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  1. Increase in international race days a cash boon

    Posted Dec 06th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The Hong Kong Jockey Club will host five international race meetings this season, up from the present two a year. International race days are a big draw for the club, which invites dozens of the world's top thoroughbreds to race against local favourites for tens of millions in prize money. Major corporations are keen to act as sponsors to capitalise ...

  2. Road racing is Wong's route to London

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... road race title at the Asian Games in Guangzhou last month- his third in five appearances at the Asiad since 1994 and a record no other rider can match. But the veteran now wants to repeat his ... considering our overall strength in the region,' Wong said. 'I hope to get the qualification first and then take part in the Asian road race tour to see if we can obtain extra London ...

  3. Sick Law in race to get fit and win final singles sculls berth

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... back to normal. We hope he will be ready for his bid to enter the final.' Law raced in the heats yesterday but could not manage an impressive time leaving him in the repechage tomorrow. ... is to see all our crews in the finals,' Perry said. 'In some events where there are less than six teams, everyone goes straight into the final with preliminary races to decide which lanes ...

  4. Pole position

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Fans of model racing cars put off by a ride to private, fee-charging tracks in the New Territories will find a newly opened circuit in Kowloon just the place to go. Not only is it free, it is equipped with all the facilities for serious racers. The racing track at Jordan Valley Park in Kwun Tong opened early last month, and is the first in Hong Kong to meet international ...

  5. Moore proves big-race credentials- again

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen A dominant victory for Able One in the Group Two Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Mile gave big-race trainer John Moore a clean sweep of the Group Two races in the lead-up to the International Group Ones next month. Moore boasts an excellent hand leading into the biggest race day on December 12 after bagging the Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Cup with Irian last Sunday, before One ...

  6. Tour of South China Sea shortened to one race

    Posted Dec 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa The Tour of South China Sea has been drastically shortened this year to just a single 80-kilometre, 10-lap race on Tsing Yi Island because of organisational complications ... Organisers said this year's race was cut because approval for the riders to race in Guangdong had not been forthcoming from mainland authorities, partly because of security measures ...

  7. Aussie bookmaker pays on favourite before race is run

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen An Australian corporate bookmaker has paid out about HK$1.9 million in winnings on the Cox Plate, declaring So You Think the winner five days ahead of the race at Moonee Valley racecourse in Melbourne. The Bart Cummings-trained horse has dominated the three important weight-for-age lead-up races since resuming from a spell and last year's Cox Plate winner ...

  8. Weird, wacky Rat Race brings in HK$2.43m

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of animated movie scenes but the characters came alive in yesterday's Central Rat Race, which this year raised a record HK$2.43 million for the mental health charity Mindset. More than 400 office ... course. It was especially festive as the race, in its fifth year, was themed a 'birthday celebration'. Runners had to pass through a pile of birthday gifts, navigate several doughnut ...

  9. Rat Race teams are already winners as pledges top HK$1.3m

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan This year's Central Rat Race will be even more of a celebration, with competitors carrying candle-shaped batons instead of the usual briefcases and rolled up newspapers ... financial meltdown. As usual, there will be three categories: the Junior Rat Race for children aged five to eight, accompanied by an adult, who have to raise at least HK$500 for charity; the Rat ...

  10. 10,000 sign up for charity races

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... marathon event will precede three 10-kilometre races and a 3km fun run that collectively will see 10,000 runners support the Unite for Children, Unite for Aids campaign, which is the fund-raising focus of this year's event. The 10km events will begin at 7am with an elite race and will be followed by two further starts at 7.30am and 7.45am. A 3km fun run will start at 8.15am. ...




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