Photo by @wallacewanck

Just when one starts to think that horse racing is only about turnover, tips, the punt and “fill ups”, amateur photographer Wallace Wan captures a moment like the one above: Trainer David Ferraris showing some much deserved love after his stable stalwart Nitro Express won his first race in four years at Happy Valley Racecourse on Wednesday. Looking on with respect and admiration is winning rider Joao Moreira. Good to see.

RACE 1
Smart Idea (8)
Super Kingdom (9)
Compulsory (7)
Turbo Power (1)

RACE 2

Jiangxi Stamina (1)
The Full Bloom (14)
Sure Win Win (6)
Blazing Partners (12)

RACE 3
Drops Of God (4)
Victory Scholars (1)
Regent Glory (8)
Bella Baby (2)

Long live romance- and the great Romancer

To those in Australia tweeting asking if anyone backed Romancer, the 126-1 smooth-talking winner of the Listed Straight Six at Flemington yesterday trained by Graeme Begg and ridden by apprentice Lachlan Neindorf, actually, yes.

One of the very few winning was a rather attractive young lawyer in Hong Kong whose legal eagle eye somehow caught the galloper’s name, she liked what she saw and asked an Uncle in Melbourne to help her back it- just for fun.

Deciding to also try her luck for the first time at picking a Quaddie, she was calling on 8,9,12,16 in the last leg.

9 came first and the others formed the First Four. The Quaddie returned a respectable AUS$51,748 for an outlay of around AUS$1000.

Lesson learned: Sometimes, too much information is a dangerous thing. Ignorance can be bliss. And, Don’t Doubt Dory. Never.

RACE 4
Courier Wonder (9)
Stronger (4)
Sky Field (3)
Wishful Thinker

COMING UP!
THE BIGGEST TRIPLE TRIO JACKPOT
IN FOUR YEARS!!!

RACE 5
Shanghai Dragon (8)
Nuremberg (11)
Cheeky Prawn (14)
Donc Je Suis (4)

RACE 6
Dandy Years (4)
Robot Warrior (8)
El Jefe (5)
Charge On (3)

RACE 7
Craig’s Star (2)
Uncle Steve (1)
Golden Link (7)
Trust Me (6)

How many people, let alone jockeys, have a burger named after them? We believe that when it comes to one…

RACE 8
Exultant (1)
Glorious Dragon (2)
Russian Emperor (4)
Packing Waltham (8)

The return of Power (and some Housekeeping)

Remember a Hong Kong galloper named I Am Power, owned by Derek Tang and trained by the venerable Peter Ho?

You know, Peter Ho, the multiple winner of the HKJC’s Safest And Best Housekeeping Stable Award? Never heard of the award?