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  1. Sport - Racing - HONG KONG

    Legendary Dragon will fire up at Sha Tin, says trainer Ricky Yiu

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... will fire up at Sha Tin, Yiu says Ricky Yiu Poon-fai is adamant Legendary Dragon can transfer his best form to Sha Tin after the tenacious galloper bulldozed his way to another Happy Valley victory, ... at Sha Tin on Saturday, with 12-time Championship winner Douglas Whyte yet to open his account. Yiu will soon find himself without options at the smaller course with Legendary Dragon, a ratings ...

  2. New kid on the block Chadwick ready for big time at Sha Tin

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Hong Kong career of Matthew Chadwick kicks off at Sha Tin tomorrow, and it's safe to say that never before has the debut of a 10-pound claimer been so eagerly awaited. ... rides on his first day, all supplied by Cruz, with the best of them on paper being last-start winner O'Reilly Rally, who led throughout to score for Thomas Yeung Kai-tong at Sha Tin two ...

  3. Two Sha Tin races cancelled after heavy rain and poor visibility

    Posted May 25th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Stewards abandoned the last two races at Sha Tin yesterday over jockey concerns about excess surface water and poor visibility. Just over 100 millimetres of rain soaked Sha Tin before midday but the more telling statistic was that a further 77.5mm tumbled down during the course of the meeting. 'The jockeys came to us after race seven and expressed their concerns ...

  4. Biased Sha Tin strip a shadow of its former self

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell What has happened to Hong Kong racing? How is it that Sha Tin, formerly one of the fairest racecourses in the world, has become such a biased strip that the percentage ... the different placements of the movable rail would ensure a spread of running styles among the winners, with the C and C+3 rail placements at Sha Tin often conducive to the swoopers. But not any more. ...

  5. Training tracks shut for two hours as dense fog covers Sha Tin

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The heaviest fog for more than a decade caused the closure of Sha Tin's training tracks yesterday morning for more than two hours. Stipendiary steward Martin Knibbs was the man who made the call at 5.15am- 15 minutes after the track initially opened- after consulting senior jockeys and work riders who had handled the first horses to go out. 'The visibility ...

  6. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Fortune Bravo ready to deliver the goods

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... to recuperate, the five-year-old showed progress in the mornings, including an eye-catching trial effort up the Sha Tin straight. Looking an attractive 43 in the ratings off a five-point reshuffle ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Treasure Glitter can shine with massive $47m up for grabs in TT

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 01:45am by Michael Cox

    ... fitness edge over his Class Five rivals makes Treasure Glitter the best banker in a super tough – but extremely lucrative – Triple Trio at Sha Tin on Sunday. The Jockey Club seem determined to revive the flagging TT, starting by tipping extra funds into both the Sha Tin and Happy Valley pools at the start of the season, and then selecting the most difficult races on the programme ...

  8. Jockey Club imposes ban after stampede

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Jockey Club has banned future redemptions at the station concourse of Sha Tin racecourse, the club chief said yesterday, after three people were injured on Monday in a stampede among hundreds of race-goers for free souvenirs. Chief executive officer Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges said the decision was made in light of experience and the club's inability ...

  9. Tong blamed after jockeys hit turf

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... An emotionally shattered apprentice Jacky Tong Chi-kit was stood down from his remaining rides and then banned for a month after a spectacular accident in front of the Sha Tin grandstands ... to Sha Tin to take part in the stewards' inquiry, confident he would be riding on Wednesday. 'I've bounced back from worse things than this,' he grimaced. 'The X-rays ...

  10. Comment - Blogs - RACING

    Animated aid – and ‘Handy Andy’ – becomes the punters’ pal

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 04:47pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox Order has been restored, favourites are again flowing – the five short-priced winners on Wednesday matching the total at the first five meetings – and taxi drivers  are now smiling instead of scowling and  have enough change for a $100 note. A ...




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