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  1. Government issues horse race betting licence to Jockey Club

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.13pm: The government has issued a licence on horse race betting to the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping said on Monday. Dr Ho said he was glad to issue the licence as this was the first time the government had rationalised the regulatory regime of horse race betting.?The licence provides a number of mandatory ...

  2. Government to overhaul horse racing betting system

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.26pm: The government said on Friday it was ready to press ahead with proposals to switch the betting tax regime on horse racing from a turnover-based one to one ... Chi-ping told reporters on Friday the reforms were designed to rationalise the regulatory system for horse-race betting and to combat illegal gambling. 'The government's policy ...

  3. Top horses best advertisement for International Races

    Posted Oct 18th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken All the talking-up and promoting in the world doesn't do half as much for the global profile of the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races as the horseflesh is doing regularly these days. One of the most fundamental ways that the meeting gains wide respect is in the form that goes into and, just as importantly, comes out of the races, and Pride's Champion ...

  4. Anwar emerges as dark horse in race for top UN post

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode The race to replace Kofi Annan as UN secretary-general is a shadowy affair fought in state rooms and diplomatic corridors. However, one person who is poised to set the race ... 'I still have a lot of issues to talk through with my close friends and advisers. 'Now it's considered quite late in the race, but clearly no consensus has formed around any ...

  5. Putin fires starting gun on two-horse race to be his successor

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Fred Weir

    ... the birth rate. That odd bit of political theatre may have been the starting gun for a race between Kremlin insiders to win the mantle of Mr Putin's heir apparent, a contest that seems likely ...

  6. How to win a one-horse race

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung During last year's chief executive by-election as well as the election in 2002, there was much public criticism about a system that allows a sole candidate to be declared elected, without a contest. One may argue that the system is rea ...

  7. Visionary helps take world by storm

    Posted Dec 07th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... in most major racing countries. But the highly decorated trainer would be the first to pay tribute to Kiyota for what he has achieved, especially on the international scene. Kiyota, 38, has always had an interest in horse racing, but in particular, the racing world that existed behind the boundaries of his homeland. 'I went to university in America and have worked overseas ...

  8. Small-town horse makes good

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The progressive emergence of Armada as he has raced his way to favouritism for the HK$16 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile has been almost life-changing for New Zealand ... from the start,' Williams said. 'I saw John Size at Easter this year when the horse had won his first three starts and asked him what he thought. 'John said he thought the horse ...

  9. Gambling on horses to get a trial run, mainland official says

    Posted Oct 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Gambling on horse racing will be permitted on the mainland as soon as 2008, an official from the State Council has said. Wuhan, capital of the southeastern province of Hubei, was a top choice for a trial run, Liu Zhiren, head of the Counsellors' Office of the State Council said this week at a forum in the city on horse racing. According to the China News Service, ...

  10. Construction magnate aims to build China's best racing stable

    Posted May 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I was determined to establish my own horse stud and breed the best horses in China. I invested 10 million yuan in 2002 to set up a stud farm and racing centre. Is the stud farm a business venture? I hope ... and tradition, and horse riding is part of the nobility. But, in China, horse breeders like me have to deal with the fact that the government does not support horse breeding and racing. China ...




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