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  1. Sport - RACING

    Lucky Nine passes rehearsal at Moonee Valley

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 03:00pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Trainer Caspar Fownes flies in to watch star sprinter have 'look at the track and surroundings' Jockey Brett Prebble wasn’t concerned about some misbehaviour behind the barriers by five-time Group One winner Lucky Nine prior to a much-needed jump-out at Moonee Valley on Tuesday morning. Lucky Nine’s trainer, Caspar Fownes, flew into Melbourne ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    A dream match-up worth arguing over

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 05:16pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy   The two highest-rated sprinters in training in the world - or at least the two horses that should be rated highest, Lord Kanaloa and Moonlight Cloud - clashing on the neutral ground of Sha Tin at December’s Hong Kong International raceday is a tantalising prospect, and a match-up that could spark a “who’s better?” online debate ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    No one likes a spoilsport

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 03:47pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy One-hundred-to-one shots are reported in a cheerful enough manner and give hope to the ten-dollar each-way brigade, but in reality longshot winners cast a hollow and silent pall across Hong Kong racecourses – except to the very few who back them, of course. By definition, 100-1 winners aren’t very popular. Also ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Jockey Club clamps down on careless riding after charges reach 'unacceptable' levels

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Suspensions and fines will be increased from today Jockey Club clamps down on careless riding Jockey Club stewards will be armed with harsher penalties when they crack down on jockey safety, starting at today's National Day meeting at Sha Tin. Stipendiary stewards cited careless riding charges that had reached "unacceptable" ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Zeroing in on the unfortunate few

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 07:27pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com The fortunes of jockeys and trainers live and die on results and most pundits and punters judge the form and ability of racing’s human competitors ... a little easier afterwards. As well as Gibson, wins to new trainer Chris So Wai-yin, Michael Chang Chun-wai and Andreas Schutz gave them some much-needed feng shui flow. The breakthroughs left just ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Banished for re-education in a (corn) field of dreams

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 01:06pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Racing in mainland China is the sport’s El Dorado – a dream sold to the desperate, and one that has already lured many to ruin. So perhaps it was appropriate that Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, with its eerie half-built and abandoned developments scattered across the countryside, was the site chosen for the so-called “renaissance of racing in mainland ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Inner Mongolia to stage novel horse-race meeting, but no bets allowed

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia michael.cox@scmp.com The horses and the jockeys are ready to race, but don't expect to place a bet at this track Mainland under starter's orders There will be no betting, but according to the China Horse Club's website, a "renaissance of racing in mainland China" begins here today, when a small dirt racetrack set ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Mystery still surrounds 'biggest race meeting in China'

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 01:08pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia michael.cox@scmp.com Ready-to-race thoroughbreds and world-class jockeys have been flown in, but details remain scarce A day out from the China Equine Cultural Festival’s big raceday and mystery still surrounds it. The organiser, the China Horse Club, has made some pretty grand statements about its future – and the future of racing ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Champion trainer Dennis Yip rings the changes in his yard

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Not content to rely on the talent that brought him his first crown, trainer brings in new blood as he prepares to defend his title Champion Yip rings the changes In between the lavish celebration parties and even the release of a limited-edition clothing line to commemorate his maiden trainer's title, local hero Dennis Yip Chor-hong has ...

  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Follow horses drawn low for TT riches

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Inside barriers on tricky all-weather track and 'C' course on the turf will be gold at tomorrow's midweek meeting at Sha Tin Follow horses ... around for a place, with a soft run from the inside draw. Throw in Winning Boy (Olivier Doleuze), Beauty King (Marwing) and No Ties (Tye Angland).   Read Michael Cox's blog -  HKJC needs ...




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