17 June 2023
Co-trainer JD Hayes has credited Victoria’s jumps circuit for helping Port Guillaume find his best again at Flemington on Saturday.
Despite starting an unwanted $30 chance, the son of Le Havre swept around the field and finished too strongly to claim the Murray Cox Handicap over 2540 metres.
The French import’s last European start was in the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, but he struggled after arriving in Australia for the Spring features.
8 October 2022
He finished in the top two in every leg of this year’s Classic Series aboard California Spangle and Zac Purton is hoping a galloper who followed him across the line on all three occasions will be a horse worth sticking with this season.
Purton partners The Irishman in Sunday’s Class Two Swan Handicap (1,400m) and hopes the Francis Lui Kin-wai-trained five-year-old can go to another level in his second Hong Kong campaign.
“Sometimes with the four-year-olds, they weren’t quite up to it at the time, they hadn’t quite acclimatised, they were running nice races but always running third, fourth, fifth, but then they have that break, and they seem to develop more than the horses who were finishing in front of them,” Purton said.
“It’s happened to me before – Beauty Generation was in that category, so were Exultant and Military Attack. I’m not saying he’s in the league of those horses, but that’s what can happen.”
20 September 2022
15 August 2022
紐西蘭雅旺第馬場今日（八月十六日）有多組公開試閘，當中第七組閘由一匹Vancouver子嗣首名過終點，這匹三歲馬前速不俗，末段仍能保持良好走勢。此駒在周歲時由Hong Kong Bloodstock購入，現已做好基礎訓練，暫定於十一月抵港，屆時會加盟黎昭昇馬房。此駒母系為Gem of Gems，母線家族有Precious Gem曾於澳洲贏一級賽，值得留意。
29 June 2022
Australian Guineas placegetter Bon's A Pearla is officially on her way to Hong Kong, with the three-year-old filly headlining the latest shipment of Australian horses bound for the Asian city.
19 June 2022
Steadily bridging the gap to Joao Moreira in the Hong Kong jockeys’ championship with a four-timer, Zac Purton was stunned by Beauty Joy’s incredible G3 Premier Cup Handicap (1400m) triumph at Sha Tin on Sunday after the talented gelding conceded rivals a huge start before winning emphatically.
25 May 2022
on's A Pearla has run her last race in Australia after being sold to Hong Kong interests.
The Kevin Corstens-trained galloper will be transferred to David Hayes after a deal was finalised on Wednesday.
Fillies racing in Hong Kong is extremely rare, with Hayes also training another in the unraced Dragon Lady.
Bon's A Pearla won the Group 2 Tranquil Star and was a placegetter in the G1 Australian Guineas.
"It is with some regret the owners have agreed to sell Bons A Pearla to Hong Kong interests but the offer was too good to refuse," breeder and managing owner Ken King said.
24 March 2022
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9 March 2022
Very happy to have secured Lot 425 today at 2022 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, a bay colt by TORONADO
9 March 2022
Extremely delighted to secure the son of Tivaci, out of an unraced mare SORELLINA, full sister to NZ Champion - KATIE LEE
28 February 2022
$300,000 for Rubick X Black Tulip, thank you to all involved inc Anthony Fan
@magazine_ma. also thank you to Adrian @woburnfarm
and Dave @cannon_stud.
28 October 2021
Dual New Zealand Group 1 winner Mini Force X is on paper the best horse to have joined Young Keah Yong in his five years as a trainer at Kranji, but that still doesn’t mean the Singaporean will cut corners with his precious charge just for the sake of getting more bang for the owners’ buck.
27 September 2021
Lindsay Park will use Saturday’s Bart Cummings to plot their course with highly touted import Port Guillaume, who caught the eye of many with his closing sixth in the Naturalism Stakes.
10 August 2021
Lindsay Park hope to have unveiled a Caulfield Cup contender by the name of Port Guillaume at Monday’s Cranbourne trials, with the French import extending nicely under Cory Parish in a 1190 metre heat.
7 March 2021
The star Australian pilots Frankie Lor’s four-year-old to victory at Sha Tin on Sunday, leaving him right on the cut-off for a spot in the prestigious race
15 February 2021
Tony Cruz maintains Beauty Smile is still a work in progress after the Irish import’s dominant performance to claim the Class 1 Chinese New Year Cup Handicap (1400m) with the four-year-old impressively eclipsing older and more accomplished opposition.