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  1. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Picking the right race for horses is key: top trainer

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:59am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Michael Chang stays cool as his charge Dibayani goes for QEII Cup glory at Sha Tin on Sunday Picking the right race for horses is key: top trainer Training horses ... and trainer for more than 20 years, that an underperforming horse, like a child struggling with lessons, can do better if put in the right race or environment. Such was the case with Rich Tapestry. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Hong Kong Jockey Club says no plan to be part of Mongolia racing, betting

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 03:20am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Chief rejects any role for HKJC in new market and is opposed to local horses competing there Jockey Club gives cool response to Mongolian racing The Hong Kong Jockey Club has "no intention of becoming directly involved" in Mongolia's plans to set up a professional horse racing league and legalise betting. HKJC chief executive ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Inner Mongolia to stage novel horse-race meeting, but no bets allowed

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia michael.cox@scmp.com The horses and the jockeys are ready to race, but don't expect to place a bet at this track Mainland under starter's orders There will be no betting, but according to the China Horse Club's website, a "renaissance of racing in mainland China" begins here today, when a small dirt racetrack set ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong horses face tough race in Interport series second leg in Macau

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... and that helps, and I think can handle that going - it is going to be heavy. He has won on good to yielding at home - and even though Hong Kong horses never get to race on a track as heavy as we might get there, I'm guessing and relying on the fact he will handle it." Even though Hong Kong horses never get to race on a track as heavy as we might get there, I'm guessing and relying ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    John Moore keen to unleash four top-quality horses on Classic Mile

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 10:13pm by Alan Aitken

    ... in terms of handicap ratings and race performances. And their trainer isn't arguing with any of the hype. "It's a dream to go into a race like this with a group of horses like this- ... . "We've bought some very nice yearlings in the past, horses that have made it to Group One races but none better than these. They had a terrific foundation with John Hawkes and his sons training ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Al-Zarooni withdraws appeal of 8-year ban

    Posted May 30th 2013, 11:46am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London Former Godolphin trainer Mahmood al-Zarooni has withdrawn an appeal against his eight-year worldwide ban for doping race horses at his stables in Newmarket. ... guilty of administering anabolic steroids to 15 horses in his care at a BHA hearing on April 25. The horses have all been banned from running for six months, and all horses at al-Zarooni’s yard ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Youngsters hope to win place in Jockey Club's trainee programme

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by VICTORIA DUTHIE

    ... stirrups with reins held close, three young riders canter around the track. With dreams of becoming professional jockeys, they are part of the Jockey Club's Racing Trainee Programme. ... dual approach really does provide young people with a bright future," said Amy Chan Lim Chee, the headmistress of the Apprentice Jockeys' School. Aside from racing techniques, Chan ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    California Chrome owner apologises for bitter remarks over Triple Crown

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:47am by Reuters

    .... Their horse won the race. They deserve that. "I did not mean to take anything away from them so I want to apologise to everyone associated with Tonalist... he won the race fair and square, he ... elite clubs in US racing, alongside the likes of Secretariat, Citation and Seattle Slew. But like so many other great horses who have won the first two legs, but found the extra distance ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Customer is king in fight for racing to keep relevance, says HKJC chief

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:16pm by Alan Aitken

    ... on sports has continued to rise. In 2014, sports betting turnover will, for the first time, exceed that of horse racing, and the gap will keep widening Winfried Englebrecht-Bresges "In 2014, sports betting turnover will, for the first time, exceed that of horse racing, and the gap will keep widening. To put it simply, we are losing market share in the global gaming market ...

  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong's lack of Group One features actually a positive on the world stage

    Posted May 15th 2014, 08:44pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... success that sees horses travel abroad regularly. The main reason is there are simply not enough races in Hong Kong for the cream of the crop. It’s one of the quirks – read benefits – of the Hong Kong system that there are so few races for top-class gallopers, as it means the best horses either take on each other regularly – there is no hiding and it makes for competitive racing ...




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