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  1. Millard pulls horses after syringe mix-up

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Some standard pre-racing procedures yesterday had some very non-standard results for trainer Tony Millard, who has scratched two horses from today's Sha Tin meeting ... engagements in races six and 10 respectively. It was noticed the syringes that had been used to draw blood from these horses were not standard-issue Jockey Club syringes, and the racing stewards were ...

  2. Beadman suffers serious relapse

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Top jockey Darren Beadman said yesterday he was back to square one as he approaches the end of his first month of rehabilitation from head and face injuries suffered in a barrier trial fall at Sha Tin. Beadman, 46, fractur ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In last Friday's article about the fine received by Macau trainer Gary Moore for a positive test to the drug atenolol, returned by a horse from Moore's yard, a statement by Macau director of racing Michael Beattie said the drug, when applied 'in significant amounts' is a 'go-slow', then stated the amount found in the positive sample was not significant. ...

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    Ultra crazy: The North Face 100, Hong Kong's latest 100km race

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 11:07am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com The event is the fourth 100km trail race to be held in Hong Kong and caters to a growing demand for such endurance challenges With marathons being ... for century races that Hong Kong is set to have its fourth this year: The North Face 100 Hong Kong on Dec 14. It joins the Vibram Hong Kong 100, Lantau 100 and Oxfam Trailwalker on the territory’s ...

  5. Vet's dream is to send all Olympic horses home healthy

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Melanie Ho For Chris Riggs, success at the Olympics is not measured in medals but by the condition of the approximately 300 horses once they leave Hong Kong. 'At past Olympics they have lost horses, but it is my dream we can ensure all the horses go home fit and healthy,' said Dr Riggs, head of veterinary clinical services for the Jockey Club. He is also ...

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    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Blumberg hopes be among a select few to have ever completed four challenging 100-mile US trail races in 10 weeks While Djokovic and co. fight it out ... but running. Lots of it. We’re talking four 100-mile (160km) races in the span of 10 weeks, traversing the toughest and most iconic trails in the US for a total cumulative elevation gain of nearly ...

  7. Good Ba Ba clears Japan hurdles

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Allan, the issue was eventually overcome and Fairy King Prawn took his place in the race, finishing ninth. 'The horse himself is in great shape,' Schutz reported. ... a new hurdle. 'We have built a high international profile with this horse this season and it was unacceptable to expect him to go and compete there at a disadvantage,' Schutz said ...

  8. Positive swab for Cruz runner

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... stewards informed him one of his horses had returned a positive swab. Dr David Leung Kwan-kon, acting head of the Hong Kong Jockey Club laboratory, advised stewards the post-race urine sample ... had urine and blood samples taken after his second to Perfetto in the final race at Sha Tin last Wednesday, although the blood samples have been declared negative. Stipendiary steward Kim ...

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    For some, running 100 miles around Mt Fuji is pure joy

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 07:19pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Fuji (UTMF), the country's first and largest international trail running race. There will be 10 cities and villages from the Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures, numerous organisations and over 1,000 volunteers supporting the race. The event, in its second year, consists of two distances. The UTMF takes racers around the entire perimeter of Mt Fuji, over mainly off-road terrain, ...

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    Hot pursuits: Hong Kong's country parks are the place to be

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... to the city's extensive network of nature trails. Some 1,200 people will take part in Saturday's RaidLight Lantau trail race- double the number of last year's inaugural event. The race was booked to capacity in two months- three months earlier than last year- with many more on the waiting list, says race director Clement Dumont. A quarter of the participants will fly in from 15 ...




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