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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. Young Elite does the business for Racing Club

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Marwing off the mark - but joy is short-lived as he cops two-day ban The Jockey Club's own Racing Club made it two winners from as many horses when Young Elite arrived in the Lily Handicap (1,400m) yesterday, but it was a bitter-sweet moment for jockey Weichong Marwing. A brainchild of Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, The Racing Club concept ...

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

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by 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 year's ... 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Foreigners learn the art of winning a race that could soon 'stop the world'

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Perhaps no moment changed Australia's favourite race than the miserable, rainy day that Irish champion Vintage Crop swept the Melbourne Cup in a performance that opened the floodgates. In the lead-up to the race, the Dermot Weld-trained Vintage Crop and his co-invader, Ascot Gold Cup winner Drum Taps, were all but dismissed by the leading racing identities, who had been ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Racing Club produces the goods on and off course in its debut season

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell One of the successful initiatives of the 2007-08 season has been creation of the Racing Club, and the big debut win of Young Label 10 days ago was the perfect ending for the club's initial chapter. The Racing Club was the brain-child of Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, who identified a gap in the club's customer base that was not being ...

  8. Whyte and Prebble in two-horse race

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Whyte takes into this feature meeting. Champion jockey Whyte has mounts in each of the 11 races and the number of winning chances he's been given is only limited by your opinion of the form. His book is extraordinary, and even the most pessimistic prognosticator would concede him to have winning chances in seven or eight races. Jockey Club odds makers threw up HK$1.50 about ...

  9. Prebble and Whyte in two-horse race for Challenge title

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... in the last. Prebble's treble in the first three races at the city venue on Wednesday night put the series out of touch for his rivals very quickly, although Beadman ultimately made a late rush ...

  10. 'Rats' compete in charity race around Central

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and office staff from some of the city's top companies competed in this year's Central Rat Race, running to raise HK$2.38 million for the mental-health charity Mindset. In its third year, ... to another in the relay. It also gave staff a rare chance to see their bosses sweating their way across the obstacles, using briefcases as batons. The Rat Race Cup was won by a team from Jardine ...




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