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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Fortune favours the fastest in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 10:46pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com In an auspicious year, race fans hope their equine athletes will show that will to win at a packed Sha Tin on Sunday Fortune favours the fastest Energetic, ... And of all the breeds of horses, the thoroughbred- the racehorse- is the most famous. It is an athletic marvel selectively bred for speed and stamina. The thoroughbred is the star at the centre ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Osteoporosis, dehydration, kidney stones, starvation: how Hong Kong's jockeys are punishing their bodies to make the weight

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 10:26pm by Michael Cox

    ... pounds in the 24 hours before race day. There's no doubt these guys are elite athletes. You test them on the treadmill and some of the guys have similar aerobic capacity to top footballers ... and nutrition of athletes, mainly works with professional soccer players under Professor Stephen Wong Heung-sang in the University's Research Group for Physical Activity and Sport Nutrition. Video: ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Study finds big spikes in jockeys' heart rates on race day

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 10:35pm by Michael Cox

    ... of Hong Kong study led by sports scientist John O'Reilly. What the data showed was that jockeys' athletic performances are every bit as demanding as other professional sports from ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong's top horses prepare to take on the world's finest

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 11:28pm by AA

    ... footballers or sportsmen of any kind, racehorses are athletes frequently nursing an ache or a pain somewhere but the top ones are committed enough to run through it and still perform if they can only ...

  5. Comment - Blogs - RACING

    When is enough information too much?

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 08:03pm by Michael Cox

    ... any professional human athlete, and just like with people, ailments run from a temperature to the equivalent of a sore toe. Aches and pains are common, as are bruises and scrapes from stable ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    A dream match-up worth arguing over

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 05:16pm by Michael Cox

    ... targets, especially those involving international trips, people tend to say stuff that doesn’t end up happening. All race fans can do is hope these two superb equine athletes stay sound ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Not ready to retire, Joy And Fun's last hurrah still to come

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 11:49am by Michael Cox

    ... years old is probably the equivalent of 39 for a human athlete in a high-impact sport and Joy And Fun suffers from the same affliction of most blokes approaching 40 – he finds it harder ...

  8. Comment - Blogs - RACING

    Surreal time in magical Meydan

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 02:19pm

    ... off-putting for the equine athletes, wait until you see (and hear) the fireworks, low flying planes and laser lights before race seven. Last year the ruckus turned the normally unflappable Ambitious ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Jade Christy ready to put best foot forward

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... to a debut win last November, in a manner which had many expecting the athletic gelding to progress further through the grades. Jade Christy lost his way a touch through the middle part of the season ...



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