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  1. Sport - Racing

    Racing Digest, October 7, 2012

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... time and expertise from top jockey Brett Prebble turned that around in the opening race. The Francis Lui Kin-wai-trained five-year-old arrived on a rating of 66 but has never looked like ... done a lot of work in the mornings with him this season, the horse has needed time to acclimatise and when you look at how he raced today, there should be more improvement," Lui said after ...

  2. Extended bands will kill off competitive races

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be no thought for what extended-band races are doing to a very good general handicapping framework that is, with wide weight spreads and the competitive racing they encourage, a great foundation for good betting races. For the second time in recent weeks, an extended-band race has altered the landscape to its detriment at tonight's Happy Valley meeting, with race six seeing the spread ...

  3. Racing needs to move with the times

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Two conferences early last week in Paris and London tried to address racing's decreasing share of the wagering world last week, with one resorting to older, failed solutions and another looking more towards the future. The keynote speaker at the inaugural Leaders in Racing conference in London, Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, ...

  4. Racing lab leads anti-doping field

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patrick Allen He has been involved in uncovering some of the biggest racing scandals in Hong Kong for more than a decade, but Dr Terence Wan See-ming and his team at the Jockey Club Racing Laboratory are more proud of the fact that every sample is treated the same- and that every test is right. The chief racing chemist is the guardian of the laboratory's unbelievable record of 41 ...

  5. Please show side-on angle at start of races

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... that people get a different angle and it does show you different things- that's why the racing stewards have a number of different camera angles to help them dissect events in a race. Can we please show the side-on angle for these starts when the race is live and let the head-on coverage be... head-on? Thanks. Again. ...

  6. Firms race ahead with training plans

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to retain skilled employees. The Hong Kong Jockey Club's (HKJC) 'Racing Ahead- Powered by You' programme reflects this trend. The initiative aims to enhance the professional knowledge of the club's 26,000-strong workforce and further nurture their passion for horse racing. Kim Mak, executive director of corporate affairs at HKJC, says the programme's objective is to motivate ...

  7. Opposition steers clear of 'two-horse race'

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Exciting gallopers Entrapment and Tai Sing Yeh have scared off all bar two rivals in the Juvenile Sprint Trophy on Sunday- with the race's final running almost literally becoming the proverbial 'two-horse race'. The Jockey Club had to scramble to extend entries for the race, after initially receiving just two nominations from the main protagonists, ...

  8. Racing chief gallops to success

    Posted Mar 20th 2010, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges has had a lifelong passion for horse racing and breeding thoroughbreds. Since 2007, he has been chief executive officer of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, and he is also vice-chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities- the world's leading racing organisation. He joined the Jockey Club in 1998 as director of racing ...

  9. Race is on against cyber crime

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... betting and 30 per cent of our racing turnover being transacted via our internet betting channels there has been a change in the whole environment in the way the Club does business. 'Like all ...

  10. Jockey Club should weigh the downsides of five more race meetings before tampering with a winning formula

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... year's figure, and that has to be regarded as a win in the current business environment. A win that makes some people wonder whether the Jockey Club needs those five added race meetings it seeks, ... prior which opened the track right up. Even a quick, dried-out surface on Sunday looked to be showing visible wear and tear, though it raced well. There was a time the season would be over ...




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