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  1. Meagher handles exaggerated hopes

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell in Singapore John Meagher is used to big assignments. He's won 87 stakes races, including a Melbourne Cup, but on Sunday carries a massive weight of expectation as the trainer of Singapore's leading hope in its annual showcase race. Meagher, 55, came to Singapore in 1999 as one of the headliners in the Singapore Turf Club's push to create ...

  2. End this unhealthy level of hostility, jockeys told

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken, Murray Bell

    ... Hong Kong racing. The club's Security Department found no case to answer on allegations of collusion among jockeys in races or that particular jockeys were receiving more favourable treatment than others from racing stewards. The investigation centred on champion jockey Douglas Whyte's claims of a 'whispering campaign' against him. Executive director of racing ...

  3. Bowman's Crossing arrives safe and sound in Singapore

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... on Friday night and had been restricted to light work since arriving. 'He arrived a very fit horse, having had a race here just over two weeks ago, and everything is fine with him,' ... to enhance his prospects of a trip to Royal Ascot for the Queen Anne Stakes (Grade One) in late June. The barrier draw for the Singapore race will be held tomorrow morning, one day earlier than ...

  4. Hayes loses another contender

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... horse rating of 107- five points higher than last year's race, won by Elegant Fashion. 'This is clearly the best-ever Derby, in terms of quality,' said executive director of racing Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges. 'Exactly half the field has either won of placed in international Group One races, which confirms not only the quality at the top end, but the depth ...

  5. I wanna be a race car driver

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... What qualifications do you need? You have to acquire a racing license from the Hong Kong Automobile Association. There are different kinds of licenses for local and international races. At the tests you have to show your skills, understanding of race course signs and safety. What sort of person does the job suit? You must love cars and speed. It doesn't matter if you are a quiet ...

  6. Dye determined to win over sceptics

    Posted May 30th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... director of racing, that persistent, negative feedback from the betting public had been a factor. 'I've always been one to look ahead, rather than back,' Dye said. 'When ... Higgins (108). His feature race wins include four successive victories (1989-92) in the world's richest juvenile race, the Golden Slipper Stakes, on Courtza, Canny Lad, Tierce and Burst. He ...

  7. Taking a giant punt on mainland racing

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and howling, urging on the 14 three-year-old thoroughbreds thundering up the home straight in the fifth race. Belle De Pekin edges past Magic Tube to win by two lengths, and a handful in the crowd ... director of racing and head trainer. Although last season's meetings rarely saw crowds of more than 1,000, the management has ambitious plans. Mr Connolly said the club would soon build ...

  8. Protect race revenues, officials are warned

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... executive Lawrence Wong Chi-kong who said the club faced continued erosion of tax revenue from racing unless there was tax reform. As 10 more Asian Racing Federation (ARF) jurisdictions added ... racehorses. 'We have a powerful voice in world racing, so let's use it. Let's reach out to Europe and North America and urge them to join us in a global Good Neighbour Policy. But above ...

  9. Ferrari lead race to test new China circuit next month

    Posted May 12th 2004, 12:00am by Al Campbell

    ... touches are being made to the road surface at the US$244 million race track which will host China's first Formula One event on September 26. Matteo Bonciani, Ferrari's communications director, said the Italian race giants planned to bring some of their vintage cars, current production models, GT racing cars and their F1 World Championship F2003GA race car which has won the first ...

  10. Racing the dragon

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell From east and west, young and old, competing or spectating, the Tuen Ng Festival dragon boat races on Tuesday will bring out a mass of humanity to enjoy a day of drumming, eating, drinking, and celebration. Hundreds of dragon boat teams will test themselves in stamina-sapping races to the finish line at many venues around the SAR. It's a day of reckoning ...




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