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  1. Sport - Racing

    New riders eager to take on Hong Kong challenge

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... and Mick Kinane at the Coolmore stables of Aidan O'Brien. "I spoke to Michael Kinane … he was a champion and came here and did very well," O'Donoghue said. "There ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Jockeys from Mauritius, Italy and Ireland seek advice from past masters as they prepare for their daunting debut in Hong Kong next month New riders eager ...

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    Heroes at home but humbled in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 03:57pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com When riding at the peak of his powers in the 1990s, Mick Kinane was asked why he bothered coming to Hong Kong year-after-year during the English winter, only to fight over scraps for rides and battle for championship standings with riders far inferior to him in stature and skill. His straightforward reply: “It keeps me humble.” Hong Kong racing ...

  3. Kinane to ride for Oxx after severing partnership with O'Brien

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Michael Kinane ended a hugely successful five-year partnership with the Aidan O'Brien stable late last week and within 48 hours announced he would ride as stable jockey to John Oxx next season in Ireland. Kinane, 44, winner of last year's Hong Kong Cup on Precision and crowned Irish champion jockey for the 13th time at Leopardstown, will take over from ...

  4. Kinane returning for 17th riding contract

    Posted Jan 28th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Outstanding Irish rider Michael Kinane will make his annual excursion to Hong Kong next month after being granted a licence yesterday. The Licensing Committee has licensed Kinane from February 15 to March 21 inclusive, taking in many of the major events including the Derby. Late last year, Kinane was replaced by Jamie Spencer as the first rider for Ballydoyle ...

  5. Kinane revels in riding refresher at 'second home'

    Posted Feb 15th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... for whatever it is they believe. And when Irish jockey Michael Kinane brought home a Happy Valley double on Wednesday night like he had never been away, one of Hong Kong racing's most remarkable constants began anew. This is Kinane's 16th annual visit to Hong Kong. A good number in any circumstances, to be sure, but rather more notable for the fact that, as one of the world's ...

  6. Viva Pataca in step for Sha Tin glory

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is chasing his first win in the event after Mick Kinane (2006, 2007) and Weichong Marwing (2009) piloted the grand campaigner to his previous wins. 'The way he has been working and the way he ...

  7. Kinane answers Moore's SOS

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell 'I believe he's still one of the best jockeys on the planet' Champion Irish jockey Michael Kinane has answered an SOS from trainer John Moore and will ride Viva Pataca in Sunday's Champions & Chater Cup at Sha Tin. Kinane, one of Europe's premier big-race riders, became available when trainer John Oxx was unhappy about the jockey's ...

  8. Kinane to pilot Viva Pataca

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Viva Pataca's tycoon owner Stanley Ho Hung-sun and trainer John Moore will reunite the horse with champion Irish rider Michael Kinane in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup ... leg injury at Sha Tin last weekend was crucial in the final decision. 'It's simply because Darren isn't 100 per cent. Michael knows the horse very well and is available and we ...

  9. Kinane to stand in for Beadman on Viva Pataca

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Irish champion Michael Kinane has secured the ride on Viva Pataca in the Citi Stewards' Cup on Saturday week. Kinane (pictured), who has won three Group One races on Viva ... licensing committee. 'Kinane was the obvious choice, because not only is he a world-class jockey but he knows the horse so well,' Moore said. 'It's 99 per cent confirmed, ...

  10. Kinane starts his visit with a double helping at the Valley

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Irishman lives up to his reputation with wins on Magic Hands and Healthy Wealthy Irishman Michael Kinane twice produced his credentials as one of the world's great jockeys as he helped himself to a first-up double at Happy Valley last night and launched Healthy Wealthy towards the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby next month. Kinane, who flew into Hong Kong on Sunday ...




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