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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    International Jockeys' Championship draw again favours visiting riders

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 10:31pm by Alan Aitken

    ... winner, Britain's champion rider Richard Hughes, who comes off wins in similar competitions in Japan and South Africa, Japan's Suguru Hamanaka and Italy's Mirco Demuro. I probably ... carried extra stake money, but also observed it was a pleasure to know he was always getting a world-class rider and Richard Gibson echoed those thoughts after Monday's ballot. ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong rider sought for Super Easy

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Trainer says his unbeaten Singapore star will need the run before taking on the internationals HK rider sought for Super Easy going 'wrong way' Trainer Michael Freedman will find a Hong Kong-based jockey to ride rising Singaporean star Super Easy when the colt is given a crucial test around a right-hand bend in the Jockey Club Sprint ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - RACING

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

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

    ... Victoria Duthie victoria.duthie@scmp.com Young riders hope to win a place and finish ahead in Jockey Club's trainee programme Youngsters groomed to be top jockeys Balancing on short 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. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Picking the right race for horses is key: top trainer

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

    ... is a lot like educating children, says Michael Chang Chun-wai. Some horses, like children, are born to do well while those less gifted slip behind. But the chances are, says Chang, a rider ... in the Group1 Dubai Golden Shaheen at the Dubai World Cup meeting last month. Chang, who did poorly in school in Britain, found his niche as an apprentice jockey and later a works rider. Returning ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    I'm keeping my options open, says Joao Moreira

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

    ... 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 ...

  6. 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

    ... white markings patiently went about his work- slow trotting around the ring, head down and under the total command of his young rider. His name is Phaedo and you will not find him in the annals ... lives, and they begin a three-stage thawing-out process. A horse's feed is adjusted and he is taught to relax, Sha Tin's trackwork riders are used to help re-educate the horses. Martin ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Delight for John Moore … and the taxman

    Posted May 04th 2014, 01:05am by Alan Aitken

    ... million in stakes himself in the past two seasons as the only rider to have done so, needs to win only a couple of support races to push his Hong Kong career prize money through HK$1.3 billion ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Competition comes at a cost- sitting in the jockeys room

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 06:12pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy Between the self-interest views of jockeys and trainers on how many riders should be available, it seems the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s licensing committee might have the size of the jockeys’ roster just about right. The established jockeys seem to think there are enough riders already – even before Neil Callan, Umberto Rispoli ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - RACING

    Gary Stevens joins the all-star cast at International Jockeys' Championship

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 10:37pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Hall of Fame American continues his comeback in the saddle and adds class to a quality field of riders next month Stevens joins all-star cast in HK ... rider Christophe Soumillon (dead-heat 2004), Epsom Derby winner Ryan Moore (dead-heat 2009, 2010) and Brazil's Joao Moreira (2012). But his appearance is in doubt, pending an appeal against ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - RACING

    British champion Richard Hughes to replace Joao Moreira for Jockeys' Championship

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 10:48am

    ... the 24-hour deadline passed on Thursday. His place will now be taken by Hughes, 40, who last week secured his second consecutive British championship and did so as the first rider to win more than 200 ...




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