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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

    ... in Dubai Ah, Dubai. All great race meetings have something to distinguish them, often subtlely, from other great race meetings. In Dubai, the lack of betting is one. Of course, there is betting on Dubai races but it isn't on display, it doesn't take up any of the previews on racing television and it somehow leaves the whole thing feeling weird. We can only conclude that, as much ...

  2. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    All-conquering Hong Kong needs to flex muscles in new frontiers

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:31pm by Alan Aitken

    ... the past six, two Singapore Cups, two Yasuda Kinens, two Sprinters Stakes, four Dubai World Cup night wins and two more in the Super Somedayoftheweek lead-ups to that meeting. Add to that two ... We'll be surprised if it ever happens. Melbourne was also mentioned for Amber Sky prior to his win in Dubai, and that could resurface as a target once he gets through his summer break. Trainer ...

  3. 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 ... the racecourse not the company, is proof definitive that throwing cash at something is a talent Dubai has in abundance. But three years ago, it was Tianjin Horse City which was getting the Meydan backing ...

  4. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    At least quality trumps quantity

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

    ... is looking to those few with something left to give after the Dubai or Sydney racing carnivals, or a Japanese runner both suitably timed and unsuitable to the main older spring feature there, the two mile Spring Tenno Sho. In Japanese Group One winner Eishin Flash, Dubai Duty Free winner Sajjhaa and the unfulfilled star South African Igugu, it could be said a blow has been struck ...

  5. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Eagle Regiment looks set to do battle on foreign soil

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... often in Group One races and Man was surely being a little modest when he said the problem that kept Eagle Regiment out of the Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai had not been serious. While the Centenary ... half full side, if Eagle Regiment can travel his form, then the overseas options are there to fill up his dance card. The Al Quoz in Dubai is one target and the Global Sprint Challenge has ...

  6. 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

    ... itself. People have said that Dubai chief Frank Gabriel has been pulling his hair out getting it organised, but that would betray a lack of knowledge of Frank's prior condition, follicly ...

  7. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Ridding the world of steroid menace is a complex issue

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... drug free on race day. There have long been mutterings from European trainers about what goes on in Dubai, with certain horses that have emerged from there and not been able to take elsewhere ...

  8. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Singapore stages a show with Military precision

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

    ... something we had seen two weeks prior didn't do a great deal for the Champions Mile- the international events were strong and with a diverse representation from Australia, Europe, the Dubai ...



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