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  1. Chance for disabled riders to stake claim

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com A bid by local riders to qualify for the Paralympics in London next year receives a boost with the hosting of the Hong Kong International Para-Equestrian Dressage competition at Beas River next week. In addition, the 4th Asia-Pacific Conference for disabled riders will be conducted in parallel in the city. This is the first time a Paralympics ...

  2. World's best riders line up for HK Masters

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Olympic champion Eric Lamaze and European star Kevin Staut will be among the world's top 25 riders to compete in the Hong Kong Masters- Asia's first international five-star showjumping event in March. The world's best riders and their horses will battle for prize money of US$1 million in an extravaganza at the AsiaWorld-Expo from ...

  3. Overseas riders at the mercy of Whyte

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for all three of his runners, while Ryan Moore will team up again with Tony Millard's Something Special, whose win laid the foundation of the English rider's victory last year ...

  4. HK riders go head to head to clinch World Cup ticket

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Beijing in August and September. The Jockey Club backs both riders who are the hot favourites to win the CSI World Cup showjumping event being held for the first time in China. 'Samantha is the one to beat for the World Cup spot,' said Patrick. 'Although she had never ridden in an indoor ring, she is the most the most experienced rider in China. But... the chances of one ...

  5. 2 workers hurt in blaze at power substation

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Two CLP Power workers were injured in a fire yesterday while conducting a routine check at a power substation in Kowloon City. The pair suffered burns on the face and arms when a blaze suddenly occurred at about 6am at the facility. The pow ...

  6. The show must go on for our riders

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and in this particular case show-jumping, a tough sport. Even the experts cannot quite get it right. Just look at what happened to leading Hong Kong top rider Patrick Lam in Aachen, Germany, last Sunday. ... was spent to purchase horses for the Beijing Olympics, while the remaining HK$50 million was used to fund 14 riders- four seniors and 10 juniors- from 2008 to 2012, assisting them with the costs ...

  7. Top rider appeals for Jockey Club support

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... one of the lessons from the failed bid in Aachen was that the Jockey Club equestrian team needed to be expanded from four to six riders. 'This lesson is something we should have really learned after the [Beijing] Olympics- that the programme should be expanded to include, ideally, six riders, or a minimum of five,' said Lee, who is not sponsored by the club. 'Injuries ...

  8. HK riders lose London Games bid

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It is unclear if the Jockey Club will continue to back equestrian sports following this disappointment. Soon after the 2008 Olympic Games, the club invested HK$50 million in four senior riders- and a 10-team junior group- for a four-year period revolving around winning a medal at the 2010 Asian Games and qualifying for the 2012 Olympics. Two of the senior riders took part in Aachen- Patrick ...

  9. Show-jump hopes fade with two riders out

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be fully fit in a week's time. While this is a big blow, the other side of the coin is that it gives an opportunity to two other riders to show what they can do. But it is a tall order as their horses are not as good,' Eckjans said. Lee and Leung will join two other Jockey Club-sponsored riders, Kenneth Cheung Man-kit (on JC Can Do) and Patrick Lam (JC Tillburg), in the one-day ...

  10. HK riders in strong finish at FEI Nations Cup

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in their first outing this season, at the FEI Nations Cup in Copenhagen. 'It was a creditable result considering we were missing one of our key riders and that another [rider] had a young ... were up against some of the best riders in the world. This performance is a huge boost.' Hong Kong were missing Jacqueline Lai Jing-man, who is making a steady recovery after fracturing ...




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