• 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 […]

  • Wellington bids for a repeat READ MORE

    Trainer Richard Gibson is hoping his gifted youngster Wellington can notch back-to-back wins and keep on rising in Sunday’s Class 2 Flamingo Handicap (1000m). “All the racing fans get behind these improving horses – it makes you very motivated to train, we’ll just keep looking after him and see how far he can get up […]

  • Wellington makes winning return READ MORE

    The Classic Mile ambitions might have been abandoned but exciting galloper Wellington certainly gave trainer Richard Gibson a reason to smile after a winning return at Sha Tin on Saturday. The talented four-year-old won his first three races in fine style before failing to fire as an odds-on hope in his fourth start and a […]

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