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  1. Questions over Fellowship remain despite big race victory

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The Paul O'Sullivan-trained Fellowship finally snared the big race that was coming to him in the Group Two Cathay Pacific International Mile Trial to give jockey Zac Purton his biggest Hong Kong success, but the race left plenty of questions hanging in the air. O'Sullivan emerged convinced that Fellowship could earn a slice of the prize money in next ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. HK losing ground in the commingling race

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alan Altken And so the commingling game continues to edge away from Hong Kong. Australia has recently begun to bet directly into the 'home' pools of South African racing ... another HK$47 million-plus yesterday on five Melbourne Cup day events- have shown there is some interest from Hong Kong punters in Australian racing. Be assured that there is interest in other ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  10. Chadwick banned after 'perfect race', says Cruz

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... I think Matthew rode a perfect race- he had too much horse under him and had to take that gap,' he said. 'If he doesn't take a run like that, the horse would not have won ... Kwan-lai, with a comeback winner on outsider Chief Witness in race two. Chui returned to riding only last Wednesday following a six-month ban over a positive drug test for ketamine and was elated ...




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