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  1. Sport - Racing

    To run or not to run: that is Ho's Derby question for Flame Hero

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 12:51am by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... before Saturday's win- should now be elevated above 90, which would almost guarantee him a start in the race. "A lot will depend on what the handicapper does, but he's a star now ... to settle. "In his first start, he ran second over 1,000m and that screwed with his head. He had to learn to settle," Ho said. However, Whyte says the son of Savabeel's racing manners ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    General Iron out to prove he's made of Whyte steel

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 08:41pm by Alan Aitken

    ... win. He had a checkered passage behind Hawthorne in race 254 but recovered to be beaten three lengths and he only has to repeat that to be competitive. General Iron has been to Sha Tin twice ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Whyte takes the sweets with a dashing treble

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:34pm by Alan Aitken

    ... the Exceed And Excel three-year-old walk in with the Class Four fourth race. "Mentally, the horse is still developing. He has a lot of speed but he has been disappointing down the straight ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Gibson's Fire a good Starter for TT jackpot

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:24pm by Michael Cox

    ... wider than he would have liked and it was only an in-form horse, which got an easier trail into the race, who managed to beat him. While Fire Starter's performances have been solid- a third ... of Class Five, but Step High's authoritative last-start victory looked that of a horse that could win again. He has found a weak race and goes in as banker. A stable transfer from Danny Shum ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    I'm not counting my chickens in jockey's title race, says Whyte

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... an unreasonable task to catch him in the final seven meetings of the jockeys' championship. With 66 races remaining, Whyte stretched his lead to eight with victories on Hypersonic for John Size, ... all yet have a bearing on how the trainers' title race turns out, with Hypersonic one more for Size but also thwarting the Tony Cruz-trained runner up, Bould Mover, while All You Wish ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Do You Get It looks a coming dirt winner

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 08:26pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Do You Get It looks a coming dirt winner John Size-trained Do You Get It looks like a dirt track winner waiting to happen after an impressive trial at Sha Tin on Tuesday. The three-year-old had already been given four tria ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Whyte stretches lead in jockeys' race

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... lead in jockeys' race Four winners for four different trainers at Sha Tin yesterday pushed Douglas Whyte eight clear of Zac Purton, who was winless on the day, with 15 meetings to go. ... got fantastic gate speed, the tactical speed to put himself in any position in a race. He is going to be a big horse next season." On a stiflingly hot and humid day when many a race ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING DIGEST

    Racing Digest, March 18, 2013

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Whyte works his magic on couple of lesser graders Douglas Whyte was reeling in the big-race plaudits in the Derby once again but he was happy to land a couple of smaller fish, for John ... Aitken   Birthday boy Moore celebrates milestone John Moore came up empty in the two feature races, but he still had plenty of cause to celebrate as progressive sprinter Sterling City gave him ...

  9. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Non-issues lead news in controlled world of Hong Kong racing

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... With a small number of jockeys, trainers, races and horses, Hong Kong has fewer opportunities than other racing jurisdictions for the kind of meat-on-the-bone stories that happen elsewhere. In Australia on the weekend, we had a newspaper accusing champion jockey Damien Oliver of placing a winning bet on a favourite when he had ridden the second favourite in the same race. We have ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Action speaks louder than words

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Whyte's trademark fist-pump on Flagship Shine says it all as the 12-time champ returns to extend his win tally to five in the jockeys' title chase Action speaks louder than words Douglas Whyte still won't ta ...




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