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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. 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. ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Whyte's mastery will be the key to Fellowship's success

    Posted Feb 24th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... down by a neck to Full Of Joy. Full Of Joy has since come out and won the Chinese New Year Cup at Sha Tin, absolutely franking the form, and today Fellowship steps up in distance to 1,800m, ... finished seventh in last year's Epsom Derby, only one placing behind current Hong Kong Derby favourite Helene Mascot. ...

  9. De Kock's Archipenko all set for big run

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with a number of minor placings and wins in the UAE Derby and Dubai Sheema Classic, where Viva Pataca was downed by Sun Classique. It has been a familiar refrain at Nad Al Sheba on the big night ... ago. Archipenko looked the unlucky runner of the Dubai Duty Free when third to Jay Peg after being held up in the final stages, but De Kock (pictured) puts it down to the four-year-old's ...

  10. The stars come out to play

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... stride. Tomorrow at the world-class Sha Tin racecourse, the Hong Kong Jockey Club will present the 2008 renewal of both these great races in a springtime celebration of all that is great about ... Mosse, Howard Cheng Yue-tin- the Hong Kong jockey ranks have punching power all the way down. The assembly of horse flesh will indeed be worthy. Matsurida Gogh won the biggest race in Japan, ...




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