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  1. Vet voices heat fear for Olympic horses

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a top veterinarian involved in the events said yesterday. Christopher Riggs, veterinary services manager of the Hong Kong Equestrian Company, said that horses in the pre-Games events might ... said. He said the courses could also be shortened to adjust to the summer weather. John Ridley, the Jockey Club's head of racing operations, said the first indoor air-conditioned Olympic ...

  2. Lee in limbo as Aussie horse flu hits home

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Olympic hopeful stuck without mount Hong Kong Olympic hopeful Jennifer Lee Ming-hua has become a victim of the equine influenza outbreak in Australia with her horse 'stuck' in Sydney because of strict quarantine measures. 'I have an Olympic-calibre horse, Mr Burns, who I purchased in February. He has been to the World Equestrian Games and is of top ...

  3. Racing chance for Langer

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... with Robby Nimmo Bernhard Langer was once the king of his sport, but it was the sport of kings that took his breath away on Wednesday night. The 1991 Hong Kong Open champ and his 18-year-old son Stefan (pictured), who is caddying for him this week, got their first taste of horse racing at Happy Valley. 'I had never been to the races anywhere in my life before. Happy ...

  4. Shoo-in for tourist gamble

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... with Tinnie Chow Forget the Peak, forget Ocean Park. Now even shopping may come second on mainland tourists' 'to do' list. It seems the big draw is to head off to the races. And the Hong Kong Tourism Board is hot on their heels. A survey conducted by the board found that 13 per cent of tourists were interested in Hong Kong horse racing. And with gambling on the sport still ...

  5. Soprano to prove a hot shot

    Posted Apr 08th 2006, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... the good first-up effort flattened the Ali-Royal gelding as he then struggled to regain that brand of form for the remainder of the season. As happens with a lot of the European horses, Soprano has ... was finally in sight. Moore, who is enjoying an amazing season, has put the finishing touches on Soprano in recent weeks and he looks to have found the perfect race to break his maiden status. Fuji ...

  6. talk back

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hyperbole. With the success of Sunday's meeting, I hope the Jockey Club will look into providing more facilities to enable all family members to enjoy horse racing in person on a more regular ... often. Having been raised in a hands-on racing family in Australia and having regularly attended meetings there from childhood, I was glad to finally be able to attend a meeting in Hong Kong ...

  7. What's in a name? More turnover if identity is revealed

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... defeat of a subsequent Group One performer at his final start. Doubtless punters in Australia would be more encouraged to back the horse in his Hong Kong races knowing his previous name, but when ... of the horses on which they bet. Particularly with reference to Europe and Australasia, the almost-routine name change horses receive when they arrive in Hong Kong for their new owners often serves ...

  8. Irishman delivers home truths as ratings belie HK slide

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will soon follow- O'Gorman did not mince his words, according to quotes in both Britain's racing and mainstream news media. 'We have a distinctly third-world attitude to things like this,' he said. 'We are pissing in the wind when we try to distil certain things from the time of a race.' Under discussion was the performance of the world's top-rated horse ...

  9. Woods hopes Free Judgement shows Europe form

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more runs before arriving than I would have liked, it does show he is a very sound horse and capable of handling his racing,' Woods said. ... Classic Mile (1,600m). Free Judgement will line up against some highly talented, and highly rated, competitors who have the advantage of local experience and race fitness. Lucky Nine, Little ...

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    New Year's Day chill-out at swim race

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jing Guo

    ... Hong Kong's hardiest gathered on the shores of Repulse Bay for the annual New Year's Day swimming race. The South China Sea offered the 2,315 competitors a chilly reception at just 16 ... first win came when he was 17 and it was his eighth New Year's Day race. "Although it is cold today, the sunshine made me feel comfortably warm as I swam," he said. Holding ...




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