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  1. Racing NSW risks increased isolation over Munce affair

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The whole matter of Racing NSW versus the world over the Chris Munce episode was one of the talking points of last week for international visitors. Jockey Club chief executive ... simultaneously with the naming of a new Australian Racing Board chairman, Bob Bentley, and the day following the naming of a new board for Racing NSW. Despite sympathy for Munce in Australia for having ...

  2. Top-quality day at the races sees betting turnover at six-year high

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races set a new benchmark for quality yesterday, with the highest betting turnover for six years, repeat wins from two of last ... executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges. 'This was the best atmosphere ever at the Cathay Pacific International Races. This meeting goes from strength to strength and I believe that our visitors ...

  3. Commercial horse racing revives memories of Wuhan's past glories

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Wuhan Today, Hong Kong is known as the country's capital of horse races, but that title once belonged to Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei. First introduced by British merchants in 1902, horse racing quickly took root in Wuhan. In 1906, Chinese merchants built their own racecourse to rival the British one. By 1924, Wuhan boasted three racecourses said ...

  4. Race to restore betting on horses clears first hurdle in Wuhan

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Wuhan The mainland's first commercial horse races were held yesterday- a milestone on the road to legalised gambling on racing. About 6,800 people turned up for the invitation-only event in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province. But it was a far cry from the racing set-up in Hong Kong. They were not allowed to place bets, but were invited to pick their favourite horses ...

  5. Final hurdles cleared for racing

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee The mainland's first commercial horse races in decades will be staged this weekend in Wuhan, Hubei province, dangling a total purse of 250,000 yuan (HK$285,000), mainland ... touches to preparations yesterday, including fine-tuning a 480 square metre LED screen they claimed was bigger than any in Hong Kong, and which will broadcast the races to 30,000 spectators. ...

  6. Munce rides again but racing chief vows to halt comeback

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Crooked jockey Chris Munce had a less than stellar return to racing as the fury over Racing New South Wales' early reinstatement of his licence showed no signs of abating. Munce, who has just finished a jail sentence for illegally accepting cash in exchange for tips in Hong Kong, failed to place a horse in his comeback at Sydney's Randwick race course ...

  7. Horse racing a healthy outlet for gambling

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mainland's first commercial horse races in decades, staged in Wuhan, Hubei province, yesterday. As with many aspects of China's reforms, officials are taking tentative and cautious steps as they move towards legalising horse races. Mainland officials have traditionally considered gambling a source of immorality and social instability. Understandably, any policy U-turn needs ...

  8. International Races break new ground

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Top names from around the world to compete for HK$62m in prize money The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races set a new benchmark yesterday when 38 trainers from 10 ... of representation, with Jockey Club executive director of racing Bill Nader (pictured) expressing full confidence that each of the four Group One features would see capacity fields of 14 horses face ...

  9. Masters of the turf in race for glory

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... another star filly in Yorkshire Oaks winner Lush Lashes for the same race this year. Rick Dutrow jnr, 49, is the son of a prominent Maryland, United States, trainer, Richard E Dutrow, and worked ... Brown's attempt on the prestigious Belmont Stakes was even more sensational than his wins, with the long odds-on favourite failing to finish the race in one of the most high-profile flops ...

  10. Racing NSW must back Munce ban

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... jockey Chris Munce will appear before the licensing committee of Racing NSW in Sydney, where he must show cause why his licence to ride, recently issued after his release from jail over ... will not be licensed and will serve out his ban until September 1 next year- or war breaks out between Hong Kong and Australian racing authorities. Now, a decision by Racing NSW to allow Munce to ride would ...




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