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  1. Jockey Club plans Olympic school in Sichuan

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The Jockey Club will earmark 400 million yuan (HK$450 million) to finance four reconstruction projects in quake-hit areas in Sichuan , including turning a school in Dujiangyan ... programmes,' Mr Chan said. The Olympic school project will cost 139 million yuan. The other three projects to be funded by the Jockey Club are the Mianyang 3rd City Hospital, Mianyang Youxian Zhongxing ...

  2. Give us a break, says Jockey Club

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Jockey Club could double its HK$1 billion annual donation to the community if the government removed stifling business restrictions and softened a brutal taxation rate, ... of the equestrian events for the Olympics had given the public and political leaders a chance to see the Jockey Club as something far greater than just a gaming organisation. 'Although our natural ...

  3. Sichuan spirit inspires Jockey Club chairman

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun 'Hongkongers should really learn from Sichuan people,' said Jockey Club chairman John Chan Cho-chak during his trip to the earthquake-hit areas in the province. Mr ... Hongkongers prone to depending on others' help when encountering difficulties.' The Jockey Club will spend 400 million yuan (HK$455 million) on the first batch of four projects to address ...

  4. Jockey Club may face first run in the red

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Lower turnover amid economic downturn, 'heavy' taxes blamed The Jockey Club's racing operations might go into the red for the first time because of a lower ... with the Jockey Club over its concerns, the present formula of betting duty was decided by the legislature and could not be revised without its approval. She said discussions would continue with the club ...

  5. Jockey Club rides in with $35m boost

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Funds for tsunami victims received a $35 million boost yesterday when Hong Kong Jockey Club chairman Ronald Arculli handed a cheque to TVB general manager Stephen Chan ... Oxfam, Unicef and the Salvation Army. It includes $30 million gathered from donation boxes at Jockey Club outlets, as well as donations from staff, with one member giving $500,000 alone. ...

  6. Safety first as Club pulls plug on last two races

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Four hours of persistent rain forced the Jockey Club to abandon the final part of the programme yesterday as fears for the jockeys' safety grew with each millilitre of deluge ... for the jockeys and horses.' Jockeys, including Brett Prebble, Zac Purton, Jeff Lloyd and Howard Cheng Yue-tin voiced their concerns about the racing conditions to stewards, who eventually abandoned ...

  7. Open your eyes and see the benefits of supporting a responsible Club

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... may have brought gasps of shock and horror, but what is our government going to do about it? The revelations, made by the Jockey Club through its own research, will be put to the Gaming Commission, a branch of government, in a bid to prove the Jockey Club promotes high-quality racing and sporting entertainment and, yes, responsible gambling is a core activity. And the Jockey Club ...

  8. Season ending bonanza for Club as Prebble scores winning treble

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... turned over HK$778.4 million, so last night's fixture gave the club a year-on-year increase of 17.2 per cent. Out on the track, Brett Prebble won his sixth Jockey Challenge as heavily-bet ... Bik-kuen, in the Johnston Handicap (race four) which had the most meaning. Ng went into the 78th and final meeting of the 2007-08 racing season in danger of missing the Jockey Club's minimum ...

  9. Magical moments that cemented HK's place on the world stage

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the creation of the Vase at the metric mile-and-a-half made it three invitation races for the international brigade. The pivotal event in the evolution of the HKIR came in 1998. The Jockey Club ... In 2001, a Japanese avalanche claimed three of the four races, but Hong Kong's best replied in kind in 2002 to bring a magic afternoon with all the Jockey Club's dreams fulfilled when All ...

  10. Jockeys, trainers unlikely to make Cup

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... tomorrow- but the Jockey Club international racing manager, Mark Player, is pessimistic. 'It looks very doubtful those two horses will come,' said Player, who is stranded in London. ... European skies, and discussions are now moving to whether visiting jockeys or trainers will even make the trip. Connections of last year's QE II Cup fourth placegetter, the French-trained ...




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