With contacts from around the world, Racing and Sports provides something no other website can - information and form prior to a race with news and views after a race. This is both written, audio and visual. As a result, our appeal is unmatched.
As the most sought after tool for your international racing and punting needs, Racing and Sports has dedicated coverage in various sections to help you navigate the global sport.
We have Singapore/Malaysia, UK/Ireland/Europe, Hong Kong/Macau, South Africa, Japan, USA plus other international jurisdictions.
Stick with Racing and Sports for everything you need to know in the racing game.
John Size is a remarkable racehorse trainer, his achievements attest to that. In 2001, the Australian arrived in Hong Kong from Sydney and shook the tough circuit to its core, winning the premiership in his debut season – a feat unprecedented in Hong Kong’s ultra-competitive modern era.
His patient, no-nonsense approach has seen him add seven more titles since then, his latest last year, and he currently leads the premiership with 62 wins, 13 clear of his nearest pursuer. In February, he became only the third handler to notch 1000 wins in Hong Kong; he has Group 1s in the bag and he has nurtured local champions; and he has done it his way, more so, perhaps, than any other trainer of recent times. “Mould-breaker” is a term often applied.
Rider Joao Moreira and trainer Caspar Fownes are set to do battle in Dubai on Saturday night (25 March), but they geared up for the weekend’s desert meeting by combining to plunder the Class 1 Happy Valley Vase (1800m) with Marvel Hero at the city track on Wednesday night (22 March).
Marvel Hero (115lb) lowered a 12-year track record for the 1800m, held by John Moore-trained Art Trader since November 2005, when he stopped the clock at 1m 48.05s in his four and a half length victory in the Happy Valley Vase. David Ferraris-trained Dynamism (113lb) and Danny Shum’s Circuit Land (130lb) filled the minor placings.
Hong Kong’s three Group 1 spring majors have attracted 38 international G1 winners among 111 horses from 10 nations and jurisdictions.
The HK$20 million G1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (2000m) will take place at Sha Tin racecourse on 30 April, and the HK$16 million G1 Champions Mile (1600m) and HK$14 million G1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) will be staged seven days later on 7 May.
Amazing Kids appeared to be fresh and hearty this morning (Wednesday, 22 March) at Meydan racecourse, three days out from the Dubai World Cup meeting, and the scene was similar as regards his two fellow Hong King raiders, Dundonnell and Not Listenin’tome, as each worked on the dirt track.
Matthew Poon, the newest Apprentice Jockey to join Hong Kong’s riding roster, was introduced to local media today (Tuesday, 21 March) at a press conference. He will begin his Hong Kong career with nine rides at Sha Tin on Sunday, 26 March.
Poon, 23, joined the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Apprentice Jockeys’ School as a 17-year-old and has spent the past year and a half improving his skills in Australia.
‘Consistency’ was the buzzword of the morning at Sha Tin trackwork on Tuesday (21 March) as eyes turned to the Class 1 Happy Valley Vase Handicap (1800m) at the city track on Wednesday night (22 March).
For trainer David Ferraris, who saddles up Dynamism, and jockey Nash Rawiller, who hops aboard Circuit Land, both believe that their charges can be rewarded for their honesty this season with victory in Wednesday night’s feature.
Incessant rainfall drenched Meydan racecourse this morning, Tuesday, 21 March, and early-riser Amazing Kids was the only Hong Kong contender to venture out to the main track as G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen candidates Not Listenin’tome and Dundonnell kept their feet dry.
Dundonnell has been in Dubai for a month now and the inclement weather was enough to persuade trainer Caspar Fownes to give his G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen (1200m, dirt) runner a break from routine.
由約翰摩亞訓練的「佳龍駒」，今季較早時已先後攻下香港經典一哩賽 (1600米) 及香港經典盃 (1800米)，今日 (3月19日星期日) 進軍第一百四十屆香港打吡大賽 (2000米)，結果在莫雷拉胯下順利再下一城，奏凱而回，亦成為歷來首匹包辦香港四歲馬經典賽事系列三關賽事冠軍的佳駟，締創一項紀錄。
練馬師約翰摩亞在港從練三十二年，加上之前他擔任其父親佐治摩亞的副手亦有一段日子，可以說他在香港馬壇已親身經歷不少光輝時刻。然而，本週日 (3月19日) 在沙田馬場舉行的寶馬香港打吡大賽 (2000米)，可望為約翰摩亞帶來另一項傑出成就，倘若他旗下的「佳龍駒」能勝出今屆的打吡大賽，便會成為歷來首匹能全勝香港四歲馬經典賽事系列三關比賽的馬，而約翰摩亞亦相信此駒有能力做到。