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President gets Chang’s vote

Trainer Michael Chang appears to have a nice horse on his hands. Pickings have been slim since the days of Group 1 winner Rich Tapestry but the stable tally hit 11 for the term with President’s Choice’s deep-closing run to victory in the section one of the Class 4 King’s Park Handicap (1200m) at Sha[...]
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Righteous ride seals Moreira hat-trick

Joao Moreira’s brilliant form continued last night as the championship leader sealed a hat-trick with a ride of composed aplomb at Sha Tin’s eight-race all-weather track fixture, Wednesday, 19 February. On Sunday past, the Brazilian ace set perfect leader’s fractions to earn an unlikely Group 1 win on Time Warp, but yesterday evening’s piece de[...]
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Chang’s long-awaited brace

Michael Chang saddled his first double since 22 February, 2018 when Winning Together and Golden Four went back-to-back in races six and seven at Sha Tin yesterday (Saturday, 11 January), and he went close to a hat-trick – and first treble since April 2014 – when Righteous Doctrine took second behind Bear Slam in race[...]
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Monte’s Cup

Mister Monte carried off yesterday afternoon’s (Sunday, 1 December) second trophy race, the Class 4 Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Cup Handicap (1800m, dirt) at Sha Tin. Silvestre de Sousa’s trademark power drove the Hussonet gelding to a two-length score in the dirt track contest, to give trainer Michael Chang a fourth win this season.[...]
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Lui’s Diviner

Water Diviner (121lb) rattled to the wire under Matthew Chadwick to win the card’s highest quality contest at Sha Tin yesterday, Sunday, 15 September, the Class 2 Tailorbird Handicap (1200m) at odds of 29/1. Francis Lui’s charge foiled race favourite Fat Turtle (117lb) by a short-head to take the trainer to the top of the[...]
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Chan’s Valley first

Alfred Chan was thrilled to bag his first Happy Valley win on his first night riding at the downtown venue (Wednesday, 3 July). The 10lb apprentice made all on the Michael Chang-trained My Ally (116lb) to take the Class 3 Pak Sha O Handicap (1650m) by a short-head from the fast-finishing Looking Good (119lb). “It[...]
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Special delivers

Zac Purton has always said it would be a difficult task for him to match Moreira’s single season record of 170 wins, and he will need everything to fall his way in the five remaining fixtures if he is to get there. The champion jockey ended the night 18 wins shy of the target after[...]
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