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  1. Sport - Racing

    Stewards have their hands full with careless riders

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Stewards have their hands full with careless riders It was as much the day of the stewards as the snake yesterday, with Kim Kelly's panel finding itself with a busy in-tray that saw four jockeys suspended for careless riding, John Moore fined over the scratching of Rewarding Hero and an adjourned inquiry into tactics employed by apprentice Alvin Ng Ka-chun. ...

  2. And Tiber makes four

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Howard Cheng glances across after winning the National Day Cup for the fourth time since 2003 yesterday at Sha Tin. Cheng landed the Group Three event on 32-1 chance Tiber for John Moore, making it four wins in the feature from his last four rides in the race. Tiber completed a treble for Cheng, the leading local rider in Hong Kong for many seasons, on the 10-race ...

  3. Whyte raring to go with topweight Classa Victory

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Graham

    ... Gary Graham Champion rider Douglas Whyte hasn't had too many quiet days in recent years but he failed to break the ice at the season's opener at Sha Tin on Sunday. Plagued by wide draws, the Durban Demon had to be content with a couple of minor placings and this will make him even more keen to crack it at tomorrow night's meeting at Happy Valley. Whyte has ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    It's not the Smithsonian, but a couple of additions and the Hong Kong Racing Museum would be a sure-fire winner

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 08:35pm by Michael Cox

    ... with the red and white handkerchiefs – those which were used to signal to riders from nearby apartment buildings who would be the winner (as jockeys couldn’t be trusted with that sort of information ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Military prepares for Dubai attack after impressive Gold Cup win

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:19pm by Alan Aitken

    ... distance." Moore had sacked regular rider Zac Purton in favour of Joao Moreira to get Military Attack back into the winner's stall but he had never lost any confidence in Military Attack. ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Who has dominated the first half of the racing season?

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:18pm by Michael Cox

    ... 195 rides, striking at 23 per cent, in Hong Kong – there has to be some cracking rides among them. But this was a breakout performance of sorts from the gifted rider – whose usual M.O. ...

  7. Moore still not convinced by Medico

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer John Moore highlighted the level of disappointment in the yard for Medico when he gave yesterday's winner the kind of negative post-race assessment usually reserved for those who lost by almost three lengths, not won by it. Stable rider Darren Beadman gave Medico a rails-hugging ride from gate one, then drove the four-year- old well clear to score ...

  8. Moore's dreams riding on Mighty High

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was forecast for Melbourne today, but not until later in the afternoon so it may not play a role in the Cup. Closer to home, the stipendiary stewards yesterday breath-tested jockeys and work riders during the trackwork at Sha Tin for the first time. Seven work riders and six jockeys were breath-tested and urine testing of work riders at trackwork is due to begin soon. Jockeys have been ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Moore hoping Xtension will put best foot forward

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... and the trackwork riders feel as though he has never been better "We've lightened him off a bit and the trackwork riders feel as though he has never been better. Maybe it is just this time ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Trainers praise Berry's brace, if not his horses

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... for Berry. "He's a very good rider, he'll be better for his experience here and I'm sure we'll see him back one day full-time," he said. "The horse was workmanlike, ...




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