Wiser Moreira has faith in Time Warp’s future ahead of BOCHK Jockey Club Cup

By David Morgan A wiser Joao Moreira will partner Time Warp in the G2 BOCHK Jockey Club Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, 19 November. Hong Kong’s Champion Jockey was aboard Tony Cruz’s charge in a race for the first time in the G3 Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse Handicap (1800m) two weeks ago. The Brazilian guided his front-running partner to what appeared to be a winning advantage mid-way down the home straight, but the even-money favourite faltered and was unable to repel the…

World’s best jockeys heading to Happy Valley for the LONGINES IJC

The world’s best jockeys will compete for the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley Racecourse on Wednesday, 6 December. A HK$800,000 prize fund makes the annual four-race showcase at Hong Kong’s iconic city track the richest jockey challenge in the world. Four Hong Kong-based riders and eight of the very best of their overseas counterparts will form a brilliant line-up, with each rider competing for the HK$500,000 winner’s prize. HK$200,000 will go to the runner-up and HK$100,000 to the third-placed jockey. Joao Moreira, Hong…

60 entries revealed for Randox Health Becher Chase at Aintree

Entries are revealed today for the two races over the famous Grand National fences on Becher Chase Day, Saturday, December 9, at Aintree. Highland Lodge (James Moffatt) is one of 60 entries for the feature G3 Randox Health Becher Chase, worth £145,000. The 11-year-old made most of the running to win the famous three and a quarter mile handicap in 2015 and almost repeated the feat last year, only to be overhauled in the dying strides by Vieux Lion Rouge (David Pipe), beaten a short-head. The entry level…

O’Brien hoping Poetic can continue winning rhythm at Cheltenham on Friday

Poetic Rhythm will bid for his second G2 success of the season in the £30,000 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (3.35pm, 14 entries) at Cheltenham on the first day of The November Meeting, Countryside Day, Friday, November 17. Poetic Rhythm (trained by Fergal O’Brien) captured a Listed bumper at this fixture 12 months ago and subsequently acquitted himself well in novices’ hurdles at Cheltenham during the campaign, including when third behind Wholestone in a G2 contest on Festival Trials Day in January. The six-year-old returned this season with…

“Filly of a lifetime” Enable is Cartier Horse of the Year – all the news and reaction from the 27th annual Cartier Racing Awards

The 27th annual Cartier Racing Awards, European horseracing’s equivalent of the Oscars, were presented at a glittering ceremony before an invited audience of over 300 at the Dorchester Hotel, London, England yesterday evening, Tuesday, November 14. Outstanding filly Enable, trained by John Gosden in Newmarket and ridden by Frankie Dettori, was crowned both Cartier Horse Of The Year and Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly following a superb 2017 that saw the daughter of Nathaniel, owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah, win five G1 races – the Investec Oaks, Darley…

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