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  1. Moore's One World can rise to Chinese New Year challenge

    Posted Jan 28th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken One World successfully conquered his demons at the Sha Tin 1,400m last start and is set to make another step forward over the distance in the Chinese New Year Cup ... horse now, One World handled the transition in distance much more tractably under the big weight in Class Two and sprinted hard turning for home to dominate. With that question now laid to rest, ...

  2. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Hello Australia: Welcome to the world of 'price stomping'

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 11:26pm by Alan Aitken

    ... if it shows big dividends, it won't if someone bets them. It's all a brave new world with commingling, there are pluses and minuses. And while we're on overseas betting, a big hello ... Aussies get their first taste of dividends being savaged in the last seconds by illegal operators reducing their risk Welcome to world of 'price stomping' The commingling train ...

  3. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Hong Kong punters bet big at home, but going cold on overseas races

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:27pm by Alan Aitken

    ... racing Taking races from three foreign jurisdictions on the weekend had us thinking about simulcasting- yes, we really should get out more. As the brave new world of commingling expands quietly ... but happy to answer to New Zealander) have turned up at short notice when numbers in the jockeys' room are finely balanced due to injuries and other absences. And it is far from unusual. ...

  4. Jockey Club follows the pack in chase for sponsorship dollars

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... sponsorship.' Cornell believes the Jockey Club's new outlook on sponsorship is 'part and parcel of the new commercial world'. 'It may be that in the past sponsorship was looked down ... Jason Cornell, well known already through his successful and continuing position as marketing director at the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and its world-renowned Sevens tournament, has already ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Return of Umberto Rispoli to Hong Kong makes it hard for new jockeys

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 09:54pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Italian will join the roster in November, which will mean fewer opportunities for new riders Slim pickings likely for jockeys as Rispoli returns A world that was already proving tough for two of the season's new jockeys just got considerably tougher with the announcement on Friday that Umberto Rispoli will return to the riding roster from early ...

  6. Sport - Racing - OVERVIEW

    Soaring to new heights: golden season a success story for the ages

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:22pm by Alan Aitken

    ... but for enhancements in odds display. The Quartet took hold as a new sexy bet type while the Triple Trio’s star mostly waned, but for a burst of excitement in June when a HK$94 million jackpot provided one ... as an embarrassment for the club in December when it was revealed the contaminated feed had not been buried but sold to New Territories fish farms. This season still had its own drug scare – more contaminated ...

  7. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Was Hohhot meeting the dawn of a new era or a new era of false dawns?

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Hohhot: dawn of new era or a new era of false dawns? Our newspaper readers should definitely make sure they have a gander at colleague Michael Cox's Happy Lucky Dragon Win blog at scmp.com- it's a blog so it doesn't, by definition, appear in the paper- to get a flavour of 'the race meeting to save the world' in Hohhot, ...

  8. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    All-conquering Hong Kong needs to flex muscles in new frontiers

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:31pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Time to spread wings and chase ambitious new targets after unprecedented success in Group One races abroad and at home HK heroes need to flex their muscles in new frontiers A second Group One double in Singapore makes this the most successful season in Hong Kong's history on the international stage, with four Group Ones and a Group Three ...

  9. Meydan will give world's richest race the showcase it deserves

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Well Armed may have been the new Secretariat and 14 lengths better than the World Cup field this year on the sand track, he might not, too. But Sheikh Mohammed hasn't weaned Dubai off its ... from now, and the laying of a completely new track in Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed's vision to develop or give it away, will take the first choice. World class facilities and a truly world class ...

  10. Transformed Medico has Valley feature at his mercy

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... (Darren Beadman) didn't measure up at all, earning only one minor prize-money cheque in his first nine outings. Sour and far from at peace in this new world, Medico tumbled down the handicaps ... Medico returned in September, the gelding seemed to, as Moore put it, have finally come to terms with his new home, and he was a certainty beaten on his opening sortie for the term under a big ...




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