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  1. Purton to give Ng a helping hand

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Zac Purton has agreed to help out the Jockey Club and act as a mentor for troubled apprentice Alvin Ng Ka-chun. Ng has racked up 22 days' worth of careless riding suspensions in seven episodes this term, the latest on May 19 when stewards were forced to hand him two four-day bans at the same meeting for separate races. When Keith Yeung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002329/purton-give-ng-helping-hand
  2. Dominant can live up to his name

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com In the circumstances of a crazy-run Derby, the John Moore-trained Dominant was not able to live up to his billing for the classic but he has done enough to suggest he will be a force to reckon with in the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union Cup (2,200m) tonight. It will be the first appearance at Happy Valley for both Dominant (Jeff Lloyd) and his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998468/dominant-can-live-his-name
  3. Super Whyte closes in on personal milestone

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Another day, another treble for Douglas Whyte as he marches on to a 12th straight championship and what might wind up as his best-ever season- which is saying something by his standards. The Durban Demon opened the scoring with Sean Woods' Brothers In Arms in the second, followed with O'Halo for John Size an hour later, then landed his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997819/super-whyte-closes-personal-milestone
  4. Giggles Forever has a lot of upside

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The Michael Chang Chun-wai-trained Giggles Forever is untried at the mile, but the progressive four-year-old gets an ideal chance to try it in the Hong Kong University Alumni Association Centenary Challenge Cup at Sha Tin today. The race falls almost into two groups, with many of the runners well tested and explored after plenty of racing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002801/giggles-forever-has-lot-upside
  5. Bad Aomen for Whyte's record bid

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Douglas Whyte's rapidly vanishing hope of breaking his own record for wins in a season was the furthest thing from his mind at the end of yesterday's racing after the champion jockey parted company with his final mount after the jump and Aomen promptly stepped on him. 'He just stumbled when he took the first stride out of the gates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006273/bad-aomen-whytes-record-bid
  6. Sport - Racing

    Chiefs wary, despite rude health

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Behind the scenes at the Jockey Club, there is the laudably circumspect view that turnover increases should not be taken for granted heading into an uncertain economic future, despite racking up a third successive significant increase this season. Since the tax restructuring prior to the 2006-07 season, the Jockey Club has returned increases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1007074/chiefs-wary-despite-rude-health
  7. Size confident Glorious Days can match the best

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Hong Kong's top four-year-olds failed to measure up to winning last week's QE II Cup but trainer John Size is hoping the road not travelled will stand Glorious Days in good stead for tomorrow's BMW Champions Mile, and possibly beyond. Whatever a four-year-old's capabilities, there is a long-standing tradition to take the better ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000139/size-confident-glorious-days-can-match-best
  8. Super horse Sacred Kingdom retired

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com One of the world's best and most durable champions over the past five years, dual Hong Kong Sprint-winning Sacred Kingdom has run his last race. His exit came with a bang, of sorts, when he leaped upwards at the start of the Bauhinia Sprint Trophy yesterday and jockey Gerald Mosse hit his head on the stalls, leaving Sacred Kingdom lengths ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997219/super-horse-sacred-kingdom-retired
  9. Dr Super can run rivals ragged again

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Dr Super surprised a few with the agility he showed from a wide draw to lead all the way on his first run at Happy Valley, but he is the horse to beat again in the Phoenix TV Cup (1,200m) tonight with a repeat performance. The lightly raced three-year-old from the John Size yard is as big as any horse in Hong Kong, tipping the scales at 1,316 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996854/dr-super-can-run-rivals-ragged-again
  10. It's thumbs down for Thumbs Up after draw

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken in Singapore alan.aitken@scmp.com The only good news for Caspar Fownes after yesterday's barrier draw for the HK$18.5 million Singapore Airlines International Cup is that the trainer can stop blaming himself because he wasn't even there. Thumbs Up continued an extraordinary run of bad gates for Fownes-trained runners in major events when he came up with barrier 11 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001268/its-thumbs-down-thumbs-after-draw

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