Racing Album



    Purton locks in three HKIR rides, looks forward to Joyful Fortune

    Leading jockey Zac Purton admits he is in a “rebuilding stage” when it comes to Group One talent, but the search for his next headline act could become a little clearer after Joyful Fortune (連連歡樂)

    Moreira eyes Hot King Prawn with HKIR rides still up in the air

    Joao Moreira is keeping his options open as he heads towards next month’s Longines Hong Kong International Races, reluctant to lock in any rides a month out from the HK$95 million event.

    Four-time Group One winner Beat The Clock to retire

    Four-time Group One winner Beat The Clock (爭分奪秒) has run his final race, with trainer John Size confirming the reigning Hong Kong Sprint champion will be retired after suffering a suspensory injury.

    Kerrin McEvoy weighs up prospect of Christmas in quarantine

    Champion jockey Kerrin McEvoy faces the prospect of spending Christmas Day inside a hotel room if he wants to ride boom sprinter Classique Legend in the Group One Hong Kong Sprint next month.

    Racing fanatic Antoine Hamelin spends suspension at the races

    While most jockeys cool their heels on the couch when they are suspended, Antoine Hamelin spent his time on the sidelines at the racetrack last week.

    Schofield reunites with Flying Quest at Happy Valley

    Over two years after landing a double at the last Happy Valley day meeting, Chad Schofield will reunite with one of the gallopers he steered to victory that afternoon when he heads to the city circuit

    Karis Teetan on the secret to his all-weather success

    Sha Tin all-dirt meetings traditionally don’t generate a great deal of excitement but Karis Teetan is one man who will head to the races with a spring in his step on Wednesday night.

    Chang’s best horse finally gets his chance to chase dirt hat-trick

    Michael Chang Chun-wai’s best horse finally gets his chance to chase a hat-trick of all-weather track wins and the unassuming trainer is expecting big things from Righteous Doctrine (大道至正)

    Tony Cruz eyes bigger picture with Exultant

    Tony Cruz is not deterred by the prospect of overseas runners at December’s Hong Kong International Races but knows his path to victory with star stayer Exultant (時時精綵) is easier without them

    Purton unfazed as longest drought since 2012

    Zac Purton is five winless rides away from his biggest drought since 2012 but the reigning champion jockey says he is approaching Saturday’s meeting at Sha Tin “the same as every week”.