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  • Trainer Nick Ryan doubles up at Caulfield READ MORE

    Trainer Nick Ryan says it is more satisfying to train a winner than to ride one after landing his first city double at Caulfield. Ryan produced Columbus Circle to win Saturday’s Honan Insurance Group Handicap before Mahamedeis won the Manhari Metals Handicap. Combining in those wins was jockey Luke Currie who earlier won aboard Secret […]

  • Gibson duo take it easy READ MORE

    Richard Gibson hopped off a flight from Hong Kong and was trackside at Meydan in good time to see his stable’s Gold Mount and Wishful Thinker undertake a light canter together on the dirt track. “They’ve come a long way so the build up to these races will be light work, you won’t be seeing […]

  • Wishful Thinker adds further Australian flavour to Al Quoz Sprint READ MORE

    Brave Smash, Illustrious Lad and Viddora aren’t the only horses in Saturday night’s Group One Al Quoz Sprint (1200m) to have raced in Australia. Wishful Thinker, formerly known as Katsuro, will line up for Hong Kong trainer Richard Gibson in the US$2 million sprint having crossed from the Mick Price yard in 2017. The gelding […]

  • Gibson rolls the dice with two-pronged Dubai raid READ MORE

    Gold Mount and Wishful Thinker will board a plane to Dubai on Saturday (23 March) morning with trainer Richard Gibson looking forward to testing his talented duo on the Dubai World Cup card one week later (Saturday, 30 March). A first overseas venture aside, both horses are entering unchartered waters: Gold Mount will step beyond […]

  • Dubai World Cup night: four Hong Kong horses to fly the Bauhinia flag READ MORE

    Hong Kong will have four horses flying the Bauhinia flag on Dubai World Cup night with Richard Gibson’s duo Wishful Thinker and Gold Mount getting late invites, alongside Me Tsui Yu-sak’s dirt specialist Fight Hero. Wishful Thinker heads to the Group One Al Quoz Sprint (1,200m), securing the invite with a win at Sha Tin […]

  • Silvestre de Sousa pushes himself to the limit to win with Wishful Thinker at Sha Tin READ MORE

    Jockey Silvestre de Sousa pushed himself to the limit to ride out Sunday’s meeting at Sha Tin despite the pain but his win on talented sprinter Wishful Thinker made it all worth it. The star Brazilian was in serious doubt for the meeting after suffering a lower back injury at Happy Valley on Wednesday night […]

  • Columbus to conquer The Valley READ MORE

    Smart three-year-old Columbus Circle returns to The Valley on Friday night and trainer Nick Ryan is hoping for a confidence-building win for the son of Street Boss. Columbus Circle won impressively on debut at Caulfield before finishing third in the VOBIS Gold Carat at The Valley behind Halvorsen and Hawkshot on January 25. “I’m really […]

  • Wishful Thinker puts his hoof up for Dubai with stunning Happy Valley victory READ MORE

    Richard Gibson, Alexis Badel and Wishful Thinker have done all they can to earn a ticket to Meydan for the World Cup meeting – now it’s just up to the decision makers at the Dubai Racing Club to give them an invite. The talented sprinter put in a Herculean performance to win the Class One […]

  • Ryan: Columbus Circle ‘hard to beat’ READ MORE

    Progressive three-year-old Columbus Circle has significantly matured both physically and mentally since his debut victory according to trainer Nick Ryan. The son of Street Boss is the $2.10 favourite with Sportsbet for Friday night’s VOBIS Gold Carat (1200m) at The Valley as a result of his impressive maiden win where he had to overcome being […]

  • Navas lifts the Cup again as Purton bags a double READ MORE

    It may be a bread and butter Class 4 handicap but the Craigengower Cricket Club Challenge Cup (1200m) was the feature at Happy Valley on Wednesday (16 January) night and for the second year running Navas (133lb) carried off the trophy, along with the HK$524,400 first prize purse. Last season the Richard Gibson-trained gelding scored […]

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