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  1. Race-goers switch from horses to take in the form of six of the elite

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Macauley

    ... Richard Macauley Sha Tin Racecourse was a glittering showcase for fashion and timepieces when Prince Jewellery & Watch hosted the first of its three annual race days yesterday. ... for sport. Dorian Ho (third from left) seemed over the moon with his trophy for fashion design. 'The [race] day could be renamed 'elite', as it's also about the elites ...

  2. Old warrior doesn't know how to run a bad race with Lai aboard

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the card but with first use of the track, it suited the old gelding to use his early speed and find the fence in front for Lai. 'He's been a very good horse for me. He's probably a better horse when he gets to the rail- he can lose the turn a little bit when he doesn't but he tracks very well when he is against the rail,' said Lai. ...

  3. Leung would win backing from Ho supporters in a race with Tang: poll

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong Leung Chun-ying would win more backing from supporters of Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan in the event of a two-horse race between the former ... who favoured Tang. Among the 25 per cent who stated no preference in a three-horse race, 15 per cent of them said they would switch to Leung if they had to choose between him and Tang, ...

  4. Racing in Style is a sure winner

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Edited by Andrew Sun The Racing Club hosted a cocktail party called Racing in Style at the spectacular Happy Valley racecourse Penthouse on Wednesday, April 23. Horse owner Sharon Pong Kwok Sau-wan and jockey-turned-racing commentator and manager of The Racing Club, Mark Richards, shared top tips for winning the evening's races, after a mini-show of couture dresses ...

  5. Kingdom's hunt for record to continue

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the moment, neither Yiu nor jockey Zac Purton was making any excuse in defeat, but stewards later reported the gelding had lost his front left shoe during the race. 'The horse has come out of the race in good condition. His hoof was not damaged when he lost the shoe and he will continue on to the Chairman's Sprint Prize next month,' Yiu said. The eight-year-old is still ...

  6. Lai's Fantasy ride can open door for locals

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... given the rare wins even at a domestic level by the local riders in recent times. An ongoing trend to overlook local jockeys in big races has meant that, since the turn of the century, only Jimmy Ting Koon-ho and Eddy Lai Wai-ming have lifted Group One trophies- each of them in the race now known as the Classic Mile in 2000 and 2003 respectively. In terms of international Group ...

  7. Success of Club scheme is taking its toll on HK's senior jockeys

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... and growing popularity of the claimers that in a recent race at Sha Tin, 10 of the 14 horses were ridden by them. And while that's an astonishing development compared to the reality of say four ... Engelbrecht-Bresges was executive director of racing at the time and he devised a scheme where the established locals like Cheng and Lai would receive a two pound allowance in all races ...

  8. So finally gets his Award as he joins seniors

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of relief. So arrived at the Hong Kong Jockey Club apprentice training, straight out of school and with no knowledge of racing, along with three other hopefuls- Matthew Chadwick, Derek Leung Ka-chun ... well.' Hong Kong Jockey Club executive director of racing Bill Nader was at So's presentation, and labelled the group of local riders he graduated with as 'once in a generation'. ...

  9. Stylish in the saddle for photo finish

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Edited by Andrew Sun Kent & Curwen spring/summer preview Where: Happy Valley racecourse When: November 10 What: Inspired by the Centenary Sprint Cup race, the sporty British label turned the racetrack into a catwalk to celebrate its new collection full of horse-racing motifs and elements. Guests were set to be off to the races in style. Who: Jockeying for party positions ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... with Ben Kwok tycoons demonstrate it's face, not form, that really matters Let it be known that Lai See is not making a pitch for the position of the South China Morning Post racing editor. This job is enough of a gamble. But, then again, two heads may be better than one. And when it comes to local horse-racing lore, the form studied by our team of tipsters may be one thing ...




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