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  1. Comment - Blogs - Part 1

    Combative, willing and unpretentious (Macau racing - Part 1)

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 06:55pm by Michael Cox

    ... it is perceived by the public. But an occasional visit to Taipa Racecourse is a refreshing change from the member’s stand snobbery at Sha Tin and the racing itself is combative and willing. The standard is probably better than most people think. And whatever words you use to describe the racing experience in Macau, sterile is most definitely not one of them. The MJC would love a tenth of the people ...

  2. Comment - Blogs - Part 2

    Postcards from Macau Hong Kong Trophy Day at Taipa (Macau Racing - Part 2)

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 07:31pm by Michael Cox

    ... has been known to play up the uncanny likeness at racing conferences.   One-eyed wonder When the jockey on third-placed Giant Steps, Panamanian Louis Corrales returned to scale he noted ... Moore reckons Sino Brilhante is a serious horse - he has now won eight of 11 - but his overseas options will be limited because of a ban on horses with one eye racing in many major racing ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING DIGEST

    Racing Digest, December 23, 2012

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox, Alan Aitken

    ... the race run to suit." Michael Cox   Doleuze rides the relaxed route to victory A decision to ride Quiet Confidence quietly paid off when a solid race tempo provided a perfect platform ... and former John Size-trained top liner Sichuan Success made an eye-catching Australian debut yesterday with a fourth at Warwick Farm. The gelding had bleeding issues when he raced here, but still ...

  4. Gibson's faith renewed as Racing Reward delivers on morning promise

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox Richard Gibson was left feeling hollow after Racing Reward was a first-up flop last month, but his faith in the four-year- old returned when he upset the shortest-priced ... scratching his head after Racing Reward was seventh on debut, but was relieved following the nice sit-and-sprint effort. 'I was slightly disappointed with his debut because his trials and work ...

  5. Lightly raced Athenium gunning to double up

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... in the day's feature. Lightly raced in Australia as a three-year-old and in three runs here, Athenium (Olivier Doleuze) has always looked a horse who will appreciate some distance and has the turn ... up for that rise. If there was a silver lining to that bleeding attack, it has meant that Athenium comes into this race with fresh legs, too, while his rivals have largely been ploughing away ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Stewards reprimand contrite Doleuze

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... beaten only a length behind Fulfil A Wish in the last race. Doleuze admitted he had erred in going inside the leader and stewards severely reprimanded the French rider, who was upset ... is unlikely but let's get through this and see where we are," said Gibson, who will already have strongly fancied Gold-Fun, raced by Akeed Mofeed's owner, in the Group One Classic Mile ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Three-timer Doleuze on the crest of a wave

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... championship. "I am feeling lucky. Sometimes it is like that - this is Hong Kong and it can happen in cycles," Doleuze said. "I came to the races very confident with the rides I had ... very nice horse." Winfull Patrol's problems were essentially growing pains - but handled with patience and care, a bone marrow issue preventing him from getting to the races until ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Doleuze gets best out of Glacier Blue

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the best of the track and finally repaying the faith in him that the jockey and trainer Richard Gibson have had despite a string of defeats as favourite. Doleuze, who won the first two races ... been a nightmare. He works so well in the mornings and it has been so disappointing that he hasn't already won a race," Doleuze said. "I was starting to worry about him. ...

  9. Kinane wins two-horse race to ride Ho's Viva Pataca in QE II Cup

    Posted Apr 24th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... will be on Able One in that race,' Moore added. 'Darren will also have three or four other rides for me on the day in the minor races.' Olivier Doleuze has been forced to make the biggest ... the horse well and he's a real big-race specialist- he's won a stack of Group Ones in Australia over the past year or so, so we won't lose anything there.' Dunn also handled ...

  10. Size refuses to rule rival Moore out of race for trainers' title

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... role into a starring one in the seventh event that might just have sealed the trainer's fourth championship. Size went seven wins clear of Moore with only nine meetings and 80 races ... for the $200,000 HSBC series bonus cheque. Moore had gone into yesterday's sixth and final series race 20 points clear of the nearest competitor and 21 in front of Tony Cruz. To win the bonus, Cruz ...




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