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  1. Sport - Racing

    Strong start crucial for Purton upset in Jockey Challenge

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 09:22pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Strong start crucial for Purton upset Short-priced favourites in the two feature races ensure Joao Moreira is top pick in Sunday's Jockey Challenge ... Prize and looks a safe bet to score points for Moreira from a Jockey Challenge perspective and Able Friend is a bombproof four-year-old coming off a dominant win in the Group One Hong Kong ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Wait-and-see strategy for Jockey Challenge

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 08:39pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Wait-and-see strategy for Challenge Douglas Whyte is back in a familiar position as favourite in the Jockey Challenge, and even though three of his rivals ... and G-One Leader all look like starting favourite in their respective races. Prebble won the Jockey Challenge on New Year's Day with a 48-point haul from four winners, and while it has been ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Durban Demon can double up in the Jockey Challenge

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 08:56pm by Michael Cox

    ... as Jockey Challenge favourite at Sha Tin today. Whyte's rides on Moneymaker and Charity Joy at the Valley were those of a man inspired, and the South African will be desperate to make further ... Challenge with 38 points midweek, for just his fourth Jockey Challenge win of the season, but with a full book of 11 rides today, sprinkled with some short-priced fancies, he should be too hard ...

  4. Record Jockey Challenge betting steers turnover

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Jockey Club officials again did a poor job of concealing their mirth as turnover all but touched the rare billion dollar barrier on the mixed all-weather and turf card. The pari-mutuel handle fell just over HK$6 million short of a billion- up by over HK$78 million on last year's meeting- but the bigger story was that the boost of Jockey Challenge betting more than ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Jockey Club under starter’s orders with new mainland training centre

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:29pm by Michael Cox

    ... and use a lawnmower. Even the Hong Kong Jockey Club- familiar with China's befuddling politics and sensitive cultural issues- has admitted it "underestimated" the challenges when ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Jockey Club's mainland base is a major victory, but regular racing over border remains a long shot Under starter's orders Hold your horses ...

  6. Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO chairs presentation on wagering as racing’s lifeblood at opening session of the 35th Asian Racing Conference

    Posted May 06th 2014, 07:05pm

    ... the Hong Kong Jockey Club launched a rebate scheme for bigger bets, to address the challenge from the illegal and offshore operators in terms of pricing. And in 2009/10, he told delegates, “we ... Hong Kong Jockey Club Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, opened the 35th Asian Racing Conference at the Hong Kong Convention ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Art teachers in Hong Kong face a dual challenge

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:15am by Kate Whitehead

    ... that causes the most concern. "The critical writing is a challenge," says Florie Tse Siu-wah, visual arts teacher at the Jockey Club Ti-I College. "In the past, if you did a beautiful ... Kate Whitehead Teachers are slowly getting to grips with the new visual arts curriculum, but changing the views of parents who doubt the value of the subject is proving more challenging ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Cheng shares Jockey Challenge after a double

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Cheng shares Jockey Challenge after a double Howard Cheng Yue-tin proved to be the "King Of Class Five", winning the opening two races on the cellar dwellers and that was enough to see him share the day's riding honours with Brett Prebble in the Jockey Challenge. "Whether it's a Class Two or a Class Five, it all counts ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Youngsters hope to win place in Jockey Club's trainee programme

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by VICTORIA DUTHIE

    ... Victoria Duthie victoria.duthie@scmp.com Young riders hope to win a place and finish ahead in Jockey Club's trainee programme Youngsters groomed to be top jockeys Balancing on short stirrups with reins held close, three young riders canter around the track. With dreams of becoming professional jockeys, they are part of the Jockey Club's Racing Trainee Programme. ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Joy for Schutz as he scrapes past benchmark- with help from champion jockey

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:31am by STAFF

    ... Staff Reporters Pure magic as Purton helps German reach benchmark While Zac Purton didn't deliver Caspar Fownes a winner on the day he was crowned champion jockey, he did help Andreas ... that grade," Angland said. "He is just a little bit lazy and takes some hard riding." Angland held on for fifth in the jockeys' title with 49 winners despite leaving in mid-April ...




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