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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Caspar Fownes fixing to extend fortune with Lucky Nine

    Posted May 19th 2014, 10:31pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Hong Kong trainer is formulating plan to take tilt at Global Sprint Challenge in bid to break Japan hoodoo Fownes fixing to extend fortune with Lucky Nine Lucky Nine will head back to Japan at the start of next season hoping to collect a second leg of the Global Sprint Challenge and break his frustrating run of misfortune there following another ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Injection of cash a boost for owners in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 11:51pm by Michael Cox

    ... which will top HK$100 billion for the first time this season, and we want to keep pace with that," said the Jockey Club's executive director of racing Bill Nader. The club stopped ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    California Chrome owner apologises for bitter remarks over Triple Crown

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:47am by Reuters

    ... at one time … I needed to do this [apologise] … because I was wrong." His wife Carolyn said California Chrome would resume racing later this year after a break and she hoped fans would ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong's lack of Group One features actually a positive on the world stage

    Posted May 15th 2014, 08:44pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... – or it forces them to look beyond Sha Tin. There are only 15 Group One races, with six open to global competition; seven Group Two races, with three open to internationals; and 12 Group Three races. ... If Lucky Nine had stayed for that race last year, for example, he would have had to carry 133 pounds, conceding a lot of weight to the likes of Charles The Great, Rich Tapestry, Go Baby Go, Time ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Trainer happy with Glorious draw, but is tempered by last year's memories

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 10:59pm by Alan Aitken

    ... for him. The only time he has really done it has been here [in Tokyo], so I'm hoping he'll begin cleanly on Sunday." If the six-year-old can jump with the field, the draw is even ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Customer is king in fight for racing to keep relevance, says HKJC chief

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:16pm by Alan Aitken

    ... sports betting turnover will, for the first time, exceed that of horse racing, and the gap will keep widening. To put it simply, we are losing market share in the global gaming market ... relevance' Sports betting will overtake global racing turnover this year and that only a "customercentric" approach can maintain racing's relevance, Hong Kong Jockey Club chief ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Moment of truth as Little Bridge chases glory in Sprinters Stakes

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Stand Stakes winner up for a US$ 1 million bonus at Sha Tin in December. Little Bridge has to win three legs of the Global Sprint Challenge to earn the bonus and has one leg in the bag from ... Lord Kanaloa and Epice Arome all drew wide on Friday for the eighth leg of the Global Sprint Challenge, and with Purton's mount Little Bridge in seven and Lucky Nine in five, the Sprinters ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    How Hong Kong's failed racehorses are enjoying new lease of life as showjumpers

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:02pm by Michael Cox

    ... of nearly HK$50 million and a two-time horse of the year, stretching his legs as he recovers from injury. Just across the way, in the other trotting ring, a bold, flashy chestnut with distinctive ... they need a lot of time. In showjumping, the horses have to be very, very brave- if there is a wall in front of them over a metre high, they have to trust you to jump over it, they have to trust ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - RACING

    Time After Time's Royal Ascot trip hinges on Sha Tin Vase performance

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Five-year-old's trip to Royal Ascot hinges on performance in Sha Tin Vase, Moore says Wait and see for Time After Time Time After Time's planned ... finishing position. Moore is gunning for his fourth straight win and eighth overall in the Group Three handicap, with a quartet of runners led by topweight Time After Time. But the gelding will have ...

  10. Sport - RACING

    Dan Excel plan to be blueprint for future Australian forays

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:38pm by Alan Aitken

    ... hopes it will provide a model for more frequent assaults on Australia's top races. Thorny issues with quarantine, timing and also staffing problems are reasons most Hong Kong trainers ... in Melbourne too, we're thinking there could be a clear path with the timing and logistics worked out John Moore Moore and owner David Boehm have thus produced a blueprint for this year's ...




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