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  1. Pair warned over pre-race chatter

    Posted Dec 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Two leading apprentice riders have been warned about pre-race discussion of their tactics, as embattled Keith Yeung Ming-lun received another ban, this time for failing to ride ... reopened the adjourned inquiry into Yeung's handling of Noble Zoom last weekend in the Class Five HP Handicap, when Super Family was allowed a big mid-race lead before winning and Yeung took ...

  2. Racing world turns its eyes to Sha Tin for event of the year

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... it's the biggest horse-racing day of the year. However, for many, the thought of having a flutter at Sha Tin will outshine even the best efforts of 2004 Olympic gold medallist Liu Xiang in the 110 metre hurdles, but to say that is all the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races have to offer is way off the mark. For the uninitiated, 1989 marked the start of the Hong Kong Cup ...

  3. Four-race format is best

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The club has some debriefing to do before announcing any changes for next year's international festivities, but it is common knowledge that a four-race International Jockeys' ... for a change we have called for previously. Regardless of the number of races involved, it is always possible to get through without a clear winner but that would seem less likely with four races than ...

  4. Vision D'Etat faces pre-race check by vets

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... was provisionally cleared to run, pending a pre-race check today. 'It's a skin infection- the X-rays show it is nothing else,' trainer Eric Libaud said. 'The Jockey Club vets have ...

  5. Racing To Win shows the Australian raiders mean business

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The only thing missing was a rousing chorus of Waltzing Matilda as the multiple Group One winners Racing To Win, Apache Cat and Scenic Blast put everyone on notice ... in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint and a very special seven-year-old, Racing To Win, primed for the Hong Kong Mile. Although not asked to go as fast as his sprinting compatriots yesterday, Racing ...

  6. Good Ba Ba 'will run a big, big race'

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... such a high-profile horse in the autumn of its career he isn't showing it. The honour roll of horses to have won three international races at Sha Tin is limited to just Jim And Tonic and Eishin Preston, ... everything has gone to plan,' Cruz said yesterday. 'He gave me more confidence with his last run- he wasn't going to finish anywhere, then really closed the race off. Now he's ...

  7. Racing To Win tipped to spoilt the party for Ba Ba and Happy Zero

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen The world's richest turf mile race- at HK$16 million- is a match-race between local champions Good Ba Ba and Happy Zero according to the early betting markets, but top-quality races rarely run to script and an upset from Australia's champion miler Racing To Win is on the cards. Good Ba Ba has the runs on the board in this race and is shooting for his ...

  8. Wong eyes gold in individual race

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Veteran Wong Kam-po has set his sights on gold in the individual road race after steering Hong Kong to their first team time-trial medal yesterday. The quartet- comprising Wong, Tang Wang-yip, Kwok Ho-ting and Yeung Ying-hon- won bronze in the 80km, 10-lap race along Tsing Sha Highway in Sha Tin with a time of one hour, 41 minutes and 36.73 seconds. Japan finished ...

  9. Steely grey may be a little late, but O' Shea certain he'll race to win

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Racing To Win may have arrived in Hong Kong two years late, according to trainer John O'Shea, but that won't stop the steely grey producing a bold showing in the richest turf mile race in the world- the HK$16 million Hong Kong Mile. Australian handicapper Greg Carpenter agreed, saying that at the peak of his career two years ago, Racing To Win would have ...

  10. Wong's Olympics dream dashed ahead of today's individual road race

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Wong Kam-po's Olympic ambitions suffered a big jolt yesterday as he prepared for today's individual road race at Science Park. The 36-year-old had committed himself ... and women's- points races following recommendations by the International Cycling Union. 'It's not good news because our build-up for London will be seriously affected,' Hong Kong team ...




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