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  1. Horse flu halts Australian racing

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Horse racing and equestrian events have been shut down throughout Australia as officials battle to contain an outbreak of equine influenza. The outbreak in Sydney is the first in Australia's history and prompted a precautionary 72-hour halt to all horse racing in the country yesterday as well as a ban on the movement of horses. It is the second serious outbreak of equine flu ...

  2. A two-horse race

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fancy dress king Philip Booth gallops in the Boxing Day Race around Mount Cameron. Yesterday was the first time Booth didn't have a unique costume, as Anthony Somerset also came as a horse and jockey. Mr Booth, however, won the equestrian matchup, finishing 70th in 20 minutes, 21 seconds, to Mr Somerset's 31:14, good for 264th. Matthew Jones, dressed as a runner, won ...

  3. Kinane wins two-horse race to ride Ho's Viva Pataca in QE II Cup

    Posted Apr 24th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the horse well and he's a real big-race specialist- he's won a stack of Group Ones in Australia over the past year or so, so we won't lose anything there.' Dunn also handled ... will be on Able One in that race,' Moore added. 'Darren will also have three or four other rides for me on the day in the minor races.' Olivier Doleuze has been forced to make the biggest ...

  4. Schiergen hopes to continue that winning feeling

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... morning [1,200m in 1:14.9, last 400m in 22.1 seconds] and came through it really well. He's a very fit horse and I'm sure he's going to run his proper race.' Schiergen ... in 1999. Schiergen said yesterday he was now training 110 horses, but loved the thrill of international competition. 'Coming to these racing carnivals, meeting the best horses, best jockeys ...

  5. Fallon case shows law is an ass when it comes to horses

    Posted Dec 12th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... and the judiciary collide with horse racing- and it is rarely pretty for the former. The presiding judge found a convenient way of letting local law enforcement off the hook for the failed prosecution ... knowledge of horse racing, including law enforcement, as meaning the horse had been stopped instead of meaning it had recovered well from its race. A little knowledge may be a dangerous thing, ...

  6. Do you like horses?

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Gigi Lam, Miranda Yeung

    ... in equestrian events. They're different from horse racing and should not be linked together. Name: Sophie Yuen Age: 14 Top Tunes: Chinese and classical music When I think about horses, the British ... equestrian events. If I had the chance, I would get involved. Some people think the sport will encourage people to gamble, but I don't think so. My dad loves horse racing, but he's ...

  7. Australian horse flu threatens headaches for HK

    Posted Sep 26th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... stock representing 40 per cent of the horse population, the required numbers to maintain full fields across 18 races per week for 78 meetings a season may be well down in the second half ... The Jockey Club has struggled to maintain capacity fields this season and the precise reason why is something that new executive director of racing Bill Nader must quickly come to grips with. ...

  8. The official carrier of flying horses

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... James Barrington, director sales and marketing, Cathay Pacific Airways discusses his company's vision for the Hong Kong International Races, the city's equestrian tradition and how thoroughbreds travel. Why does your company see it as important to sponsor the event? The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races is a world-class event that is a major attraction ...

  9. They're off and racing in the mean streets of Sicily

    Posted Aug 19th 2007, 12:00am by Lorenzo Tondo

    ... Horses are hapless victims of the mafia's brutal gambling empire. Lorenzo Tondo reports It's dawn in Sicily and the next illegal horse race is about to begin. The street ... of clandestine horse racing in Sicily has doubled in the past several months. Illegal horse races have always existed in Sicily, tolerated by citizens because they were viewed as an expression ...

  10. Pataca to end successful season as the undisputed Horse of the Year

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... One Coronation Cup at Epsom two days beforehand, and pledged to follow the horse wherever he races. Viva Pataca has now won four Group Ones- the 2006 Derby, the 2007 Audemars Piguet Queen ... Lovers of the game The number in thousands of racing fans who have voted for the most popular horse and jockey awards 236 ...




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