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  1. Whyte and Prebble in two-horse race

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Whyte takes into this feature meeting. Champion jockey Whyte has mounts in each of the 11 races and the number of winning chances he's been given is only limited by your opinion of the form. His book is extraordinary, and even the most pessimistic prognosticator would concede him to have winning chances in seven or eight races. Jockey Club odds makers threw up HK$1.50 about ...

  2. 'He is on the improve and looks a nice bread-and-butter horse'

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the initiative early and took him forward in the slowly-run second race. 'He's been very consistent with five minor placings. This was probably the first time he did everything right, so he is on the improve and looks a nice bread-and-butter sort of horse,' said Whyte said. ...

  3. Whyte's work pays off on New Vision

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... O'Sullivan-trained New Vision. Whyte has spent plenty of time on the son of Bertolini, including his two previous races, and was able to turn up fresh for New Vision as just his first mount for the afternoon ... to the season. 'I think he's a horse who is going to keep improving with experience and the extra trip was a help. Maybe he'll want a set of blinkers on him at some stage, and maybe ...

  4. Whyte's Tour De Force at the Valley

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the leader or in front. 'I was very lucky that Brett didn't have a ride in the race. 'I had confidence that with Brett's aggression that the horse could show more speed than most ... with Whyte's first winner, three-year-old first-starter Tour De Force, that he still had some unexposed firepower in his ranks. 'He is a lovely, quiet horse and his temperament is so good ...

  5. Ruthless Whyte has Prebble on back foot

    Posted Jun 13th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... territory with a very real chance of being the first horse to win seven races in a season. Whyte returned from suspension last Wednesday with a deficit of seven wins to make up, but took one off ... races in a season with six different horses, having achieved the feat earlier in the term with Brave Kid, who stumbled at making it in seven in the Derby and when he found himself in top class ...

  6. Aussies to get taste of Durban Demon

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Champion jockey Douglas Whyte will take a long and circuitous trip to ride long shots in two races in Brisbane on Saturday as he introduces his talents to Australia. ... for New Zealand's Richard Yuill in the A$1 million Stradbroke Handicap (1,400m). Both races are Group One. 'Royal Ninja is raced by a syndicate which includes Hong Kong owners, ...

  7. Don't write me off, says struggling champ

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... almost as fiercely as his desire to prove his detractors wrong. 'I know what people are saying, sure, but that's the nature of racing anywhere and especially in Hong Kong, where you ... the front-running by this stage of the season every year. The contrast could not be any more glaring this season, with the first 16 race meetings of the term yielding just eight winners and Whyte having ...

  8. With Size on his side, Whyte can hit Peak form again

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with a stellar book featuring two short-priced, John Size-trained favourites on debut. Punters will be all over Whyte's rides Magician Code (race two) and Can Do (race three), with Size giving both three-year-olds a thorough education at the trials. Size also has Whyte aboard G-One Winning (race seven) chasing four-straight wins, and The Peak (race eight) looking for threestraight, and both horses ...

  9. Champ or chump at $27?

    Posted Sep 08th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The late Australian ratings guru Don Scott famously said that, in horse racing, the winners keep winning and the losers keep losing. Tonight at Happy Valley, we'll learn ... the most in-demand horse in King of Garoupa ($33). This fellow is also having his first start for the yard, having done all his previous racing from the stable of Alex Wong Yu-on. Fownes' Race ...

  10. Talent at the top means fewer pickings for riders

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the Daily Racing Form he was hopeful of extending his four-month licence until the end of the season, and whether Sean Woods and Victoire look to extend their partnership longer than the three-month ...




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