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  1. Sport - Racing

    'Unfit' Lucky Nine sends warning to sprint rivals

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com 'Unfit' Lucky Nine sendswarning to sprint rivals Caspar Fownes' tenacious sprinter Lucky Nine fired a warning shot to any overseas raiders with designs on his International Day crown; a horse who was still recovering from his own failed foreign raid producing a comprehensive performance to win the Jockey Club Sprint. Dull in the coat ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Jockey Club seeks permit for centre at Sai Kung to nurture golfers

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... with the Jockey Club asking the environment watchdog for a construction permit. The Jockey Club has long sought to convert land near the three public courses it runs on Kau Sai Chau into a facility to nurture players, coaches and course managers, as well as beginners. If permission is granted, the academy could be operating within two years. The Jockey Club promises the academy ...

  3. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Australian interest in Hong Kong Sprint gives it desired flavour

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... went home in tatters. Between the Patinack Farm Classic last weekend and the Jockey Club Sprint this weekend, the players and pretenders for the Sprint should be pretty well sorted, even before ... standard-bearers, including the John Moore-trained Time After Time. John Size elected to miss throwing Real Specialist in the deep end in the Group Two Jockey Club Mile, while Moore has adopted a more ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Brett Prebble to miss start of Hong Kong racing season

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... including five Group Ones, and he rides at 113 pounds. The Jockey Club's licensing committee gave a "final warning" to Jacky Tong Chi-kit, who has only four wins this season, ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Australian is licensed for part of the year as he tries to juggle riding duties with a fast-growing company that produces race gear for jockeys Stalwart ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong Jockey Club targets April for commingling bets with US

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 10:32pm by Alan Aitken

    ... The Hong Kong Jockey Club expects to be commingling bets with the United States by April but the same co-operation with Australia is now looking less likely to take place this season. The Jockey ... pools here, and vice versa- in July last year, but the fanfare accompanying the announcement has not been followed by actual commingling to this point. The Jockey Club estimates commingling ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Why the real battle is at the bottom of the trainers' and jockeys' championships

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 05:16pm by Michael Cox

    ... Club’s operations, for trainers and jockeys it offers financial benefits and a lifestyle unmatched anywhere. If you are given the boot from the Sha Tin trainers’ stand, you can still be a trainer ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy Forget the jockeys’ and trainers’ championships, the real tooth-and-nail, down-to-the-wire, fight-for-survival battles are at the bottom ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    Jockey Club to trot out the new and old at Lunar New Year parade

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 05:08am by Edward Tang

    ... Edward Tang edward.tang@scmp.com Jockey Club trots out magical horse show A giant spinning lantern and dancers wearing racing silks will help usher in the Year of the Horse, thanks to the Jockey Club. Its float at the Lunar New Year parade this year will showcase an LED spinning lantern featuring an animated version of mainland painter Xu Beihong's horse painting Shuang Jun. ...

  8. Champion's demise a sad day for racing, but accidents will happen

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... The Singapore Turf Club has a public relations disaster on its hands, with some professionals questioning- rightly or wrongly- whether Absolute Champion should have been allowed to start. And the racing ... in the Absolute Champion tragedy. The horse himself is gone, having been humanely destroyed after shattering his right fetlock joint in the early stages of the feature sprint at Kranji. Fortunately, ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Big names bypass National Day Cup and Sha Tin Sprint Trophy

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... yesterday. "Keeping him for the Sha Tin Trophy at the end of next month allowed us to give him a decent break. He'll run there, then the Jockey Club Mile, then on to international ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Stars' absence for National Day Cup and Sha Tin Sprint Trophy highlights lack of depth at the top Big names skip first Group tests The National Day ...

  10. Japanese give a glimpse into unorthodox methods

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the internationals of real interest in the Hong Kong Mile, while Society Rock was an upset winner of the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in June. Former club jockey Torsten Mundry has returned to Sha ... filly Apapane. Apapane rounded up the two Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint candidates approaching the final 200m and went home the better, completing the metric half mile in 49.4 seconds, ...




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