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  1. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Jockey Club urged to spend more on research to protect horses

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:12am by Christy Choi

    ... Symposium in the city. Friday's forum at City University was the first of its kind in Hong Kong and brought together animal rights activists, legal experts and vets. Brian Stewart, who spent ... that it was willing to make sure horses were looked after. "I'd say around 90 per cent would be swayed," Stewart said. Animal rights groups have long used the high-profile deaths of horses, ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Another horse dies in fall on Aintree course

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Nationals and complaints from animal-rights groups. "We have made significant improvements in safety at the course, but we also recognise that jump racing carries risk you can never completely ...

  3. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    PR campaigns don't always follow the script

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 10:48pm by Alan Aitken

    ... in Melbourne has already had a knock 'em down, drag 'em out fight with animal rights protesters there- and won that round- over a prominently placed billboard of a horse lying dead ... Using non-humans to promote events is fraught with problems while Jockey Club does right thing with Rich Tapestry's lasix issue PR campaigns don't always follow script In another ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club stance on controversial drug Lasix the only choice

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 07:46pm by Michael Cox

    ... its use in the US and Canada has been systemic for three decades or so. Defenders of the diuretic say its use is a simple animal rights issue – that bleeding can kill horses, it hurts them ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Moore eyes Derby after Selkirk stars at Sha Tin

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 12:16am by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... believes the horse is heading the right way at this early stage. "I like him a lot," said Mosse. "He is a lovely animal and I was happy with that but I think we can get him even better. He looks like he is starting to acclimatise and he gave me a lovely feeling." "Of course, today was not a Derby field, but he is coming along the right way, he will keep ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Top speedster Amber Sky to defy big weight on return

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:25pm by Alan Aitken

    ... underestimate the John Moore-trained sprinter on the basis of the 1,000m, as he is a horse who runs on even at 1,400m. But Sterling City is a quality animal, unbeaten first-up, who won his only race over the course- albeit in Class Four- and he is drawn in the right place to be following the pace then powering home late to find any weaknesses in the speed runners. ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Crackerjack comes good for new trainer Tony Millard

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... a decent animal and if we handle him right I think we can get him back to where he was and have something to build on," said Millard. "And what's pleasing is that this isn't his ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    More horses should be named after cartoon characters like Pikachu

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 09:09pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Hong Kong’s horse names are sometimes sniggered at, even derided, and rightly so, but once in a blue moon comes a name which deserves a standing ... or playing computer games, Pikachu is the most popular character from the Japanese game (and later anime series) Pokémon. A cute chubby yellow...thing...with a lightning bolt tail, bright red cheeks ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    John Moore devises 'up in the air' plan B for Dan Excel

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 11:01pm by Michael Cox

    ... problem hasn't been resolved 100 per cent," Moore said. "We will make a decision late next week. If he isn't right on veterinary grounds he won't run. It would be common ... of animals, not just horses, and there's mostly people's pets there- cats and dogs, so you can't really do much with a racehorse in there. "We knew that would be the situation ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - HOME AND AWAY PETER SIMPSON

    Home And Away: Football fans should take a stand for abused workers in Qatar

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:21pm by Peter Simpson

    ... In the first four months of this year, 53 Nepali and 89 Indian workers have died in the Arab state, according to Ucatt and other unions and rights groups. Since January 2012, more than 430 migrants ... according to Amnesty International, "treated like cattle". This is an unfair comparison. Domesticated farm animals are fed. But not so the workers assigned to build the luxury offices ...




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