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  1. Clampdown on riders who hit brake too early

    Posted Feb 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken, Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell and Alan Aitken The epidemic of careless-riding suspensions this seasons has been well recorded but also in unchartered territory is the number of jockeys who stop riding short of the line, with Anthony Delpech yesterday becoming the latest vi ...

  2. Loosen reins on rejoicing riders

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... stewards' reports frequently note riders being reprimanded and warned for celebrations before the post but fines only seem to have crept in more recently. The other recent factor in Saturday's ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Club must be applauded for late jockey change

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... By the time Felix Coetzee was ruled unfit to ride on medical grounds, all available senior jockeys were taken for the feature race. There were three available riders, all well down the premiership ... testify that he's a real handful. So handing the reins to one of the second- or third-tier riders in town would have done no one any favours. It would have needlessly punished the owners, ...

  5. Delpech's season in tatters after heavy fall

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... and nine weeks, depending on the location and nature of the breaks. Chief steward Jamie Stier said that the Jockey Club would announce replacement riders for Delpech's mounts at Happy Valley ... riders that aren't notified by the normal time,' Stier said. Stewards opened an inquiry into the fall, but have adjourned it until Delpech is able to give evidence. Although the race ...

  6. Coetzee to take over on Memory

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox Trainer Tony Cruz said the connections of California Memory are simply looking for a change of luck with new jockey Felix Coetzee in the Singapore Airlines Cup on May 20, and Matthew Chadwick will remain the grey's 'Hong Kong rider'. Chadwick has ridden California Memory to his two biggest triumphs, both last year- the Citibank Gold Cup and the Hong Kong ...

  7. Spread your rides around, pair told

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Leading riders Shane Dye and Felix Coetzee have been warned to alter their status or their working patterns, ahead of Friday's announcement of jockey licences for next ... Engelbrecht-Bresges yesterday. Club jockeys have certain expenses, including accommodation, met by the Hong Kong Jockey Club while retained riders have such expenses paid for them by owners in the retaining ...

  8. Jockey line-up still to be determined

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The shape of next season's jockey ranks was no clearer yesterday, despite the Jockey Club granting approval for eight stable retained riders. Five trainers were granted ... year which led to one of this season's success stories, Anthony Delpech, receiving an 11th-hour licence. One trainer who had been granted approval to retain a rider withdrew his request, ...

  9. Riding high

    Posted May 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A superb ride on Hail The Storm in the ninth event at Sha Tin yesterday edged champion Douglas Whyte past Gary Moore as the most successful expatriate rider in the 27-year professional history of local racing. Whyte, who arrived in Hong Kong at the start of the 1996-97 season, has ridden 695 winners in the SAR. Hail The Storm was the second of a double- his 117th in Hong Kong- ...

  10. Just like old times for C-Team, but Sunshine's injury takes gloss off win

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... after he had hung badly at his last start. 'I wanted a strong rider because he is a little bit immature with the way he was racing,' he said. 'The horse was running-on last start ...




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