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  1. Sport - Racing

    Historic Chengdu meeting another hoof in the door

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 10:11pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Dubai-led initiative hailed a success, but viable system of mainland competition remains distant Historic Chengdu meeting another hoof in the door A race meeting in Chengdu district last weekend was not the giant leap many crave when it comes to racing on the mainland, but even sceptics acknowledge it marked an important first step in conquering ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    The sound of one hand clapping in Chengdu

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:09pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Many hail the success of the inaugural meeting in Sichuan, but what is the point if there is no betting The sound of one hand clapping in Chengdu In Chengdu in Sichuan province, there was a race meeting backed by Darley or Dubai or, however you like to slice it, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. Plenty of thumbs up from the participants, ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Dubai organisers hail Chengdu race meeting

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 11:36pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Dubai organisers hail Chengdu race meeting Dubai-based organisers were boasting a "world first" in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on Sunday when five races were held including the inaugural Chengdu Dubai International Cup at Jinma Lake Racecourse. There was no betting at Chengdu, but the fact quarantine protocol was established- allowing ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Dubai-sourced Chengdu meeting gets go-ahead in April

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 09:04pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Chengdu meeting gets go-ahead China is to host a Dubai-sourced race meeting next month following yesterday's announcement by Meydan Group that the much-anticipated fixture at Chengdu will take place on April 6. Meydan Group and its local partner, the Chengdu Municipal Government, had originally intended to stage the Chengdu meeting, with horses flown ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Jockey Club under starter’s orders with new mainland training centre

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:29pm by Michael Cox

    ... of complications," he said. "Your best and only partner will be government." Even so, last month's Dubai-backed race meeting in Chengdu was hailed as a success in that its swiftly arranged ... and the training centre. Meanwhile, Chengdu's "fly-in, fly-out" model was not a long-term solution, according to Engelbrecht-Bresges. "Firstly the concept employed in Chengdu is very ...

  6. 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 that Meydan Group will be part of the commencement of international racing in Chengdu later this year will do until one comes ...

  7. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Hey Mongolia: get your own jockeys

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 10:49pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Hong Kong horses and jockeys. (Obviously, they were watching Chengdu, with the Dubai horses and jockeys). Now that's crossing a line. Mongolia, we need to talk. You came to us for help, so ...

  8. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Was Hohhot meeting the dawn of a new era or a new era of false dawns?

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... post-Hohhot will surely be on the faces of those involved with the next mainland sideshow. Yes, the dogs bark and the caravan jingles on to Chengdu next month- supposedly on October 26- for Sheikh ... they are throwing, if that.) Certainly, the Darley team is matching the China Horse Club at this stage when it comes to a lack of information on how it is all coming together down at Chengdu. It's ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Meydan to host a race meeting in Chendgu

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... a "strategic partnership" with Chengdu, promising to "define the future of racing in China". Meydan group chairman Saeed H Al Tayer said: "Information relating to quarantine, prize ... such extra-curricular activity and that is respecting their wishes and laws and regulations. This is a very successful model here." "Our ultimate goal is to bring world-class racing to Chengdu ...

  10. Sport - China - GOLF

    Chinese golfer Ye Wocheng, 12, is youngest European Tour qualifier

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:46am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka in Chengdu Chinese teenager, 12, takes his place in history by qualifying for Volvo China Open Twelve-year-old Ye Wocheng will etch his name into European Tour history when he competes in the Volvo China Open in six weeks, having secured one of the three spots at the western qualifier in Chengdu yesterday. Ye confessed to being nervous when standing on the first ...




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