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  1. Cruz and Coetzee set to continue their dominance

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... Clint Hutchison Tony Cruz and Felix Coetzee could have a good day at the office today and continue their domination of the feature events by picking up more silverware in the Yan Oi Tong Cup with Swiss Lad. The transformation Swiss Lad has made this seaso ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493483/cruz-and-coetzee-set-continue-their-dominance
  2. Early punters pouring cash on Practitioner

    Posted Jan 14th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell It's big odds the field in most of the races at Sha Tin this afternoon but one event where the early punters have expressed the confidence to play heavily is the Ping Shan Handicap, where Win Practitioner is a short-priced favourite. The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578616/early-punters-pouring-cash-practitioner
  3. Jockey Club floats year-round racing

    Posted Jul 11th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... turnover had fallen for the seventh successive years, hitting $62 billion for the 2003-04 season. The call met opposition from sectors of the racing industry. Animal rights and anti-gambling ... professionalism? When punters return after the break, they come back keen and hungry.' They were joined by a chorus of animal rights groups, most worrying that summer races- even in the cooler ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462710/jockey-club-floats-year-round-racing
  4. Summer racing just adds to fun, say punters

    Posted Jul 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... concerns by animal rights activists that racing during the hottest months of the year was cruel to thoroughbreds. Mr Chan said: 'It is the owners' responsibility to check horses' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/463519/summer-racing-just-adds-fun-say-punters
  5. BHA cracking jokes with the whip rule

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... welfare. Of course, things elsewhere have gone long past the point of considering whether so-called animal rights protesters should be appeased over whip use in racing- in the grand traditions ... at all in skirmishes about whip use. The misunderstanding is that so-called animal rights people want to see the end of the whip in racing- they don't. They want to see the end of racing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982289/bha-cracking-jokes-whip-rule
  6. Presvis and Collection duel can light up field

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the Australian animal rights people would have found no fault with Kieren Fallon's ride. And he looks on target to put up his best again over the 2,000m at Sha Tin. Alain de Royer-Dupre is again ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/699447/presvis-and-collection-duel-can-light-field
  7. They're off and racing in the mean streets of Sicily

    Posted Aug 19th 2007, 12:00am by Lorenzo Tondo

    ... and the number of horses participating, they all come down to two things: illegal betting and animal abuse. Many animal rights organisations in Italy have brought the problem to the attention ... A few men armed with long sticks and serious gazes stand behind the animals, trying to keep them under control. Recent investigations by Italian authorities have revealed that the business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604697/theyre-and-racing-mean-streets-sicily
  8. Vodka calling all the shots as HK duo face uphill struggle

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... opportunity to beat her. Deep Sky is clearly a classy animal in his own right. He will be fitter than he was for his first race in 2009 when he found Dream Journey too strong over 2,000m at Hanshin ... against Japan's champion mare Vodka. The athletic black mare thrashed Armada by 31/2 lengths in this very race last year, and showed she is right back on song with a seven-length victory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682889/vodka-calling-all-shots-hk-duo-face-uphill-struggle
  9. Light weight can help Kyara upstage stable star

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at this distance when he carried only 116 pounds and beat Easy Winner and Majestic Falcon. The opposition is better here, he climbs quickly in the weights but he has looked a better animal in his two wins. Right down in the weights, the Almond Lee-trained Gift Is Gift (Keith Yeung Ming-lun) also represents a threat despite meeting defeat for the first time first-up this term. He is another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984666/light-weight-can-help-kyara-upstage-stable-star
  10. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Multivictory in charge but others show brilliance

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:32pm by Alan Aitken

    ... a challenge in the straight at the right time. The gelding was one-paced, grinding to the line for fifth, but should be much sharper as a fitter animal next time and he is going win sooner rather than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1422189/multivictory-charge-others-show-brilliance

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