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  1. Jockey Club clears Shea of doping

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell A urine sample taken from jockey Kevin Shea 10 days ago returned a positive to Midazolam, a prohibited substance under the rules of racing, but a quickly convened inquiry chose to take no action against the South African. Midazolam, or metabolite alpha-hydroxy-midazolam, was identified in Shea's sample, collected at the November 11 meeting. Midazolam is useful ...

  2. Shea heading to Dubai

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken South African jockey Kevin Shea has asked for a release from his contract after securing the job as stable rider for Mike de Kock in Dubai. The going has been tough this season for Shea, 44 (pictured), despite support from Tony Millard, for whom he rode his fourth winner on Taiji Spirit last Saturday. But with the competition only getting stronger since the start ...

  3. Shea's HK stint pays off

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Kevin Shea didn't have the best of stints as a club jockey in Hong Kong this season but was quick to acknowledge yesterday the role his time at Sha Tin had played in yesterday's QEII Cup win on Archipenko. Shea struggled bravely without real opportunity for his four winners during the first half of the season before seeking a release to join Mike de Kock's ...

  4. Shea finally makes it to Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell A contractual commitment kept Kevin Shea in Mauritius rather than at Sha Tin for the December internationals, but nothing was going to keep the talented South African horseman from being part of the action on Sunday's big Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup programme. Shea, 44, is to ride Sushisan in the QE II Cup and Linngari in the Champions Mile ...

  5. Shea eager to make most of Vengeance opportunity

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Kevin Shea regards his engagement for champion Vengeance Of Rain in next week's International Mile Trial as 'a privilege' that has added a fresh dimension to his first contract as a club jockey. South African Shea, 44, picked up the mount on the reigning Horse of the Year after his friend and compatriot Anthony Delpech was suspended. In Delpech's ...

  6. Purton and Shea thrilled to get monkey off their backs

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... and Kevin Shea. Both experiencing their first taste of the Valley's quirky circuit, Purton and Shea rode perfect races to take the final two events on Elfhelm and Tiger Prawn respectively and get that infamous monkey off their backs. In what was the highlight race of the night, Shea brought the Tony Millard-trained Tiger Prawn home the winner of the Big Wave Bay Handicap (1,200m) ...

  7. Boss & Co can't wait to crack the whip

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Purton and South African Kevin Shea will be stepping out for the first time in Hong Kong as regulars, but triple Melbourne Cup-winning Glen Boss is just as excited even though he has been here ... of the expatriates, so that should broaden my opportunities. It's never easy here, but I really enjoy the pressure of racing.' Shea, 44, will be tackling Hong Kong on a permanent basis for the first ...

  8. Playing the correct anthem a tricky test

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Mountain's win. Sure, jockey Kevin Shea and trainer Mike de Kock are South Africans but the horse is British-bred, formerly trained in Ireland and is owned in Dubai, where he could be best-argued ...

  9. Questions over Fellowship remain despite big race victory

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... improvement to come. He's on target.' Not the least of the questions that remained after the race centred around 2008 Hong Kong Cup winner, Eagle Mountain (Kevin Shea), who was sensationally ... Kevin Shea told stewards the horse had travelled well in running and improved into the race rounding the home turn, but had then failed to respond and was disappointing. ...

  10. Young guns look set to get Size back on track

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... 'new' jockeys in Glen Boss (pictured), Kevin Shea and Zac Purton. Shea, 44, is already familiar to local punters as the jockey chosen by South African trainer Herman Brown to partner Sushisan ...




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