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  1. Drop back to a sprint distance proves just the right tonic

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer Sean Woods has flirted with a mile and even further with Brothers In Arms, but champion jockey Douglas Whyte said the decision to drop him back to sprinting has been all the difference. Brothers In Arms made it two Class Five wins on end when he added a turf win to the one he collected on the all-weather last start and he never looked like being anywhere ...

  2. A special day is on cards for Whyte fans

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell With the might of a geared-up John Size stable behind him, Douglas Whyte looks to have a mortgage on today's final Jockey Challenge for the 2008-09 season. The bad news is that it's as obvious to the Jockey Club oddsmakers as it is to Whyte's legion of fans, and they posted the Durban Demon as a $1.55 favourite on overnight betting markets. The reality, however, ...

  3. Jockeys to steal spotlight from movie stars

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The final Sha Tin meeting of the season sees the Jockey Club giving away free pens as well as scratch-and-win games while singers and movie stars will entertain the crowd, but the unscripted thrills of a stunning jockeys' championship will be the major entertainment. The races are slipping away, just 19 remain as Brett Prebble strives to pull back the two-win lead ...

  4. Whyte proves he is the king of HK with 10th jockeys' title

    Posted Jul 15th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... a million-dollar cheque for his horse being the best performed 2008 International horse. And the night was a triumph for the Jockey Club's move to have the final meeting at Happy Valley with a crowd ... Alan Aitken Champion jockey Douglas Whyte claimed the title for a 10th straight season in the most unlikely of places at Happy Valley last night- sitting out the action as Brett ...

  5. Prebble tops list, but Whyte's the way to go

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... each-way all-ups than dive into the short quote offered by the Jockey Club. Last season Prebble dominated the Valley meetings and Whyte was left to make up the difference at Sha Tin but, ... Patrick Allen Douglas Whyte is the best value bet in tonight's Jockey Challenge at $2.50 and has the arsenal to gun down last season's Happy Valley master Brett Prebble, who ...

  6. As expected, Whyte's the man for the job

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The jockeys' title has been a one-act affair for a long time, but the extra motivation of a record in sight could help lift the already super-competitive Whyte to another level, and propel him to Jockey Challenge success. A two-meeting suspension incurred on Wednesday will only add to his hunger, leaving him with 13 meetings to make up the 20 wins he needs to match his mark set ...

  7. Whyte is hot property in the Challenge

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Douglas Whyte has been heavily supported to take the Sha Tin Jockey Challenge today, with early odds of $1.65 soon wound in to $1.50 when the fixed-odds market opened ... maximum points for Whyte. In the third race, the Caspar Fownes-trained El Morro will take holding out back to the straight sprint course and has drawn to be in the right part of the track from ...

  8. Dominant Prebble has the edge over Whyte

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken It's back to a good old-fashioned toe-to-toe tonight between the top two jockeys, Brett Prebble and Douglas Whyte, after the pair were in Japan on Sunday. That was not lost on Jockey Club oddsmakers when they posted first markets for the Jockey Challenge last night with Prebble at 2.30 and Whyte the strong 3.70 second choice, and it's hard to argue. ...

  9. Cashed-up Prebble fans go back for more

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... and the Jockey Club oddsmakers were forced to trim the offer quote down to $3.00. To balance the book, the oddsmakers pushed Whyte's quote out from $2.10 to $2.20 by 7pm last night. Whyte ... for tonight's Jockey Challenge. Prebble punters have collected four times from the last seven meetings and the prices have been attractive, too, with a best-price $5.50 being offered about the two-time ...

  10. Long odds make Whyte even more enticing

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Douglas Whyte doesn't have a ride in the first three races at Sha Tin today, but the champion jockey looks a great value chance in the Jockey Challenge at his overnight quote of $8. ... opens. With two dirt races designated to start the meeting, Jockey Challenge bettors will have to tread carefully with the favourites who are relying on the notorious all-weather track for early ...




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