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  1. News - Hong Kong - Horse racing

    Betting down but Year of the Horse is still a winner at Sha Tin racetrack

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:59am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Numbers down but everyone's a winner at Sha Tin The weather was kind, the sport stirring and the crowd enthusiastic as the Year of the Horse raced ... down to the horse needing to race to keep him fit for the Gold Cup. In the end, I thought it was one of his best performances." The same might have been said of Kwok's galloper ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - Horse racing

    No horsing around for the trainees in jockey school

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... a passion for horse racing. That passion has since been put to the test by a disciplined lifestyle and tough exercise schedule. The pair rise at 3.30am daily for horse-riding, grooming, stable work ... a month. After that, they can choose to become a trainee apprentice jockey, trainee work rider, lead horse trainee, racing management trainee, equestrian assistant or apprentice farrier. Of 500 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - Horse racing

    Horse trainer Brian Kan reflects on his fall from grace

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Convicted on election corruption charges in 2011, horse trainer Brian Kan reflects on his life in the fast lane and what the future holds 'Mighty Kan' reflects on his fall from grace For 25 years, horse trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee beat the odds consistently, backing five Hong Kong Derby champions, racking up as many as 1,100 wins ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - Horse racing

    Bundle Of Joy is a rock-solid banker

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... over three weeks ago before a blood abnormality saw him withdrawn on race-day eve. The issue must not have been too serious as the three-year-old was back out on the all-weather track ... in March, Bundle Of Joy produced an impressive win up the straight that wasn't without incident. After being set off by a misbehaving horse in the adjoining stall, Bundle Of Joy became ...

  5. Sport - Racing - Horse racing

    Black Caviar is retired after 25 consecutive wins

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 02:27pm by AFP

    ... in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes over six furlongs at Royal Ascot last June. The journey to England for that race took its toll on the horse, a household name in Australia, and it was several months before ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Champion mare Black Caviar, widely considered the world's greatest sprinter, was retired yesterday after 25 consecutive race wins and will now begin ...

  6. Sport - Racing - Horse racing

    Back in the swing

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Back in the swing Groovy stretches out nicely for Weichong Marwing in his final 400m dash, clocking 24.1, yesterday. The Dennis Yip Chor-hong-trained six-year-old, who carries 119 pounds, has had some sharp hit outs for tomorrow night's assignment- C ...

  7. Infographics - Horse racing

    Born to run: Anatomy of a thoroughbred

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 08:20am by Alberto Lucas Lopez

    ... Alberto Lucas López Of all horse breeds, it is the thoroughbred that most famously exhibits the animal's herd and flight instinct, channelled into explosive, competitive athleticism. The thoroughbred has been selectively bred over more than three centuries to produce an animal capable of running at high speeds with remarkable endurance. Of all horse breeds, it is the thoroughbred ...

  8. Sport - Racing - Horse racing

    Patience key to a Derby win, says Me Tsui Yu-sak

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... no chance of running a strong 2,000m. But despite what seems to be a forlorn assessment of his horse's chances in the HK$16 million race, Tsui claimed an apparent lack of stamina put his grey flash in the same category as most of his rivals. "I think my horse is a sprinter, maybe a sprinter-miler, but a lot of the horses can't get the distance either, most of them ...

  9. Sport - Racing - Horse racing

    Gibson wary of the challenge facing Gold-Fun and Akeed Mofeed

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... that the Classic Cup was a deeper race than many might be presuming. "I'm in a great position going into the race with two horses whose health and well-being I'm very pleased with. I'd ... In Europe you'd never use the draw as an excuse for getting beaten in a decent race. Sure, a wide draw reduces your tactical options but good horses have to be able to adapt accordingly," ...

  10. Sport - Racing - Horse racing

    Time running out for lame Eagle Regiment in Dubai

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... - but last night's medication was the last he could have pre-race. Skykes said Eagle Regiment would be granted, "as much time as possible" and that he "genuinely wants the horse ... Skykes said. "From a wagering point of view we need to make a decision by Thursday afternoon. I would need to be pretty confident on Thursday afternoon that I had a horse I could race ...




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