Of all four categories for which Thoroughbred Racing Commentary provides rankings, that for Sires is the most volatile. We are forced to make projections for stallions at all different stages of their careers, taking into account the quality of a stallion’s results but also the uncertainty that they will be reproduced.
Here are nine sires whose performance intrigues us, and who we will be tracking closely into 2019 Read more
There isn’t much Edward Whitaker won’t do to get the picture he’s after. While most other racing photographers are grouped at the finish line, or clustered near the final fence, Whitaker could be overlooking the racecourse from the summit of a nearby hill, or perched precariously on top of the grandstand, or simply lying in wait in isolation in some relatively obscure corner of the premises, experimenting with an angle Read more
Until today, second-season trainer Frankie Lor had never saddled a winner of any Group or Graded race. Then came the four Hong Kong International Races (HKIR) at Sha Tin, and he won half of them. Little known internationally before, Lor, who trained his first winner of any race just 15 months ago, is suddenly one of the hottest trainers on the planet, and surely a Hong Kong champion in waiting.
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