• 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 […]


    More than Wishful Thinking in Premier Bowl READ MORE

    No horse was given less chance, at least according to the betting board, but that didn’t stop a rejuvenated seven-year-old Wishful Thinker storming to victory in the G2 Premier Bowl Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin today (18 October). The gelding, having just his third start for trainer Dennis Yip, was sent out at win odds […]

  • Richard Gibson transforms Hong Kong Derby contender Gold Chest into bona fide sprinter READ MORE

    One-time Derby hopeful Gold Chest has delivered Richard Gibson a much-needed winner to kick start his 2020-21 season as he looks to build his stable numbers. The win sealed a remarkable training performance which saw the five-year-old transformed from a staying prospect into an out-and-out sprinter that can match it with some of Hong Kong’s […]

  • Feehan for fresh Mahamedeis READ MORE

    A fresh Mahamedeis will be targeted towards the Feehan Stakes, with trainer Nick Ryan keen to keep his spring options open with one of his stable stars. The in-form six-year-old, who has won his past two starts, enjoyed a short break following his victory at The Valley and has since pleased Ryan with how he […]

  • Mahamedeis outstays rivals at Caulfield READ MORE

    Mahamedeis has delayed a jumping career for the short-term with an impressive staying performance at Caulfield. The Nick Ryan-trained galloper took out Saturday’s Laurelle Owens VOBIS Gold Stayers to go with a victory at the track in late May. Ryan was contemplating sending Mahamedeis to race over jumps, but following Saturday’s victory will now consider […]

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