• A Joyful Debut for Cap De Joie READ MORE

    “Welcome to Australia little girl” was the call heard as Cap De Joie (GB) made a winning debut in Australia for trainer Nick Ryan and connections. Cap De Joie won comfortably, by an ever expanding 1.25L margin on the line, at Bendigo on Thursday in a 1300m fillies maiden with legendary jockey Damien Oliver in […]


    Wellington joins star-studded list with back-to-back Chairman’s Sprint Prize wins READ MORE

    Wellington took his place among some of Hong Kong’s great sprinters when landing his second Group One Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1,200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday. Richard Gibson’s speedball became only the fifth horse since 1990 to win back-to-back runnings of the Chairman’s Sprint Prize, joining Quicken Away, Mr Vitality, Silent Witness and Lucky Nine. […]


    Wellington claims G2 Sprint Cup READ MORE

    Richard Gibson will attempt to crown Wellington’s season in familiar fashion by chasing victory in the G1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) in three weeks after the speedster snared the G2 Sprint Cup (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (3 April) with another outstanding display of power. Conceding weight to seven of nine rivals, Wellington shouldered […]


    Wellington storms to second Group One win in Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup READ MORE

    Wellington showed a blistering turn of foot in wet conditions to claim his second Group One victory in the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (1,400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday. Richard Gibson’s talented five-year-old had not had the best of luck this term and was lucky to avoid a nasty fall in the Hong Kong Sprint […]

  • Navas Two to press Hong Kong Classic Cup claims READ MORE

    Ruan Maia is confident Navas Two can continue a startling rise and make a strong case ahead of the HK$12 million Hong Kong Classic Cup (1800m) later this month with another convincing performance in the Class 2 Rose Handicap (1600m) at Sha Tin on Saturday (12 February). Chasing a fourth successive victory, Navas Two has […]

  • 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 […]

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