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  1. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    New careless-riding rules could prove painful for some

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... was over. A jockey previously banned for two days, who offended again, would get another two days out plus a fine, correlated to the rider's average earnings per race day. A further offence meant two more days, plus the fine, doubled. And so on. We've always had a problem with the Marxist idea (Groucho as much as Karl?) that two riders commit the same offence yet ...

  2. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    A global racing rulebook seems no closer

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... by riders- and this is why they are largely discounted by stewards in Australia and Hong Kong. The pilot on Vif Monsieur, one Koen Clijmans, was solid as a rock and was reported in the UK Racing Post ...

  3. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Is it time to bring back twilight Sunday meetings?

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with a 6pm start to remove the action from the hottest part of the day for the sake of the horses and riders. And that was in the time when the season finished in early or mid-June. There's ...

  4. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Fantasy racing on mainland China

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... in the Litang festival in the area, which includes races over long distances, some with the rider under the belly of the horse and others with jockeys standing on their heads on the horses' backs. ...

  5. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Purton dares, and Purton wins

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... That's when a rider has to make his skills count. Whether Military Attack would, or even could have won ridden any way other than how he was ridden does not matter any more. The task is complete. ...

  6. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Food for thought for 'Dream Team'

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 01:39pm by Alan Aitken

    ... of that adjustment is that Eddy Lai Wai-ming is dead in the water. He isn't flying with the claim and losing it won't help. The introduction of the local-jockey allowances pulled the Chinese riders ...



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