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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    How Hong Kong's failed racehorses are enjoying new lease of life as showjumpers

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:02pm by Michael Cox

    ... of nearly HK$50 million and a two-time horse of the year, stretching his legs as he recovers from injury. Just across the way, in the other trotting ring, a bold, flashy chestnut with distinctive ... And that's why the hulking 1,200-plus pound beast is here. Phaedo is typical of the 400 or so racehorses that are retired each year, the vast majority of whom come to Beas River for rehabilitation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1522780/leap-faith-fresh-start-former-beasts-track
  2. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Youngsters hope to win place in Jockey Club's trainee programme

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by VICTORIA DUTHIE

    ... said, citing Dicky Liu Cheuk Yin, who spent two years in New Zealand and is now an apprentice jockey with 40 wins in Hong Kong under his belt. "Not everyone can take the pressure," Liu ... Recruitment for the six-year programme started yesterday and runs until July 27. It aims to induct 25 youngsters into the equine field by providing both academic and vocational education. "This ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549162/youngsters-hope-win-place-jockey-clubs-trainee-programme
  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Trainer happy with Glorious draw, but is tempered by last year's memories

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 10:59pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken in Tokyo alan.aitken@scmp.com Six-year-old gelding gets same gate he had when he messed up the start of Yasuda Kinen 12 months ago and John Size hopes he will jump well on Sunday Delight at draw tempered by last year's memories John Size-trained Glorious Days was handed a shot at redemption in the barrier draw for the Group One Yasuda Kinen at Tokyo's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1526956/trainer-happy-glorious-draw-tempered-last-years-memories
  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    California Chrome owner apologises for bitter remarks over Triple Crown

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:47am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Steve Coburn says he is ashamed at his uncharacteristic outburst following his colt's defeat in the Belmont Stakes California Chrome owner apologises for bitter ... fairy-tale success. Bred for a pittance by two working-class men new to a sport usually dominated by the rich and famous, California Chrome defied the odds when he won the Kentucky Derby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1528798/california-chrome-owner-apologises-bitter-remarks-over-triple-crown
  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Injection of cash a boost for owners in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 11:51pm by Michael Cox

    ... now worth HK$2.2 million, up 10 per cent, and a Class Two up more than 7 per cent to HK$1.5 million. Also aimed at addressing a lack of numbers at the top end is the new High Achievement Bonus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1529512/injection-cash-boost-owners-hong-kong
  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    My Name Is Bond spearheads Hong Kong sweep of interport

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 12:48am by By Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com

    ... for luck." Although My Name Is Bond had run well over 1,400m at Sha Tin last season, Fownes has kept the six-year-old to sprint journeys this term to great effect and had some doubts about ... Zaidan and last year's winner Noble Alpha. Wonder Mossman hung on to be the best-placed local in sixth. A race later Moreira was sent out on even-money favourite Hostwin Donatello ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1522900/my-name-bond-spearheads-hong-kong-sweep-interport
  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    California Chrome well fancied for stage two of possible Triple Crown

    Posted May 16th 2014, 09:19pm by >Agence France-Presse

    ... and Belmont Stakes- with the last race of the trifecta coming on June 7 at Belmont Park in New York. "It's an awesome feeling having a horse of this calibre," Alan Sherman said. ... that California Chrome will be the first horse in 36 years to pull off the triple crown. California Chrome is an odds-on 3-5 favourite to add the Preakness to his résumé. Kentucky Derby winners have run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1513727/california-chrome-well-fancied-stage-two-possible-triple-crown
  8. Sport - RACING

    Dan Excel plan to be blueprint for future Australian forays

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:38pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Excel plan to be blueprint for Australia bids Singapore Airlines International Cup hero Dan Excel has been confirmed for an attempt on the WS Cox Plate later this year- and trainer John Moore ... in Melbourne too, we're thinking there could be a clear path with the timing and logistics worked out John Moore Moore and owner David Boehm have thus produced a blueprint for this year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1519087/dan-excel-plan-be-blueprint-future-australian-forays
  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Caspar Fownes fixing to extend fortune with Lucky Nine

    Posted May 19th 2014, 10:31pm by Michael Cox

    ... sensational win in Singapore on Sunday night. Straight after the seven-year-old spaced his rivals in the KrisFlyer International Sprint for the second successive year, trainer Caspar Fownes ... gelding may press on with a late entry for Royal Ascot or next month's Yasuda Kinen in Japan. Moore reported that reigning Horse of the Year Military Attack, third as favourite to his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1515816/caspar-fownes-fixing-extend-fortune-lucky-nine
  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong's lack of Group One features actually a positive on the world stage

    Posted May 15th 2014, 08:44pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... in Singapore in an attempt to repeat last year’s domination of their two feature races, the Singapore Airlines International Cup and the KrisFlyer Sprint. Hong Kong is represented by last year’s 1-2 ... Hong Kong was represented in record numbers in Dubai this year. Obviously, we’re back in Singapore, while it’s possible we’ll have a couple of runners in next month’s Yasuda Kinen in Japan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1512898/lack-group-one-features-only-positive-world-stage

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