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  1. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Let's get it straight: track bias at Sha Tin is worse

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 10:39pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Get on the favoured two- or three-lane highway down the outside fence and the race is as good as over Let's get it straight: track bias is worse The problem with straight racing at Sha Tin has surely now become unconscionable for the Jockey Club. Looking beyond the sizzling win by Amber Sky on Sunday, which set him on a path towards Dubai, ...

  2. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Business as usual for favoured few

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:04pm by Alan Aitken

    ... was the naive hope the straight races might not be so afflicted by outside rail bias at this stage of the season. The impact of ever more grass barrier trials at Sha Tin gets the blame for the strong ... down the straight at Sha Tin- and only 12 over 800m- but fast forward to 2013-14 and we endured 135, with the 800m heats more than tripling. Prepare to be ground down again as this embarrassing ...

  3. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Triple Trio jackpot revives memories of glory days for the legendary bet

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:54pm by Alan Aitken

    ... that such an event carries, at last week's Sha Tin meeting. Smart Forward bled in a race and Todos Con Suerte after trackwork in February and, in preparation for their returns to racing, each had ...

  4. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Commingling off to a modest start

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:04pm by Alan Aitken

    ... start We didn't hear the "tallest oak tree grows from the smallest acorn" axiom get wheeled out after Sunday's Sha Tin debut for commingling of bets, but it might have been, ... did say the club's fees were better for that tiny amount than for the domestic pools wagered on Hong Kong in Australia, where the last Sha Tin race alone held over HK$1 million across two ...

  5. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Hong Kong punters experts at weeding out the no-hopers

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:49pm by Alan Aitken

    ... this scenario was probably impacted by the fact we had outgoing and incoming trainers this season, as Benno Yung Tin-pang and Chris So Wai-yin took up new licences, and there were a lot of yard changes ...

  6. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Good news for Hong Kong apprentices

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 09:33pm by Alan Aitken

    ... programme which was in danger of withering away. ************** Extent of bias plain to see   The outside bias in the straight races at Sha Tin is well-known; yes, we have harped ... horses, qualifying with poor form and then having to be run down the handicap for half a season or more to become in any way competitive. At a recent Sha Tin meeting, there were two horses ...

  7. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Don't be fooled by wide barrier draws

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 09:12pm by Alan Aitken

    ... at Sha Tin on the circle has a gentle sway towards the low draws, but the incline wouldn't be more than 10 or 15 per cent. Which is why this season's stats for wide draws have an odd ... connections are taking a Happy Valley-style view of the outside two draws and waiting for another day, and that's a theory which has been getting some airtime regarding straight racing now at Sha ...

  8. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    A tougher onus of proof over the non-runners

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 09:34pm by Alan Aitken

    ... the question whether last Saturday at Sha Tin signalled the death of punters getting a refund for incidents at the start, although the proposition has been ill for some time and so its passing would not be a shock. Here we go again, asking the question whether last Saturday at Sha Tin signalled the death of punters getting a refund for incidents at the start When Graceful Kingdom, of his own ...

  9. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Jockey Club can up the international ante by boosting support card

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 09:17pm by Alan Aitken

    ... of the meeting to attract the best horses- to remove the perception that it somehow denigrates a horse's record in Europe or Australia or America to come to Sha Tin and be beaten. That has taken ... horseracing psyche, and that is the undercard. David Hayes, when he trained at Sha Tin, used to call international day 'Show Off Day' when the leading trainers would produce their most ...

  10. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Significant shift in the Size-Whyte relationship

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 09:40pm by Alan Aitken

    ... In the Australian's first three seasons at Sha Tin, Whyte had nine rides for the yard for two winners, one an International Jockeys' Championship leg at Happy Valley when the winning ride was obtained ...




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