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  1. Sport - Racing

    Strong start crucial for Purton upset in Jockey Challenge

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 09:22pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Strong start crucial for Purton upset Short-priced favourites in the two feature races ensure Joao Moreira is top pick in Sunday's Jockey Challenge at Sha Tin, but better value may be found shopping elsewhere- and backing Zac Purton- on an otherwise wide-open day. Sterling City was early favourite in the Group One Chairman's Sprint ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RACING

    Millard fined HK$30,000 over stable 'mix-up'

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Jockey Club inquiry finds mafoo applied ice to Bear Elite 2 hours before race, breaching rules Millard fined HK$30,000 over stable 'mix-up' ... in the horse being scratched last Sunday. At an inquiry yesterday, Hong Kong Jockey Club stewards accepted Millard had not directed the attendant stables assistant to treat Bear Elite's legs ...

  3. Witness effect not as big as club thinks

    Posted Nov 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The International Sprint Trial on Sunday might have given us a guide to the extent of Silent Witness's effect on betting turnover. Readers may recall the kerfuffle when the Jockey Club wanted Cape Of Good Hope back from Melbourne with unreasonable haste to run in the Centenary Sprint Cup against Silent Witness, on the basis of the help it might be for betting ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Why Jockey Club's new half-win ruling is a half measure

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 08:54pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Why Club's new ruling is a half measure for half wins In recent days, the Jockey Club has revealed that dead-heats will have a new status when ... and that is what the club has done. If two jockeys or trainers finish equal now, and one has a dead-heat counting as a whole win in their score and the other does not, then the dead-heat will count only ...

  5. Absolute gets his chance in Sprint

    Posted Dec 05th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Sha Tin 1,200m record-holder Absolute Champion has gained a late call-up to the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint after the defection of British sprinter Red Clubs. The visitor, who is owned by former Jockey Club chairman Ronald Arculli, came down with a temperature shortly after arriving in the city and a blood analysis still shows a significantly elevated white cell ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Jockey Club urged to spend more on research to protect horses

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:12am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Jockey Club should take a more scientific approach, experts tell animal welfare symposium- a move that would also make good business sense 'More research needed to protect horses' Racing-mad Hong Kong needs to take a more scientific approach to the welfare of its horses, a former Jockey Club vet told the International Animal Welfare ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Four things we took away from Dubai World Cup night

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 08:42pm by Michael Cox

    ... ummed and ahhed for about half a second before saying words to the effect of, “the Jockey Club will make sure he stays, and I’ll make sure he stays.” What Moreira is worth to the Jockey Club is anyone’s guess – he instills confidence in punters and boosts turnover. The people and the club want him here. So does Moore, who would make Moreira his stable jockey in a heartbeat, if he could. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Barriers key for California Memory and Military Attack in the Jockey Club Cup

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 09:12pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Jockey Club Cup (2,000m) at Sha Tin today and that might just be enough of an edge for the Tony Cruz-trained California Memory. California Memory (Matthew Chadwick) and Military Attack (Zac ... But the 1,800m start has 1,000m of straight track before they reach a turn and drawing wide from the 2,000m isn't as friendly- with 600m of turn ahead when they jump. A jockey doesn't have ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Tye Angland and Real Specialist lead Hong Kong hopes in Jockey Club Mile

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 11:03pm by Michael Cox

    ... with the John Size-trained six-year-old in tomorrow's Group Two Jockey Club Mile and with the traditionally strong local mile stocks in a lull, Real Specialist seems a possible candidate to pick up ... opportunities and then making the most of them." Angland also rides Endowing for Size in the Longines Jockey Club Cup, the consistent stayer again drawing gate one- the same starting position he ...




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