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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Lucky Nine and Little Bridge short of their best for Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Hong Kong stars vulnerable for big race after failed early season trips to Japan and bad draws Lucky Nine and Little Bridge offpace for Sprint Hong Kong's two highest-rated sprinters, Lucky Nine and Little Bridge, remain the standard-bearers for the depleted local short-course contingent, and both head into tomorrow's Jockey Club Sprint ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong rider sought for Super Easy

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Trainer Michael Freedman will find a Hong Kong-based jockey to ride rising Singaporean star Super Easy when the colt is given a crucial test around a right-hand bend in the Jockey Club Sprint ... of going since he was a two-year-old in New Zealand, and by the time the Jockey Club Sprint comes around, he won't have raced for nearly six weeks." Freedman is the younger brother ...

  3. Sport - Racing - HONG KONG SPRINT

    Club will hope Lord Kanaloa attracts more foreign sprint stars to Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... in Japan- maybe he is number one in the world now." That will be music to the ears of the Jockey Club officials who attracted only four challengers this year and must have feared ... is another option," he said. Jockey Yasunari Iwata is unstoppable at the moment, adding the Hong Kong Sprint to his recent Japan Cup and a Sprinters Stakes in September on this same horse, who ...

  4. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Jockey Club raises the bar to be envy of the world

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

    ... Alan Aitken But now for the hard part: Jockey Club and its new sponsor have to find ways to trump Sunday's spectacle on and off the track Raising the bar to be envy of the world If, ... the Jockey Club made a soaring success of its first international meeting on Sunday in partnership with Longines. As chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges wryly observed, when we asked him ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Hong Kong first hurdle for Super Easy's stud ambitions

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Sunday's Jockey Club Sprint shapes as a test of Super Easy's international credentials, with Singapore's star sprinter having outgrown his home territory and his trainer, ... - to Dubai next year, where the trainer's first overseas Group One runner, Better Be The One, was narrowly beaten by JJ The Jet Plane in the 2011 Al Quoz Sprint. The first step, though, ...

  6. Jockey Club chief defends meeting's clash with Sevens

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges yesterday declared reports of his absence from Sha Tin on Sunday to have been wrong, and defended ... was not a strong reason. Moore commented that neither Engelbrecht-Bresges nor Jockey Club chairman Brian Stevenson, who is also Hong Kong's rugby chairman, were at Sha Tin. 'I'm pretty sure ...

  7. Sport - Racing - SEASON PREVIEW

    Jockey Club chief predicts slight increase in turnover

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Jockey Club chief Engelbrecht-Bresges forecasts a modest increase in turnover, but he is optimistic there will be progress with commingling The insider's view Just seven weeks after describing the 2011-12 season as "the best ever", Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges is wearing a more circumspect look heading ...

  8. Sponsor switch is a surprise but maybe time will tell

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in November, the Jockey Club Sprint and Jockey Club Mile with the new name only to be attached to the Jockey Club Cup on that day. If a new sponsor is found for the other two, then that may necessitate ... Alan Aitken So, one week on, what did the Jockey Club actually win out of the new tie-up with Longines? It resembled something more like the shifting of the chairs than a new suite ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    The Sky's the limit - but not just yet

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... a rating of 97 now, Amber Sky is eligible for only three more races in 2012 at 1,200m or less - the Jockey Club Sprint, the Hong Kong Sprint and the Happy Valley Trophy. Like all the smart ... that would all be one-way traffic. Post-race on Sunday, Hung suggested to the Chinese press that a start in the Hong Kong Sprint was the goal, while Yiu elsewhere insisted Amber Sky needed ...

  10. Sport - Racing - Hong Kong International Races

    Defending champ Lucky Nine leads formidable home team in Sprint

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... before finishing runner-up in the Patinack Farm Classic just under two weeks ago. Michael Freedman's Super Easy looked a threat late in the Jockey Club Sprint, before internal issues ... Club Sprint made the cut - led by defending international day champ Lucky Nine - and are joined by ageing veteran Joy And Fun, who dead-heated for second in the race last year and goes ...




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