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  1. Sport - Racing

    Contenders will be jockeying for ideal position in trainers' race

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 11:57pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Hangovers likely for Caspar Fownes and John Size, as rivals will be in the hunt this season Hangover for Fownes, Size in trainers' race Not winning ... on countback, with both finishing on 62 wins. So now Size cops the after-effects of a late season struggle- horses elevated in the ratings, without as much time to rest- all without the glory ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    A horse of the year for the Year of the Horse

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:36am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Nineteen-year-old Ah Jock, a grey who came over from Australia in 1999, is the old boy on the block and the only horse in the team that has never raced. At an age equivalent to 57 in human terms, Ah Jock ... horse and guide it back. There are three to four lead horses in the parade ring during a race meeting. Older horses with a gentle character are best for the job, and retired racehorses normally ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Inner Mongolia to stage novel horse-race meeting, but no bets allowed

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia michael.cox@scmp.com The horses and the jockeys are ready to race, but don't expect to place a bet at this track Mainland under starter's orders There will be no betting, but according to the China Horse Club's website, a "renaissance of racing in mainland China" begins here today, when a small dirt racetrack set ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Breeders' Cup rivals will be looking out for Rich Tapestry, says Doleuze

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 10:36pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Breeders' Cup runner, Rich Tapestry, drew ideally for the US$1.5 million Xpressbet Sprint for North America's biggest two days in horse racing. The Michael Chang Chun-wai-trained sprinter ... we do. But that's OK, that's horse racing when you run in these kinds of races." Doleuze said the ideal scenario would allow him to save Rich Tapestry up again to finish ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian Labor Party leadership battle down to two-horse race

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Labor leadership battle down to a two-horse race The race for Australia's Labor Party leadership narrowed to two contenders yesterday, with ex-treasurer Chris Bowen bowing out as the vanquished party faces a rocky rebuilding from years of turmoil. The tussle to replace Kevin Rudd looked set to involve Anthony Albanese, former deputy prime ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Trainer John Moore may rely on existing horses in coming Hong Kong racing season

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the man to beat in those races early in 2014 as he seeks another HK$100 million-plus prize-money season, the twist in the tale is that it might be with horses which have already been seen to good ... said. "Market Town came through the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot, another race that has thrown up some good horses, and he finished eighth but should have been closer. He's ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Gold-Fun's wide gate puts Whyte in tactical battle

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 11:42pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Top jockey hopes to use horse's versatility to give him the edge in Group Two Sha Tin Trophy Gold-Fun's wide gate puts Whyte in tactical battle ... to the strengths of his main rival, horse of the year Designs On Rome. Sunday's Group Two looms as another clash of the stars where not only will Richard Gibson's dual Group One winner carry ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Champions Mile winner 'highly doubtful' for December tilt at international races

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 12:27pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... trainer Mike De Kock already has one eye on Hong Kong's international riches in December, but the horse expected to head the assault is unlikely to be among his team. De Kock, in Hong Kong to launch a new international syndicate, revealed Champions Mile winner Variety Club was unlikely to race again this year and may instead head to stud. "Sadly, I think the Hong Kong Mile ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP

    Lewis Hamilton may be the dark horse in F1 championship race

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... Richard Drew Vettel may be leading at halfway stage, but watch out for the Briton Lewis Hamilton may be the dark horse in F1 race Finally, the second half of the Formula One season ... the Briton would go backwards in the race as it progressed. That never happened, and Hamilton took the chequered flag for a win he described as one of "the most important of my career". ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Rich Tapestry's American odyssey not all roses

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 09:18pm by Michael Cox

    ... halfway across the world in search of a payday worthy of his horse’s best talents. Which brings us to the other topic of racetrack conversation – the lack of a big money dirt race on the local ... the 100-plus rated grey will likely spend more than a month away from Sha Tin this season. His only chance to boost the horse’s rating is a 105-80 ratings band 1,200m race this Sunday where he ...




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