• 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 […]

  • Interstate Double for Akeed Mofeed READ MORE

    With a recent hit to prizemoney, there has not been a lot to celebrate of late for the South Australian thoroughbred industry, but one bright spot has been Goldin Farms promising stallion Akeed Mofeed (GB) who chalked up an interstate double on Saturday with a couple of three-year-olds that sported the Goldin Farm silks. The […]

  • Hayes Poised for Guineas tilt READ MORE

    Emerging three-year-old Poised To Strike will be aimed at next year’s Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) after a soft first-up win in Saturday’s Christmas Trophy Handicap (1200m) at Flemington. And trainer David Hayes hinted that the gelding could also be nominated for the inaugural $5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) in March, which will be run […]

  • From Cox Plate to Hong Kong Derby, the European import with high expectations READ MORE

    The Hong Kong Derby picture will become clearer this Sunday with trainer Richard Gibson rolling out his key hope in the lucrative race. Highly rated English import Gold Chest will make his Hong Kong debut in the Class Two Lukfook Jewellery Cup (1,400m) among a host of other Derby hopefuls. The lightly raced three-year-old won […]


    Another Cup for emerging Mahamedeis READ MORE

    Emerging stayer Mahamedeis won his second country cup in a week with a dominant performance in Sunday’s $125,000 TAB Werribee Cup (2000m) at Spendthirft Australia Park. Caulfield trainer Nick Ryan’s pin-up galloper travelled beautifully under Luke Currie and, when asked for an effort from the 500m, let down with his customary turn of speed to […]

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