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  1. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Eagle Regiment looks set to do battle on foreign soil

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... straight races- the Hong Kong Sprint, the Bauhinia Sprint and the Centenary Cup- as well as two or three other lesser Group races over the straight 1,000m. As the Jockey Club became sensitive ... to Manfred Man Ka-leung, Olivier Doleuze and everyone else involved in preparing Eagle Regiment to win the Centenary Sprint Cup after a year off the scene with injury. That doesn't happen too ...

  2. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Persistence could finally be paying off with Willie Cazals

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... 10 points for finishing fifth in the Group Two Jockey Club Cup last year when out of the ratings. The concept behind these rises is that the same group of horses may meet in a handicap ... of sprint up for longer, getting home in the final 800m in 45.33 seconds. We see plenty of stayers with that kind of final sectional in Hong Kong each season, but only because the pace is usually so ...

  3. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Master Plan paying off nicely for Jockey Club

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... for Club What a welcome back for racing on Sunday: record turnover, record crowd and everything looking as rosy as it had when we put the last season to bed at Happy Valley in July. The Jockey Club ... in 2010-11. Big betting numbers without attendance would have a very hollow feeling to them and racing would suffer from lack of atmosphere, something the Jockey Club recognised with such a big ...

  4. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Jockey Club's change in quotas for new horses is a step backwards

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... backwards In light of what were otherwise quite routine events at the Jockey Club last week, the seventh race on Sunday gave us pause to wonder about a particular direction that is being taken. ... for insomnia. But underneath the prosaic announcements of the successful applicants last week, there were some numbers that had us scratching our heads. After the June 2008 ballots, the Jockey Club ...

  5. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Amber Sky may not have shown his true colours

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

    ... Alan Aitken Like Arrived Ahead, the boom was lowered but punters should scratch that effort from the memory banks Amber Sky may not have shown his true colours While many of our counterparts have quite rightly taken to print to lambast the Jockey Club in umbrage at the failure of the "scratch and win" cards last Saturday to even fulfil the first part of that bargain, ...

  6. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Zilpaterol saga leaves club with a few tricky posers

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... discussions between the Jockey Club and its feed suppliers on quality control; on the systems in place at this end to prevent corrupted feeds being distributed; and the outcome for Ricky Yiu Poon-fai and his owners of four horses which returned positive post-race tests. As far as the preventive systems at the Jockey Club are concerned, we are reminded of positive swab rules under which ...

  7. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    The good, the bad and the ugly of World Cup night in Dubai

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:18pm by Alan Aitken

    ... as racing becomes racing when horses and jockeys compete in an athletic contest, betting on races and the expectations built around it have a say in atmosphere. When Joao Moreira won the Al Quoz Sprint on Amber Sky, J-Mo tried to pump up the crowd but the reception was more polite than enthusiastic. The average half-time curtain drop at a middling theatre play has more oomph to it. ...

  8. Sport - ON THE RAILS

    Hold your horses as the $1 bet is not the ticket

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... take twice as many combinations for the same money" or "Wow, I can take the same combinations and spend half as much." And the winner for the TT, for the Jockey Club, is behind ... the club has elected to look at the results of this move across Double Trio, Treble, Tierce, Trio and First Four betting before they go anywhere foolish with it. We have no information on whether ...

  9. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Single pool wagering will change betting as we know it

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Prosaic announcement this week by Jockey Club hid fact that the expected switch to new system promises a brave new world Single pool wagering will change betting as we know it The announcement from the Jockey Club on Monday regarding its "strategic technology services agreement" with American firm Longitude was brief, prosaic and gave ...

  10. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Sunday's tierce blunder must have been the work of a syndicate

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of the huge multinational syndicates. Jockey Club officials were tightlipped on Sunday, on or off the record, about any details that might have helped identify those involved. In itself that suggests ... via their local betting operator (though probably a syndicate that significant is already betting here through Jockey Club conduits). Or the bets could be heading the other way, from Hong Kong ...




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