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  1. Purton poised to spring Challenge surprise

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell While premiership pacesetter Douglas Whyte and his arch-rival Brett Prebble take their worthy places at the top of Jockey Challenge betting today, Zac Purton looks a value chance to upset them at his overnight quote of $16. Purton has two exce ...

  2. They're off and racing in the mean streets of Sicily

    Posted Aug 19th 2007, 12:00am by Lorenzo Tondo

    ... of Sicilian culture. Occasionally, races were even organised during regional holidays. More rarely, they were authorised by city hall. Such traditional races are also held elsewhere in Italy, the most ... and the number of horses participating, they all come down to two things: illegal betting and animal abuse. Many animal rights organisations in Italy have brought the problem to the attention ...

  3. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Exciting Dream catches the eye on debut

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... on a good-to-soft surface. The third-placed Sorella Bella has since won a Listed race in Italy and finished second in the Group One Gran Criterium. Exciting Dream ran on steadily in two turf trials up ...

  4. Sport - Racing - MACAU

    Alpha revels in the dirt as Hong Kong clean up in Macau

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

    ... said. "And when he raced in Europe he travelled all around the place, up and down the country, and in France and Italy - so he is a good travelling horse and a trip to Macau isn't ...

  5. Rispoli keen to get back in saddle in HK

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com With Italy's racing industry in crisis, jockey Umberto Rispoli is determined to make the most of his two-month stint in Hong Kong, which begins with two rides at Happy Valley tonight. Racing returned in Italy last week after jockeys, trainers and other personnel went on strike on New Year's Day in a row over massive government cuts ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Willie Cazals puts his best foot forward

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... - he is a mile-and-a-half horse." The obvious target for the winner of four from five in Italy is the Group Three Queen Mother Memorial Cup on May 5, and possibly the Group One Standard ...

  7. Forget the conspiracy theory, Sweden are too good to pass up

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... to go through at the expense of Italy. Consequently the odds have shortened dramatically on both the draw and the 2-2 correct score, but for punters this is a classic case of the danger involved ... A Sweden-Denmark 0-0, for instance, would put Sweden through as group winners, with Italy qualifying in second as long as they beat eliminated Bulgaria. That means Denmark must go in search of at least one ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    John Moore looks to Ashkiyr for more Derby glory

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... an iron horse. Look at what he did in Italy- he ran 14 times in 11 months in all kinds of conditions, and they're running in cow paddocks there but he stayed sound and consistent. ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Crowd favourite Rispoli is the double king

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... what you like in Italy, but you don't have that atmosphere. In Japan, Australia and here in is different. It's the people that give you the power." Rispoli paid credit to trainer ...

  10. Sport - Racing - Hong Kong International Races

    Queen hoping to bring down the House at Sha Tin

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the Italian Derby winner earlier in the year, and runner-up in Group Ones in Germany and Italy at his last three starts. For the home team, John Moore holds the strongest hand numerically with four ...




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