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  1. Dominant Whyte has rivals reeling

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... eight attempts. With the new Jockey Challenge format of betting in the run until race six, Whyte was already down to a price of 1.06 when the pool closed, even though the Durban Demon's day ... time out. 'Possibly it was a bit flattering because I got such a soft lead into the race but, having said that, he let down well and won with authority, and I'd love to be riding him ...

  2. Takeover Target the standout for Kranji glory

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... a four-month break, and natural improvement should see him safely home first in this evening's HK$5.7 million KrisFlyer Sprint (1,200m) at Kranji racecourse. If Absolute Champion and Takeover ... Takeover Target has been his ability to endure. During the Australian summer, he performed with great distinction in Sydney, downing multiple Group One winner Dance Hero in a thriller at 1,200m, ...

  3. Organisers go flat out to adapt Sha Tin racecourse for equestrian Paralympics

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young, Prudence Lui

    ... Prudence Lui and Anneliese O'Young Transforming Sha Tin racecourse, the Olympic equestrian venue, for the Paralympics is taking every minute of the fortnight between the two competitions, but the equestrian Paralympics chief has nothing but praise for the job that is being done. Seventy-three athletes will use 72 horses, with one horse shared. The arena for spectators ...

  4. Review over children at racecourses

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan and Joshua But The Betting and Lotteries Commission will hold a public discussion on whether children should be allowed at racecourses. The session, to be held on April 3, ... be raised during the consultation session: not to allow any people under the age of 18 to enter racecourses during race meetings; allow the Jockey Club to organise owners' fun days only on some ...

  5. Melbourne Cup magic again

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It's that time of the year again when a race stops a nation and millions of fans around the world turn their attention Down Under as the best staying horses battle it out in the A$5.5 million Emirates Melbourne Cup. Find the winner with the help of our experts in a four-page pull-out inside. ...

  6. Event wins global hearts and minds

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... a former New York racing boss who has broken down some ancient barriers in getting top US trainers interested in bringing their top horses to Hong Kong. 'This year will be an added highlight ... and a sporting event of which all Hongkongers should be immensely proud. The place is Sha Tin racecourse, the date Sunday, December14. ...

  7. Q&A: Dealing with stressful situations

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How did you change on assuming your role? At directorate level, you have to move away from the detail and deal with the philosophical part of the job. In the Observatory, that means having to live with the inescapable fact of being wrong some of the time, ...

  8. Sheikh's vision leaves the world gasping

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Emirates also hinted strongly, without being tied down to a precise number, that a lift from its US$6 million stake to US$10 million for the Dubai World Cup (DWC) was possible, if not next year ... the World Cup meeting has been able to go up a notch. In fairness, the event has now outgrown its home, but only has one more year to go at Nad al Sheba racecourse before moving across the road ...

  9. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted May 01st 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Veteran groundsman Ho Kwok-wah's dedication while tending the turf at Happy Valley and Sha Tin racecourses over four decades has prompted the Jockey Club to bring him out ... racecourses. 'Every morning when I come to the racecourse, the grass will talk to me, saying 'I need water; I need fertiliser',' says Mr Ho, who understands 'the grass ...

  10. Old warhorse still young enough to shock handler

    Posted Jun 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... handler Cody Mo Wai-kit at Fuchu yesterday morning. The old warhorse tipped Mo off when he unexpectedly leaned down to the track on his way off the course after he completed a 600m test starting ... in the quarantine station and at the racecourse- due to Bullish Luck's participation in Dubai- but, strangely, he was allowed to travel alongside the other horses from Hong Kong to Japan and from ...




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