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  1. Sport - Racing

    Brett Prebble to miss start of Hong Kong racing season

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Australian is licensed for part of the year as he tries to juggle riding duties with a fast-growing company that produces race gear for jockeys Stalwart ... of racing] Bill Nader for supporting me on this," Prebble, 35, said yesterday. "The key reason is that I have a lot of important, business-related matters that really need my personal ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Youngster Tommy Berry comfortable with decision to return home

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... but he said the main reason for returning was to try and establish himself as a big-race rider during the Melbourne Spring Carnival. "It's a hard choice but I am still young and I have ... in a Class Three dirt race. "I had to do a fair bit of work to get there and when I gave him a click there was something there that I didn't expect," he said. ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    I'll return better than ever, says departing Fourie

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... it is going to be much better for me." Under the sometimes over-powering microscope of racing at Sha Tin and Happy Valley, Fourie has shown poise in his rookie season and maintained his ... and was a "marginal" pass at the pre-race veterinary inspection. "Sometimes you need to trust the trainer," Leung said. ...

  4. Race is on to snare coveted spot at jockey school

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... world-class jockeys,' said Chan, who manages the training and educational programme for the club's Racing Development Board. There are 1,000 applicants for this year's intake, of whom just 20 will be selected. The apprentices are put through a multi-phase programme covering everything from riding techniques to stable management. Under the tutelage of racing veterans, ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Lai's spirit soars after surviving earlier tumble

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Hong Kong jockey shows resilience by coming back from a fall and nailing the next race Lai's spirit soars after surviving earlier tumble Local jockey ... earlier, Lai was hurled to the ground 250m from the winning post when his mount in the sixth race, Best Win, broke down hopelessly and later had to be put down. But Lai climbed back on the horse- ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Fresh and hungry Whyte back with a vengeance

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... said. "We thought he might be better suited down the straight- for a horse with some speed and a bit of class, they can be easier races than the 1,200m. It's great to win for Rad's owners, the family has put a lot into racing and bought plenty of horses that haven't been so good, so they deserve a nice one." Rad was unbeaten in two Australian starts ...

  7. Extended bands will kill off competitive races

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be no thought for what extended-band races are doing to a very good general handicapping framework that is, with wide weight spreads and the competitive racing they encourage, a great foundation for good betting races. For the second time in recent weeks, an extended-band race has altered the landscape to its detriment at tonight's Happy Valley meeting, with race six seeing the spread ...

  8. Thumbs up as racing season off to flying start

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges had to reach as far as Japan to find a low light yesterday after a big crowd, strong racing ... a dream start to the season,' said Engelbrecht-Bresges. 'Even if you take out the simulcast race, on which there was such a large increase in turnover, this was by every measurement ...

  9. Jockey Club pushes data to attract racing fans

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong Jockey Club marketing boss Richard Cheung Che-kit's plan for the new racing season. Last season, Cheung's team worked at attracting new racing fans with promotions such as Happy ... bias information was not an opinion, but rather raw data punters could use in deciding their bets as a race meeting progressed. A screen will display where previous winners at the meeting were ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Moore compares Berry's work ethic with Beadman

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... to the top of Class Three next season," he said. "But from an owners point of view, he is a good horse, he will win two or three races a season and pay for himself. "This horse ...




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