attempts to post consecutive wins in the HK$4.2 million G3 Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse Handicap (1800m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (5 November).
2023 October
  • Tue, Oct 31, 2023
    Denfield has returned in style this season and jockey Karis Teetan hopes the graduate of the Hong Kong International Sale can maintain an upward trajectory when he lines up in Wednesday night’s (1 November) Class 3 Hing Yip Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley.
  • Sun, Oct 29, 2023
    Romantic Warrior has sealed his reputation as an elite global performer with a stunning win in the G1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m), creating history by becoming Hong Kong’s first victor in Australasia’s greatest weight-for-age race at Moonee Valley on Saturday (28 October).
  • Sat, Oct 28, 2023
    Racing broadcaster Nick Luck joins the show to talk about the British entries for HKIR 2023, jockey Andrea Atzeni looks at his start to the season plus there’s a full preview of the feature race at Happy Valley on Sunday.
  • Thu, Oct 26, 2023
    Revered for prodigious G1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) exploits, former champion jockey Brent Thomson believes Hong Kong’s Romantic Warrior is the “logical favourite” to win the AU$5 million (approx. HK$24.813 million) showpiece at Moonee Valley on Saturday (28 October).
  • Thu, Oct 26, 2023
    Gai Waterhouse, widely recognised as the First Lady of Australian racing, believes her champion galloper Alligator Blood will finally reward her with the big race that has eluded her – Saturday’s (28 October) G1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley.
  • Tue, Oct 24, 2023
    Romantic Warrior will attempt to win Australian racing’s most prized weight-for-age contest, the AU$5 million (approx. HK$24.813 million) G1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday (28 October), from the race’s most successful barrier.
  • Thu, Oct 19, 2023
    Determined to eclipse last season’s impressive debut performance, Pierre Ng moved to the top of the Hong Kong trainers’ championship with a double at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (18 October) to lead Francis Lui and Caspar Fownes in the 2023/24 standings.