Michael Cox / 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

JRA G1 wrap: Equinox wows Tokyo with sixth straight G1 in thrilling Japan Cup

Will Equinox race on? If Sunday’s G1 Japan Cup was his last race it was a fitting swansong for a modern great

Michael Cox

JRA G1 wrap: Fujioka’s ‘fairytale’ as Namur storms home in Mile Championship

Jockey Kota Fujioka seized his late call-up to execute a perfectly judged Group 1 ride on four-year-old mare Namur at Kyoto on Sunday.

Michael Cox

JRA G1 wrap: ‘explosive’ filly Brede Weg prevails in wet Queen Elizabeth II Cup

Lord Kanaloa filly Brede Weg became a Group 1 winner at just start number five, overcoming a tricky inside draw and the soft Kyoto surface to defeat the older mares in the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Sunday.

Michael Cox

JRA G1 wrap: Equinox breaks Tokyo track record in dazzling Tenno Sho Autumn defence

Equinox scored his fifth consecutive Group 1 win as the world's top-rated racehorse set a new Tokyo track record for 2000 metres in Sunday's G1 Tenno Sho Autumn.

Michael Cox

Christophe Lemaire: journey to the JRA

When champion French jockey Christophe Lemaire left his home country behind for a life in Japan he could never have imagined the adventures – and champion racehorses – that awaited him.

Michael Cox

COMMENT: ‘PVL’, ‘EB’ and parimutuel benefit

Could the mutual benefits of 'World Pool' finally bring together two of global racing's most influential figures?

Michael Cox

‘I might have been lost to the industry’: Everest winner Pride pays tribute to master Size

Joe Pride has always been compared to his former boss but after hitting the heights of his Everest success on Saturday, the trainer paid tribute to the ‘push’ from John Size that made it all possible.

Michael Cox

Almond Lee: from racetrack to restaurateur

When Almond Lee left Hong Kong racing in 2018 he was at a loss for what to do, but has found his calling as a restaurateur with his wife Rainbow.

Michael Cox

‘Phenomenal athletes’: Aussie fitness trainer in awe of jockeys

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has answered the call for more professional support for its riders and top fitness trainer Trent Langlands has been in town working with the city’s jockeys.



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