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  1. Sport - Racing

    World's best horse Just A Way tops wish list for Hong Kong International Races

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 10:37pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Longines Hong Kong International Races nominations," said executive director of racing Bill Nader. "The horses nominated at this stage give a clear indication that this year's turf ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Japanese superstar targeted as a headline act for lucrative Longines meeting in December World's best horse tops the wish list Twelve months ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    10 horses to follow in the new racing season

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 11:42pm by Alan Aitken

    ... conservatively early, so the move to 1,200m and a turn should hold no fears. REDWOOD BABY (P358) Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing. Rating 71. Has looked a Derby horse since he started racing, and expect him ... On Rome and Able Friend, leading the way as they rose to the very top, but ably-assisted by Pleasure Gains, Khaya, Berlinski, Super Lifeline and Luger. All in all, eight of the 10 won races ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    More horses should be named after cartoon characters like Pikachu

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 09:09pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Hong Kong’s horse names are sometimes sniggered at, even derided, and rightly so, but once in a blue moon comes a name which deserves a standing ... a typically ugly but effective ride from Neil Callan. Forget the dynamics of the race, though, and simply focus on the name. For those who spent the 1990s doing something other than watching cartoons ...

  4. Asian Racing Conference delegates hear about horse racing’s biggest events

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:32am

    ... horse racing to the top of the sporting calendar, giving delegates from around the world plenty of food for thought. In another session, conference attendees heard that horse racing was leading ... Hong Kong Jockey Club The 35th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) yesterday heard from eight major racing nations about how they are promoting their most prominent race days in a session titled ...

  5. Literary legends tell Asian Racing Conference that the charisma of the horse can connect racing to popular culture

    Posted May 08th 2014, 09:34am

    ... 30 low grade racehorses. “The attraction of racing is the horse,” he said. “We idolise great horses – I would not like to think how much of my childhood was spent thinking about Tulloch, ... attracts people to racing is a charismatic horse. The face of racing is always the horse.” And in suggesting that the televisual coverage of the race could be enhanced, he said: “Every race should ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Old hand with horses is happy to get a free rein in top Jockey Club post

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 10:08pm by Alan Aitken

    ... a free Dr Simon Ip Sik-on- pillar of the Hong Kong legal community, equestrian and horse-racing enthusiast and three weeks into being the 23rd Jockey Club chairman- swirls a glass thoughtfully ... Kong racing to a whole new level," he says. "To be confined to a horse population of 1,200 at Sha Tin, well, we weren't going to be able to grow any more. That's it. No more ...

  7. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Beauty Only a Derby horse in the making

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 09:38pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Beauty Only a Derby horse in the making There were plenty of eye-catching runs on Sunday but few stood out as black bookers the way that final winner, Beauty Only, stood out. The former Italian juvenile had shown huge ability in his recent barrier trial but he would not have been the first Private Purchase to still need a race or two to find ...

  8. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Why Rich Tapestry is one of Hong Kong's most aptly named horses

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:10pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Kong horse names cop a lot of flack- particularly from a couple of SCMP racing writers whose names we won't mention- but is there a better-named one than Rich Tapestry? It's the name ... his good results in Dubai. After looking a star in only two dirt runs at Sha Tin, he soon ran out of races and went back to turf to be just one of the crowd. Chang knew the best of his horse ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Treve becomes first horse in 36 years to win Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe back to back

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 01:30am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Treve became the first horse since Alleged in 1977-78 to win Europe's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, in successive years as she stormed home at Longchamp ... on Tuesday she would win here and I rang a great friend of  mine (racing commentating great) Peter O’Sullevan and told him ring your bookmaker!” he said. Treve is only the sixth horse to win ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Marouane Fellaini keeps dark horses Belgium in the race

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:13am

    ... Belgium coach Marc Wilmots Fellow substitute Dries Mertens fired home 10 minutes later after a pass from Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard to secure the three points for Belgium, tipped as dark horses ...




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