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  1. Sport - Racing

    From the horse's mouth: SCMP Racing Post on Twitter

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 01:04pm

    ... Follow scmpRacingPost on Twitter at Sha Tin today as Alan Aitken and Michael Cox bring you all their thoughts and reports from the track to steer you towards a winner with the most up-to-date information- parade yard assessments, market moves and the tips and track trends live on Twitter with scmpRacingPost. Tweets by @SCMPRacingPost       ...

  2. Smiles all around as lightly raced gelding finally delivers the goods

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for Weichong Marwing, Smiling Watch had only raced six times before swooping from the back half of the field to win, but it does seem longer than 10 months since he made his debut as a well-backed third to Wah May Star in July last year. Along the way, he took part in the December three-year-old race won by Fionn's Dragon that has proved a good form reference, with Smiling Watch ...

  3. Old warrior doesn't know how to run a bad race with Lai aboard

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Veteran sprinter Lucky Red got exactly what he needed and added one more win to jockey Eddy Lai Wai-ming's great record on him in the opening event. The Gary Ng Ting-keung-trained eight-year-old has now won seven of his 49 starts, all of ...

  4. Derby horses can't be judged only on the race itself

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken There is a famous story in Australian racing, going back to the 1970s, when a Sydney-based trainer renowned for betting well took a lightly-raced horse he rated very highly in private to a low-grade, four-runner Queensland provincial race, only too happy to accept whatever odds were on offer. When his horse came in fourth, or last as some would have it, he was out ...

  5. Two-horse race as trainers set for battle of four-year-olds

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... rising strongly through the grades, never looked to have what Glorious Days has got. He may be untested beyond 1,400m, and won't be until the Classic Mile, but if the race was run tomorrow ... championship wins- and this season's title already has the look of number seven for the Australian trainer- Size has endured a drought at the top end of racing in recent years. Sight Winner's ...

  6. Exit the Dragon- reign looks over

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... if the gut feeling is that he is still the best horse racing here from every category. ...

  7. 'I think a lot of my horses belong in a mental asylum'

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Yeung Ming-lun landed a race-to-race double with Notus and Dragon Victory, who both have issues with being cluttered up. 'I think a lot of my horses belong in a mental asylum- they need to be out and have plenty of room or they don't race their best,' Lee commented. 'Both of these horses are like that.' Notus therefore appreciated a three-wide journey ...

  8. Cruz's well-beaten veteran will head home after pulling up well

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken While Little Bridge was enjoying the winner's attention after the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, Hong Kong's other runner in the race, Joy And Fun, ... with a fractured leg, Joy And Fun was fine at the end of last Tuesday's race. But Cruz has pulled the plug on his original plan to run in the July Cup at Newmarket next month. 'He ...

  9. Flaw in PPG permits leads to bottleneck in buying horses

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to race early next season. Why, it is possible some people could take commercial advantage of a situation like that. Not that we've heard of any. And, bear in mind, we are not dumping mud ... jurisdiction. They may even get them on a flight when they want to, instead of being frustrated with a system that congratulates them in June for winning the right to race a horse in their colours, ...

  10. Cheers all round for Perfect ending

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was hampered by outside barriers for several runs, but still raced well in the circumstances. Last start, he finally managed to draw a good alley and ran as favourite over the extended mile, but a slow early pace counted against him in the race won by Yue Lu Treasure. For the second time in as many races since a freshen-up in April, Perfect Cheers overraced in the slow tempo for the first half ...




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