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  1. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Things can only get better for Victorius

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... Phillip Woo phillip.woo@scmp.com Things can only get better for Victorius Trainer John Size's Victorius didn't live up to expectations as the favourite in his debut in November ... wire-to-wire winner of his only start at Wangaratta in Victoria over 1,170m on a yielding track as Forthright Opinion for trainer Richard Smerdon before joining Size off a mark of 68. The four-year-old ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    John Size says Glorious Days is better for last year's Yasuda Kinen

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox in Tokyo michael.cox@scmp.com Size and Whyte agree their charge is a more mature galloper for this edition of the Yasuda Kinen compared with his 14th place last year Glorious Days has learnt his lesson As disastrous as Glorious Days' 14th place in last year's Yasuda Kinen seemed at the time, trainer John Size and jockey Douglas Whyte believe it may have ...

  3. Sport - Racing - TRIPLE TRIO

    Stage set for Size to make a Grand entrance in Triple Trio

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:19pm by Michael Cox

    ... for Size to make a Grand entrance in TT After losing his way mid-season, John Size-trained three-year-old Grand Plus seems to have found a niche sprinting on the dirt as his rating has dropped ... improvement as he reaches the end of his three-year-old season. Of course, the added subplot to all of the races at Sha Tin is the tense battle in the trainers' championship between Size ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Size stays in front but it's still tight at the top

    Posted May 25th 2014, 10:29pm by Michael Cox

    ... the trainers' title seems to be creeping closer to another gripping conclusion as the congested top end became even tighter with wins for three of the top four handlers. Solitary wins to John Size, John ... locked on 46 wins each. John Size rang me to ride this one- it meant I had to sweat, but when it is one of John's, you know it is worth it John Size It took Size until the last race ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Trainer John Size's duo key to Triple Trio success on Sunday

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Smart Sea Dragon and middle-distance performer All Bountiful stand out in the final two legs and are both blessed with good gates Two horses from the John Size yard can form the basis ... but hardly have justified it. Size had tried everything with All Bountiful (Ben So Tik-hung) changing gear, distances, tracks, tactics and riders, but it took a solid tempo up front for him to find ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Titanium heads Size's unraced brigade

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 08:02pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Titanium heads Size's unraced brigade Meticulous trainer John Size won't be rushing any of his youngsters for the sake of a championship but, as usual, the master horseman still has a promising crop of unraced two-year-olds and three-year-olds coming through the ranks. Size is clinging to a late season lead in the trainers' ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    John Tsang likely to trim size of budget handouts

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Financial chief will keep more cash in reserve  to help people on low incomes, source says John Tsang likely to trim size of budget handouts Taxpayers and property owners will be granted another package of relief measures by Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah today, as the government is expected to pocket a fiscal surplus of more than HK$60 ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Size's good doctor to return to his winning habits

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 08:19pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The good doctor to return to his winning habits Dr Good Habit handled the all-weather well at his only appearance on it last season, and the four-year-old should be well suited taking his form to that surface at Sha Tin on Wednesday night in the Camellia Handicap (1,650m). The John Size-trained gelding is a son of Tale Of The Cat and the majority ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Trust in Size as Khaya drops in trip

    Posted May 31st 2014, 09:11pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Trust in Size as Khaya drops in trip John Size is as good as anyone at bringing horses successfully back in distance and Khaya looks placed to showcase ... and then the Queen Mother Memorial Cup at 2,400m, which might be a question mark with many trainers. But Khaya has the right trainer to drop back so sharply in distance, and Size, for his part, also has ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Although different is style, Moore and Size standard setters in their own unique ways

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 06:59pm by Michael Cox

    ... though – as even though 63-year-old John Moore could be the first big name to benefit, John Size isn’t far behind him at 58 – and the loss of both expat Aussies would leave an unfathomable void ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy The changes to compulsory retirement for trainers aged 65 and up – which has been dubbed by some, perhaps unfairly – “the John Moore ...




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