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  1. Club must address the thorny issue of substitute riders

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... is that no horse or rider was killed. The point of comparison is that some things are just waiting to happen. The scenario where Sit or Lai or Yim is suddenly carrying the weight of all Hong Kong ghosted ...

  2. Poor showing in Melbourne leaves Moore and Beadman perplexed

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken The career of former Hong Kong-based sprinter Happy Zero is in limbo after his second-last to boom three-year-old Sepoy in Melbourne on Friday night. John Moore, who hopes to welcome the gelding back to his yard later this season if he strikes form under the Hawkes family, made the trip to Moonee Valley with stable rider Darren Beadman and both came away non-plussed. ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING DIGEST

    Racing Digest, November 5, 2012

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to the media afterwards the son of Hold That Tiger could be a starter for Sha Tin next month. In other news, Gerald Mosse is likely to be the new rider for last season's Classic Mile winner Sweet ...

  4. Suborics forced to retire, but the old-timers get a reprieve

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... was one of Germany's most successful jockeys over two decades, gaining his greatest fame as the rider of globetrotting German star Silvano, winner of the QE II Cup at Sha Tin, the Singapore ... taking the spotlight in Singapore last month, winning the Asian Young Guns series against apprentice riders from Australia, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore. He won on a countback after tying ...

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    Sea Siren to give home team big fright in Hong Kong Sprint

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... rider aboard and wearing her raceday gear of blinkers, Sea Siren allowed to slowly build up speed under a strong hold. Her last 600m was run in just over 37 seconds and she finished off her last ...

  6. Lucky Nine shines brightly among stars at Sha Tin

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Regular rider Brett Prebble had the 2011 Hong Kong Sprint winner under a throttle-hold in a 1,050m all-weather track trial, the competitive gelding clearly keen to get on with things as he ...

  7. Prebble and Kingdom part ways after defeat

    Posted May 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Poon-fai and owner Sin Kang-yuk will look for a change of rider as they pursue a record-equalling 18th win with their star galloper. The Tony Cruz-trained front-runner Multiglory landed the Group ... a change of rider might now be the key to extracting that last win from his seven-year-old wonder. 'Sacred Kingdom cannot be this unlucky all the time with the same jockey, you know,' ...

  8. All Silent has his sights on Sha Tin

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... overcame a slow lead tempo and unleashed a paralysing finishing burst under jockey Nick Hall. Giving Hall his second Group One, after the young rider had broken through only last month for his ... need to look for another rider if he goes to Hong Kong.' Begg has not yet committed to a Hong Kong Sprint start, though he said the horse has been inoculated with Sha Tin in mind, ...

  9. Purton sticks by Sacred choice after crossing Bridge

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken For jockey Zac Purton, safely ensconced in Hong Kong's top four riders during the past four years, the 2011 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint has been a tale of two horses. ... to entrench himself among the main chances tomorrow. Then he drew a low gate, while Purton's mount came up with the outside of the field of 14, but the Australian rider has no regrets. 'I ...

  10. Let Me Fight to show his prowess

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... But the four-year-old has not delivered what was expected and even his trainer has branded him as not genuine. The booking of Lloyd instead of stable rider Darren Beadman is no surprise, either, as Beadman ...




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