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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Dan Excel's build-up in Australia not ideal, says trainer John Moore

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:03pm by Alan Aitken

    ... to a former top liner on the comeback trail, Manawanui, and Gary Moore-trained sprinter Happy Galaxy. Berry had to shake him up to find the line in the last 100m, but the jockey gave the effort a pass ... to trial yesterday. "So now the trials are postponed to Friday and I'm still not bothered about which day. Friday is fine. The horse is well." Richard Gibson also had last ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    'Golden harvest' of records for the opener of 2014-15 season

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 11:30pm by Alan Aitken

    ... attendance of more than 74,000 is up 12 per cent on last year, which was the biggest first-day crowd for more than 20 years and that figure is up 50 per cent from five years ago. And betting turnover was a rise of 10 per cent on last year, which had also been a new benchmark for the last 20 years." The general upward trends across the board in racing aside, Engelbrecht-Bresges said ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Trainers eye big prize ahead of season opener on Sunday

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:17pm by Alan Aitken

    ... the hangover. "It is hard to do and there will be a few of the horses who performed well for the championship win last season who will find it tough this time around, as is always the case ... I'm pretty happy that the team I've got will give me a chance again because there were a few who made a contribution last season, but are still just young horses, who will be stronger ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Four more jurisdictions join commingling in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 12:38am by Alan Aitken

    ... pond last season, the Jockey Club is putting on the costume and getting properly immersed in 2014-15 as four more jurisdictions join in and the foreign bets become a noticeable contributor ... in mid-October." Nader admits that getting to this stage has been more difficult than he had imagined when the Hong Kong legislation was passed in July last year to enable commingling. "I thought ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Tycoon Lloyd Williams' six- shooter gunning for fifth Melbourne Cup

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:25pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Melbourne Australian tycoon hogs quarter of field raising concerns of manipulation Six-shooter Williams gunning for fifth Cup Australian property magnate and racing enthusiast ... that stops a nation". The 73-year-old owner clinched his fourth Melbourne Cup last year on the back of the Robert Hickmott-trained Green Moon. His hunger for Australia's richest ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Trainer happy with Glorious draw, but is tempered by last year's memories

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 10:59pm by Alan Aitken

    ... on Sunday Delight at draw tempered by last year's memories John Size-trained Glorious Days was handed a shot at redemption in the barrier draw for the Group One Yasuda Kinen at Tokyo's ... testing- there's a big, long straight with rising ground and it might be setting him too much to do John Size "Last year he was slowly away, but you couldn't say that's a habit ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Owner David Boehm turns lucky break into lasting Hong Kong legacy

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 10:07pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com The owner of Secret Sham and Dan Excel has brought a number of quality horses to the city Boehm turns lucky break into lasting legacy For owner David Boehm, what started as a "lucky first ticket" in the Hong Kong Jockey Club horse permit ballot more than 25 years ago has been parlayed into multiple Group One wins, as well as buying ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    I'm keeping my options open, says Joao Moreira

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:18pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Trophy in the UK. Atzeni has won over 400 races and finished second in the Epsom Derby last week on Kingston Hill. There were no changes to the line-up of local Chinese riders, but Jacky Tong ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Injection of cash a boost for owners in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 11:51pm by Michael Cox

    ... Cheng had missed the majority of the term after struggling with a shoulder problem following a fall at Happy Valley last June. ...

  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    My Name Is Bond spearheads Hong Kong sweep of interport

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 12:48am by By Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com

    ... for luck." Although My Name Is Bond had run well over 1,400m at Sha Tin last season, Fownes has kept the six-year-old to sprint journeys this term to great effect and had some doubts about ... Zaidan and last year's winner Noble Alpha. Wonder Mossman hung on to be the best-placed local in sixth. A race later Moreira was sent out on even-money favourite Hostwin Donatello ...




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