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  1. American sprinter 'will be fine'

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Connections of American horse Cannonball are pleased they travelled early for next month's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint after he emerged with an elevated temperature since landing on Friday. Cannonball was a surprise packet at Royal Ascot, running so well this year in major sprints, and is expected to be the best United States representative in the Sprint yet. The Jockey ...

  2. Barrier trials kick off season

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Jockey Club will have a pre-season carnival at Happy Valley today, while for the first time at tonight's barrier trials, the club will provide official finishing ... to be the jockeys' sprint at 5.30pm. Manoel Nunes (pictured) cannot defend his title, however, as he has returned to Brazil. ...

  3. Thwaites out to Blitz rivals

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on tomorrow's $10 million Hong Kong Sprint with Natural Blitz, owned by Hong Kong Jockey Club member Danny Lam Yin-kee. 'This horse has incredible speed and I have no doubt he's the best ... Witness in last year's Hong Kong Sprint. Our horse has a lot of speed and I hope he can be competitive.' ...

  4. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards 2008/2009 Final Nominees

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The judging panel has elected the final nominees for The Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards 2008/2009. They are: Horse of the Year Will be elected by votes of the judging panel members ... panel is made up of six members from The Hong Kong Jockey Club and the Association of Hong Kong Racing Journalists (AHKRJ). The Hong Kong Jockey Club votes are made by the CEO, Winfried ...

  5. Double celebrations at Sports Road

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jockey Club officials had plenty to smile about over Saturday's non-raceday simulcast of the Cox Plate meeting from Moonee Valley in Melbourne. Firstly, there was the HK$40.6 million in betting turnover for the five races, and then there was the news that the Group Two sprint winner- multiple Group One winner Apache Cat- has been confirmed by trainer Greg Eurell for the Cathay ...

  6. Overseas raiders in Trials 'encouraging'

    Posted Oct 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Jockey Club's decision to open up the Cathay Pacific International Trials next month to foreign runners looks to have borne some unexpected fruit. Australian sprinter Scenic Blast ... Sprint Trial. But Bill Nader, executive director of racing, said yesterday interest in the Trials had been greater than anticipated even beyond Scenic Blast. 'For the first year we've ...

  7. Historical landmarks

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hill, ridden by Gerald Mosse. 1994 Hong Kong Jockey Club launches a third international race, the Hong Kong Vase, at 2,400 metres. Prize money $4.5 million. Winner Red Bishop, ridden by Cash Asmussen and trained by Frenchman John Hammond. 1998 A top-level strategic meeting at the Jockey Club decides to build international day to become the world thoroughbred championship. The Cup ...

  8. HK beats the odds to overcome handicaps

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was the international meeting of December 2002, when the Jockey Club played host to many of the best horses in the world, but three of the four races fell to locals- All Thrills Too (HK Sprint), Olympic Express ... it incapable of measuring up to major racing nations in either hemisphere. But negative perspectives never really meant much to the late Jockey Club chairman, Alan Li Fook-sum, who took a small ...

  9. Top 10

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... construction is the centrepiece of what the Jockey Club's executive director of racing, Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, calls a new racing experience in Sha Tin. Here race fans can see the major ... the biggest cash prize of any 2,000-metre race. The Hong Kong Sprint is the world's most lucrative 1,000-metre race, and the Hong Kong Mile is the richest 1,600-metre turf event. In total, ...

  10. Horse of the Year puts spotlight on HK mounts

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the biggest events. He won six straight Horse of the Year titles with five different horses from 1996 to 2001. The 1999 victory by Indigenous was also notable as the first year the Jockey Club took ... and Olympic Express adding domestic Group Ones after. The honour went to Grand Delight, who dominated domestic sprints until thrashed by emerging Silent Witness late in the season. Silent Witness ...




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