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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Commingling set for Sunday start in United States

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:59pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com TVG network, which sends live feeds of races into 36 million North American homes, will accept betting for weekend Sha Tin programme Commingling set for Sunday start in US After years in the talking and many months in the making, commingling of bets on Hong Kong racing will start on the TVG network in the US this weekend. TVG sends live horse ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Neil Callan wins rare victory in appeal against improper riding

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 11:10pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Wai-ming in the eighth race at Sha Tin on April 6. Lai rode Golden Deer in onto Callan's ride, Griffindor, in the early stages. Lai was trying to pressure Callan into moving in to a space ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Trainer John Moore: Hong Kong will make its mark in Dubai World Cup

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:36pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken in Dubai alan.aitken@scmp.com Trainer is confident city will morph into legitimate power at the richest race meeting in the world HK on the cusp of greatness, insists Moore John Moore believes tonight's star-studded Dubai World Cup meeting is a pivotal moment in the history of Hong Kong racing, as the upstart territory morphs into a legitimate power ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong dominates Dubai sprint features in successful international raid

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 01:39am by Alan Aitken

    ... but the Hong Kong team could not match their rivals in the bigger races HK strikes early with Dubai double Sprinters carried the day for Hong Kong's assault on the Dubai World Cup, answering the call for multiple wins by bringing home the two short course Group Ones but the longer races proved a back-to-earth experience as the Japanese and then the Godolphin team waltzed off ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Mr Gnocchi: first pasta the post?

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:32am by LO WEI

    ... on the city's racing calendar and its most historic race. The 2,000-metre race brings together the city's 14 best four-year-old horses. "Among the horses that I previously owned, some of them never won and some never even took part in a race. This one has got back for me what I lost in the past," said Tsoi, a former president of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians who ...




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