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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Hong Kong's horses can wreak havoc on world stage

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 12:27am by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Hong Kong to wreak havoc on world stage The feats of Hong Kong's horses last season were lauded, and rightfully so, but the goalposts have changed, the bar set higher: the goal now is to conquer the world. Hong Kong contenders claimed four of the six international Group One races at home and four Group Ones and a Group Three abroad, ...

  9. Horse racing brings huge community values, Government officials reaffirmed

    Posted May 07th 2014, 08:11am

    ... Hong Kong Jockey Club Matthew Cheung, Secretary for Labour and Welfare of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), delivered a keynote address at the 35th Asian Racing ... the arts and racing is fundamental. In many ways, the greatest audiences on the earth are at the racetrack, and racing and the arts have so much in common- we tell stories, we connect ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    Racing world's equivalent of G8 summit will talk horse and more

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox Meeting is racing world's equivalent of G8 summit, says Jockey Club chief Asian race conference will talk horse and more Hong Kong is fast becoming the centre of the horse ... operations, for which more than 250 people have registered. But high on the agenda at many of the seminars will be a discussion on ways to extend the appeal of horse racing to a new, younger audience ...




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