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  1. Tests confirm steroids in Target

    Posted Jan 05th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... dealing with presenting the horse on race day with a prohibited substance in his system. If found guilty, the hobby trainer would be required to return the cost of Takeover Target's travel ...

  2. Double Trio system is stretching a friendship

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

    ... Alan Aitken With this column's hobby horses being retired faster than Wall Street investment bankers, Monday's season opener did remind us that at least one remains on all fours. After the alterations to place-pool betting this season, along with (at last) some sanity returned to the calculation of dead-heat dividends, we were wondering what deficiency to target next. ...

  3. Sorry to nag, but hard tracks tend to distort reality

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken This column has recently been able to rapidly retire one hobby horse with the demise of Bracket Win, but we are still faced every morning with nearly a capacity yard ... it be that Figs and Champion Pioneer were able to look so good on the clock? Simply the surface. Racing at Sha Tin last Saturday was conducted on a road and the particular hobby horse we have thrown ...

  4. Cricket-fighting punters deserve some leniency

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... we could pass laws that make it permissible. And the game's elderly enthusiasts could pursue their hobby in peace. The Jockey Club has been exploring ways of increasing its income. ...

  5. And they're off

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Tim Elliott

    ... collections of quality thoroughbreds in the world- a billion-dollar cavalry of more than 3,000 horses. And since racing took off in 1991, horses have become a national hobby. No visit is complete, ...

  6. I wouldn't bet on it

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'The more you know about horses, the cheaper the costs,' says Caddy, who adds that as he chooses his own horses, it has become a relatively cheap hobby. But if you know nothing about ...

  7. On the Rails

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with Alan Aitken We hate to harp. Well, perhaps not in some cases. It's that time of the year and our December hobby horses are just coming right in their coats and starting to get that be-on-me look, so we thought we would trot them out for a run on the eve of international week. Firstly, the International Jockeys' Championship (IJC) next Wednesday and the glaring omission, ...

  8. Good Ba Ba brings home millions

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... They love the excitement of racing. They have honour every time they win, too. 'Horse racing is just a hobby for me. I didn't think that buying a horse could be such a good investment. ...

  9. 'Parasite' is feeding off envy of world

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... well paid for it, but racing has been my hobby for 40 years. I'll probably die in harness like most trainers but I'll do it being active in buying, breeding, racing. Ivan Allan, ...

  10. Chans hope for more Floral delight

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... 'We believe that to make a horse a good runner we should get it into racing, like getting a child into a hobby. 'If you whip it, it gets startled and distracted and it might end up ...




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