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  1. Commercial horse racing revives memories of Wuhan's past glories

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Wuhan Today, Hong Kong is known as the country's capital of horse races, but that title once belonged to Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei. First introduced by British merchants in 1902, horse racing quickly took root in Wuhan. In 1906, Chinese merchants built their own racecourse to rival the British one. By 1924, Wuhan boasted three racecourses said ...

  2. Reports on betting at Wuhan horse races pulled from websites

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joey Liu Authorities are trying to play down reports about the introduction of betting on horse races in Wuhan in the near future, fearing it will contradict the Communist Party's long-standing ban on gambling. Thursday's Changjiang Times quoted Wuhan party secretary Miao Wei as saying the State Sports General Administration had given approval for a 'horse-racing ...

  3. Horse racing a healthy outlet for gambling

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mainland's first commercial horse races in decades, staged in Wuhan, Hubei province, yesterday. As with many aspects of China's reforms, officials are taking tentative and cautious steps as they move towards legalising horse races. Mainland officials have traditionally considered gambling a source of immorality and social instability. Understandably, any policy U-turn needs ...

  4. Prebble and Whyte in two-horse race for Challenge title

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... tightened up to HK$16. Eric Saint-Martin won the opening Challenge last week after bookending the programme with horses at double-figure odds- Supreme Dragon in the first and Island Super in the last. Prebble's treble in the first three races at the city venue on Wednesday night put the series out of touch for his rivals very quickly, although Beadman ultimately made a late rush ...

  5. Whyte and Prebble in two-horse race

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Whyte takes into this feature meeting. Champion jockey Whyte has mounts in each of the 11 races and the number of winning chances he's been given is only limited by your opinion of the form. His book is extraordinary, and even the most pessimistic prognosticator would concede him to have winning chances in seven or eight races. Jockey Club odds makers threw up HK$1.50 about ...

  6. It's a two-horse race for gold, insiders predict

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... pioneered new territory in the sport but [have] also managed to look after their horses so they've managed to enjoy enormous longevity.' All three German riders in the competition ... Schellekens-Bartels had no hesitation: 'Germany,' she said. 'Well the Americans are going to be really strong, they have three riders and three horses that can score more than 71 per cent, so ...

  7. One-horse race

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Postlewaite

    ... With a month to go before elections, Hun Sen looks poised to win again, writes Susan Postlewaite Cambodia's 'strongman' Hun Sen proved his mettle in guerilla warfare when he forged an alliance with the Vietnamese to push the Khmer Rouge int ...

  8. Young Elite does the business for Racing Club

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Marwing off the mark- but joy is short-lived as he cops two-day ban The Jockey Club's own Racing Club made it two winners from as many horses when Young Elite arrived ... was put together to get more young, upwardly mobile people involved in horse racing, including ownership. The Racing Club's first runner, Young Label, won last June, and Young Elite ...

  9. Red faces all round as European clowns serve up Longchamp farce

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to play the fool on Sunday at the Arc meeting and underline the dichotomy of racing in that part of the world. Racing in Europe is, all at once, the scene of fabulous racehorses, some great ... their best'. Policies made up on the run, rules observed as and when felt appropriate- this is racing in the western hemis-phere's senior partners. Twelve months ago, it was complete disregard ...

  10. Foreign legion ready for challenge

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the same horse with a serious chance of taking the Hong Kong Cup this week. Cornelio Velasquez, 40, was born in Panama and got his first taste of racing via his sister Elidia, who worked in the offices of the racing club in Panama City and took him to the track when he was 15. Velasquez had experience of riding horses on farms before joining the national jockey school as soon as he ...




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