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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - Horse racing

    Bundle Of Joy is a rock-solid banker

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... over three weeks ago before a blood abnormality saw him withdrawn on race-day eve. The issue must not have been too serious as the three-year-old was back out on the all-weather track ... fractious and bungled the start before racing a touch greenly. He was still able to rattle off a sub 21-second 800-400m split to gather up the leaders and then pull away, with Prebble sitting ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - Horse racing

    Betting down but Year of the Horse is still a winner at Sha Tin racetrack

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:59am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Numbers down but everyone's a winner at Sha Tin The weather was kind, the sport stirring and the crowd enthusiastic as the Year of the Horse raced ... per cent fit. "I think sometimes, in this situation, you have more to lose than to win by running in a race like that, with so much public expectation that he'll win. But it came ...

  3. Sport - Racing - Horse racing

    Black Caviar is retired after 25 consecutive wins

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 02:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Champion mare Black Caviar, widely considered the world's greatest sprinter, was retired yesterday after 25 consecutive race wins and will now begin a lucrative breeding career. "We thought long and hard about racing on but we believe she has done everything we asked of her and felt it was the right time to call time on her wonderful ...

  4. Sport - Racing - Horse racing

    Back in the swing

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Back in the swing Groovy stretches out nicely for Weichong Marwing in his final 400m dash, clocking 24.1, yesterday. The Dennis Yip Chor-hong-trained six-year-old, who carries 119 pounds, has had some sharp hit outs for tomorrow night's assignment- C ...

  5. Sport - Racing - Horse racing

    Gibson wary of the challenge facing Gold-Fun and Akeed Mofeed

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the second of the four-year-old features, a HK$6 million race distinguished in past years by upset results. The last four winners have been at double-figure odds and Gibson was at pains to point out that the Classic Cup was a deeper race than many might be presuming. "I'm in a great position going into the race with two horses whose health and well-being I'm very pleased with. I'd ...

  6. Sport - Racing - Horse racing

    Patience key to a Derby win, says Me Tsui Yu-sak

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... no chance of running a strong 2,000m. But despite what seems to be a forlorn assessment of his horse's chances in the HK$16 million race, Tsui claimed an apparent lack of stamina put his grey ... are milers, too," he said. The Derby is a big money race, but it isn't always a good-quality race "The Derby is a big money race, but it isn't always a good-quality race ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - Horse racing

    No horsing around for the trainees in jockey school

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... a passion for horse racing. That passion has since been put to the test by a disciplined lifestyle and tough exercise schedule. The pair rise at 3.30am daily for horse-riding, grooming, stable work ... have to persevere," said Lui. But their hard work is bearing fruit. Lui, who has won 23 races, is now a champion apprentice who gets an annual bonus of about HK$600,000. With luck, he ...

  8. Sport - Racing - Horse racing

    Time running out for lame Eagle Regiment in Dubai

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Al Quoz Sprint mission turning to disaster for Man as Emirates Racing Authority vets describe his star as a 'day-by-day' proposition Another Dubai mission is turning to disaster for Manfred Man Ka-leung's injury-prone sprinter Eagle Regiment, who is battling lameness and seems in severe doubt to take his place in Saturday's Al Quoz Sprint. Emirates Racing Authority ...

  9. Infographics - Horse racing

    Born to run: Anatomy of a thoroughbred

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 08:20am by Alberto Lucas Lopez

    ... Alberto Lucas López Of all horse breeds, it is the thoroughbred that most famously exhibits the animal's herd and flight instinct, channelled into explosive, competitive athleticism. The thoroughbred has been selectively bred over more than three cen ...

  10. Sport - Racing - Horse racing

    Ricky Yiu hopes Joao Moreira sticks with Amber Sky

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 11:25am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox Brazilian will probably have to choose between Yiu's horse and John Moore's Sterling City Ricky Yiu Poon-fai believes Joao Moreira is the right fit for Amber Sky and hopes the Brazilian jockey sticks with the speed machine in the Gro ...




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