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  1. Sport - RACING

    Dan Excel plan to be blueprint for future Australian forays

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:38pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Excel plan to be blueprint for Australia bids Singapore Airlines International Cup hero Dan Excel has been confirmed for an attempt on the WS Cox Plate later this year- and trainer John Moore hopes it will provide a model for more frequent assaults on Australia's top races. Thorny issues with quarantine, timing and also staffing problems are reasons most Hong Kong trainers ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    My Name Is Bond spearheads Hong Kong sweep of interport

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 12:48am by By Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com

    ... in the Macau Derby, but was beaten into second by third favourite Best Season- denying trainer Gary Moore a fairytale farewell ahead of his departure to train in Australia. Moore has dominated ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong's lack of Group One features actually a positive on the world stage

    Posted May 15th 2014, 08:44pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... that there are so few races for top-class gallopers It is among the sprinters where this is most stark, especially when comparing with a jurisdiction like Australia. If you have a horse who excels at 1,200m ... – a horse like Charles The Great would have made the trip, too. It is a far cry from Australia, where there were two Group One races at 1,200m last Saturday. Sure, they were a tick over 1,600 ...

  4. 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

    ... contributions collectively account for only 15 per cent," he said. David Attenborough, chief executive of Australia's major wagering operator, Tabcorp, noted the expansion of its fixed-odds business, which is a move away from its traditional pari-mutuel foundation. "We are now Australia's biggest corporate bookmaker with A$1.66 billion [HK$12 billion] in fixed-odds wagering ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Rome has designs on top 10 rating

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:54pm by Alan Aitken

    ... and Military Attack's Gold Cup win on 124," Gray said on Monday. "Since then, we've had major races in Australia, the QE II Cup and the Prix Ganay in France where Cirrus des Aigles ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Owner David Boehm turns lucky break into lasting Hong Kong legacy

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 10:07pm by Michael Cox

    ... a boutique thoroughbred farm in Australia and building his own quarantine facility there. It has also culminated in having runners in both Group One races at Sha Tin on Sunday. Secret Sham and Dan ... to build what has become a state-of-the-art 18-horse capacity export centre. "Our focus was increasingly becoming a business of bringing good horses from Australia to Asia, in particular Hong ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong Jockey Club targets April for commingling bets with US

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 10:32pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Even though Legco approved it last year, Australia is looking less likely to start this season because of delays Club targets April for commingling with US The Hong Kong Jockey Club expects to be commingling bets with the United States by April but the same co-operation with Australia is now looking less likely to take place this season. The Jockey ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Caspar Fownes hopes for Lucky double after rocky road

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 08:50pm

    ... and goes in good form, he is capable at any distance from 1,200m to a mile and we know how strong he is over this trip." Lucky Double Eight was purchased out of Australia, where he raced ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Mr Gnocchi: first pasta the post?

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:32am by LO WEI

    ... in Mr Gnocchi. When he bought the six-month-old colt in Australia three years ago, there was nothing that made him stand out from the others. He bought Mr Gnocchi because he thought the price ...

  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Lucky Nine trainer hopeful of rising temperatures

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 11:12pm by Michael Cox

    ... it is a bit hotter on race day because he is a massive chance." Lucky Nine returned from an early season trip to Australia that garnered mixed results, only to produce a disappointing seventh ...




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