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  1. Jockey Club may sue angry Aussie over claims of triad darts cover-up

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The Hong Kong Jockey Club will ask its lawyers to assess for prospective legal action comments made by the Australian trainer of Takeover Target, Joe Janiak, on the mysterious ... felt raw deals had been handed out here to jailed jockey Chris Munce and to Janiak, when Takeover Target was scratched from the Hong Kong Sprint last December with a drug positive. ...

  2. Highest turnover in four years fills Jockey Club with festive cheer

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Christmas came early for the Jockey Club last night with the highest betting turnover on a Happy Valley meeting for over four years, fuelled in part by a stunning $5 million all-up bet on Sanziro that narrowly failed to arrive in the night's feature. The news won't be greeted with any great enthusiasm by Hong Kong's jockey ranks, or the stewards ...

  3. Dettori to partner Green Birdie in chase for Sprint prize

    Posted Nov 29th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Frankie Dettori, the world's most famous jockey, has agreed to ride Green Birdie for trainer Caspar Fownes in the HK$12 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint on Sunday ... Neither Fownes nor Dettori is a stranger to success at the Jockey Club's 'turf world championships'. Fownes won last year's HK$16 million Hong Kong Mile with The Duke, while ...

  4. Sprint hero Kingdom 'as good as new'

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Silent Witness, winner of the Hong Kong Sprint in 2003 and 2004, but yesterday found the media and the Jockey Club handicappers doing it for him. 'It was very nice to read ... Jubilee Cup on Derby Day (March 16). It's been a huge 15 months for Yiu, who began the 2006-07 season under a cloud, having failed to meet the Jockey Club's minimum performance criteria ...

  5. July Cup and Age Classic join Global Sprint Challenge

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the Jockey Club's executive director of racing, said the move would strengthen the already successful GSC format. 'Any move that encourages and strengthens top class international ... Alan Aitken The organisers of the Global Sprint Challenge (GSC) have expanded the event to cover eight legs next year, with the addition of England's July Cup and Australia's Age ...

  6. Club adds more depth to Juvenile Trophy

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Jockey Club went 'back to the future' yesterday when it changed the conditions for the Juvenile Sprint Trophy in June to include southern hemisphere-bred ... prompting the Jockey Club's handicapping and race planning department to take some remedial action. Nigel Gray, who took over from Ciaran Kennelly on February 1, yesterday announced ...

  7. Miss Andretti top target for Hong Kong Sprint

    Posted Jun 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... a short break, followed by one run in Melbourne in the spring and then to bring her to Hong Kong,' said Jockey Club international racing manager Mark Player. 'This would naturally ... Murray Bell December's showpiece for champion sprinting mare is Freedman's priority Champion Australian sprinting mare Miss Andretti has been the subject of huge offers since her ...

  8. Janiak apologises for accusing club

    Posted May 27th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Australian trainer Joe Janiak enjoyed some good karma yesterday with his great sprinter Takeover Target, grabbing a Group One win hours after the Hong Kong Jockey Club received a faxed apology from him. Janiak's fax contained an unconditional retraction of statements reported in the Australian media earlier this month and highly critical of the Jockey Club. In those ...

  9. Club beats odds to stage real turf 'championship'

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Visiting Australian trainer Lee Freedman summed it up very well on Monday when he described the Jockey Club's recruitment of 26 overseas horses for Sunday's Cathay Pacific International Races as 'quite outstanding'. The Jockey Club will put on one of its greatest days this weekend, with some of the best horses in the world - in deed as much ...

  10. Watch the Birdie swoop on sprint rivals again

    Posted Jun 24th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken There's nothing in the form book to suggest that Green Birdie should be in any danger of losing this afternoon's Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Trophy (1,200m) but the prospect of a different tempo may at least give rider Shane Dye something to think about. The Caspar Fownes-trained three-year-old has a Group Two second to Australian star Miss Andretti in his ...




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