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  1. A classic family tale

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell It's ironic that a jurisdiction with no grazing land and neither stallions nor broodmares should be responsible for producing this season's first British classic winner, Sea The Stars. The Tsui family of Hong Kong has been a part of ...

  2. Safety first as Club pulls plug on last two races

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Four hours of persistent rain forced the Jockey Club to abandon the final part of the programme yesterday as fears for the jockeys' safety grew with each millilitre of deluge that soaked the course. In all, 138.8ml hit the track between races two and ...

  3. Joy And Fun to miss Japan due to quake

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer Caspar Fownes has moved quickly to keep Green Birdie's trip to Japan alive, but connections of Joy And Fun yesterday cancelled his foray in the wake of the devastating earthquake. The Group One Takamatsunomiya Kinen sprint is at H ...

  4. How Whyte absorbed Prebble's punches and came back off ropes

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen It must have been fate that Douglas Whyte was born on the same day as the first calculator was sold, because without one we would have quickly run out of fingers and toes to count the achievements of Hong Kong's greatest jockey. With an ...

  5. Volcanic turmoil to affect the QE II Cup

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Europe's volcanic travel turmoil threatens to spill over to the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup meeting at Sha Tin next Sunday, with two horses stranded and the growing possibility that visiting jockeys will be unable to make the trip. The erup ...

  6. Consistent More Bountiful 'deserves chance in Group One Classic Mile'

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken There are no more consistent horses in the scene than More Bountiful, who made it five victories on end yesterday, and champion jockey Douglas Whyte doesn't believe it's over yet. 'That was his best win yet,' said Whyte aft ...

  7. Good Ba Ba's owner becomes HK's 'good father'

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... on a long-term basis. Yuen said he had already given HK$1.6 million to accredited agencies working for the victims of the Sichuan earthquake disaster, and HK$1.3 million to support the equestrian events ...

  8. Family honour at stake as Waterhouse takes on Hayes

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell in Melbourne When the late Colin Hayes was at the height of his powers, racking up an incredible 98 Group One wins including three Cox Plates, the trainer he most respected and feared was the great Tommy Smith. Tomorrow at Moonee Valley in Mel ...

  9. Whyte's back and heads the Challenge list

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Despite looking to be one of the toughest Jockey Challenges yet, punters have brought out the red carpet and the 'welcome back Douglas' banners as the Durban Demon returns from Japan with a full book of rides at Happy Valley tonight. ...

  10. Woods' Dancer cuts a dash in the wet

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... Clint Hutchison Torrential rain forced several runners to be withdrawn at the trials and all but the qualifying heat to be moved from the turf to the all-weather track. Despite the dreadful conditions, there were a number that displayed promise including ...




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