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  1. Sport - Racing - BRITAIN

    Katie Walsh hopes to be first woman rider to win Grand National

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 03:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Liverpool The world's greatest steeplechase, the Grand National, badly needs a good news story and in Saturday's renewal the Walsh family could well provide it if Katie becomes the first woman rider to win it. Her father Ted saddles two runners, Seabass and Colbert Station, both of them among the favourites, but it is the former one ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Step up in distance to benefit Heco Rider

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... in distance to benefit Heco Rider Third run in and stretching out to the extended mile for the first time, the Derek Cruz-trained Heco Rider is the one to beat in a weakened Class Four and stands out as a banker in a jackpot-boosted Triple Trio at Happy Valley tomorrow night. Heco Rider broke through at his third start last season, and looks to have found the right race to replicate that effort ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Forget BC and AD- Moreira ensures it's now BM and AM

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 07:19pm by Michael Cox

    ... as impacting opportunities goes, no one feels Moreira’s influence more than the local riders, particularly the only just-graduated-from-apprentice-school trio of Keith Yeung Ming-lun, Vincent Ho ... of Moreira’s talent, Ho said the freakish rider had been given a running start before he even started on October 20. “Moreira came and everyone just wanted him, but before he was even riding he ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    No value, but Moreira to dominate Challenge

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:31pm by Michael Cox

    ... doesn't look the greatest value bet. Moreira is the only rider with a full book of 10 rides, and on what could easily be a wide open day, the Magic Man was installed $1.80 early favourite before firming into $1.60 last night. Each one of Moreira's rides were single figures in early betting, although the rider himself is having plenty of influence on odds at the moment and it seems ...

  5. Rising star to boost riders' ranks for final five meetings

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken The Jockey Club has invited rising star James McDonald to join the jockey roster for the final five meetings and it might be of necessity with two more jockeys suspended, including Olivier Doleuze. The Frenchman deferred his penalty until afte ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Keith Yeung makes a winning return from injury on gutsy Bond

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 01:14am

    ... Rider and his mount, Star of Bond, fight back to win Keith Yeung Ming-lun made a successful return from injury when Benno Yung Tin-pang's Star Of Bond made it three straight in the Coloane Handicap. Yeung hadn't ridden since breaking his left collarbone in late December, but got through a solid day's work with seven rides. Star Of Bond ($23), who usurped Key ...

  7. There are plenty of riders available, says Kelly

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The Jockey Club will not seek to import any stop-gap jockeys despite the long list of suspensions dolled out at recent meetings. Young French rider Mickael Barzalona completed his one-month stint on Sunday, reducing the list of currently-licensed riders to 25, but careless riding charges have cut heavily into that number for the meetings ...

  8. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Hammer far from Lucky as he nears win

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 09:09pm by Alan Aitken

    ... his ride on Lucky Hammer in the third event, when the stipes felt the junior rider could have been more vigorous on the four-year-old in the final 200m. That in itself says something ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Purton stretches his championship lead over Moreira

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 12:56am by Alan Aitken

    ... standout mount, Numero Uno was again downed at odds-on through no fault of the rider, while Telecom Prince, Gideon, Winning Leader and Packing Llaregyb also had to make do with minor placings. ...




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