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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    'Fantastic' meeting brings cheers to amazed HKJC

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... that was almost twice last year's New Year's Day crowd. "It's the best attendance on this day for 14 years and in 1999 there was more incentive to come to the track as we didn't ... Year's Day since 1998. On the track it was a testing day for reigning champions Douglas Whyte and John Size, with an agonising run of minor placings for the Dream Team combination all afternoon. ...

  2. 'Probably the best sprint in the world this year'

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

    ... Target, Sacred Kingdom, Inspiration and this exciting local horse Rocket Man, this will be the best KrisFlyer Sprint to date and probably the best sprint anywhere in the world this year,' ... for 2008-09. Sacred Kingdom has been to hell and back since his day of global fame 18 months ago. He was sidelined for nine months with a hairline fracture of the sesamoid bone in one front leg ...

  3. Kung Hei Fat Choi gives punters a new year treat

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com The omen bet of the year delivered yesterday when struggling racehorse Kung Hei Fat Choi thrilled tens of thousands of punters at the Lunar New Year meeting. Winless after 14 starts and stranded at the bottom of Hong Kong's lowest grade of racing, the five-year-old gelding broke through on a day rich with symbolism at Sha Tin. Ridden ...

  4. Ladies' day a model for others to follow

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... potential ruination for those new shoes. Only the Lunar New Year meeting will see more racegoers this season than the 80,000 last weekend and the Sa Sa day has bloomed into an event with its own ... distances and for different sets of horses. We don't know who chased who or which partner- the club or Sa Sa- came up with the once-a-year ladies' day theme, but it has been a winner all ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    John Size says Glorious Days is better for last year's Yasuda Kinen

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Days has learnt his lesson As disastrous as Glorious Days' 14th place in last year's Yasuda Kinen seemed at the time, trainer John Size and jockey Douglas Whyte believe it may have been the making of the horse who returns to Fuchu today a more complete coompetitor. Last year's race came at the end of a long first domestic season for Glorious Days, where he rose from ...

  6. This year's wider net may catch an outsider

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Champion Griffin award is rarely straightforward- if for no other reason than moving the goal posts, sidelines and even grandstands. In some years, only horses who have contested griffin races are eligible, but this season all unraced two- or three-ye ...

  7. Cape is 'better than last year'

    Posted Jun 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer David Oughton believes Hong Kong sprinter Cape Of Good Hope is in better form for the King's Stand Stakes than he was in his English campaign last summer as he seeks the inaugural Global Sprint Challenge crown on Tuesday. The seve ...

  8. Takeover Target drug saga adds intriguing subplot to big day

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... in an effort to increase the event's global profile. But never mind the money, what has truly elevated this year's meeting at Sha Tin into the same elite status as events like the Olympics ... of the club, Takeover Target. In an incredible turn of events, the darling of Australian racing, and one of the two marquee horses at this year's international meeting, tested positive ...

  9. Top-quality day at the races sees betting turnover at six-year high

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races set a new benchmark for quality yesterday, with the highest betting turnover for six years, repeat wins from two of last year's champions and the anointing of a new middle-distance champion in Cup hero Eagle Mountain. Punters bet more than HK$1 billion on the end-of-year extravaganza, up HK$7.6 million on last year ...

  10. Sour ending to a jolly good day for Howard

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the roof and the club handled the busiest two races of the new season. The day's wagering was already ahead of last year's meeting, which included a simulcast of the Sprinters' ... HK$1b and was up on last year's equivalent meeting by: 22% ...




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