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  1. Size stays ahead in two-horse race

    Posted Feb 16th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The battle lines are drawn in the Hong Kong trainers' premiership. It's the proverbial two-horse race and once again yesterday the arch rivals went blow for blow, ... Not were the punters, as his near 29-1 starting price indicated. 'He drew barrier 14 and the track was favouring horses racing on the speed, so we didn't have a lot of choice,' Size ...

  2. Horse-racing dispute led to fatal stabbing in park

    Posted Jan 07th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford A quarrel between two elderly men about horse racing degenerated into a violent fight that ended in one of them dying of a stab wound, a court heard yesterday. Constable So ... Duncan Percy that Chang had told him Li was a 'complete stranger'. He also agreed with Mr Percy that Chang had told him the two had argued over 'horse-racing matters' ...

  3. Time for HK horse racing to hit its straps

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With the predictability of lemmings scurrying to their fate, the jeremiahs and naysayers have, by rote, immediately voiced their objections to the idea of year-round horse racing. Easily the most important fact about Hong Kong horse racing is that without the income the government derives from it, we would all pay about 8 per cent more in income tax. Hong Kong claims ...

  4. Rest from course 'is horse sense'

    Posted Jul 18th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma The suggestion of summer racing has been met with mumblings of dissent by the horse-racing industry. Trainers and jockeys alike said they would have no choice but to toe ... track needs a rest. The personnel working the industry need a break and, more importantly, the horses need a break.' But Mr Hayes said that if necessary, evening races held out of the sun ...

  5. New job requires horse sense only

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... Flora Wu If you know horse racing and have the gift of the gab, then don't hide your talent. CitySeen has learned the Hong Kong Jockey Club, ATV and Commercial Radio are seeking people to host racing programmes in the coming season, which kicks off on September 5. 'Horse racing information is getting more diversified. There's a need to recruit more hosts ...

  6. Summer racing just adds to fun, say punters

    Posted Jul 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... concerns by animal rights activists that racing during the hottest months of the year was cruel to thoroughbreds. Mr Chan said: 'It is the owners' responsibility to check horses' conditions. If they do not seem to be feeling well, I think the owner wouldn't let them go on racing. Horses are expensive assets.' Norman de BruiKinghe, a 70-year-old retiree, believed ...

  7. Renaissance man- Dettori rediscovers competitive drive

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... ego-popping question that made him re-evaluate his life and finally decide that his future still lies in horse racing. The flamboyant Italian admits that 2003 was a shocker for him. He almost becomes ... he needs inspiration, Dettori need only look out the window of his superb Newmarket home to see Fujiyama Crest, the last of his seven winners from a seven-race card at Ascot on that famous ...

  8. Bowman's Crossing arrives safe and sound in Singapore

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... on Friday night and had been restricted to light work since arriving. 'He arrived a very fit horse, having had a race here just over two weeks ago, and everything is fine with him,' ... to enhance his prospects of a trip to Royal Ascot for the Queen Anne Stakes (Grade One) in late June. The barrier draw for the Singapore race will be held tomorrow morning, one day earlier than ...

  9. Meagher handles exaggerated hopes

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... or sixth, and travelling nicely. I've decided to put the blinkers back on him for this race, but I don't think they'll make him pull. I'm happy enough with my horse, and I'm ... this is a big occasion, and I love the atmosphere that goes with these big races,' he said. 'I'm comfortable that my horses are fit, well and sound. And since they've both drawn good ...

  10. Dye determined to win over sceptics

    Posted May 30th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... continued. 'In Australia, I was riding for the top trainers and had virtually first pick from the leading trainer, Gai Waterhouse. 'I was riding the best horses in all the best races ... director of racing, that persistent, negative feedback from the betting public had been a factor. 'I've always been one to look ahead, rather than back,' Dye said. 'When ...




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