• Wellington looks to join elite club with LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint triumph READ MORE

    Looking to leave a delayed start to his campaign and fitness queries in his wake, Wellington pleased Alexis Badel at Sha Tin this morning (Friday, 3 December) as he gears up for Sunday week’s (12 December) G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) and the opportunity of joining elite company. Initially engaged to run in 17 […]

  • Wellington back on track READ MORE

    While Alexis Badel has a couple of exciting rides at Sha Tin on Sunday, the highlight of the Frenchman’s week may have already come and gone at Friday morning’s trials. Badel partnered the Richard Gibson-trained Wellington to a comfortable victory in a 1,050m hit-out on the all-weather track, the speedster’s first trial since suffering a […]

  • Wellington hits Hong Kong Sprint trail READ MORE

    After a superb first full-season in Hong Kong which encompassed Group 1 glory, jockey Alexis Badel is brimming with excitement ahead of Wellington’s return after partnering the star sprinter in a hit-out on the turf at Sha Tin yesterday (Monday, 13 September). “I’m definitely excited, I always knew he was a special horse and it’s […]

  • Gordon’s Roll of the Dice READ MORE

    Jeff Gordon has worked in racing all of his life, but Saturday’s results at Flemington may have been one of his most satisfying yet. Stepfather to Nick Ryan and making a career as a bloodstock agent, Gordon found Saturday’s winner Express Pass for just $38,000 at the Inglis Vobis Gold Sale in 2018. Just to […]


    Wellington delivers on potential to land Chairman’s Sprint Prize READ MORE

    Prodigious speedster Wellington delivered on his enormous potential to announce himself as Hong Kong’s great sprint hope in the Group One Chairman’s Sprint Prize at Sha Tin on Sunday. The four-year-old brushed aside short-priced Japanese raider Danon Smash to make good on his disappointing performance in the Group Two Sprint Cup earlier this month. The […]

  • Wellington ready to press for G1 glory in Chairman’s Sprint Prize READ MORE

    Alexis Badel is keeping the faith in Wellington when he lines up in Sunday’s (25 April) HK$18 million G1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m), hopeful an improved performance from the boom sprinter after finishing fifth in the G2 Sprint Cup (1200m) earlier this month, his first defeat over 1200m at Sha Tin. “He’s always been a […]

  • Gibson hopeful Wellington can step up in Sprint Cup READ MORE

    After the high-profile withdrawals of Classique Legend and Hot King Prawn from Monday’s Group Two Sprint Cup (1,200m), the weight of expectation falls to Richard Gibson’s boom youngster Wellington. The rising star, who has six wins and a second from eight starts, really put himself on the map with a stunning victory in the Class […]

  • Wellington scorches Sha Tin as Group One test beckons READ MORE

    He has a Chairman’s Sprint Prize on his mantle thanks to Gold-Fun in 2015 and Richard Gibson has his sights set on adding another after Wellington’s scorching victory in the Class One Lantau Island Handicap (1,200m) at Sha Tin on Saturday. Gibson had no hesitation throwing his four-year-old in the deep end against some of […]

  • Hong Kong’s emerging sprinters try their luck against Hot King Prawn READ MORE

    Richard Gibson has no second thoughts about running his emerging sprinter Wellington 10 pounds out of the handicap on Saturday as he attempts to measure up with some of Hong Kong’s best. The four-year-old has shown exceptional talent in his seven starts to date but faces a huge jump in the ratings should he win […]

  • Champions Day possible for Wellington READ MORE

    Richard Gibson believes Wellington is “a good possibility” of tackling Hong Kong’s best sprinters in April after the four-year-old landed his fifth win from seven starts at Sha Tin on Sunday. Sent out a $3.05 second elect in the Class Two Fat Choi Handicap (1,200m), Wellington sat off lead pair Sight Success and Californiadeepshot before […]

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