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  1. 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
  2. Eagle can soar to the top: Prebble

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Top jockey Brett Prebble went through the full spectrum of emotions with Eagle Regiment in the Members Cup yesterday- hopeful beforehand, worried at halfway, then full of praise and admiration at the finish. 'He's a tired horse with a lot of heart and courage and he's going to come back next season as a proper horse after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971852/eagle-can-soar-top-prebble
  3. Ray's Favourite has right credentials

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com There is no jackpot for tomorrow night's Happy Valley Triple Trio, but there is still a HK$2 million dividend pool to tackle and Douglas Whyte looks a vital part of any assault. Whyte's mount in the opening leg, Ray's Favourite, looks the anchor for all Triple Trio game plans, with the Peter Ng Bik-kuen trained gelding one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003018/rays-favourite-has-right-credentials
  4. Orange ends it sweetly for struggling Ferraris

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com It was a promising end to the term for David Ferraris as Sweet Orange clinched the last race, the Hong Kong Racechorse Owners Association Trophy (1,400m) and gave a farewell win to popular South African jockey Weichong Marwing. Sweet Orange had run well but without luck at two starts here, but Marwing (pictured) gave a textbook display from a good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973165/orange-ends-it-sweetly-struggling-ferraris
  5. New kid on the block Ng to start his HK career

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The Hong Kong Jockey Club's Licensing Committee yesterday cleared the way for new apprentice Alvin Ng Ka-chun to start his local race riding career on Sunday week at Sha Tin. The 10-pound claimer, allocated to Dennis Yip Chor-hong, began his training Australia with the Grafton-based trainer John Shelton and rode two winners from over 100 rides ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968868/new-kid-block-ng-start-his-hk-career
  6. Thumbs Up can claim first international Group trophy

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken in Tokyo alan.aitken@scmp.com A combination of factors that has eluded Thumbs Up this season in Hong Kong can pave the way to the Caspar Fownes-trained six-year-old claiming the prestigious Group One Yasuda Kinen today. Fownes already has an overseas Group One on his resume, with Green Birdie's win in Singapore last year, and that same horse was unlucky in feature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969764/thumbs-can-claim-first-international-group-trophy
  7. Sport - Racing

    Green Eagle keeps soaring as he bags 4th straight win

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Green Eagle keeps soaring as he bags 4th straight win For a horse with no fanfare around him, Green Eagle just continues to assemble the record of a very decent horse, landing his fourth on end in the final race yesterday. The unassuming five-year-old was parked in the box seat by Weichong Marwing, he popped out from behind the leaders at the 300m ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1079541/green-eagle-keeps-soaring-he-bags-4th-straight-win
  8. Klammer has the form on his side

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Elegance Klammer's rich vein of form makes him the one to beat again in the Ho Chung River Handicap (1,650m) at Happy Valley tonight, but the John Moore-trained four-year-old has a hurdle to jump. A wide draw is not the issue for Elegance Klammer (Brett Prebble) as he races so much better coming around the field- wins at this trip from gates 11 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004351/klammer-has-form-his-side
  9. Heart Wood can make his mark

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The Manfred Man Ka-leung-trained Heart Wood has been on the verge of doing something worthwhile, but the five-year-old gets his best chance to do it in the Ta Kung Pao 110th Anniversary Cup (1,650m) at Happy Valley tonight. Quite an experienced horse, with 14 starts for four wins in New Zealand, Heart Wood (Weichong Marwing) first caught the eye ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003763/heart-wood-can-make-his-mark
  10. Fourie joins ranks as new kid on the block

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Leading South African jockey Richard Fourie will be the new face on an expatriate riding roster with an otherwise very familiar look about it for the 2012-13 season. Newcomers from the past two seasons, Australians Tim Clark and Tye Angland, received full-season licences at yesterday's meeting of the licensing committee, as did Weichong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003700/fourie-joins-ranks-new-kid-block

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