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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Valley turf puts Sha Tin all-weather to shame

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Valley turf puts Sha Tin all-weather to shame Credit where it is due with the tracks- what a fantastic surface that Sha Tin all-weather is … okay, just kidding. If you believe that, we know of a bridge in Sydney we can get you a great price on. But the turf tracks are a different matter. How many racing jurisdictions, of high, low or in-between ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Recreating Valley atmosphere at Sha Tin is a long shot

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Recreating Valley magic at Sha Tin is a long shot The runaway success of Happy Wednesdays at the Valley has even got some racegoers asking what the Jockey Club is doing wrong at Sha Tin and wondering aloud if there's an avenue to attempt some night meetings at the larger track. Turnover of HK$972 million on eight races of 12 runners is the equivalent of a 10-race ...

  5. Sport - Racing - Hong Kong International Races

    Queen hoping to bring down the House at Sha Tin

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Stoute's four-year-old adds a royal touch as French star Cirrus des Aigles returns for a fourth time in search of Sha Tin glory Queen hoping to bring down the house For the first time next month, Sha Tin will host a runner owned by Queen Elizabeth after Carlton House was among the seven invited foreign-trained runners yesterday for the HK$22 ...

  6. Sport - Racing - JAPAN

    Shoe will be on other foot when Japanese come to Sha Tin

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 01:19am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Shoe will be on other foot when Japanese come here Sunday's Sprinters Stakes in Japan only served to highlight how difficult it is to win races on foreign soil, even if you have the horsepower. For Lucky Nine, the swi ...

  7. Picking winners at Sha Tin turns into a crapshoot

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the racing product at Sha Tin on Saturday. The meeting had the rare distinction of a drop in turnover, year on year, of almost HK$40 million and, between the smaller-than-usual fields, being a Saturday, the weather and the state of Sha Tin generally, is it any wonder? Or perhaps it's a wonder that turnover was that good. Sha Tin's turf track has taken on the look of a ploughed ...

  8. Fairy tales galore at Snowy Sha Tin

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... International Races were truly international at Sha Tin yesterday as new ground was broken and the clock ticked 'time please' on some old favourites. Two English classic winners were ... at the variety of places from which our participants come, we can really say this is an international meeting and this for me was one of the greatest race days ever at Sha Tin,' said Jockey Club ...

  9. Quartet settles in nicely as Sha Tin prepares for big influx

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... just over a week ago. Coetzee said on Sunday Rocket Man had settled right into Sha Tin and, allaying fears he may have an issue with holding condition in an unfamiliar environment, was actually ...

  10. Viva Pataca in step for Sha Tin glory

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Hong Kong's highest earning galloper, Viva Pataca, can join River Verdon as a four-time winner of the Group One Champions & Chater Cup (2,400m) at Sha Tin tomorrow- and add another big race to trainer John Moore's and jockey Darren Beadman's tally. Despite Viva Pataca winning three of the past four editions of the cup, stable rider Beadman ...




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