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  1. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Youngsters hope to win place in Jockey Club's trainee programme

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by VICTORIA DUTHIE

    ... Recruitment for the six-year programme started yesterday and runs until July 27. It aims to induct 25 youngsters into the equine field by providing both academic and vocational education. "This ...

  2. Sport - Racing - RACING

    International Jockeys' Championship draw again favours visiting riders

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 10:31pm by Alan Aitken

    ... looks set to continue in the Longines International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday after Douglas Whyte, Zac Purton and Keith Yeung Ming-lun drew a grab bag of the good, ... is decided by points in each leg, with 12 for a win, six for second and four for third. Whyte's three IJC victories are the only home wins in its 15 editions. Yeung, making his debut ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    I'm keeping my options open, says Joao Moreira

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:18pm by Alan Aitken

    ... that they would not apply for licences, but familiar faces will still fill the jockeys' room, with full season licences for championship leader Zac Purton, Neil Callan, Olivier Doleuze, Brett ...

  4. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Kerrin McEvoy springs surprise to claim jockeys' championship

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 12:30am by Alan Aitken

    ... surprise to claim jockeys' championship Kerrin McEvoy stunned fans at Happy Valley on Wednesday night to lead all the way in the Longines International Jockeys' Championship as a despised ... on the championship before the opening leg before adding another HK$1.4 million in in-play wagers, and were equally sure they weren't expecting a lot from Darley Australia's number one jockey. He ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Injection of cash a boost for owners in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 11:51pm by Michael Cox

    ... of the six international races here- but we see an overall weakness in horses rated 80 and above." Meanwhile, jockey Howard Cheng Yue-tin will miss the rest of the season with a hand injury. ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Trainer happy with Glorious draw, but is tempered by last year's memories

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 10:59pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken in Tokyo alan.aitken@scmp.com Six-year-old gelding gets same gate he had when he messed up the start of Yasuda Kinen 12 months ago and John Size hopes he will jump well ... Fuchu racecourse tomorrow, with a return to the same gate he messed up at the start 12 months ago. Glorious Days drew nicely in barrier six for the 2013 Yasuda Kinen, but threw away any ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    My Name Is Bond spearheads Hong Kong sweep of interport

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 12:48am by By Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com

    ... for luck." Although My Name Is Bond had run well over 1,400m at Sha Tin last season, Fownes has kept the six-year-old to sprint journeys this term to great effect and had some doubts about ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    How Hong Kong's failed racehorses are enjoying new lease of life as showjumpers

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:02pm by Michael Cox

    ... on a database and each horse is visited by a Jockey Club vet at least once every year, if not every six months, to check on its welfare. More than 1,000 ex-racehorses are in equestrian clubs ...

  9. Sport - Racing - RACING

    California Chrome well fancied for stage two of possible Triple Crown

    Posted May 16th 2014, 09:19pm by >Agence France-Presse

    ... will be 2013 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Ria Antonia. Trained by Tom Amoss, she will start from post six, with Borel aboard. ...

  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong's lack of Group One features actually a positive on the world stage

    Posted May 15th 2014, 08:44pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... – or it forces them to look beyond Sha Tin. There are only 15 Group One races, with six open to global competition; seven Group Two races, with three open to internationals; and 12 Group Three races. ...




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