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  1. Sport - Racing

    Why Jockey Club's new half-win ruling is a half measure

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 08:54pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Why Club's new ruling is a half measure for half wins In recent days, the Jockey Club has revealed that dead-heats will have a new status when ... and that is what the club has done. If two jockeys or trainers finish equal now, and one has a dead-heat counting as a whole win in their score and the other does not, then the dead-heat will count only ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Champion jockey Oliver to ride Dan Excel in first Melbourne start

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:51am by Alan Aitken

    ... in February, 2012, at the horse’s second Hong Kong race start. ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Melbourne’s champion jockey Damien Oliver will take the reins on Cox Plate-bound Dan Excel when he begins his campaign in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    'I'm ready to jump in deep end': Nash Rawiller joins riding greats in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 11:23am by Michael Cox

    ... to honour that commitment to the Japan Racing Association and I am grateful to the Hong Kong Jockey Club for understanding and letting me start late,” he said. “I’m excited to be coming over ... a long-held career ambition when his early season arrival bolsters an already strong jockey roster in September – and the heavyweight hoop assured Hong Kong owners and trainers this is no short-term ...

  10. Comment - Blogs - Part 2

    Postcards from Macau Hong Kong Trophy Day at Taipa (Macau Racing - Part 2)

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 07:31pm by Michael Cox

    ... has been known to play up the uncanny likeness at racing conferences.   One-eyed wonder When the jockey on third-placed Giant Steps, Panamanian Louis Corrales returned to scale he noted ... edge to see Macau’s English language racecaller, Australian Harry Troy. Troy came to Macau as a jockey on a three-month riding contract, which has turned into a 16-year stint as racecaller. ...




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