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  1. It's time to end the use of steroids after Big Brown's nightmare

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

    ... Murray Bell It promised to be the best thing to happen to racing since the fabled Secretariat made the front page of Time magazine in 1973. Instead, the tailed-off-last performance of Big Brown in Saturday's Triple Crown finale, the Belmont Stakes, has become the North American racing industry's worst nightmare. If the previously unbeaten Big Brown had been able to win ...

  2. One world, one nightmare- our very own Olympian squanderfest

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to do with the Olympics is concerned, that dream is more of a nightmare. Just ask the Greeks, who are now experiencing their own Olympic aftermath. I am told that Sydney did well out ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Woods or Wire: who copped the worst slap?

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 08:11pm by Michael Cox

    ... and politically correct racing’s critics may be, it could have been a PR nightmare. In 2006, English jockey Paul O’Neill made headlines when he head-butted his horse, City Affair, before a race ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Doleuze gets best out of Glacier Blue

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Doleuze gets best out of Glacier Blue Not many nightmares end as well as Olivier Doleuze's first ride yesterday with Glacier Blue unwittingly getting ... been a nightmare. He works so well in the mornings and it has been so disappointing that he hasn't already won a race," Doleuze said. "I was starting to worry about him. ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Trainers eye possible Hong Kong double in Singapore

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... German entry Pastorius, has a nightmare draw in 11 and raced with a pacemaker when he won in France last time. How he'll handle the absence of his "amah" today must be a serious ...

  6. Sport - Racing - HONG KONG

    Triple Trio followers can come up Victorius

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... on the track. The two races bookending the TT are nightmares - 1,800m battles of attrition in Class Three and Four respectively. Well-drawn and in-form Magnumous (Matthew Chadwick) stands out ...

  7. Romancing Tamar looks a real gem in middle leg of TT

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... if he had tried, and has probably woken up with nightmares for the past few weeks wondering if he forgot to put in the entry for this race, which has surely been circled in his calendar since ... will be lurking to his outside in the shape of the lightly weighted Solar Wonder, who won the pair's last battle by a neck over 2,200m. The final leg is an absolute nightmare for finding a banker, ...

  8. Foreign simulcasts have room for improvement

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... and that means this end. Some difficulty may lie in the fact that coverage is second-hand and who has the rights to what- a nightmare in Australia at carnival time with three different organisations ...

  9. Yiu has plenty of Fun with a double

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a stable change from David Ferraris, Fun Heroes became a nightmare for jockeys, overracing in five straight races. His hard-going nature even contributed to a running and handling charge against ...

  10. 'Memory didn't have chance to prove himself'

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer Tony Cruz was not ready to blame jockey Matthew Chadwick despite California Memory's defeat out of a place at odds-on in sensational circumstances in the Jockey Club Cup (2,000m). Drawing a low barrier for a change yesterday became a nightmare for California Memory as he finished fourth to Thumbs Up (Brett Prebble), Pure Champion and Irian (Darren ...




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