• Gold and Treasure in the hunt for Sunday’s G1 riches READ MORE

    Pan Sutong’s red-spotted gold silks have become a familiar fixture in Hong Kong’s major races in recent times and the owner has a leading candidate for each of Sunday’s two Group 1 features in Gold-Fun and Giant Treasure. Gold-Fun heads into the HK$10 million G1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (1400m) seeking to reassfert as Hong […]


    Giant Treasure’s moment of glory for Richard Gibson as fresh Luger is outgunned READ MORE

    Only the barest of margins was the difference as John Size pulled off the best training performance to not win a Group One yesterday at Sha Tin and three world class jockeys got the Stewards’ Cup finish wrong. Richard Gibson-trained Giant Treasure (Christophe Soumillon) had his grey head out at the right moment to outlast […]


    Giant Treasure plunders Stewards’ Cup READ MORE

    Giant Treasure and Luger lunged in tandem at the end of a thrilling HK$10 million G1 Stewards’ Cup (1600m) at Sha Tin Racecourse today, Sunday 31 January, and it was the former’s number that came up, a short-head the victory margin. “My goodness, it was tight!” said a relieved Richard Gibson, the winning trainer. “He […]

  • Richard Gibson looking to bounce back from frustrating international meet with Gold-Fun and Giant Treasure READ MORE

    Sunday’s Group One features at Sha Tin provide trainer Richard Gibson the chance not only to bounce back from a “frustrating” international race day last month but also the recent loss of two highly-rated horses to rival stables. Gibson heads into the Centenary Sprint Cup with Gold-Fun, and the Stewards’ Cup with Giant Treasure. The […]

  • Travel Renyi wins, allaying fears from trainer Richard Gibson and jockey Chad Schofield READ MORE

    It might have been unbearably cold for some but Chad Schofield did enough to get trainer Richard Gibson to start sweating, at least figuratively, when the young Australian went for a daring rails run on 2.4 favourite Travel Renyi. “I’ll admit I was worried when Chad went back to the inside,” Gibson said after Travel […]

  • Hong Kong handler Richard Gibson sweats on Gold-Fun’s barrier draw in the Sprint READ MORE

    Richard Gibson is confident Gold-Fun can overcome his international day hoodoo, but the trainer won’t get too excited until he sees which barrier the reinvented star comes up with in the Longines Hong Kong Sprint. Gibson was in a buoyant mood after Gold-Fun laid down an impressive final piece of work yesterday morning, but said […]


    Gold for Soumillon in BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Sprint READ MORE

    Gold-Fun displayed both his class and his quirks in an emphatic G2 BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Sprint (1200m) success at Sha Tin Racecourse this afternoon, Saturday 21 November. The six-year-old was the form standout. This time last year the talented chestnut was mixing it with Able Friend, running second to Hong Kong’s crack miler […]

  • Soumillon in for some ‘Fun’ READ MORE

    Top French jockey Christophe Soumillion jets in from France to take the call for trainer Richard Gibson aboard Gold-Fun (Ire) (Le Vie Dei Colori {GB}), who looms a lukewarm selection in the G2 BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Sprint at Sha Tin. After defeats at the hooves of Able Friend in the Hong Kong Mile and […]

  • McEvoy to consider options with Sysmo READ MORE

    Trainer Tony McEvoy will consider his options with Sysmo after the horse came up with the widest draw in the $300,000 Ballarat Cup. McEvoy admitted barrier 18 in Saturday’s Ballarat Cup (2200m) was not ideal when told of Sysmo’s draw after getting off a plane in Sydney on Wednesday. “I might consider taking him to […]

  • Gold-Fun back on track for Premier Bowl after nice trial effort READ MORE

    An improved trial outing from Gold-Fun at Sha Tin yesterday raised hopes that Richard Gibson’s star will be there when the big guns roll out two weeks from now in the Group Two Premier Bowl. Gold-Fun’s first trial after off-season surgery on a damaged left front fetlock had raised a few eyebrows as the multiple […]

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