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  1. Sport - Racing

    Owner unearths a few tales of Hong Kong's underbelly

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Owner unearths a few tales of HK's underbelly The Big Apple had Damon Runyon, the Old Dart had Dick Francis and now Hong Kong has Mike Smith, with the publication of his book, In The Shadow Of The Noonday Gun. Smith is a former Hong Kong policeman, a successful businessman, fishing, whiskey and racing fancier and ever-optimistic horse owner (Festino Animosus ...

  2. News - Sport - BETTING

    HK$200m annual windfall for Hong Kong government in betting change

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... At the moment, racing fans in Australia, for example, can watch and bet on Hong Kong's races, but their money goes into a small Australian pool. Under a commingling agreement, Australian betting operators would send those bets to the much larger and more attractive pools in Hong Kong. The same would apply to jurisdictions around the globe. The Betting Duty (Amendment) Bill will be put ...

  3. In for the long run

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Richard Watt

    ... Many years of experience, iron will and nerves of steel put three of Hong Kong's top riders on the winning track, writes Richard Watt Race days in Hong Kong are loud, exciting affairs ... in Hong Kong. 'Racing here is tougher and harder than any other place I have raced in the world,' said Doleuze. 'I can only describe it as being like a roller coaster out here. When ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Say hello to My Little Friend- he's a gun

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 08:26pm by Michael Cox

    ... Derby last year- was given a niggle to run into second but looked a picture of health. The 90-rater should be able to secure a spot in the Group One Hong Kong Derby field if that is where ... with a substantial amount of mucopus after an 11th in the Group One Hong Kong Classic Mile (1,600m). He was then withdrawn from the Group One Hong Kong Classic Cup (1,800m) with more mucus issues, ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Tuesday's turf trials reveal ISG talents

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:17am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Tuesday's turf trials reveal ISG talents A host of last December's Hong Kong International Sales graduates (ISGs) are already beginning to flex ... was unleashed in another 800m trial. A prototypical son of Lonhro, Stag Knight is a real looker with an unflappable demeanour and a lovely action. He did everything right in his first public outing ...

  6. Health scare threatens Sacred Kingdom's career

    Posted Mar 19th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The career of Sacred Kingdom, the world's best sprinter and a favourite with Hong Kong racing fans, was hanging in the balance last night after surgery to correct ... the best turf sprinter in the world for more than two years, either by himself or jointly. It was a title he earned with a stunning Hong Kong Sprint victory at Sha Tin in December 2007, the first ...

  7. Pressure mounts as bidders line up

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... The Hong Kong International Sale is a unique experience and will set the hearts of buyers racing, writes Elizabeth Horscroft The humidity has lifted, but on December 8 punters will still ... on the thoroughbreds, most of them ready to race by the end of January, going up on the block at the 13th Hong Kong International Sale, (HKIS). The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) will offer the estimated 400 ...

  8. Caspar sets standard in Fownes generation game

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Club at age 65. He left with 'no regrets' but just one wish unfulfilled- that he hadn't added a Hong Kong premiership to the five he'd landed as the premier handler ... of champion trainers from both Hong Kong and many overseas jurisdictions in the process. 'For one, he's almost a local, he learned to speak Cantonese and he's very comfortable talking ...

  9. Riding close to the edge

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) donates to education, health, games and recreation projects. However, none of the excitement, community benefits or the sporting spectacle would be possible without ... Alex Lai, Hong Kong's reigning champion apprentice jockey, risks serious injury every time he races- but that is just part of a dangerous and demanding career, writes Chris Davis HONG ...

  10. Holiday row adds up to breach of trust

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... if nothing else. So if, as assistant trainer and Hong Kong Horse Racing (Local) Association spokesman Larry Ho Yu-wah said yesterday, this issue has been going on unaddressed for 10 to 20 years, how ... of the local trainers were not being adequately represented by the mainstream trainers' association, of which all Hong Kong trainers were members. That association, at the time under ...




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