One Group 1 win on Sunday (Dec. 8) will see Zac Purton become the outright most successful rider in the history of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races. His victory 12 months ago aboard Beauty Generation in the Hong Kong Mile drew him level at the head of the pack with Gerald Mosse on eight […]
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Frankie Lor’s achievements in little more than two seasons as a trainer should not be undersold. Yes, Hong Kong has a condensed pool of horses and trainers and he came into the role with vast experience but to claim an International Group 1 double and make a clean sweep of the Hong Kong’s Four-Year-Old Classic […]
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Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori was celebrated as the 2019 Longines World’s Best Jockey at the Longines Hong Kong International Races Gala dinner. Dettori is the first jockey to win the award in back-to-back years, after also winning in 2018. He first took the title in 2015. With a total of 102 points, Dettori bested Zac Purton […]
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Karis Teetan secured his first Longines International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday, seeing off Ryan Moore thanks to a hugely consistent night across the four race-spectacular. Made favorite to lift the crown following Monday’s allocation ceremony, Teetan admitted to feeling plenty of pressure ahead of the star-studded evening but posted points-scoring performances in […]
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Charlie Fellowes has a charm and approachability that is probably nudging Group 1 class, but talking to Prince Of Arran’s trainer gives the impression of restless ambition. His comments regarding Sunday’s G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase start to illustrate this. “We have unfinished business in Hong Kong,” the 33-year-old Newmarket trainer declared firmly. The “unfinished […]
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Six Hong Kong Jockey Club licensees are among the 21 people arrested this week in a bust of an illegal bookmaking ring in Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post. Two unnamed assistant trainers and four stable staff are alleged to have passed insider information onto other operants in the bookmaking scheme, according […]
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Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale sales-topper came late in the day, just 12 lots from the end of the concluding session, but the Mount Eaton Stud consigned colt (Lot 467) proved that he was worth waiting for when fetching €165,000 (US$180,605). By the leading second season sire No Nay Never, he was bought by Mick […]
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Consistent trade throughout the first day of the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale produced a clearance rate of 86 percent, up eight points on last year. The average of €25,612 (US$28,221) and median of €22,000 ($24,242) increased by 2 percent and 10 percent on 2018. Total sales for the day amounted to €5,045,500 ($5,559,795) for […]
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Wednesday night’s racing program at Happy Valley racecourse in Hong Kong has been called off due to ongoing civil unrest, leaving horsemen scrambling to find alternative plans for horses they had entered. The races were cancelled by Hong Kong Jockey Club officials out of fear protesters might compromise the safety of fans, HKJC staff and […]
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David Hayes is returning to Hong Kong as a Hong Kong Jockey Club licensed trainer. The Australian Hall of Famer will rejoin the trainers’ roster at Sha Tin for the start of the 2020/21 season. The Jockey Club officially unveiled Hayes during a media conference at Sha Tin Racecourse this morning, Tuesday, 10 September. “My […]
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