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  1. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Youngsters hope to win place in Jockey Club's trainee programme

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by VICTORIA DUTHIE

    ... stirrups with reins held close, three young riders canter around the track. With dreams of becoming professional jockeys, they are part of the Jockey Club's Racing Trainee Programme. ... dual approach really does provide young people with a bright future," said Amy Chan Lim Chee, the headmistress of the Apprentice Jockeys' School. Aside from racing techniques, Chan ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Customer is king in fight for racing to keep relevance, says HKJC chief

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:16pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com With market share waning, Engelbrecht-Bresges warns a sustainable model has to be maintained 'Customer is king in fight for racing to keep relevance' Sports betting will overtake global racing turnover this year and that only a "customercentric" approach can maintain racing's relevance, Hong Kong Jockey Club chief ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    California Chrome owner apologises for bitter remarks over Triple Crown

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:47am by Reuters

    ... to apologise to everyone associated with Tonalist... he won the race fair and square, he deserved the win Steve Coburn "First of all, I need to apologise to the winners. They ran a beautiful race. Their horse won the race. They deserve that. "I did not mean to take anything away from them so I want to apologise to everyone associated with Tonalist... he won the race fair and square, he ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Injection of cash a boost for owners in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 11:51pm by Michael Cox

    ... per race and setting the tone for future increases. Total stake money for the 2014-15 season is up by 7 per cent to more than HK$963 million, and the package includes big bonuses for horses winning the Triple Crown or the Hong Kong Speed Series. There are also significant increases and fresh incentives for feature races and victories in Classes One and Two. We are very lucky, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Hong Kong Jockey Club says no plan to be part of Mongolia racing, betting

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 03:20am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Chief rejects any role for HKJC in new market and is opposed to local horses competing there Jockey Club gives cool response to Mongolian racing The Hong Kong Jockey Club has "no intention of becoming directly involved" in Mongolia's plans to set up a professional horse racing league and legalise betting. HKJC chief executive ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Picking the right race for horses is key: top trainer

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:59am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Michael Chang stays cool as his charge Dibayani goes for QEII Cup glory at Sha Tin on Sunday Picking the right race for horses is key: top trainer Training horses ... and trainer for more than 20 years, that an underperforming horse, like a child struggling with lessons, can do better if put in the right race or environment. Such was the case with Rich Tapestry. ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    I'm keeping my options open, says Joao Moreira

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:18pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Botti's Newmarket base in 2007, and has made a growing impact since the move to England. He scored his first Group One in Italy in 2012 and has since added two more, including the Racing Post Trophy in the UK. Atzeni has won over 400 races and finished second in the Epsom Derby last week on Kingston Hill. There were no changes to the line-up of local Chinese riders, but Jacky Tong ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Trainer happy with Glorious draw, but is tempered by last year's memories

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 10:59pm by Alan Aitken

    ... kinder than it first appears, with most of the speed in the race either immediately inside or outside him. The designated leader is in barrier eight, exciting three-year-old Mikki Isle, who ... a chance to fold across into a midfield position chasing the pace. In his last two attempts in the race, Glorious Days settled in the back third of the field, but Size indicated that he would like ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong's lack of Group One features actually a positive on the world stage

    Posted May 15th 2014, 08:44pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... in Singapore in an attempt to repeat last year’s domination of their two feature races, the Singapore Airlines International Cup and the KrisFlyer Sprint. Hong Kong is represented by last year’s 1-2 ... stay at home for a number of reasons: fear of failure is one, as well as the insular belief that Australian racing is superior to any other product around the world. Totally deluded, of course. ...

  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    How Hong Kong's failed racehorses are enjoying new lease of life as showjumpers

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:02pm by Michael Cox

    ... of the world's greatest racehorses. We are just teaching them that this isn't like racing anymore. It is just about getting them to slow down Martin Leung In fact, Phaedo was one of Hong Kong's ... and training. Although Ambitious Dragon was at the picturesque New Territories facility for rest and recuperation before what is hoped will be a return to racing, Phaedo is preparing for a new career ...




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