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  1. Executive Council of IFHA meets for the first time ever at an Asian Racing Conference

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:05pm

    ... On the day of the opening ceremony to launch the 35th Asian Racing Conference, a piece of racing history was made today, 5 May, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, when the Executive Council of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) met for the first time at an Asian Racing Conference. The IFHA is the Paris–based world body for thoroughbred ...

  2. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Winnie's Horse is knocking on the door

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... Phillip Woo phillip.woo@scmp.com Winnie's Horse is knocking on the door Tony Cruz is giving John Size a run for his money in the trainers' title and Winnie's Horse can keep ... on wet ground and two placings. Winnie's Horse wasn't beaten further than six lengths in any of his seven prior starts behind some smart types. He was backed from $46 to jump a $31 ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Fownes does it again with back-up horses

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... (Vincent Ho Chak-yiu) saw him return $177 for a $10 investment, despite solid form, after a pre-race plan to fire across to lead from gate 10 paid off. "We really fancied the horse ... led all the way in a Class Four on Wednesday, but weights had already been issued for this race under club rules and the dual-entry could only be penalised a maximum seven pounds, keeping him ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Berry helps Woods' cause with a 'natural'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:20pm by Michael Cox

    ... came to the races with a relatively strong hand and started the day with a bang, So Caffe notching a facile victory on debut to take him to 13 for the term. If you had asked me before his trial if he could go to the races and win, I would have said no Tommy Berry Trainers have to reach 15 wins for a season or front the licensing committee for a "show cause" hearing, ...

  5. Hong Kong Jockey Club’s model for success outlined at Asian Racing Conference’s ‘Industry Profiles’ session

    Posted May 08th 2014, 09:27am

    ... The latest session of the 35th Asian Racing Conference this afternoon at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre informed delegates that Hong Kong horseracing is looking ahead with confidence as customer participation and turnover continue to grow, while in Japan, the JRA (Japan Racing Association) is innovating to offset the effects of a “greying society”.  In a series ...

  6. Getting a kick out of horse racing doesn't make Jennifer Tse a whiz with numbers

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Vivian Chen Jennifer Tse Ting-ting doesn't strike you as someone who'd bet on the horses, but she enjoys a flutter as much as the excitement of the race. 'Whenever ... cheering for your horse. It's so much fun.' Tse was talking racing with fellow guest of honour, TVB actor Bowie Lam Bo-yee, at a press conference on Wednesday to announce the names ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Customer is king in fight for racing to keep relevance, says HKJC chief

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:16pm by Alan Aitken

    ... on sports has continued to rise. In 2014, sports betting turnover will, for the first time, exceed that of horse racing, and the gap will keep widening Winfried Englebrecht-Bresges "In 2014, sports betting turnover will, for the first time, exceed that of horse racing, and the gap will keep widening. To put it simply, we are losing market share in the global gaming market ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Dubai organisers hail Chengdu race meeting

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 11:36pm by Michael Cox

    ... was a joint venture between Meydan Group and the Chengdu municipal government, the Wenjiang district government and the China Guangsha Group. It featured horses prepared by Dubai Racing Club trainers and ridden by UAE-based jockeys. We had the safety of horses and riders as our prime priority when planning the race meeting, and thanks to everyone's hard work, everything has gone well Frank ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Colourful bow for sport of kings in China Race Club's first race day

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Club's inaugural race day. It was hardly world-class racing - the horses in the four feature races were 39 previously tried animals that had been unloaded from northern and southern hemisphere ... circuit became heavily biased to horses leading to the turn, and it worked in favour of the winner of the feature race, the one million yuan (HK$1.26 million) National Breeders Cup. Soo Khoon Beng ...

  10. Plenty of horse trading on the way as race for chief heats up

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the journalists' union. Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, the former chairwoman of the Legislative Council, has become the dark horse in the race by offering what Beijing has been longing for- the introduction ... months of our chief executive election. As we know, every key post in China comes as a result of horse trading. Your man can become the head of the National Development and Reform Commission ...




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