FEATURES & REPORTS

David’s first reporting assignment was an inter-university badminton match for The Courier, Newcastle University’s student newspaper. His first published feature appeared in the Newcastle Journal in November 2003 and looked back at the golden age of video games, from Pong to Pac-Mania. He has since written countless reports and feature articles and is an accomplished writer. His writing advanced further when he took a feature writing class during his Masters studies at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre. He was able to tap into the experience and knowledge of the centre’s Director, Keith Richburg, which in turn improved his critical thinking and enhanced his understanding of structure and flow.

FEATURES

A knock-out at Cagnes-Sur-Mer

[This feature was published at HKJC.com: PHOTOS courtesy of Hong Kong Jockey Club]. Romain Clavreul remembers the day a horse hit him so hard he was knocked out for two days. In truth, he remembers everything up to the moment when his head felt the brute force of an...

Frankie Lor is Hong Kong’s new hope

[This article was published at HKJC.com: PHOTOS courtesy of Hong Kong Jockey Club]. Frankie Lor is the shooting star of Hong Kong’s training ranks and on Sunday (17 March) the handler will saddle three leading contenders for the third, final and most coveted leg of...

Once in a Generation

[A version of this article appeared in the Feb/Mar 2019 issue of International Thoroughbred magazine]. Lau Wai-kit is uncomfortable. Cameras point at his face; questions land like stun grenades. His knee-length shorts brush the tops of sloppy rubber boots. A...

Made for Hong Kong

[A version of this feature appeared in the 2018 Goffs magazine: PHOTOS David Morgan]. A Panama hat mismatched with orange-trimmed blue running shoes is hardly a classic look. But it's prudent to go with what works when showing horses beneath a searing sub-tropical...

Next Generation Beauty

[This profile feature was published in the December 2018 issue of Badges magazine]. Patrick Kwok sits in a window-side booth nine floors above one of Causeway Bay’s more folksy bourgeois back lanes: Tang Lung Street, where graffiti and earthy local eateries nestle...

Chater chatter on a hopping night at the Valley

[This feature appeared in the May 2018 issue of Badges magazine: PHOTOS David Morgan]. It’s good to get a rail berth at Happy Valley. That goes for jockeys and punters alike. For those in the multi-coloured silks and calf-pinching black boots, it can mean the...

A champion for his people

[This article was published in the June 2018 edition of Badges magazine: PHOTOS courtesy of the Hong Kong Jockey Club].   Pakistan Star is more than just a racehorse. Now, as far as one knows, a racehorse lacks the capacity to understand that that is in fact what he...

Silvestre de Sousa has his eyes on the prize

[This feature appeared in the February 2019 issue of Badges magazine; PHOTOS courtesy of the Hong Kong Jockey Club]. Silvestre de Sousa is riding a finish. His head angles downward, his taut torso balances almost uncannily upon the tight vice of gripping legs, defying...

REPORTS

Beauty Generation cruises towards Jockey Club Mile

[This report was published at HKJC.com: PHOTOS courtesy of Hong Kong Jockey Club]. Beauty Generation swaggered at the walk, sprang to a lope, and cruised at the gallop this morning (Thursday, 15 November) at Sha Tin, three days out from the G2 BOCHK Wealth Management...

Stage is set for a Pakistan Star revival

[This preview report was published at HKJC.com: PHOTOS courtesy of Hong Kong Jockey Club]. The spotlight has shone on Pakistan Star ever since his Internet-rocking debut two and a half years ago, but this week, the biggest of all in Hong Kong’s horse racing year, the...