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  1. Sprinters' battle for honours still a wide open race

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken On the one hand, Joy And Fun's well-deserved Group One victory on the weekend reiterated one of the positives in our top-grade racing scene here but, on the other, ... as an eight-year-old, with a nine-year-old, Sunny King, in third. On similar occasions, it has been worthwhile wheeling out the observation that the scarcity of top-class races in Hong Kong does help ...

  2. Kingdom to race one more time

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will see how he is,' Yiu said. 'There is no decision to retire him yet. If he still seems to be in good shape, then the owner and I are looking at the 1,000m race for him. He won't ...

  3. Racing Club produces the goods on and off course in its debut season

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell One of the successful initiatives of the 2007-08 season has been creation of the Racing Club, and the big debut win of Young Label 10 days ago was the perfect ending for the club's initial chapter. The Racing Club was the brain-child of Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, who identified a gap in the club's customer base that was not being ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Three hurt in stampede during rush for free race-day souvenirs

    Posted Jul 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Hundreds of race-goers stormed a souvenir counter at Sha Tin racecourse to grab free souvenirs on the final race day of the season yesterday, plunging track arrangements into chaos and leaving three people injured. The giveaway of miniature jockey silks started at 10.30am, before the first race of the HKSAR 10th Anniversary Raceday at 12.30pm. Crowd numbers built up ...

  6. Club adds 1,400m Group race

    Posted Aug 28th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Hong Kong has been given another Group race at 1,400 metres as a result of the Jockey Club's decision to alter the feature races programmed at the back end of the spring. ... on April 24. The Queen's Silver Jubilee becomes only the second 1,400m Group race in Hong Kong, the other being the Group Three Chinese Club Challenge Cup (a handicap) at Sha Tin on New ...

  7. Cruz backs Witness to continue racing after second place

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Silent Witness will race on into 2007 after his brave second, even though he had no answer to the dazzling finish of Absolute Champion, trainer Tony Cruz said. Cruz admitted ... with HK$62.5 million. 'But there is one person who knows Silent Witness better than anyone else and that's his trainer- me,' Cruz said. 'Silent Witness is still enjoying his racing ...


    Posted Dec 31st 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The racing year opened with Hong Kong Jockey Club officials in bullish mood after the traditional Chinese Club Challenge Cup and it could hardly end any other way after ... in July, a betting turnover rise of around six per cent is now the trend after nine years of falling figures. Heavily behind the tax push was executive director of racing Winfried ...

  9. Racing in the family

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... As daughter of Hong Kong shipping magnate and avid racing fan George Chao Sze-kwong, she would accompany her father to the races, but it was purely for social reasons. 'I grew up in an environment where racing was very much a part of family life, but I had no idea what I was doing,' Ms Chao said. 'I never thought I would become a horse owner. My dad thought I would get ...

  10. Race club takes blame for cap bedlam

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... coupons at off-course betting branches for free admission to Sunday's race and a free cap. But it only had 10,000 caps to distribute, Mr Cheng said. A crowd of 44,000 fans came to Sha Tin ... that we could have handled this better.' Mr Cheng said the club would order 10,000 more caps for people who still had a coupon. He said they would be distributed soon, probably on a race day. ...




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