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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. 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 ...

  6. Whyte hard to beat, but value's with Beadman

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen The Jockey Challenge oddsmakers have shown they are not racing for charity and have posted a 128 per cent market at Happy Valley tonight and, with the top four making up more ... it is harder for punters to make a dollar, and in a market such as the Jockey Challenge, which is usually dominated by the major chances, the takeout can be crushing. That's part of the reason ...

  7. Man over the moon as Turbo King lands Million Challenge

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to Brett Prebble in the Jockey Challenge, with the Australian landing only one winner but a host of minor placings to just pip the Durban Demon. 'Absolute Hedge is a dream of a horse ... Alan Aitken Three-year-old star Turbo King claimed the 1010 Happy Valley Million Challenge last night but the result lay in the balance until the final stages of the final race ...

  8. Prebble favoured ahead of Whyte in Challenge

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Early players took a giant serving of Brett Prebble to win today's Sha Tin Jockey Challenge, but the demand has left the Melburnian's arch-rival Douglas Whyte looking very good value at his overnight quote of $2.35. Whyte has been on fire, especially at Sha Tin turf meetings where he has won seven of the last eight Jockey Challenges. Two weeks ago, he ...

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    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 ...

  10. Improved bet is response to demand

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Jockey Challenge betting will go to a whole new level on Sunday when the fixed-odds bet type will grow up to include betting in the run. Once race one begins, Challenge betting ... The Jockey Challenge field will now become 14, rather than 12, with 13 individual jockeys and the bracket of 'Others' being the final possibility. The bigger picture is a happy one, because ...




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