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  1. 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 ...

  2. Top rider appeals for Jockey Club support

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... one of the lessons from the failed bid in Aachen was that the Jockey Club equestrian team needed to be expanded from four to six riders. 'This lesson is something we should have really learned after the [Beijing] Olympics- that the programme should be expanded to include, ideally, six riders, or a minimum of five,' said Lee, who is not sponsored by the club. 'Injuries ...

  3. HK riders lose London Games bid

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It is unclear if the Jockey Club will continue to back equestrian sports following this disappointment. Soon after the 2008 Olympic Games, the club invested HK$50 million in four senior riders- and a 10-team junior group- for a four-year period revolving around winning a medal at the 2010 Asian Games and qualifying for the 2012 Olympics. Two of the senior riders took part in Aachen- Patrick ...

  4. Show-jump hopes fade with two riders out

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be fully fit in a week's time. While this is a big blow, the other side of the coin is that it gives an opportunity to two other riders to show what they can do. But it is a tall order as their horses are not as good,' Eckjans said. Lee and Leung will join two other Jockey Club-sponsored riders, Kenneth Cheung Man-kit (on JC Can Do) and Patrick Lam (JC Tillburg), in the one-day ...

  5. BMX park's high fees are putting off young riders from the grass roots

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... has rapidly evolved into a playground for the wealthy elite. It is far from being an accessible community sports venue for grass-roots BMX riders and few people can afford the extravagant entry fees. The income from rider fees can't amount to much because the track is empty most days. Clearly the staff wages are funded by the Hong Kong Cycling Association and the government. ...

  6. Track riders' pay row has scant impact on training

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Some track riders failed to report for duty at Sha Tin yesterday morning as part of a disunited industrial dispute. Some members of the Hong Kong Horse Racing (Local) ... of the leading stables, their work riders performed their duties as normal and there was minimal disruption,' Mr Mak said. 'And as far as we are aware, all horses scheduled to run at Sha Tin ...

  7. Rider's associates banned from race tracks

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair The three men involved with convicted jockey Christopher Munce have been banned from the city's two racecourses by the Jockey Club. A Jockey Club spokesman said the trio had been 'excluded' by the stewards who used powers gra ...

  8. Claim helpful but only a start

    Posted Sep 28th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken If local senior riders last season had enjoyed the two-pound weight claims they will soon have, they may have gained another 31 winners. The Jockey Club's move to increase the competitiveness of the locals is not before time- the club cannot beat the drum about fostering junior riders with overseas training while continuing to preside over a structure that ensures opportunity ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Keeping young jockeys on Hong Kong roster is proving a headache

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Jockey Club folks a touch disappointed and rummaging under the bed for the thinking hat again ahead of licensing announcements. The two young riders, in different ways, have been serious hits ... But the club is not finding it easy to attract younger riding talent for the longer term and full time, and Fourie is a double blow as he is a light rider. The search for suitable new jockeys seems ...

  10. D-day for club handout

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The much-anticipated decision as to which riders will be the lucky recipients of the HK$20 million Jockey Club bonanza will be taken this weekend, according to Hong Kong Equestrian Federation secretary Soenke Lauterbach. Officials from the Jockey Club and the local federation will meet to pencil in the four riders who will benefit from the club's largesse to buy ...




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