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  1. Sport - Racing

    Barriers key for California Memory and Military Attack in the Jockey Club Cup

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 09:12pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Jockey Club Cup (2,000m) at Sha Tin today and that might just be enough of an edge for the Tony Cruz-trained California Memory. California Memory (Matthew Chadwick) and Military Attack (Zac ... second-up in every preparation in Hong Kong. ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Return of Umberto Rispoli to Hong Kong makes it hard for new jockeys

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 09:54pm by Alan Aitken

    ... the Jockey Club's executive director of racing. "Rispoli will take us to 24, and Howard Cheng looks likely to return from injury in the back half of December to make that number up to 25, ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Italian will join the roster in November, which will mean fewer opportunities for new riders Slim pickings likely for jockeys as Rispoli returns A world ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Joy for Schutz as he scrapes past benchmark- with help from champion jockey

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:31am by STAFF

    ... for family reasons. Michael Cox Assistant starter leaves Hong Kong after stellar racing career A remarkable racing career that saw assistant starter Philip Waldron ride for Britain's Queen Elizabeth, compete in 17 countries, become the first club jockey in 1987 and eventually mentor local riding talent came to a close at Sha Tin on Sunday. After riding until 1996, Waldron was appointed ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Hong Kong system is a forgiving one

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com With 83 meetings per season, raising of the trainers' benchmarks to a more reasonable level could hardly be cause for complaint Hong Kong system ... not failed three times. That would have been impossible, since the benchmarks had been introduced only two years earlier, but the Jockey Club's line was a retrospective judgment that each had ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club officials ready to move on after zilpaterol feed contamination

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Zilpaterol tests come back clear on 117 declared and standby starters for the Sha Tin meeting Officials ready to move on after contamination Jockey Club ... Kelly added that, for obvious reasons, those pre-race tests will have an accent on zilpaterol which they might not have had a week ago. With all horses now on alternative feeds, the club ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Former premier Zhu Rongji lifts lid on talks with CY Leung

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of Leung Chun-ying, now Hong Kong's chief executive, on the core reform issues of land ownership and housing. Leung, then a young surveyor at British real estate firm Jones Lang Wootton, is the only Hong Kong politician mentioned in the book, but it is an indication of his close ties with the mainland. Zhu (pictured) has kept a low profile since he retired a decade ago and avoided ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Big crowd expected for season curtain raiser between South China and Kitchee

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 09:51pm

    ... on Sunday as heavyweights Kitchee and South China clash in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Cup at Mong Kok Stadium. The new charity event, which features the league champions against the winners ... will be under scrutiny as they face the challenge of South China, traditional powerhouses of Hong Kong soccer. This is a new event with the financial backing of the Jockey Club and we have the two best ...

  8. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Jockey Club's simulcast quality control has gone to hell

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 09:42pm by Alan Aitken

    ... of the Jockey Club's simulcast policy has crumbled and fallen away, but we can't see for a minute why it had to be this way. As we recall it, simulcasts of overseas races were expanded ... Happy Galaxy, a horse owned here and an intended visitor for the Hong Kong Sprint. It is not one of the two races being simulcast from Sydney, however, presumably because there are only 10 ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Obsessive fans just one of the quirks of Hong Kong racing

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 07:00pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... a timely tribute to Christ The Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, but instead she appeared in the parade ring at Sha Tin on Sunday – a rather extreme example of fan culture in Hong Kong racing. ... Moreira a little taste of home. It wasn’t a Monica Seles moment, nor was it really that big a deal – it was talked about on Sunday but dismissed as one of the nuances of Hong Kong racing. Still, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Training dream finally comes true for Chris So with Jockey Club licence

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... eight months to recover." Fortunately this did not deter his training ambitions. After working in Canada for five years, So moved back to Hong Kong and in 1997 he joined the Jockey Club. He ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Hard work and a tough constitution bring the crowning success of a Hong Kong licence Training dream finally comes true for Chris So Chris So Wai-yin knows what ...




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