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  1. Goodwill cup races set for fine tuning

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Contrary to some reports in the local Chinese language press, the details of the Hong Kong-Macau goodwill cup races have not been worked out but both sides hope that will change after meetings today at Sports Road. At this stage, the only aspects of the races agreed are the date, distance and stake money, but Macau Director of Racing Ian Paterson will meet Jockey ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439575/goodwill-cup-races-set-fine-tuning
  2. HK flexes its racing muscle

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... It was Hong Kong's crowning glory- the biggest day yet, not only in the annals of Hong Kong racing but in the collective history of Hong Kong sport. International day at Sha Tin on December 14 has been described by many foreign visitors as the finest day of horse racing, anywhere in the world- a huge compliment to the city in general and to the Hong Kong Jockey Club in particular. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439151/hk-flexes-its-racing-muscle
  3. 100 Years of Racing in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The South China Morning Post is 100 years old. And that means the celebration of an entire century of devoted, insightful coverage of the most popular sport in Hong Kong- horse racing. What a journey it has been! From humble beginnings, Hong Kong horse racing has encountered and survived some monumental setbacks, including the devastating fire on Derby Day, 1918, in which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433443/100-years-racing-hong-kong
  4. Mandella enters Johar in HK Cup

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of the eight feature races. Mandella informed the Jockey Club of his move yesterday. 'There is also the possibility that the runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, Bluesthestandard, could make a late entry for our Sprint,' said Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, the director of racing. 'Bluesthestandard is a dirt horse but I think the big prizemoney here is an attraction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432697/mandella-enters-johar-hk-cup
  5. Every Post a winner at the centenary races

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The South China Morning Post celebrated its centenary last night- and more than 18,000 people joined the party at a special Happy Valley race meeting. Hong Kong's ... Post Centenary Cup (Handicap). And while every race had its winners and losers, the night was about much more. For the Post's racing editor, Murray Bell, horse racing transcends the mere ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433561/every-post-winner-centenary-races
  6. Dano-Mast flies corporate colours

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the hopes of sponsors. They are part of the quietly emerging world of corporate racing, carrying company names, logos and colours and reaching out with more than their four strong limbs. Dano-Mast comes from Denmark, where only 500 horses make up the entire racing industry, but his globe-trotting successes have been a great winner for the flagpole company whose name he carries. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438011/dano-mast-flies-corporate-colours
  7. Jarvis has high hopes for Rakti

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... on the moody side' today looms as the animal most likely to upset favourite Falbrav in tomorrow's $18 million Hong Kong Cup- the final leg of the World Racing Series for 2003. Rakti, owned by international racing stalwart Gary Tanaka and trained at Newmarket in England by Michael Jarvis, is the late bloomer among the world's best older horses this season and is poised to post another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438012/jarvis-has-high-hopes-rakti
  8. Racing profits from soccer limitations

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Sure the jury is still out and may well be for a few more weeks but, dare we suggest it, Hong Kong racing turnover appears to have at least levelled off this season after six years ... regarding the likely negative impact of legal soccer betting on horse racing turnover, to this point the worst has not happened. Hong Kong punters - like punters in most places in the world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428141/racing-profits-soccer-limitations
  9. Jockeys turn backs on Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... after the child became ill and that he wanted to return home to be with them. However, executive director of racing Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges last night said he believed, whatever ... racing than ever and they don't feel they get a chance, going unrewarded for the work they do in the mornings. 'It is not just Drowne and Dwyer's views- a number of our existing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438833/jockeys-turn-backs-hong-kong
  10. First joint-race to be held at Sha Tin in February

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The first race in the co-operation plan between Hong Kong and Macau Jockey Clubs was announced yesterday. It will be a $2.3 million Class One race over 1,600 metres at Sha Tin in February. Senior racing officials from both clubs met yesterday to establish a framework for the joint-venture races, to be contested by horses from both racing jurisdictions. A rating band of about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431991/first-joint-race-be-held-sha-tin-february

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