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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Banished for re-education in a (corn) field of dreams

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 01:06pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Racing in mainland China is the sport’s El Dorado – a dream sold to the desperate, and one that has already lured many to ruin. So perhaps it was appropriate that Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, with its eerie half-built and abandoned developments scattered across the countryside, was the site chosen for the so-called “renaissance of racing in mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1316691/banished-re-education-corn-field-dreams
  8. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Youngsters hope to win place in Jockey Club's trainee programme

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by VICTORIA DUTHIE

    ... stirrups with reins held close, three young riders canter around the track. With dreams of becoming professional jockeys, they are part of the Jockey Club's Racing Trainee Programme. ... dual approach really does provide young people with a bright future," said Amy Chan Lim Chee, the headmistress of the Apprentice Jockeys' School. Aside from racing techniques, Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549162/youngsters-hope-win-place-jockey-clubs-trainee-programme
  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Study finds big spikes in jockeys' heart rates on race day

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 10:35pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox Getting to the heart of the matter on race day Racing is a game of ups and downs, crash diets and radical weight loss, followed by extreme exercise and all-out adrenaline, ... collected from a typical jockey's heart rate during an average raceday. For the first time ever, a heart-rate monitor was attached to jockeys during a race as part of a Chinese University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1428475/study-finds-big-spikes-jockeys-heart-rates-race-day
  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Al-Zarooni withdraws appeal of 8-year ban

    Posted May 30th 2013, 11:46am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London Former Godolphin trainer Mahmood al-Zarooni has withdrawn an appeal against his eight-year worldwide ban for doping race horses at his stables in Newmarket. Al-Zarooni launched an appeal this month. But the British Horseracing Authority said on Wednesday it received notice from his solicitors that he will no longer be appealing. Al-Zarooni, 37, was found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1249582/al-zarooni-withdraws-appeal-8-year-ban

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