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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Talking turf in Hong Kong

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 10:54pm by Alan Aitken

    ... In the rail yard of world thoroughbred racing, Hong Kong has made the spectacular transition from caboose to locomotive in the 23 years since it last hosted the Asian Racing Conference. And, ... [tomorrow]. "Hong Kong is one of the driving forces of the Asian Racing Federation, and now host of ARC, and I personally think for the brand of the Jockey Club and of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1503541/talking-turf-hong-kong
  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Injection of cash a boost for owners in Hong Kong

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

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Jockey Club says 7 per cent rise in stake money keeps pace with soaring betting turnover Injection of cash a boost for owners The Hong Kong Jockey Club ... winning the Triple Crown or the Hong Kong Speed Series. There are also significant increases and fresh incentives for feature races and victories in Classes One and Two. We are very lucky, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1529512/injection-cash-boost-owners-hong-kong
  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    My Name Is Bond spearheads Hong Kong sweep of interport

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 12:48am by By Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com

    ... A ground-saving ride by Joao Moreira helped My Name Is Bond lead home another Hong Kong clean sweep of the Macau Hong Kong Trophy at Taipa Racecourse on Saturday, as the visiting horses filled the first five placings. After Hong Kong horses dominated the first leg of the interport series at Sha Tin in March, with locals filling the first seven placings, the Caspar Fownes-trained sprinter snuck ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1522900/my-name-bond-spearheads-hong-kong-sweep-interport
  4. 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 the world's greatest racehorses. We are just teaching them that this isn't like racing anymore. It is just about getting them to slow down Martin Leung In fact, Phaedo was one of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1522780/leap-faith-fresh-start-former-beasts-track
  5. 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

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Top horses forced to take their talents abroad after dominating at home Follow @AndrewNJHawkins Sunday sees Hong Kong step up to the plate in Singapore in an attempt to repeat last year’s domination of their two feature races, the Singapore Airlines International Cup and the KrisFlyer Sprint. Hong Kong is represented by last year’s 1-2 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1512898/lack-group-one-features-only-positive-world-stage
  6. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Youngsters hope to win place in Jockey Club's trainee programme

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by VICTORIA DUTHIE

    ... said, citing Dicky Liu Cheuk Yin, who spent two years in New Zealand and is now an apprentice jockey with 40 wins in Hong Kong under his belt. "Not everyone can take the pressure," Liu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549162/youngsters-hope-win-place-jockey-clubs-trainee-programme
  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    John Moore remains confident in Designs On Rome for Hong Kong Derby, despite draw

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 01:40am by Alan Aitken

    ... will not hurt Rome Able Friend may have emerged with the lower barrier draw for the HK$16 million BMW Hong Kong Derby yesterday, but his trainer John Moore deviated from the popular wisdom ... with the stamina issue," he said. "But he will be vulnerable to the traffic problems when a few of the lesser-rated runners begin to struggle and Joao [Moreira, jockey] will have to have a little ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1447991/dont-rule-out-designs-rome-hong-kong-derby-john-moore-says
  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Osteoporosis, dehydration, kidney stones, starvation: how Hong Kong's jockeys are punishing their bodies to make the weight

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 10:26pm by Michael Cox

    ... with the world, which they will do again when Hong Kong hosts the same jockey welfare conference in 2015. "Jockey health and welfare is obviously something we take quite seriously and we wanted ... and other professional sports people John O'Reilly  On the same day, Chinese University of Hong Kong sports scientist John O'Reilly began a ground-breaking study into weight loss practices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1428474/osteoporosis-dehydration-kidney-stones-starvation-how-hong-kongs
  9. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Hong Kong Jockey Club says no plan to be part of Mongolia racing, betting

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 03:20am by Alan Aitken

    ... no intention of becoming directly involved. "I can say categorically there has been no contact with the HKJC from Mongolia regarding Hong Kong horses racing there, but we will have a chance to talk at the Asian Racing Conference [in Hong Kong] next week." Oyungerel Tsedevdamba, the minister for culture, sport and tourism, said, according to a Bloomberg report: "Our priority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1500328/hong-kong-jockey-club-says-no-plan-be-part-mongolia-racing-betting
  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong Jockey Club targets April for commingling bets with US

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 10:32pm by Alan Aitken

    ... The Hong Kong Jockey Club expects to be commingling bets with the United States by April but the same co-operation with Australia is now looking less likely to take place this season. The Jockey Club received Legislative Council approval to undertake commingling- the process by which bets placed on Hong Kong races in another country will be forwarded into the "home" betting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1411258/hong-kong-jockey-club-targets-april-commingling-bets-us

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