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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    'Golden harvest' of records for the opener of 2014-15 season

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 11:30pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Bumper attendance and betting turnover kick off new term in style 'Golden harvest' of records for the opener The new racing season's opening day at Sha Tin under the blue skies and heat of a soon-retreating summer brought "a golden harvest" as fans who had been starved of horse racing for two months surged through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1592602/golden-harvest-records-opener-2014-15-season
  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Trainers eye big prize ahead of season opener on Sunday

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:17pm by Alan Aitken

    ... offer some high-level optimism. "Lucky Nine has never let anyone down and hopefully he's got another big race or two left in him," Fownes said.   "Military Attack is an older ... the end of October in the Sha Tin Trophy, then he'll run in the trial races and on to the internationals." One of the more eye-catching purchases for Fownes was a three-year-old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1590358/trainers-eye-big-prize-ahead-season-opener-sunday
  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Four more jurisdictions join commingling in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 12:38am by Alan Aitken

    ... to turnover. Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges "lowballed" his estimate at 2 per cent of total turnover from commingling, but executive director of racing Bill Nader ... place and tierce Bill Nader  That is a level that would see commingled bets- wagers on Hong Kong races, placed with operators in other countries then transferred to the home pools here- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1586877/four-more-jurisdictions-join-commingling-hong-kong
  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Dan Excel's build-up in Australia not ideal, says trainer John Moore

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:03pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Dan Excel's build-up 'not ideal' Leading trainer John Moore has warned Dan Excel will go into his first Australian start on Sunday week short of fitness, despite an "encouraging" trial at Sydney� ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1594131/dan-excels-build-australia-not-ideal-says-trainer-john-moore
  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Customer is king in fight for racing to keep relevance, says HKJC chief

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:16pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com With market share waning, Engelbrecht-Bresges warns a sustainable model has to be maintained 'Customer is king in fight for racing to keep relevance' Sports betting will overtake global racing turnover this year and that only a "customercentric" approach can maintain racing's relevance, Hong Kong Jockey Club chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1506146/customer-king-fight-racing-keep-relevance-says-hkjc-chief
  6. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Hong Kong Jockey Club says no plan to be part of Mongolia racing, betting

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 03:20am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Chief rejects any role for HKJC in new market and is opposed to local horses competing there Jockey Club gives cool response to Mongolian racing The Hong Kong Jockey Club has "no intention of becoming directly involved" in Mongolia's plans to set up a professional horse racing league and legalise betting. HKJC chief executive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1500328/hong-kong-jockey-club-says-no-plan-be-part-mongolia-racing-betting
  7. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Picking the right race for horses is key: top trainer

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:59am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Michael Chang stays cool as his charge Dibayani goes for QEII Cup glory at Sha Tin on Sunday Picking the right race for horses is key: top trainer Training horses ... and trainer for more than 20 years, that an underperforming horse, like a child struggling with lessons, can do better if put in the right race or environment. Such was the case with Rich Tapestry. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1496023/picking-right-race-horses-key-top-trainer
  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Ikee vows to fulfil Japan’s Arc dream with Orfevre

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 10:59am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Yasutoshi Ikee came agonisingly close last year to achieving Japan’s dream of winning Europe’s most prestigious race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, ... said he had disappointed the Japanese people last year when Orfevre’s contrary temperament cost him the race at Longchamp. Orfevre, who captured the Japanese Triple Crown (2000 Guineas, Derby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1324230/ikee-vows-fulfil-japans-arc-dream-orfevre
  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Dettori breaks ankle after fall

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 03:59pm by Agencies in London and Paris

    ... Dettori, who had been due to ride in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday, was unseated from his horse Eland Ally on the way to the start of a race in Nottingham. “Sunday is out- ... Dettori said he had a great chance of winning Europe’s most prestigious race the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday, a possibility he admitted was a longshot just a few months ago. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1322861/dettori-breaks-ankle-after-fall
  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Zeroing in on the unfortunate few

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 07:27pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com The fortunes of jockeys and trainers live and die on results and most pundits and punters judge the form and ability of racing’s human competitors ... and chant mantras like “it’s about the journey, not the destination”, but this is racing and you can bet Gibson and the three other trainers to post their first winners on Wednesday night slept ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1318384/zeroing-unfortunate-few

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