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Hong Kong: Former Top Jockey Whyte Saddles First Winner In Season Opener

Douglas Whyte is a titan of Hong Kong racing so it is perhaps fitting that a horse named for the Greek god Adonis should go down in the record books as the former riding great’s first winner as a trainer. “It’s phenomenal. It’s fantastic!” Whyte said after the 6-year-old had chosen the most opportune moment […]

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Test Event To Provide Guidelines For Olympic Equine Athletes

The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo pose a unique challenge to equestrian sport: the climate. Notoriously hot and humid, the welfare of the competing equine athletes is of great concern to the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI), the governing body of international horse sport. To help anticipate potential issues and to ensure the safety of the horses […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Hikes Purse Money To Record Levels

Hong Kong racing will offer record prize money of HK$1.3 billion for the 2019/20 season. Lucrative increases to FWD Champions Day’s three Group 1 races and the BMW Hong Kong Derby feature among the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s upward adjustments revealed today, Tuesday, 9 July. The FWD Champions Day fixture has proven to be a huge success in […]

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Young Trainer Dobles Brings Royal Squeeze To Smile Sprint On Four-Race Win Streak

Horse racing has taken Elizabeth Dobles quite literally around the world, from the small town of Canandaigua in the Finger Lakes region of western New York to the world-class center of business, culture and trade that is Hong Kong. These days, in her third full year of training Thoroughbreds, South Florida is home for the […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Zac Purton Thanks Beauty Generation For A Season To Remember

As the racing season in Hong Kong winds down, it is undoubtedly one that jockey Zac Purton will look back on with fondness. He is the regular rider of one of the highest rated horses in the world in Beauty Generation, he is leading the 2019 Longines World’s Best Jockey competition, and he has broken […]

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Trouble In Paradise? Commentary Suggests Hong Kong Officials Scramble To Boost Handle

In a commentary for the South China Morning Post, writer Tom Biddington observed Thursday that the Hong Kong Jockey Club has added a race to Sunday’s card at Sha Tin and questioned whether the move had anything to do with falling wagering figures. Originally, there had been two sections listed in the program for a […]

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Beauty Generation Is The ‘Champion’ Purton Deserves

Zac Purton concedes he’s blessed to sit atop the world’s best miler Beauty Generation – the horse who seeks a ninth consecutive win in Sunday’s (28 April) G1 HK$18 million (US$2.3 million) Champions Mile. The horse who, some might claim, is the best in the world given the recent retirement of Winx. “The best horse […]

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Champion Beauty Generation Steamrolls Rivals In Hong Kong

The Beauty Generation steamroller flattened all-comers again at Sha Tin on Sunday as Hong Kong’s champion bagged a sixth career Group 1 success in the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (seven furlongs). “It’s just a repeat of what he’s been doing all season,” trainer John Moore said as his charge was being led back to the […]

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Hong Kong Champ Beauty Generation ‘Full Of Himself’ Ahead Of Sunday Start

Beauty Generation was all muscle tone and brash attitude Thursday morning after galloping along the Sha Tin turf under work rider Romain Clavreul. The 6-year-old appeared primed for Sunday’s G1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (seven furlongs): strong-framed, free-moving and with that cock-sure, head-tossing bounce to his gait that has so often augured a masterful race-day […]

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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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