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    Forget the International Jockeys' Championship: why not the International Senior Jockeys' Championship?

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 07:28pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy The inspired inclusion of ageing American stars of the saddle Gary Stevens and Mike Smith is the story of this year’s International Jockeys’ Championship (IJC), but the forced withdrawal of young bull Joao Moreira could be the catalyst for something even more spectacular. Why not go the whole hog and turn back the clock? Forget ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    International Jockeys' Championship draw again favours visiting riders

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 10:31pm by Alan Aitken

    ... looks set to continue in the Longines International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday after Douglas Whyte, Zac Purton and Keith Yeung Ming-lun drew a grab bag of the good, ... since 2001, when his last ride in Hong Kong, Indubitably Bliss, was nosed out on the line, and he has drawn a good ride in the final leg again in Dual Happy. Video: International Jockeys' ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - RACING

    Gary Stevens joins the all-star cast at International Jockeys' Championship

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 10:37pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Champion American jockey Gary Stevens will cap off his remarkable comeback to the saddle when he returns to Hong Kong to ride in next month's Longines International Jockeys' Championship ... a careless riding charge from last night's races. The return of Stevens, however, has been the headline story of the year in international racing, having come back after seven years ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    What we love about HKIR week- and International Jockeys' Championship relationship counselling

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 07:58pm by Michael Cox

    ... Zac Purton Could this be a golden opportunity for the new golden boy and runaway jockeys' championship leader? Purton often mentions how he has achieved what he has without the support ... to love about "international week". WHO NEEDS RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING WHEN YOU HAVE THE IJC? The International Jockeys’ Championship isn’t just a chance for leading riders to showcase ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Hamanaka to take International Jockeys' Championship for Japan

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 09:25pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Hamanaka to take title home for Japan Japan has never won the Longines International Jockeys’ Championship outright, but Suguru Hamanaka has the chance to do it at Happy Valley tonight at just his first appearance. The 24-year-old’s famous countryman Yutaka Take shared victory with Christophe Soumillon in the 2004 edition but he had also ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Brilliant Joao Moreira wins International Jockeys' Championship in style

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Brilliant Brazilian takes International Jockeys' Championship by a nose in the last leg- now he could be keen on a more permanent role in HK Star Moreira wins title in style Brilliant Brazilian jockey Joao Moreira may make Hong Kong his next port of call after landing a thrilling Longines International Jockeys' Championship at Happy ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Longines raises stakes in Hong Kong's International Jockeys' Championship

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Stakes raised for jockeys in Valley showdown The winner of next month's International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley will walk away with HK$500,000 after new international races sponsor Longines gave the series a much-needed prize-money boost. Three new faces will contest the annual showpiece on December 5- Hong Kong championship leader Zac Purton, ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    The International Jockeys' Championship from Happy Valley- follow SCMP Racing Post's live account

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 05:59pm

    ... International Jockeys' Championship. British champion Ryan Moore and Italian star Mirco Demuro ($3.70) head betting on the Jockey Challenge- which takes in races five through eight, the four races that make up the IJC- while Hong Kong's own Douglas Whyte ($7) and Zac Purton ($8.50) can both win the championship again. The first race on a nine-race card is at 6:30pm. Follow scmpRacingPost ...

  9. Canadian model-rider graces International Jockeys' Championship

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... Club has invited to town a top filly, Canadian rider and model Chantal Sutherland, to take part in the Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship races tonight. It's the female jockey';s first race in Hong Kong, and the club even hosted a contest to assign her a Chinese name (a custom for all new foreign riders in town). Sutherland (right) will be known ...

  10. How to get the best out of the International Jockeys' Championship

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken As much as we love the International Jockeys' Championship (IJC), there remain a few gripes. One which has been aired here before and genuinely must be addressed ... pools on Hong Kong, and even on the Jockeys' Championship itself in the near future, when it believes that Monday declaration of jockeys would be imperative to ensure they are disseminated ...




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