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  1. Purton back on Bridge in rider swap

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Zac Purton will be back on board Little Bridge in Sunday's HK$4.5 million Group One Chairman's Sprint Trophy (1,200m), with the Australian and French jockey Gerald Mosse doing a switch around of mounts. Purton ha ...

  2. Limited options for licensing committee

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... often intrudes into simply doing the best available job. We don't anticipate anything changes among the Chinese riders after half-time and the expatriate licences for the most part look ... but the Chinese-language media strongly resist having too many riders from one country and there does seem to be a push back on the concept of bringing more Australians at an official level, too. But where does ...

  3. A better gate makes all the difference for cellar dweller

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken All it took was a slightly better gate for Gerald Mosse to turn around the form of Dennis Yip Chor-hong-trained Class Fiver, Winning Mascot. Mosse had taken over from stable apprentice Alvin Ng Ka-chun last start and had much the same problem as the junior rider had been having- a wide gate that forced him to work to lead- when third to Easy Gold. From barrier eight ...

  4. Angland and Mosse worth a throw of the dice

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Friendly Gains and Fun Rider. Punters can back both Angland and Mosse to beat the favourites and still look forward to a hefty payout if one salutes, with the likelihood that two winners will be enough for any rider to take the title. ...

  5. Stipes busier than ever

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... wallpaper hanger. On the careless riding front, things were headed for crazy places until late in the season, when stewards either softened their stance or the riders theirs, but 74 separate charges ... suspension. Eric Saint-Martin sat out 24 meetings, 14 for careless riding and a 10-meeting improper riding ban for clouting another rider with his horse. It was the third improper riding charge ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Cruz has what it takes to secure title: Mosse

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cruz will be the champion horseman at the end of the season. The Mosse and Cruz combination dominated in the final fortnight of the rider's contract, racking up seven victories from four ... rider Matthew Chadwick's suspension, and the Frenchman made the most of his opportunity, to snaring 31 season wins, seven of which came in the final four meetings. The biggest impression, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. In for the long run

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Richard Watt

    ... Many years of experience, iron will and nerves of steel put three of Hong Kong's top riders on the winning track, writes Richard Watt Race days in Hong Kong are loud, exciting affairs ... are Brett Prebble, Olivier Doleuze and Gerald Mosse. They have each had their share of success in recent years, and they know a thing or two about what it takes to make it as a successful rider ...

  10. Barnstorming Doleuze shows visitors how it's done

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Super Satin.' The International Jockey Championship was another keenly contested affair, with British rider Ryan Moore emerging victorious from the fray that had lasting consequences for one of the combatants. Brett Prebble received an eight-meeting ban after his mount The Untouchablelad came together with that of Japanese rider Hiroyuki Uchida, Amityship, in the straight ...




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