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‘Quite Emotional’: 13-Time Hong Kong Champion Jockey Douglas Whyte Retires

Douglas Whyte waved farewell to the most successful race-riding career in Hong Kong history on Sunday evening at Sha Tin Racecourse, bowing out after saluting his fans long after the last race had weighed-in. The 13-time champion jockey’s final ride did not produce the fairy tale victory that he and the Sha Tin faithful desired, […]

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Record-Setting Time Warp Returns To Happy Valley For Wednesday’s January Cup

Time Warp (133lb) returns to Happy Valley on Wednesday night for the first time since June 2017 with connections hoping the gelding can enhance his notable record at the city track in the G3 January Cup Handicap. Trainer Tony Cruz has opted to have his charge shoulder top-weight in the downtown venue’s only Group race […]

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De Sousa Captures International Jockeys Championship At Happy Valley

Born in Brazil, but representing Great Britain, Silvestre de Sousa scored points in all four legs of the LONGINES International Jockeys Championship at Happy Valley tonight (Wednesday, 5 December) to run out the convincing and deserved winner. But that does not do justice to the drama of the evening, with the outcome only being decided […]

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Castellano Hoping For ‘A Bit Of Luck’ In Wednesday’s International Jockeys Championship

They may be some of the world’s best jockeys, battling for one of the great jockeys’ prizes in the racing world, but none were brave enough to predict victory in what looks like a hugely competitive renewal of the spectacular LONGINES International Jockeys Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday Dec. 5. Javier Castellano finished plum […]

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Oisin Murphy Gets The Jump On Fly-In Riders For Hong Kong International Races

Latrobe gained the trivial distinction of being the first overseas raider sighted at exercise ahead of next week’s LONGINES Hong Kong International Races on Tuesday, and on the jockey front Oisin Murphy will get a jump on his fellow fly-in riders with six mounts tomorrow night, Nov. 28, at Happy Valley. The Irishman has enjoyed […]

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Hong Kong Derby Hero The Latest Star From Boutique New Zealand Breeding Farm

Ping Hai Star continued Highden Park’s impressive international strike rate on Sunday when he became the fifth New Zealand-bred winner of the Hong Kong Derby in the last decade. The 4-year-old is the latest Group One graduate of Sam and Libby Bleakley’s boutique Manawatu nursery, whose roll of honour includes former Derby winner Werther and […]

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Bowman Defends International Jockeys Championship Crown Wednesday

At Happy Valley on Wednesday night (Dec. 6), Hugh Bowman will not only be out to defend his title after his victory in last year’s Longines International Jockeys Championship, but also to show his Hong Kong fans why he is about to be crowned the 2017 World’s Best Jockey. However, Bowman – like many of […]

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Prat To Ride In Hong Kong For Longines International Jockey Championship Dec. 6

Flavien Prat, the meet’s leading rider at Del Mar, has accepted an invitation to represent the United States in the Longines International Jockey Championship on Wednesday, December 6, at the Happy Valley Race Course in Hong Kong. The annual event pits four Hong Kong-based riders against eight selected from around the world in four races […]

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Hong Kong To Expand Number Of Races Open To International Competition

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has announced it will open 17 races currently restricted to Hong Kong resident horses to international competition effective from the start of the 2016-17 season. This season, 14 races in Hong Kong are open to international competition, 11 at the group I level and three at the group II level. […]

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Irad Ortiz Jr. Set To Compete in International Jockeys’ Championship

The 2014 International Jockeys’ Championship takes place at Happy Valley racecourse on December 10, when 12 of the world’s elite riders will compete for a share of the HK$800,000 purse. A first-prize of HK$500,000 makes Hong Kong’s IJC among the most lucrative competitions of its kind in the world and the four-race contest annually attracts […]

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