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  1. Standing down

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Quinton Chan

    ... and managing director of Kowloon Motor Bus, is a strong favourite to succeed him. Mr Arculli, who was elected chairman in August 2002, said he would resign at the end of the season. 'I have handled several tough challenges in the past few years, such as racing-tax reform and the introduction of soccer betting,' he said. 'I think it's time for me to let other colleagues ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Racing Digest, October 7, 2012

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... time and expertise from top jockey Brett Prebble turned that around in the opening race. The Francis Lui Kin-wai-trained five-year-old arrived on a rating of 66 but has never looked like ... done a lot of work in the mornings with him this season, the horse has needed time to acclimatise and when you look at how he raced today, there should be more improvement," Lui said after ...

  3. Government should take stewards' advice

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... is not just a Hong Kong success story but a much-admired player on the world racing scene. In fact, many countries can only dream of having a racing industry this good, this well managed and this cash ... payments, is widely envied. Hong Kong racing now owns the highest average turnover per race in the world. At Happy Valley last Wednesday night, that was HK$102 million per race, or HK$816 million ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Eight horses pulled out of Sha Tin meeting over banned drug

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Runners withdrawn from Sha Tin race meeting after contaminated feed is suspected for positive test results indicating a banned drug Eight horses are pulled ... Champion - were named as having tested positive for a prohibited substance after racing at Sha Tin and Happy Valley in the previous eight days. The Jockey Club should take more responsibility ...

  6. Racing needs to move with the times

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Two conferences early last week in Paris and London tried to address racing's decreasing share of the wagering world last week, with one resorting to older, failed solutions and another looking more towards the future. The keynote speaker at the inaugural Leaders in Racing conference in London, Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Club strengthens starting-gate procedures

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... week's "barrier fiasco", when two horses jumped from the wrong gates, is the last of its kind. Chief Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, executive director of racing Bill Nader and chief ... meeting, assigning them to one horse each race and part of their duties was to check that horses went into the right gate. The inquiry into the mix-up has recommended action against the handlers, ...

  8. Racing lab leads anti-doping field

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patrick Allen He has been involved in uncovering some of the biggest racing scandals in Hong Kong for more than a decade, but Dr Terence Wan See-ming and his team at the Jockey Club Racing Laboratory are more proud of the fact that every sample is treated the same- and that every test is right. The chief racing chemist is the guardian of the laboratory's unbelievable record of 41 ...

  9. Popular app can give TV coverage a shot in the arm

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Are we watching a cultural revolution in Hong Kong racing- perhaps even world racing- with the Jockey Club's racing simulator app? Many will see that proposition and respond that, yes, it's something younger and cooler that puts racing more in touch with a generation which is more tech savvy and lives inside its smart phones and their technological ...

  10. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Jockey Club's change in quotas for new horses is a step backwards

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

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Increasing permits for private purchases- horses raced overseas- leads to an increase in uncompetitive runners Change in quotas for new horses is a step backwards In light of what were otherwise quite routine events at the Jockey Club last week, the seventh race on Sunday gave us pause to wonder about a particular direction that is being taken. ...




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