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

It’s Arc weekend, but Luke Morris has Japan on his mind

Two days in Sapporo last month gave Luke Morris a taste of what Japan has to offer and he cannot wait to absorb a fuller experience in December.

David Morgan

Lemaire believes ‘open’ Arc gives Japan a chance

There is no standout champion in this year’s Longchamp feature and that should mean Through Seven Seas’ form with Equinox will give her a strong claim.

David Morgan

Fumio Matoba: the ‘Emperor’ is still dancing

Japan’s NAR legend reached his 67th birthday recently and on October 16 it will be exactly 50 years since his NAR career began at Oi racecourse.

David Morgan

Romantic Warrior’s Cox Plate challenge tests Shum’s experience

Hong Kong’s 2000-metre star is taking his trainer into new territory, but there is a wealth of travel experience to call upon.

David Morgan

Ryan Curatolo: from American dream to Asian ambition

A fractured shoulder blade has sidelined Ryan Curatolo, but the Frenchman is on the mend and looking forward to a year-closing contract to ride in Singapore.

David Morgan

Fownes is itching to wear the crown again

A sixth-place in the premiership last year has given Caspar Fownes a prod and he believes his stable is well-placed to push for the title this season.

David Morgan

Macau’s still in business but Chin moves on

There is a smidgen of hope in Macau as the MJC announces a 2023-24 season fixture list, but former champion trainer Stanley Chin won’t be involved in any of the action.

David Morgan

Hong Kong season preview: five questions for 2023-24

The start of another Hong Kong season is upon us, prompting David Morgan to consider five questions as the anticipation builds among the protagonists.

David Morgan

Liberty Island heads Nakauchida’s autumn team

The Triple Tiara is the focus for the outstanding filly, and while no decision has yet been made about the Japan Cup, the thought of a showdown with Equinox is tantalising.




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