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  1. Jockey Club to cut hospital donations

    Posted Jun 07th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The Hong Kong Jockey Club intends to cut its funding for the Hospital Authority, saying the public body should rely more on the government to pay for its basic services. The decision comes as the authority faces a financial crisis, with a projected deficit of $7.3 billion in the next four years. Funding from the Jockey Club Charities Trust to public hospitals has risen ...

  2. It's safe to visit, club tells the world

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Virus poses 'no threat' to overseas horses targeting international meeting at Sha Tin The Jockey Club has sought to assure leading stables around the world ... the Jockey Club's head of veterinary regulation and international liaison. Stewart said the quarantine stables at Sha Tin were a kilometre from the main stable blocks for the resident horse ...

  3. Ketamine positives condemn jockey

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... winners in total, all last season, and only had six rides this season before testing positive. He joins Marco Chui Kwan-lai as the second Hong Kong rider to be banned for ketamine use. Like Leung, ... of the prohibited substances rule and ultimately ending his career. Jockeys are not the only ones proving a ketamine headache for the Club. Last week the Ricky Yiu Poon-fai-trained Shahjee was disqualified ...

  4. Officials grill mafoo over Shahjee drug case

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken There were further developments over the weekend in the Shahjee ketamine positive case, with Jockey Club officials understood to have questioned the horse's handler ... of the horse's blood and urine, but sources say Jockey Club stewards and laboratory officials visited the mafoo's home over the weekend, as well as revisiting Yiu's stables. 'Further ...

  5. Cupid heroin case exposes flawed rules

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... The door to the Cupid inquiry may have been left ajar but, to all intents and purposes, the matter did enjoy some sort of closure on Monday. In part, the Hong Kong Jockey Club can now look ... positive to the world's most infamous illegal narcotic and the source of it has proved harder to find than Osama bin Laden. Despite the fortunes invested in security at the Hong Kong Jockey ...

  6. Probe after Derby Day winner Shahjee returns positive ketamine test

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken The Jockey Club has been hit with another positive test for ketamine, with heavily-backed winner Shahjee the centre of the new inquiry. In the past two years, young jockeys ... a hearing. While ketamine is proving to be a widespread social problem among people, finding it in Shahjee's post-race blood sample- a first in Hong Kong racing- seems more reasonable, since ...

  7. Jockey Club clears Shea of doping

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell A urine sample taken from jockey Kevin Shea 10 days ago returned a positive to Midazolam, a prohibited substance under the rules of racing, but a quickly convened inquiry chose to take no action against the South African. Midazolam, or metabolite alpha-hydroxy-midazolam, was identified in Shea's sample, collected at the November 11 meeting. Midazolam is useful ...

  8. 132 horses at Jockey Club stables hit by virus

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Jockey Club last night confirmed a contagious virus, assumed to be a strain of equine herpes, is sweeping through the thoroughbred population at Sha Tin, with its latest ... Jockey Club ponies were hit by a mystery illness in February. ...

  9. Leung's return from ban on hold as more samples tested

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Last September, Leung (pictured) became the second Hong Kong-based jockey to test positive for ketamine after a random test taken at Sha Tin. He was suspended for six months, with the penalty ending next Tuesday. However, Jockey Club stewards announced yesterday the 22-year-old was stood down from riding after that date has passed. As a condition of Leung's return to riding, he ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... provinces. Trainees off and racing The Hong Kong Jockey Club received 1,009 applications in its latest recruitment campaign for trainees. This is the highest number since 2006 and twice that recorded ... Each-way bet on freedoms People perceive that their right to demonstrate has increased but press freedoms have decreased, according to a University of Hong Kong survey. The survey of 1,003 ...




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