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Douglas Whyte, off the mark.

Whyte gets first Group winner as a trainer

After tremendous success in feature races as a jockey, Douglas Whyte secured his first Group winner as a trainer, teaming up with former nemesis Christophe Soumillon to capture the January Cup with Savvy Nine at Happy Valley on Wednesday...

Purton hopeful for New Years Day

Yet to be convinced of Czarson’s affinity with Sha Tin’s turf track, Zac Purton is hopeful the brilliant last-start winner is able to transfer compelling all-weather track form to grass in the Class 2 Cherry Handicap (1200m) on New...

Superstar Altior returns today

If the weather forecast is correct, it is once again set to rain on Altior's parade, but Nicky Henderson is adamant any downpours will not stop him running jump racing's winning machine at a track where the superstar chaser...

Hollie Doyle scoops UK awards

  Hollie Doyle's superb 2020 got even better on Tuesday night when she scooped three prizes at the Lesters, the annual awards ceremony to recognise riding achievements in Britain. Doyle, fresh from finishing a fine third in the BBC Sports Personality...

Purton closing on Moreira

A Zac Purton quartet at Happy Valley on Wednesday has breathed fresh life into the Hong Kong jockeys' championship after the Australian made significant inroads into his great championship rival Joao Moreira's lead. Chasing a fifth championship, Purton trailed Moreira by 21 wins...

Alexanders relocating to South Australia

In a major coup for South Australian racing, a leading South African thoroughbred training outfit will relocate to Murray Bridge in mid-2021 at the completion of their season, providing further proof of the tangible benefits flowing from a joint...

Ryan Moore cleans up in HK

Ryan Moore compared Sunday’s Longines Hong Kong Vase winner Mogul to the Aidan O’Brien-trained great Dylan Thomas, after capturing a second top-level success in breathtaking fashion. The highly regarded three-year-old travelled strongly from a prominent position before showing an electric...
Tony Millard.

Millard wins International trainers prize

South Africa might not have had any representatives riding at the Hong Kong International Jockeys Challenge on Wednesday, but incredibly two of our stalwart former trainers made an huge impression by winning the first three legs. Opening the score was David...

Almond Eye simply the best

Champion mare Almond Eye will retire a nine time Gr1 winner  after taking out Sunday’s Japan Cup at Tokyo racecourse. The champion Japanese mare was having her fifteenth and final run in todays Japan Cup where she was joint favourite...

Jeff Lloyd’s son first ride a winner

Zac Lloyd made a dream start to his riding career when his very first ride was a winner at Dalby in Australia on Friday.  The 17-year-old son of legendary SA rider Jeff Lloyd was admittedly riding an odds-on favourite who...