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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong dominates Dubai sprint features in successful international raid

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 01:39am by Alan Aitken

    ... with the biggest money races. We have 1,200 horses in Hong Kong and look what we're doing at the biggest meeting in the world John Moore after Hong Kong's watershed night in Dubai Joao Moreira ... compatriot Rich Tapestry looked to have him beaten. "We have 1,200 horses in Hong Kong and look what we're doing at the biggest meeting in the world," said Moore, after the Golden ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Lucky eight are strongest Hong Kong contingent to land in Dubai

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:08pm by Alan Aitken

    ... at the World Cup meeting on March 29. Numbers do not guarantee success and the previous largest team- five runners in 2012- returned with two third placings, but there is an air of quiet confidence ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Owner David Boehm turns lucky break into lasting Hong Kong legacy

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 10:07pm by Michael Cox

    ... competitive racing environment in the world and a far cry from the day Boehm was granted an owner's permit the first time he tried in 1988, and said to himself, "What do I do now?" ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Caspar Fownes hopes for Lucky double after rocky road

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 08:50pm

    ... is nowhere near fully fit for this race, but we at least got one 1,800m race into him at the Valley and another trial last week. I am doing as much as I can under the circumstances- and looking ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Osteoporosis, dehydration, kidney stones, starvation: how Hong Kong's jockeys are punishing their bodies to make the weight

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 10:26pm by Michael Cox

    ... an extreme physical price for doing that. He had just served a two-meeting suspension and let his weight balloon while on holiday. He was forced into crash dieting, sweating and starving away 11 ... the findings provided the catalyst for Purton "to do things better and smarter". "When I looked at the figures, it was heart attack material," Purton said of his hellish, ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Lucky Nine trainer hopeful of rising temperatures

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 11:12pm by Michael Cox

    ... Nine worked "too well" last Tuesday. "This week we will do what we need to do- we will give him another blow-out, probably Thursday, but it depends on what the weather is like," Fownes said. "His fitness is pretty good- he ran some time the other day, but he pulled up well and since then he had a workout with Brett [Prebble], where he didn't do much. He ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Fortune favours the fastest in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 10:46pm by Michael Cox

    ... character. Good horses try to win. "You feel it when you do their education and you are trying to go quietly and build up their fitness, and something comes up next to you. You can feel them ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - RACING

    US greats can't wait to duel at Happy Valley

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 09:11pm by Michael Cox

    ... "The horse means everything to me and I'll do this until I absolutely can't do it any more." Video: International Jockeys' Championship Interviews For Stevens, a reduced workload has more to do with his career longevity. "I ride very little trackwork these days, I leave that to the young guys. I spend most of my time in the gym and riding races, that's ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong Vase favourite The Fugue is on song, says John Gosden

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 11:05pm by AA

    ... said. It was a case of her getting over the travel and what I didn't want to do was put her on the track and see how fast she can run John Gosden "All of that is fairly normal here. ... it was a case of her getting over the travel and what I didn't want to do was put her on the track and see how fast she can run." What has made The Fugue a commanding favourite for this race ...

  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong's top horses prepare to take on the world's finest

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 11:28pm by AA

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Overseas raiders appear to have the upper hand, but locals have law of averages on their side Three fillies and a stallion stand in way of HK's best It's the day Hong Kong racing measures itself against the world and it has made a good fist of doing so with some credit in the past decade, but it all starts again on Saturday afternoon ...




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