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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Competition comes at a cost- sitting in the jockeys room

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 06:12pm by Michael Cox

    ... to come, maybe the mid-season recruitment is not done with yet. Then again, there’s probably a vacant seat marked “L. Dettori” in the jockeys’ room for whenever he wants to take it up, and so ... The racing is far too tight and competitive to be allowing any overseas rider without a firm grasp on steering straight a licence these days. There’s just not enough room for error. As seen ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong dominates Dubai sprint features in successful international raid

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 01:39am by Alan Aitken

    ... Attack was not happy in the gates, then he got a bump on the first turn and I don't think he enjoyed the kickback on the Tapeta. If he had clear room in the straight, he might have run three ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Queally to be new face in Hong Kong jockey's room this winter

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Frankel rider Queally to make HK debut this winter Frankel's jockey, Tom Queally, will be the new face in the Hong Kong jockeys' room this winter, with the prolific Group One-winning rider granted a three-month licence yesterday by the Jockey Club. Other additions announced to the riding roster for the mid-season tranche were Gerald ...

  4. Comment - Blogs - RACING

    When is enough information too much?

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 08:03pm by Michael Cox

    ... that offer a fair bit of wiggle room, that trainers notify stewards of any condition that “might have the potential to affect a horse’s performance in a race”. Richard Gibson was following the rule ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    No one likes a spoilsport

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 03:47pm by Michael Cox

    ... payouts for exotic bets. Man was a nervous-looking man when he entered the stewards' room to explain how a horse who had finished 11th last start and showed nothing was able to lead his ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Size youngsters hold the key to Triple Trio

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am

    ... leg, a 1,200m Class Four. Access Years has the gate speed to hold a handy position and should be able to box seat behind leader K-Moochi. There is still plenty of room for improvement ...

  7. Comment - Blogs - RACING

    Hong Kong fans are not the worst - we'll swear by it

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 03:43pm by Michael Cox

    ... be trouble, beaten favourites or not. Given the extraordinary amount of money on the line in Hong Kong, it’s a credit to the rule makers that they don’t feel the need to storm the weighing room ...

  8. Comment - Blogs - RACING

    Surreal time in magical Meydan

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 02:19pm

    ... kept me and, I’m sure, many other fans awake at night, and started many a bar-room argument. But never fear: the day has arrived for the all-weather world championships- otherwise known ... meeting, there’s always room for romance on a racetrack. Morgan Cahalan, sheep farmer, cancer survivor and racehorse owner from county Tipperary, has just swung by the barrier draw for a look. His ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Eagle Regiment aims for repeat success in Kent and Curwen Cup

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... is a completely different horse when you race him in a straight line," he said. "Some horses are just like that - he is a big machine and he needs a bit of room." Meanwhile, Neil Callan has ...

  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Jockey Damien Oliver cops 10-month ban after betting on rival horse

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... a mobile phone in the jockeys' room prior to the race, which is prohibited. "I want to apologise to the racing industry. I'm deeply sorry for my actions," Oliver said in brief ...




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