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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

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Jockey Club should take a more scientific approach, experts tell animal welfare symposium- a move that would also make good business sense 'More research needed to protect horses' Racing-mad Hong Kong needs to take a more scientific approach to the welfare of its horses, a former Jockey Club vet told the International Animal Welfare ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Youngsters hope to win place in Jockey Club's trainee programme

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by VICTORIA DUTHIE

    ... should be committed, have respect for others and love animals," Chan said. On average, only three applicants each year succeed in becoming certified jockeys, with salaries for racing ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Talking turf in Hong Kong

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 10:54pm by Alan Aitken

    ... and Asian Games. "And we have hundreds of thoroughbreds in riding schools in China, so we have a good understanding of requirements regarding training, animal health, and welfare ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    How Hong Kong's failed racehorses are enjoying new lease of life as showjumpers

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:02pm by Michael Cox

    ... on a database and each horse is visited by a Jockey Club vet at least once every year, if not every six months, to check on its welfare. More than 1,000 ex-racehorses are in equestrian clubs ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Picking the right race for horses is key: top trainer

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:59am by Amy Nip

    ... the animal struggled. "When the horse did his morning trackwork, everyone said he was doing well. But his performances in races went downhill from losing by eight lengths to ten lengths," ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Osteoporosis, dehydration, kidney stones, starvation: how Hong Kong's jockeys are punishing their bodies to make the weight

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 10:26pm by Michael Cox

    ... grind of Europe. Last year, Jockey Club steward and licensing committee chairman Steve Railton travelled with O'Reilly to the International Conference for the Health, Safety and Welfare ... with the world, which they will do again when Hong Kong hosts the same jockey welfare conference in 2015. "Jockey health and welfare is obviously something we take quite seriously and we wanted ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Fortune favours the fastest in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 10:46pm by Michael Cox

    ... of their zodiac symbol. Across many cultures the horse is a symbol of freedom, power, instinct and intelligence, and is an animal some would argue domesticated man- not the other way around. For around ... with was an animal already born with an ability and desire to run. Weighing between 450kg and 600kg, horses can still gallop at 60km/h. To maintain that speed an animal that large must transport oxygen ...

  8. Comment - Blogs - RACING

    Animated aid – and ‘Handy Andy’ – becomes the punters’ pal

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 04:47pm by Michael Cox

    ... smiling instead of scowling and  have enough change for a $100 note. And the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Racing Simulator predicted it all. Well, not quite, but the interactive and animated punting ... allows players to watch an animation of races on mobile phones and tablets, producing a moving speed map and, in theory, helps predict “pace-dependent” outcomes of races. The best part ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Orb trainer not worried by inside rail for Preakness

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... who won March's US$10 million Dubai World Cup aboard Animal Kingdom. "To have the year that he started off with this year makes us that much more confident," McGaughey said. ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - RACING

    John Moore hoping for that elusive overseas title

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... and went to pieces," Moore said. "But, like most animals in a new environment, these two were probably just having a bit of a look around the stable than thinking about their manger, ...




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