Michael Cox / Founder & Editor

Michael Cox has reported on racing from more than 10 countries including some of the world’s biggest racing carnivals. Best known for his feature writing and columns during a seven season stint in Hong Kong from 2011 to 2018, Michael also wrote on racing and sport for major newspapers in his homeland of Australia.

Michael Cox

Children’s fan mail, expectations and Equinox

A dominant win in the G1 Sheema Classic has built on the already substantial hype around Equinox as Japan’s Arc drought again pulls into sharp focus.

Michael Cox

Chasing J-Mac, then the world: Tyler Schiller’s grand ambitions

Tyler Schiller hopes setting a target on James McDonald’s back in the Sydney jockeys’ premiership will help him meet the challenge of beating an elite class for his second apprentice title, and push his case for a license in Hong Kong.

Michael Cox

‘Carry on, stay positive and keep trying hard’: Alexis Badel’s breakthrough

French jockey Alexis Badel has ridden the highs and lows of Hong Kong racing this season and his Derby win aboard Voyage Bubble is reward for persistence.

Michael Cox

New trainer Mark Newnham is all-in on Hong Kong

Training at Sha Tin is a dream realised for Mark Newnham but he isn’t coming to Hong Kong for the lifestyle.

Michael Cox

Hong Kong Derby Rankings: As easy as 1, 2, 3 as Beauty Eternal cements his place on top

Super Sunny Sing stamped himself as a class four-year-old in the Hong Kong Classic Cup but on the undercard Beauty Eternal left no doubt about the top pick for the 2023 Hong Kong Derby on March 19.

Michael Cox

Hong Kong Derby Rankings: Derby hopes on line in Classic Cup, but does the dominant force lurk on the undercard?

Beauty Eternal is the darling of the ratings crowd after a sensational Class 3 win but still needs to prove he can run a strong mile before John Size throws the new star into the 2000-metre Derby.

Michael Cox

Lemon Pop breaks through, Dubai beckons

Godolphin’s man in Japan Harry Sweeney has paid tribute to his veterinary staff and pinch-hitting hoop Ryusei Sakai after Lemon Pop’s breakthrough at the top level. The Dubai Golden Shaheen, five weeks from now, is an option

Michael Cox

Mick Tubman and the $15,000 ‘Fairytale Filly’, Chance Bye

When small-time trainer Mick Tubman made a spontaneous decision to go to the 2009 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, he found a low-flying bargain that would claim the G2 Silver Slipper on her way to winning more than half-a-million dollars.

Michael Cox

2023 Hong Kong Derby Rankings: Beauty Eternal rockets up board

Trainer John Size has the top two spots in rankings - and four horses in the top 14 - after Beauty Eternal put himself in the Derby ratings frame with a stylish win on Sunday at Sha Tin.

Michael Cox

Rookie of the year: Pierre Ng keen to hit the world stage, soon

Pierre Ng is having a stellar season but his Japan G1 nominee Duke Wai is unlikely to travel as the first year trainer pursues goals closer to home.




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