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  1. Familiar script for South African rider

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken It isn't a habit that Weichong Marwing wants to adopt as a regular thing but, for the second time this week, the jockey 'got back on the horse' after a fall to win. On Wednesday night at Happy Valley, Marwing's mount, the Dennis Yip Chor-hong-trained Sure Gain, fell on the home turn and the rider bounced back to win the final race on Loyal Army ...

  2. Fourie joins ranks as new kid on the block

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the Club's target list for several years but had one of South Africa's top jobs as leading trainer Justin Snaith's stable rider. Earlier this year, that relationship cooled, allowing Fourie a chance to advance his career elsewhere and he has the resume to ensure he will follow successfully in the footsteps of many of his compatriots, especially given the dearth of lightweight riders ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Bringing in a pinch hitter has its restrictions

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... permitted for an owner to bring in any rider he wished for a Group One race. The 'new' policy allows you to bring whoever you like, for the six international races plus the Derby. ... on Monday connections wanted to change the pilot after Sunday's defeat. And the third clause is Group One mounts are available to foreign-based riders if they have ridden here for at least ...

  5. HK like a second home for Aussies

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Australian to win a jockeys' championship title, which has been South African property ever since and nailed to Douglas Whyte's wall since 2001, but riders from a land down under ... of the 10 club riders currently listed are Australian, and there isn't one there who hasn't or wouldn't make a great success of a long-term stay. Then there are many more good, young ...

  6. Suborics claims a double, but ban spoils his day

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Austrian rider Andreas Suborics was happy to take up the leading jockey role with Douglas Whyte and Brett Prebble absent in Japan and a double and a sprinkling of placings saw ... to win the race and ultimately went down by only two short heads. 'I was trying to keep my horse straight but also trying to keep going forward because I could win the race,' the rider ...

  7. Solid book of rides makes Whyte the value bet

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by sheer weight of numbers. Leading rider Brett Prebble was posted $2.50 favourite last night when the fixed-odds market opened, and Gerald Mosse is also in contention at $5.50. For those looking ... will get off to a flyer with Electronic Dragon, Splendid Sails and Shining Victory boasting strong claims in the first three races. Industrial Legend, Fun Rider and Sight Winner each have ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Prebble is unbeatable in Challenge- again

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... midweek and was the first rider backed last night- down from 6.0 to 5.0. Weichong Marwing (7.5) and Darren Beadman (8.0) were also conceded good chances. Prebble will be watching the first race ... of the opener before betting. Whyte, Chadwick and Marwing all have claims in the first race and Prebble's odds might be eased if any of those riders is able to post maximum points. Punters should ...

  10. Treble for Prebble as Turbo boost sends him flying

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and need to be right on his game to beat them 'The hard thing for him in the Million Challenge now is that the other leaders are milers like Fun Rider who have two possible chances to add to the tally.' Turbo King now leads the 1010 Million Challenge on 51 points, with Fun Rider (47) and Cheer (46) his immediate rivals for the $650,000 winners cheque. The thrilling finish to the meeting ...




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