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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Richard Gibson raring to test Akeed Mofeed in Jockey Club Cup

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 11:09pm by Alan Aitken

    ... finally pleased Richard Gibson for the first time this season and the trainer is once again keen to see the Derby winner tested against Hong Kong's best in the Group Two Longines Jockey Club ... them." Gibson's other stable star, Gold-Fun, goes to the Jockey Club Mile as the form horse of the field and he could not be happier with him. "He's a perfect Hong Kong horse- he ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    The big questions as the end of the season approaches

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 06:16pm by Michael Cox

    ... intriguing, of course, is who will win the jockeys’ championship, but that’s been analysed to the point where we will soon know what Zac Purton and Joao Moreira eat for breakfast (we reckon Zac probably eats fresh air, given some of his weight battles though winter, while natural lightweight Joao is more of a muesli man). So other than “who will be champion jockey in 2013-14”, what ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    In-demand Moreira begins to weave his magic for Cruz

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 11:17pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Brazilian's breakthrough victory for local trainer could be the start of a winning partnership as he closes in on Purton's lead in jockey standings In-demand Moreira begins to weave magic for Cruz After eating into Zac Purton's Jockeys' Championship lead Joao Moreira was as usual downplaying talk of titles, but he certainly ...

  5. Sport - Racing - Hong Kong International Races

    Japan's Lord Kanaloa crushes Hong Kong Sprint rivals

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 03:33pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Longines Hong Kong Sprint in a race marred by a fall in the closing stages which saw English mare Jwala put down. Jwala, a winner of the Nunthorpe Stakes earlier this year, was euthanised after falling at the 100m mark after she was squeezed between two runners. Her jockey, Steve Drowne, was reported to be conscious and undergoing further medical examination. Early reports suggest he has ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Hong Kong features beckon for South African stars

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 11:07pm by Alan Aitken

    ... I've never had a moment's qualm about bringing our horses to race on Tapeta John Moore The Jockey Club's executive director of racing, Bill Nader, said Variety Club had already been ... Alan Aitken in Dubai alan.aitken@scmp.com Variety Club was a strong winner on the maligned Tapeta surface at Meydan in Dubai, as Asian horses dominate world's richest meeting Hong ...

  7. Club features lure top performers

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The star-studded Jockey Club features on November 20 are looking a proper dress rehearsal for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races in December, with yesterday's release of entries missing few names. The Jockey Club Cup, Jockey Club Sprint and Jockey Club Mile will feature most of the top domestic performers, though Caspar Fownes-trained Lucky Nine ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club chief explains Melbourne Derby Day simulcast decision

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 03:06pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Bill Nader says key races had to be dropped because of four-hour time limit The Jockey Club executive director of racing, Bill Nader, said yesterday that the decision had been forced on the club to vary Saturday's simulcast of Victoria Derby Day from Melbourne to include two minor races from the corresponding Sydney race meeting. Nader said one of the conditions ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Moreira advocates a patient approach as Tsui aims for Group races with Divine Ten

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 10:45pm by Michael Cox

    ... track win but jockey Joao Moreira expressed caution with rushing the promising sprinter and suggested the grey speedster might be even better around a bend. After Divine Ten took his record to four from five, putting his rating close to triple figures with a dominant effort in the Singapore Turf Club Trophy, Tsui said he had earmarked the Bauhinia Sprint Trophy up the Sha Tin ...




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