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  1. Throw of the dice works just as well as 'superior judgment'

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The win of Kildare in the Bauhinia Sprint last weekend was more than a step up for an exciting young sprinter or a further shot in the arm for the fortunes of trainer Derek ... the first Group win for both himself and this questionable collection of specially selected horses and, while he now faces a sterner test in the Centenary Sprint Cup, he has done the job he ...

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    There is no Glorious mystery this time round

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:59pm by Alan Aitken

    ... at Sha Tin, one key name will be missing, but this year the mystery about Glorious Days is also absent. The locally trained horses which make up the Jockey Club Cup, Jockey Club Mile and Jockey Club Sprint will be the same group sent out on December 14 in the hometown defence of the four internationals. Last year, it looked somewhat unorthodox when trainer John Size elected to tackle ...

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    Neil Callan picks up ride on talented Amber Sky in sprint

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 11:03pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Callan picks up ride on '110 per cent' Amber Sky Neil Callan has picked up the ride on exciting sprinter Amber Sky following Joao Moreira's decision to stick with both Sterling City and his trainer John Moore next week in the Group Two dress rehearsal for the Longines Hong Kong Sprint. The BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Sprint ...

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    More questions than answers after trial day for International Races

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 10:26pm by Alan Aitken

    ... finish and the other to a half length, and the biggest names were beaten in the Jockey Club Cup and the Jockey Club Sprint while only Gold-Fun held up the flag for favourites in the Jockey Club Mile. Champion jockey Douglas Whyte said it best after the Sprint win by the John Moore-trained Charles The Great beating stablemate Sterling City, acknowledging the stocks have been higher ...

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    Moore the merrier for trainer in international trials

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 10:56pm by Alan Aitken

    ... peaking on international day but that won't stop punters putting plenty of faith in the abilities of Designs On Rome in the Jockey Club Cup, Able Friend in the Jockey Club Mile and Sterling City in the Jockey Club Sprint, particularly with Joao Moreira the partner in each case. The day has had its share of surprises and disappointments in the past, with Moore-trained Viva Pataca ...

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    Hong Kong hopes rest on Military Attack

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 10:30pm by Alan Aitken

    ... on the Hong Kong sprinters after Charles The Great beat Sterling City in what did not look a vintage edition, although the Jockey Club Sprint has a chequered history as a guide anyway. Oddly enough, ... was extraordinarily good, while the English-trained Sky Lantern will also bring a towering reputation. If there was a race that gave encouragement it was the Jockey Club Cup, and especially Military ...

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    Time for freshman trainer Chris So to make his presence felt

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 10:17pm by Alan Aitken

    ... expecting to trouble the Group events in his debut year but top sprinter Time After Time will give him the chance to make an impact at the top in the Group Two Jockey Club Sprint on Sunday ... that will be missing from the Jockey Club Cup on Sunday and from the international meeting is top stayer Willie Cazals. Trainer Tony Cruz had been hoping the bruising to his left front tendon was superficial ...

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    Racing Digest, November 11, 2012

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox, Alan Aitken

    ... with careless-riding penalties out of races six and eight, but the Jockey Club will soon be flush with jockeys. Richard Fourie has a suspension holding over till the end of the month, while Jacky Tong Chi-kit ... Club Mile, Sprint and Cup next week. Alan Aitken ...

  9. Enthused's planned Tokyo adventure over

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of the Global Sprint Challenge. Size told Jockey Club officials that he was 'just not happy' with Enthused in his training and would not travel with any horse to an international event under those circumstances. Size added, though, the setback is not expected to affect Enthused's domestic course as the consistent six-year-old heads towards the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint ...

  10. HK opts out of Global Sprint series

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The Hong Kong Jockey Club has declined to participate in a tri-nation global sprinting series which is set to commence early next year. The Japan Racing Association yesterday ... with an 'away win' bonus. But Jockey Club executive director of racing, Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, said the series had been 'unsuitable for our participation'. 'As far as I can ...




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