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  1. Sport - Racing

    Brett Prebble to miss start of Hong Kong racing season

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Australian is licensed for part of the year as he tries to juggle riding duties with a fast-growing company that produces race gear for jockeys Stalwart ... of racing] Bill Nader for supporting me on this," Prebble, 35, said yesterday. "The key reason is that I have a lot of important, business-related matters that really need my personal ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Youngster Tommy Berry comfortable with decision to return home

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... but he said the main reason for returning was to try and establish himself as a big-race rider during the Melbourne Spring Carnival. "It's a hard choice but I am still young and I have ... in a Class Three dirt race. "I had to do a fair bit of work to get there and when I gave him a click there was something there that I didn't expect," he said. ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    I'll return better than ever, says departing Fourie

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... it is going to be much better for me." Under the sometimes over-powering microscope of racing at Sha Tin and Happy Valley, Fourie has shown poise in his rookie season and maintained his ... and was a "marginal" pass at the pre-race veterinary inspection. "Sometimes you need to trust the trainer," Leung said. ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Fresh and hungry Whyte back with a vengeance

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... said. "We thought he might be better suited down the straight- for a horse with some speed and a bit of class, they can be easier races than the 1,200m. It's great to win for Rad's owners, the family has put a lot into racing and bought plenty of horses that haven't been so good, so they deserve a nice one." Rad was unbeaten in two Australian starts ...

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    Moore compares Berry's work ethic with Beadman

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

    ... to the top of Class Three next season," he said. "But from an owners point of view, he is a good horse, he will win two or three races a season and pay for himself. "This horse ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Lai's spirit soars after surviving earlier tumble

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Hong Kong jockey shows resilience by coming back from a fall and nailing the next race Lai's spirit soars after surviving earlier tumble Local jockey ... earlier, Lai was hurled to the ground 250m from the winning post when his mount in the sixth race, Best Win, broke down hopelessly and later had to be put down. But Lai climbed back on the horse- ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    New trainers and jockey spice things up nicely

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Licensing Committee releases can often be quite mundane- especially these days when the turnover of jockey licences is much lower than it once was- but Monday's provided more than usual, with the new trainers announced and a change to the jockey popu ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Six of the best means a whole lot to champ Whyte

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Whyte On any normal race day, champion jockey Douglas Whyte's record-equalling six wins would have been the most unusual event at Sha Tin but yesterday was no ordinary race day. Whyte became only the second jockey to land six winners on a programme in the four decades of Hong Kong racing's professional history, matching Brett Prebble's six-timer at Happy Valley ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Macau jockey has positive drug test

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Macau jockey has positive drug test Macau-based jockey Choi Kam-fai has been stood down from riding after a random drug test sample taken from him at last Saturday's annual Hong Kong Macau Trophy meeting showed traces of a banned substance and its metabolite. Choi was at Sha Tin to ride Dr Sweet in the feature race and one of the riders drawn ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Callan to miss best of Sham

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... contract comes to an end later this month, with the Irishman again doing the donkey work and then winning on a horse likely to clinch more races later in the season. Callan arrived in late November and has now ridden seven winners in his short-term stint after Secret Sham turned things around, improving his erratic racing manners to score in a Class Three contest. Secret Sham will run again ...




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