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  1. Sport - Racing

    No Rupee but plenty of dollars on first day of new racing season at Sha Tin

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:40am by Alan Aitken

    ... Rupee will not compete in the Longines Hong Kong sprint, producing a cloud ahead of the new racing season- but Jockey Club officials expect the sun to be out again on Sunday at Sha Tin when ... sprinter here as one of our marquee acts Bill Nader Australian star Lankan Rupee's connections were planning to take him to Sha Tin for the December international showpiece meeting, ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Roman Legend looms large down the straight at Sha Tin

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 08:27pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Legend looms large down the straight Roman Legend 's season has come full circle, with the Tony Cruz-trained gelding back to the Sha Tin 1,000m course ... coming back to the Sha Tin 1,000m looks ideal. Roman Legend also managed to come up with the wide draw that is so vital on this course and with a tactical ability to lead or sit behind what may ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Farewell Happy Valley, hello Sha Tin dirt racing

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 09:17pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... was unrecognisable. The most impressive horse-racing track in the world...with a fizz of excitement that few other sporting venues can ever hope to generate English travel writer Will Hide Sha Tin may ... a woeful Class Five. It’s definitely the only racetrack to have blended in so seamlessly with a burgeoning metropolis. Sha Tin may be the heart of Hong Kong racing, but Happy Valley provides ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Flashy sprinters on right track for Sha Tin Vase

    Posted May 13th 2014, 08:10pm by Michael Cox

    ... conditions comfortably and looked in good order ahead of the upcoming end-of-season test in the Group Three Sha Tin Vase (1,200m) on May 25. Trainer Me Tsui Yu-sak has taken Divine Ten, yet another ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Size gallopers on the improve at the trials at Sha Tin

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 08:30pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Size gallopers on the improve at trials John Size unveiled a batch of unraced prospects at Tuesday's dirt trials at Sha Tin, but it was a couple of relatively exposed gallopers who gave the impression they were ready to climb up in the ratings. Golden Addiction and Grand Plus may seems stranded on their marks, but both showed some zip at the end ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Key Witness to stay at Sha Tin

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 10:40pm by Alan Aitken

    ... to stay at Sha Tin Key Witness made the successful transition from Happy Valley without giving away the kind of start that many expected before trainer Tony Cruz said the change of venue ... progressive." The three-year-old had failed to perform when ridden in a handy position at Sha Tin previously by Matthew Chadwick but Whyte said he was comfortable trailing the pace this time. ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Clash of top jockeys Moreira and Purton the highlight of Sha Tin's feature

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 08:42pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Clash of the top jockeys the highlight The season's two top jockeys face off in the Kowloon Cricket Club Centenary Cup (1,600m) at Sha Tin and Wonderful Moments might have the tactical speed to give Joao Moreira the edge. Zac Purton's mount, Archippus looks certain to turn out the better of the two horses, with the three-year-old ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    'Wacky Races' makes its way to Sha Tin

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 06:52pm by Michael Cox

    ... charging along the outside fence, because last Saturday was the closest we are ever going to get to Wacky Races at Sha Tin. Punters were that perplexed they were praying for more races on the much-maligned all-weather track, just for some certainty. Wacky Races might have been a ridiculous 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon but it looks normal stacked up against the madness that played out in Sha ...

  9. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Reading minds won't help assess Sha Tin form

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 08:27pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Reading minds won't help assess Sha Tin form Much of Saturday's racing will be of dubious worth when the runners next meet, with the decision to water the track more than is usually the case presenting racing fans with a bizarre turf surface. It seemed to have jockeys as confused as everyone else and, late in the card, we even had a race ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - Horse racing

    Betting down but Year of the Horse is still a winner at Sha Tin racetrack

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:59am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Numbers down but everyone's a winner at Sha Tin The weather was kind, the sport stirring and the crowd enthusiastic as the Year of the Horse raced in at Sha Tin. And even if there weren't the fireworks of last year there were songs, fung shui and even a punch-up. The official crowd was 20,000 down on last year's Lunar New Year event ...




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