David Morgan / Chief Journalist

David was the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Racing Editor and Senior Racing Writer for nine years. Starting out as an intern at the Racing Post, David gained international experience as a journalist for RaceWeek magazine in Dubai, then returned to London for six years at the Racenews agency. He was most recently lead writer for Asia Bloodstock News.

David Morgan

Could Japan’s young ‘American’ stallions bring the Kentucky Derby into reach?

Mind Your Biscuits was an international star for Chad Summers and the ten-year-old and his old Stateside rival Drefong were leading freshman sires in Japan the last two years; each has a Kentucky Derby candidate this spring.

David Morgan

Equinox exemplifies the sense in letting the sport’s stars race on

It is normal for Japanese horses, including champions, to race for multiple seasons and the rest of the world would do well to follow suit to improve competition and build fan connections.

David Morgan

Fan power drives Japan’s Racing Club phenomenon

Japan’s racing clubs are synonymous with some of the JRA’s most famous horses, and club silks will be prominent again at the Dubai World Cup fixture, driving fan engagement at home and abroad.

David Morgan

Top 5: most memorable Dubai World Cups

This weekend’s Dubai World Cup will be compelling viewing with renowned tearaway Panthalassa leading an eight-strong Japanese challenge at Meydan. But which previous runnings of the prestigious 2000-metre feature live longest in the memory of global horse racing fans?

David Morgan

Lord Kanaloa has the edge as the old sires give way to the new

Japan’s greatest sprinter might not be its greatest sire, but as his son Panthalassa is emphasising, he can produce versatile, top-class types, and for now he is the front-runner in the post-Deep Impact stallion rankings.

David Morgan

Nakauchida believes Dubai Turf is right fit for Serifos

Trainer Mitsumasa Nakauchida also outlines Group 1 plans for star filly Liberty Island and the talented Prognosis, while Grenadier Guards stays home for Sunday’s G1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen.

David Morgan

EXCLUSIVE: Joao Moreira to ride Danon Beluga in Dubai

The Brazilian champion will connect with his old ally Noriyuki Hori to ride the high-class four-year-old Danon Beluga in the Dubai Turf, and says he intends to apply for a JRA short-term licence later in the year.

David Morgan

Joao Moreira hopes to carry hot Rio form into Dubai and Sydney

The Magic Man is buoyant after his recent Group 1 win in Brazil and is looking forward to his travels as he continues to manage the hip problem that led to his Hong Kong departure last year.

David Morgan

Chris So has Hong Kong racing in his blood

A deep family tradition in Hong Kong racing gives the man who rode Silent Witness in his early trackwork a keen appreciation of the Hong Kong Derby’s unique status.

David Morgan

Deep Impact’s boys secure stud berths

Future opportunities to stand a son of the late Deep Impact could well be limited so securing a classy stallion by the great Japanese champion looks sound business for Haras Vacación, and Windsor Park and Mapperley Studs.




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