where the horse is always the hero
Article Item
Posted 2022-05-08 21:18:05  
Karis Teetan stars with four-timer

Riding in peak form, Karis Teetan slotted a quartet at Sha Tin on Saturday (7 May) to continue a stunning recent run as Joao Moreira edged clear from Zac Purton in the pair’s gripping battle for the 2021/22 Hong Kong jockeys’ title.


Teetan’s four-timer and the treble which pushed Moreira to a 114-109 championship lead over Purton came with Tony Cruz and John Size locked on 1,399 career Hong Kong wins – a figure previously traversed only by all-time record-holder John Moore (1,735).


Size, who had a double on Saturday to move to 69 wins for the season, and Cruz, who has 54 victories for the term, will renew the race for the 1,400 milestone at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (11 May).


Teetan, who savoured G1 FWD QEII Cup (2000m) and BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) victories on Romantic Warrior this season, was elated after his haul aboard Super Fortune for Cruz, Good Luck Friend for Ricky Yiu and Frankie Lor’s Looking Cool and Dragon Fortune.


“It’s nice to ride a few winners and things are going well,” said Teetan, who also had a double at last Wednesday’s (4 May) Sha Tin fixture. “Without the support, it’s not easy. So, thank you to all the trainers and owners for their support. I’m very happy with the way things are going.”

The Mauritian now has 63 wins for the season.


Lor narrowly holds sway in the trainers’ standings – 70-69 – after matching his former mentor’s feat of notching a double.


Size, the 11-time championship winner in Hong Kong, remains strongly in contention after victories by Erimo and Power Koepp – both were ridden by Moreira.


“We've had a couple of winners today, which is good,” Size said before addressing the title race. “I've never been confident because it's so close so I'll keep trying and see what happens.”


Apart from his double for Size, Moreira also scored aboard Red Elysees.


Cruz continued his push towards 1,400 with Super Fortune’s success in the Class 3 Celosia Handicap (1200m) under Teetan. A son of Zoustar, Super Fortune improved his record to three wins from nine starts. 

Email link to a friend | Printable Version
  • Hong Kong
    Displaying 10 ResultsSee All
    moreira leaves hong kong 2022-11-23

    Star Jockey Joao Moreira has decided that he wants to leave Hong Kong and has subsequently abruptly ...

    View | Add Comment
    purton out with covid 2022-11-13

    Star Hong Kong Jockey has contracted covid according to a release from the Jockey Club in Hong Kong....

    View | Add Comment
    lor mulls longines hkir tilt with money catcher2022-11-07

    Frankie Lor will consider aiming Money Catcher at the HK$34 million G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (2000m...

    View | Add Comment
    hong kong invites sent for big day 2022-10-31

    Glory Vase, Kinross and Panthalassa head an impressive array of decorated international horses who h...

    View | Add Comment
    wellington cements sprint status 2022-10-23

    Cementing his reputation as Hong Kong’s premier sprinter, Wellington has emphatically showcase...

    View | Add Comment
    millions on offer for hong kong's big day 2022-10-19

    The 2022 HK$110 million LONGINES Hong Kong International Races has attracted a world-class cast of o...

    View | Add Comment
    california spangle in galloping lesson 2022-10-16

    California Spangle remains on target for a pair of blockbuster showdowns with Hong Kong champion Gol...

    View | Add Comment
    me tsui, jamie richards to the fore with landmark happy valley wins2022-10-12

    In a memorable convergence of Hong Kong training generations, Me Tsui and Jamie Richards posted sign...

    View | Add Comment
    seven time headlines day for purton 2022-10-09

    In an extraordinary display of excellence, Zac Purton has again stamped his authority on Hong Kong r...

    View | Add Comment
    chung has first win 2022-09-18

        Angus Chung extended Hong Kong’s recent chapter of breakthrough success, deliv...

    View | Add Comment