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  1. Besotted trio united by their love of horses and a deep passion for showjumping

    Posted Apr 17th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... was also a racecourse duffer who has turned it all around in the showjumping arena. But Gaelle's horse, Capital Star, won three races at Happy Valley, and $1.8 million in prize money, in 2001 ... Murray Bell There may be the best part of 20 years between Jennifer Chang and Gaelle Tong, but they're very much aligned in their love of horses in general and a passion ...

  2. Horse racing returns to Shanghai- for charity

    Posted Dec 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lillian Yang Horse racing, once considered a symbol of capitalist excess, will return to Shanghai next year for the first time since 1949, recalling the city's glory days. ... on the spot, while the Shanghai Fine Arts Museum sits on the site of the former clubhouse. But memories of horse racing remain strong among Shanghai's elderly population. 'It was a sport ...

  3. Horse racing show put out to pasture

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Director of Broadcasting Chu Pui-hing, who heads RTHK, said axing the 33-year-old horse racing broadcasts would not result in a significant drop in the number of listeners ... and '80s. Live coverage of horse racing will have to go at some time. It reflects a change of social trends.' Mr Chu said RTHK had first considered scrapping racing coverage in 2002, when ...

  4. Pressure rises for RTHK to scrap horse-racing show

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Pressure intensified on RTHK yesterday as Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology John Tsang Chun-wah expressed concerns over its live broadcasts of horse racing ... their live broadcasts of horse-racing meetings. As a public broadcaster, it should not go into [the] entertainment business.' RTHK pays the Jockey Club $750,000 a year for the right to broadcast ...

  5. One-horse race would leave HK the loser

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The election of the next chief executive is beginning to look like a one-horse race. Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen emerged as a frontrunner even before Tung Chee-hwa's ... expressed privately. But if there is opposition to Mr Tsang's election, why do we seem to be heading for a one-horse race? The pro-Beijing camp is not short of supporters on the Election ...

  6. Hello Pretty holds edge over Sharki in two-horse race

    Posted Jan 01st 2006, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... John Bell Lightly raced Hello Pretty may have only scrambled in by a narrow margin first-up but the bad news for his rivals in today's Chang Jiang Handicap over 1,400 metres at Sha Tin is that the Francis Lui Kin-wai-trained four-year-old is vastly improved. Hello Pretty made his reappearance at Sha Tin on November 27 and after racing wide for the majority of the event, ...

  7. Forget a one-horse race, this one's looking lively

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Wing-kee had earlier thrown their weight behind Mr Tsang. But the seemingly clear picture of a one-horse race became blurred last week in the wake of two political developments. First, ... CHRIS YEUNG On the face of it, Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen's declaration that he is a non-starter in the chief executive race appeared to have set up a one-man show ...

  8. Rainstorm reins in $700m of horse racing

    Posted Jun 16th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The severe rainstorm that enveloped Hong Kong last night dumped 60mm on Happy Valley racecourse in the space of 45 minutes, forcing the abandonment of the eight-race programme at the island venue. The races would have produced close to $700 million in betting turnover, providing the government some $90 million in tax revenue. That potential revenue may be lost unless ...

  9. Competition futile in a one-horse race

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... could secure sufficient nominations to enter the race. Mr Tsang was duly declared the winner in an 'uncontested' election in which no ballots needed to be cast. Although Mr Tsang has ... to serve another five years. Yesterday Mr Woo said there was no point for him to join the race as he supported Mr Tsang's bid for the 2007 election. At the back of his mind, however, he ...

  10. Ear plugs to be used on horses

    Posted Dec 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... 'Only ear plugs of a design approved by the Stewards and passed by the Club's Veterinary Surgeon shall be permitted to be used on horses in races. When a horse is declared to race with ear plugs, such ear plugs must not be removed during the course of the race and must remain in place until after the horse has been unsaddled following the race. Ear plugs shall not be used by horses ...




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