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  1. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    A warmer autumn results in fast times

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 11:37pm by Alan Aitken

    ... the club's director of racing operations, and 90 per cent of the rye has been wiped out, leaving a very short grass cover. A case of the Bermuda shorts even. Ridley said that, while there is a good ... to jar up." That seems to have been the case, according to post-race reports. More rye has been put in and, a week from the official start of winter, Ridley is hoping to see temperatures ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Neil Callan cleans up with double, but misses a third at Happy Valley

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 01:26am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Irish rider's hot streak is on song, while Good Choice delivers fourth win of the season for trainer Sean Woods Callan cleans up with double, but misses a third Jockey Neil Callan continued a long-standing hot streak, while Sean Woods led in a much-needed winner, but it was a case of glass half empty as each could have finished with more ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Able Friend steals show amid day of heartbreaks

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 10:48pm by Alan Aitken

    ... was a case of "Joao Moreira being unfamiliar" with the Horse of the Year. "Blazing Speed's got better as he has gotten older, like wine," said Cruz, who has won major features now at 1,600m, 2,000m and 2,400m with the gelding. His ownership syndicate has been involved in a well-publicised court case over division of some of the HK$16 million in prize money won ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    'Versatile' Speed blazes trail to Hong Kong's richest race

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 11:52pm by Alan Aitken

    ... for fifth and wasn't far away but never looked a real threat. "That looked a case of Joao being unfamiliar with him and getting to know the horse better," said trainer John Moore. ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Moore the merrier for trainer in international trials

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 10:56pm by Alan Aitken

    ... City in the Jockey Club Sprint, particularly with Joao Moreira the partner in each case. The day has had its share of surprises and disappointments in the past, with Moore-trained Viva Pataca ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Purton: 'I'm not confident of getting the record'

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:18am by Alan Aitken

    ... the case. I've had to zig and zag a bit and work with whatever I could get." But his win on Ishvara for Yung continued a relationship, which has had a lot to do with Purton's ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    John Size the master as he retains three-win lead

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 12:54am by Alan Aitken

    ... just four runners, but was able to score with former English galloper Comeback Kid (Karis Teetan) on debut before head-case Master Sommelier responded to the touch of Joao Moreira to break his ...

  8. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Righteous a worthy recruit for Benno Yung

    Posted May 19th 2014, 10:09pm by Alan Aitken

    ... of talent, but was not a perfect beginner and that was the case on Saturday. An awkward start was followed by him speeding through to share the lead, but it was then clear just how new to the whole ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Why it's always a good idea to bank on a long shot in Hong Kong's staying races

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:54pm by Alan Aitken

    ... manufactures that product- or another that is supplied to the Jockey Club- may think again on whether it's worth the trouble for however much 1,200 horses can consume? In the case of the feed ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Turbo-charged Joao Moreira to dominate Triple Trio at Happy Valley

    Posted May 19th 2014, 09:58pm by Alan Aitken

    ... missed the placings only once in nine attempts at the trip. He is versatile enough to lead if needed or take a trail if the pace is on, the second of which should be the case here. Speedy Sandy ...




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