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  1. High riders rolling into town to rev up crowds

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... and is touted as the ultimate test of man and machine- an enthralling battle between rider and terrain. Despite its absence of high-speed action, the sport of motorcycle trials has left its tyre mark on the world's sports map. And it is here to stay. What other sport requires the rider to conquer an incredible array of hazards both natural and artificial while keeping their balance in a display ...

  2. Veteran Wong ready to ride off in style

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are invaluable. And at an event like the Asian Games, where one mistake in the 180km road race or the 30km points race on the track can cost a rider the gold medal, Wong is still the one to watch. 'We have some very promising riders who can beat me easily in some events, such as the road race time trial, as I am not young anymore,' said Wong, who has two Asian Games gold medals, ...

  3. With Whyte suspended, all eyes on Prebble

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Brett Prebble rode 15 winners from seven meetings last November as he burst away from his fellow riders to a clear-cut lead in the premiership and the Australian rider will be hoping for another big month this year, starting with a dominant win in today's Jockey Challenge as a $3.30 favourite. With Douglas Whyte out through suspension, Prebble is clearly the man ...

  4. Hotshot Prebble is the one for Challenge

    Posted Nov 29th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... was the first rider backed at the opening bell last night and looks the other chance in a market that gets very wide after those four. Prebble had a rare miss midweek at the Valley, failing to ride ... come thick and fast for the rest of the day. Three riders will be missing from the meeting, with Gerald Mosse in Tokyo for the Japan Cup, Weichong Marwing replaced on his mounts after straining ...

  5. Lerner hopes to maintain proud French tradition

    Posted Sep 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... is a close friend of outstanding Belgian rider Christophe Soumillon. The son of trainer Carlos Lerner, Yann was the champion French apprentice in 2003 with 40 winners, out of a career total of more ... Kris Kin, then held his rightful ground at a vital stage. While Lerner's mount- an outsider- did not go on to score, the young rider earned the ire of Fallon and Kris Kin's trainer ...

  6. Stepping out

    Posted Jan 05th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell It was only a barrier trial but unbeaten champion Silent Witness was all business yesterday morning as he set about cleaning up a quality field down the Sha Tin straight 1,000-metre course. Under race rider Felix Coetzee, Silent Witness made effortless work of his assignment, though his relaxed nature ensured there were no fast times to impress track watchers. Silent ...

  7. Stipes slap Doyle with two-meeting ban for careless riding

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken British jockey Brett Doyle will miss two meetings from the middle of this month after pleading guilty to careless riding yesterday. The retained rider for Andy Leung Ting-wah ... the same horse out at least hands and heels to the winning post. While riders tend to spear to the outside fence in straight races nowadays regardless of the rail placement or draw, Olivier Doleuze ...

  8. No heartbreak as beaten brigade look ahead to the internationals

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Cup at 2,000m next time and that's his distance.' Also happy looking to the future were Fellowship's rider, Zac Purton, and Douglas Whyte after Derby winner Super Satin's ... to the post but I didn't and he just died on his run the last 80m.' Whyte was caught deep on Super Satin, but the rider was full of praise for the effort. 'He did it tough ...

  9. Sparkling Lloyd leaves trial rivals in his wake

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... shading his Group One winning stablemate California Memory, who ambled over the same route in 71.72 seconds. The two horses travelled comfortably throughout under suspended rider Matthew Chadwick, ...

  10. Showman Oliver steals limelight

    Posted Dec 07th 2003, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... and it was his turn to steal the limelight from the trials riders during yesterday's 'Let's Rock & Ride' exhibition for the just-concluded second leg of the 2004 Indoor Trial ... employed as a stunts rider with KTM Sportmotorcyle AG in Germany. Ronzheimer has been riding bikes since he was eight. He competed in the German and World Trials Championship, but he would find ...




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