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  1. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    The good, the bad and the ugly of World Cup night in Dubai

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:18pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com World Cup night is expensive, flashy and shiny, but the public relations are an insult and the Tapeta track only fit for goats The good, the bad and ugly ... the Al Quoz Sprint on Amber Sky, J-Mo tried to pump up the crowd but the reception was more polite than enthusiastic Alan Aitken That was the reception for African Story after the World Cup ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ON THE RAILS

    Live webcast of top Hong Kong races is just a matter of will

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 11:46pm by Alan Aitken

    ... of will We recall being loaned a friend's videotape- yes, a videotape and probably Beta format- of the television coverage of the Breeders' Cup meeting almost 20 years ago. Great racing action, even if drug-soused and much of it on the dirt tracks for which we don't really care, but the striking thing about last weekend's Breeders' Cup was what had changed and how ...

  3. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    (Lack of) info from Mongolia leaves everyone in the dark

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of the National Cup meeting. Record purses will be offered across the entire programme with the highlight by [sic] the running of the RMB$1,000,000 National Cup." According to the site "There ...

  4. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    New careless-riding rules could prove painful for some

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of careless riding per 150 rides, calculated seasonally, and can get a day off his penalty but older records don't count. Chadwick's last ban was almost 150 rides ago on QE II Cup day but he ...

  5. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Persistence could finally be paying off with Willie Cazals

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... off with Willie Cazals We have to give Weichong Marwing his due- he did try, he really did give it a go on Liberator in the Champions & Chater Cup on Sunday, he just didn't have quite ... 10 points for finishing fifth in the Group Two Jockey Club Cup last year when out of the ratings. The concept behind these rises is that the same group of horses may meet in a handicap ...

  6. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    A classic case of confusing the Hong Kong Derby picture

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of confusing theDerby picture The irony of the Classic Cup, not just on Sunday but every year, has been that the concept of the race was to give racing fans a linear guide to the Hong Kong Derby ... at 1,600m, 1,800m and then 2,000m. Before there was a Classic Cup- or its previous title, the Derby Trial- as an "official" lead-up, the Derby runners took any number of different paths ...

  7. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Singapore stages a show with Military precision

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Lucky Nine. In the Cup, Hong Kong punters called it 2.2 for Military Attack, 3.7 Pastorius, 9.5 Red Cadeaux, 10.0 Hunter's Light and 10.0 Dan Excel. Given the chance, and the volume wagered ...

  8. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Fantasy racing on mainland China

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com It's hard to know what Dubai is thinking, but backing a meeting in Chengdu is bizarre, to say the least Fantasy racing on the mainland For those of us who have never witnessed a mirage in the desert, the announcement ...

  9. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    At least quality trumps quantity

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Only four overseas runners have been entered for the QE II Cup, but they have the pedigree to give locals a run for the money At least quality trumps quantity This afternoon's announcement of the selected runners for Champions Mile will tell us more, but the scarcity of international opposition in the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup rings a few ...

  10. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Tie-breaker for trainers' title lacks consistency or logic

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... exactly 20 years ago, when clearly the rules were different. The records we have of the trainers' championship in those days don't even list minor placings, just winners, cup races ... have won more races than either Cruz or Size. Back in November, Cruz-trained Penglai Xianzi and Size-trained Fulfil A Wish hit the line together in the Chevalier Cup to provide ...




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