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  1. Sport - Racing

    Tuesday's turf trials reveal ISG talents

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:17am by Michael Cox

    ... their muscles at the trials- led by the sales-topper Longwah Amber, who produced another nice workout during the week. Longwah Amber sold for HK $7.5 million at the most recent International Sale ... and it looks as though he has found another progressive campaigner with this HK $5 million purchase. A German-foaled three-year-old by Soldier Hollow, Bullish Smart is bred to get further, looking more ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Let bygones be bygones and make Champions Mile a Doncaster double

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 08:37pm by Michael Cox

    ... it is still worth HK$12 million, it still feels like a comedown after the richer HK$14 million Audermars Piguet QEII Cup seven days earlier. The Champions Mile only attracted two overseas entrants ... bring. Racing NSW has thrown a government fund of A$10 million (HK$69.7 million) at The Championships – and the Doncaster Mile has had its purse doubled to A$3 million, making it the richest mile ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    To run or not to run: that is Ho's Derby question for Flame Hero

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 12:51am by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... a HK$160,000 late entry fee, but the prizemoney he won today will cover it." If Ho does decide to run Flame Hero in the Derby, he will be out to emulate Collection (2008) and Akeed Mofeed (2013), ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Treble has Moore closing in on HK$100m landmark

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Big stable moves within HK$2.2 million of reaching the goal after Rewarding Hero, Sterling City and Invictus win three successive races Treble has Moore closing in on HK$100m landmark The season's leading money trainer again, John Moore closed in on the magical HK$100 million mark after a three-timer at Sha Tin that included a Group Three ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Bargain buy Super Lifeline punches above his weight to lift Hong Kong Macau Trophy

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 01:04am by Alan Aitken

    ... "I think he was A$26,000 (HK$180,000) at the sale in Melbourne, so he was very cheap and he's really done the job," the trainer recalled. "And I'm very pleased ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Woods or Wire: who copped the worst slap?

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 08:11pm by Michael Cox

    ... the fine handed out by stewards have been more than HK$3,000? Modern society doesn’t accept this sort of thing – at least, when it is on the nightly news they don’t. However hypocritical ...

  7. News - Sport - BETTING

    HK$200m annual windfall for Hong Kong government in betting change

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Jockey Club gets approval for new revenue source after 6 years of lobbying HK$200m windfall in betting change After more than six years of Jockey Club ... The system, known as commingling, would mean a boost of HK$200 million a year in revenue for the government on top of more than HK$10 billion it currently receives in duty from the Jockey Club. ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    HK-based jockey hailed after victory on Green Moon in Melbourne Cup

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Brett Prebble tells how he ignored advice and went for line early to snatch victory in Melbourne classic and put himself in frame with the sport's greats Prebble over the Moon after cup win Hong Kong-based Brett Prebb ...

  9. First-time buyer in HK$9m record deal

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com A first-time owner shelled out a Hong Kong International Sale record HK$9 million for a two-year-old son of boom sire Fastnet Rock on the advice of rookie trainer Richard Gibson at Sha Tin yesterday. After the previous record of HK$7.5 million was surpassed three lots earlier, when another of the Australian sire's progeny went for HK$8 million, ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club chief hails 'best HK season ever'

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the season's champions stood as the best final-day crowd for five years and the HK$1.47 billion they bet was the strongest finale since 2001. 'The atmosphere was fantastic and it was a fantastic ... this season has been phenomenal. 'Betting duty to the government back over HK$10 billion, turnover for the season HK$86.1 billion, which was a 7.1 per cent increase on last year, and we are very ...




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