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Harry Bentley conquers Happy Valley on first ride at the city circuit

Stationed in a high-rise hotel overlooking Happy Valley racecourse during an obligatory three-week quarantine period, Harry Bentley capitalised on unorthodox track research by making a perfect debut at the city circuit at Wednesday (21 April) night’s meeting by winning the Class 3 Pottinger Handicap (2200m) on Vincy. Making light of the quirky track’s undulations and[...]
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Christophe Soumillon returns in style

Returning to competition for the first time since early November, Christophe Soumillon wasted no time in authoring an ominous statement of intent as the Belgian ace successfully started a short-term riding stint in Hong Kong. The 10-times French champion jockey posted a double, a feat matched by Joao Moreira and Jerry Chau, as Frankie Lor[...]
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Teetan strikes four as Eagle soars

Lakeshore Eagle soared to a third win on the bounce and initiated a mid-card four-timer for Karis Teetan who continued a flaming streak at Sha Tin on Sunday, 14 June. While Zac Purton and Joao Moreira are grinding out the odd win or two, ploughing through treacle in their battle for the jockeys’ championship, Teetan[...]
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Foodie for So

Chris So’s season has been laboured but the handler saddled his fourth winner inside of three weeks when Foodie Princess nailed his second course and distance success on the bounce in the Class 4 Tiu Keng Leng Handicap (1650m) at Sha Tin’s eight-race all-weather track fixture last night, Wednesday, 19 February. “It was slow in[...]
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Another haul for Joao Moreira

Joao Moreira grabbed his 31st Hong Kong four-timer, taking his tally at the top of the premiership to 69 and increasing his lead over rival Zac Purton to nine, with the season’s halfway point approaching fast. Midway through his seventh season in Hong Kong, the ‘Magic Man’ has now bagged at least four wins in[...]
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Albert ends So’s wait

Chris So ended a run of 56 days and 84 runners without a winner, stretching back to 4 December, when Master Albert put his best foot forward in section three of the Class 4 Kennedy Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley last night (Wednesday, 29 January). “Finally!” the trainer said. “Over a month with no winner;[...]
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Star ready to fulfill his potential

Amazing Star (124lb) has had his fair share of hiccups along the way but his five-and-a-half length win last-start highlighted Zac Purton’s strong opinion of him and the champion jockey is looking for a follow-up in the Class 3 Venus Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley tonight (18 December). “He’s always shown that he has had[...]
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