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  1. Racing Club can 'have lot of fun with Young Label'

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Members revel in their talented first-up winner The Racing Club concept received a massive shot in the arm when their first horse to race, Young Label, won on its debut at Sha Tin yesterday in the manner of a racer destined for bigger things. The mounting yard after the race was both joyous and chaotic, with members revelling in their good fortune and many getting ...

  2. The luckiest man in HK racing

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... 'I'm riding for an incredible trainer who also happens to have the best sprinter in the world. We are in Hong Kong, where racing is very well run and the stakes money is high. If this is not the best jockey job in the world, what is?' Coetzee, however, is in racing's hot seat and he knows it. He's not only the regular rider of unbeaten champion Silent Witness, he's ...

  3. Jet Plane lands on time to end HK's sprint dominance

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a brave three-quarters of a length away in third. 'The horse showed his terrific fighting qualities once again. I knew he was going to fight, but it was just one of those races that took all ... to wait for another day before he claims his first, seemingly inevitable, Iiternational Group One win. 'He had no excuses. He ran his usual super race and was just nailed by one better,' ...

  4. Quartet settles in nicely as Sha Tin prepares for big influx

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The influx of visitors to the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Race meeting on Sunday week is set to pick up the pace, with no problems reported among the four horses already in quarantine. Melbourne Cup winner Americain and Singapore sprinter Rocket Man were joined by Hong Kong Cup runner Snow Fairy, coming of a win in Japan, and South African speedster ...

  5. Bookmakers on tenterhooks as Multidandy gains support

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... of betting for the race. 'Multidandy is definitely our worst result. He's the best-backed horse in the race and is already taking out the equivalent of HK$1.3 million.' Trainer Tony ... than I have been here,' Coetzee said. 'I didn't come here to sit on a beach- I came to win a horse race. Multidandy is in wonderful order, and his jockey needs ...

  6. Spread your rides around, pair told

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... that what has been happening is not what we intend for our club jockeys, who are expected to spread their work around different trainers and owners,' said executive director of racing Winfried ... Engelbrecht-Bresges said. 'Both Dye and Coetzee are riding more than 70 per cent of their races for one stable and, in trackwork, Dye is riding 70 per cent for Size and Coetzee around 90 per cent ...

  7. Patrol continues to defy the odds

    Posted Nov 20th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Patrol moved from retired trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee to Millard this term, the rising seven-year-old has put together a three-race winning streak at Happy Valley. 'The owner would dearly love to have a runner in the International Races and now the horse's rating is getting quite high, perhaps they will invite him,' the trainer enthused. 'If he was to get ...

  8. Coetzee out to make it a Special swansong

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... in the Kowloon Tong Club Challenge Cup (1,800m). After 643 winners, so many feature race successes and an unforgettable association with champion sprinter Silent Witness, Coetzee returns to his native ... and white that the gelding probably goes best for Coetzee, who has racked up three wins and two placings from six rides on the galloper. Size has taken his time about getting Special Days racing ...

  9. Tributes flow for 'true pro' Coetzee

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Coetzee, the South African master horseman, will say goodbye to Hong Kong racing tomorrow after an 'experiment' that lasted 16 years, to be reunited with his family in Cape Town. ... Money won the opening race at the Cathay Pacific International Races last Sunday. The John Size-trained gelding was formerly a regular mount of champion jockey Douglas Whyte but became yet ...

  10. Spicy Fruity is the one to kick start the new season

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... appearance after boiling over at the start and racing keenly. The recent all-weather barrier trial winner should obtain the run of the race and bounce back to his best, with his toughest opposition ...




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