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  1. Club must address the thorny issue of substitute riders

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... it was down to claimers with the only other jockey in town being the suspended Douglas Whyte. This was what faced Cruz and Archie da Silva before the Chairman's Sprint had Coetzee been out- ... normal race, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club has every right to make local rules to fit its own needs up to a point. Like the seagulls, this problem is there waiting to occur and do we really want ...

  2. Jockey Club will witness downside to international racing on Sunday- but officials have to look at the bigger picture

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell On Sunday the Jockey Club will have to put on a big smile and deny the sour taste of the medicine as it experiences the downside to international racing on its bottom line. ... Kong's resources than usual. Not only will it cost us the presence of champion jockey Douglas Whyte for the big programme at Sha Tin but premiership runner-up Brett Prebble as well. Now ...

  3. Ferraris blames club for Vengeance's heavy HK Cup loss

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Trainer David Ferraris has given Horse of the Year Vengeance Of Rain a clean bill of health after Sunday's Hong Kong Cup failure, but has called the Jockey Club to account ... [as racing].' Ferraris said the Jockey Club, particularly the handicapping and programming department under Nigel Gray, must shoulder some responsibility for the failure because of what ...

  4. Belgian ace granted Club Jockey's licence

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... 1 meeting- Soumillon's position this time will be as a club jockey. The minor races on today's Sha Tin fixture look like a John Size-Douglas Whyte benefit, with the all-conquering ... Soumillon a three-month licence. The Belgian riding ace owns one of the world's best jockey jobs as retained rider to the Aga Khan during the European flat season. But during the winter, he ...

  5. Favourites falter in rehearsals

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... bled as Entrapment was beaten as a $17 favourite in the Jockey Club Sprint, California Memory was all dressed up with nowhere to go at the same odds in the Jockey Club Cup and then the crowd was stunned into silence when Horse of the Year, Ambitious Dragon, went under in the Jockey Club Mile at even shorter odds after a torrid wide run. 'He lost his place on the turn and he ...

  6. Rare dead-heat, but Kingdom's not in the picture

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... it counted to take half of the Jockey Club Sprint and give the Lion City its first-ever international Group win on foreign soil. Not since the John Moore-trained pair of Survey King and Makarpura ... credit to my horse,' said Moore, as he continued his role as the leading big-event trainer in town, adding the Sprint to the Jockey Club Mile he won half an hour earlier with Able One. ...

  7. Quality galore for season's highlight

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... different continents. While the tag of turf world championships has been used by the Jockey Club for some years now, the HK$12 million Hong Kong Sprint stands out as a proper world title bout, ... 'We are delighted to have attracted so many of the world's best horses, trainers and jockeys to the Turf World Championships on the 125th anniversary of the Jockey Club,' said Bill ...

  8. Shea profits from Delpech ban by picking up Vengeance ride

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... to have the ban lifted when he appealed to the stewards of the Jockey Club on Friday, though he did get a two-meeting reduction from the original 11-meeting sentence. Shea has the blessing ... at Sha Tin yesterday, albeit a bit more modestly. With a total handle of HK$900.3 million on the 10-race mixed card, the Jockey Club had to be satisfied with a mere 2.5 per cent increase. ...

  9. Big guns ready to make their case

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and Ambitious Dragon, Entrapment and California Memory boosting local stocks ahead of next week's announcement of the invitees. Each of the three looks an obvious favourite for the Jockey Club ... Of Rain (2005) taking the race this century. But that has not stopped success in the Jockey Club Cup or its equivalent being a solid guide to international day, as Collection and Irian have shown ...

  10. Schofield's luck may turn with Vanderlin

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... jockey of any standing. With the big races there this weekend, they'd all have commitments,' said the Jockey Club's international racing manager, Mark Player. 'So he wanted ... this week and asked who was still available and we came up with Glyn. And I can tell you, Andrew was thrilled to get someone with a big-race record here- he'd seen Glyn win the Hong Kong Sprint ...




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