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  1. HK, France to become good neighbours

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... The Jockey Club will operate betting pools on the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on October 5 in what it hopes will be part of its future product expansion under the two-way banner of the Good Neighbour Policy. Executive director of racing, Winfried Engel ...

  2. Peslier in line for HK Mile hat-trick

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... in stages, but in France they go just an even gallop most of the race then accelerate hard, like racing here,' he said. 'He is the kind of horse who can gain two or three lengths quickly ...

  3. Club must learn from the 'Bliss pills' affair

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... home country of France, around the world and even in places where he is barely known. 'Jockey unreservedly cleared' was only news in Hong Kong. Some newspapers and internet sites ...

  4. Break helps Gibson get ahead of learning curve

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... without any racing in sight. After winding up his operation in Chantilly, France, Gibson moved to Hong Kong as an interested observer towards the end of last season before his licence became ... done especially for Hong Kong- it was always the way I did things in France,' Gibson said. 'I think it's probably a complaint that owners all over the world have about ...

  5. Aga Khan's loss of Soumillon may turn out to be Hong Kong's gain

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of the rider and one of the world's leading owners was announced in a statement from Aga Khan Studs. 'Christophe Soumillon will not be retained to ride the Aga Khan-owned horses in France after the 2009 flat racing season,' the statement said. 'After eight years under contract as the first rider in France, it has been decided, as human relations have become difficult ...

  6. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Royal Partner catches the eye

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... wins from 1,200m to 1,600m at Sha Tin) and Cape Canaveral (three wins over the 1,200m at the Valley), from five other performers. Hill Of Peace was a winner at 2,000m in France and multiple placed up to 2,200m and is a half-sister to a few black-type winners over a route in Ireland and France. She also produced three other winning foals over a range of 1,200m to 1,800m. Royal ...

  7. Sport - Racing - BRITAIN

    Mania steers Auroras Encore to National glory

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Liverpool Mania steers Auroras Encore to National glory Big outsider Auroras Encore won the Grand National Steeplechase yesterday, cruising to a nine-length victory ... Agence France-Presse, Associated Press ...

  8. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Rainbow Chic shows marked progress

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... come out of the meeting delighted with the performance of his Derby hopeful Rainbow Chic in the Class One Cheong Ming Handicap over the extended Valley mile. Rainbow Chic arrived from France ... dam, Doohulla, was a Listed placed, short-course winner by the speed influential Stravinsky, and his second dam Viva Zapata was a Group Two sprint winner in France, and as such Rainbow Chic ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Fownes knows he can pull it off with Best Show

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... reputation that he has simply failed to back up, while Rainbow Chic, a leading three-year-old in France, has given problems with his racing manners and been all but impossible for his jockeys ... didn't mess around," Fownes said. "He's a Group Three winner in his own right in France, so he is up to winning if he does everything correctly. That last run was his best so far, ...

  10. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Engrossing set for a dazzling season

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... and four placings from 17 starts. Pan Galactic was a mile winner in France and Listed placed on multiple occasions and her mating to various stallions have produced six winners over distances ...




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