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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 ...

  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. ...

  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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Oughton's 'better in big races'

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

    ... and his description of defending Hong Kong Cup winner, Precision, could turn out to be just as appropriate for himself. 'He's better in big races than in the small ones,' said ... and it is not impossible he could again be the big surprise. He'd had two more races last year and was super fit going into this race but had a few niggling problems early this season. Having said that, he ...

  8. Family: Sedan Chair Races And Bazaar

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Matilda Sedan Chair Race with 50 sedan chair teams and 500 runners in aid of Hong Kong charities. Today, race starts at 10am. Matilda Hospital, Mt Kellett Rd, The Peak. The Matilda Bazaar will be opened at noon by guest of honour Anson Chan Fang On-sang. Stalls include medieval-style crafts, fortune-telling, children's games, food, drinks and gifts. Live music ...

  9. Firm takes $1.5b punt on Wuhan race track

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A Hong Kong company is on track to open one of China's biggest horse-racing courses in Wuhan, in anticipation that the country will eventually legalise betting on the sport. Orient ... a race course, a hotel, shopping centres and homes for sale. It will also have a stud farm able to raise 1,400 horses. Work began last year. But the firm faces long odds if it is betting ...

  10. Handicapping is a vital factor for goodwill races

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Negotiations continue over one of the most contentious arguments surrounding the proposed goodwill cup races between horses from either side of the Pearl River Delta next year. The question of just how much distance there is between the horses racing in Macau and Hong Kong is going to have a major bearing on how successful or otherwise the concept will be when the first ...




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