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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Leong hopes to further HK Olympic glory with win in big race

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Defending Queen Elizabeth II Cup champion Viva Pataca will be racing for Olympic glory on Sunday. Angela Leong On-kei, fourth wife of owner Stanley Ho Hung-sun, said yesterday her husband's high-class stayer would do his part for the equestrian branch of the Olympic movement as he attempts to run down the fifth Group One race in an illustrious career. 'We ...

  4. Club must open up international trial races to lure foreign champs

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... horseman may have sowed the seeds of significant change for our international races. At the time, Takeover Target was a runaway leader on the Global Sprint Challenge scorecard and he was being aimed at the final leg of the series, the HK$12 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint, a race ultimately won in his absence by Absolute Champion. But before falling foul of the strict Hong ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Racing ahead Links of London

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner, Jacqueline Tsang

    ... The latest eye-catching special editions in the collection are perfect for life in the fast lane It was hard to ignore the racing car parked in the middle of the Links of London booth at BaselWorld. The eye-catching Formula Three car belonged to Henry Arundel, the next earl of Arundel and racing enthusiast, for whom Links of London has designed a new watch to celebrate his debut ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Obsession: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... Divia Harilela If you want to make a point about the obsession with pricey designer bags then now's your chance. American brand Slow and Steady Wins the Race takes a tongue-in-cheek ... range from HK$900 to HK$2,500. Slow and Steady Wins the Race is available at On Pedder, Wheelock House, Central, tel: 2118 3489. ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. Injured Danson racing against time

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Britain forward Alex Danson was hopeful after a scan on her right ankle revealed that the injury she picked up on Monday was not as serious as first thought. Danson, who twisted her ankle in a practice game against New Zealand at the Hong Kon ...




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