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  1. Sport - Racing

    We had to play it safe, says Jockey Club on 'erratic track'

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 10:49pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com We had to play it safe, says Club on 'erratic track' Jockey Club officials defended a decision to put extra watering on Sha Tin racecourse on Saturday morning for safety reasons after the track became the bizarre ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club chief explains Melbourne Derby Day simulcast decision

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 03:06pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Bill Nader says key races had to be dropped because of four-hour time limit The Jockey Club executive director of racing, Bill Nader, said yesterday that the decision had been forced on the club to vary Saturday's simulcast of Victoria De ...

  3. Sport - Racing - JOCKEY CLUB

    Hong Kong Jockey Club defends horse-feed testing protocols

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Official stops short of guaranteeing that tainted supply won't happen again Jockey Club defends feed-testing protocols As an investigation continues into how the cattle weight-gain drug zilpaterol ended up in Hong Kon ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club officials ready to move on after zilpaterol feed contamination

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Zilpaterol tests come back clear on 117 declared and standby starters for the Sha Tin meeting Officials ready to move on after contamination Jockey Club officials will proceed to tomorrow's Sha Tin meeting confident t ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Hong Kong Jockey Club says there is no risk to horses in feed contamination

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Drug-tainted feed 'no risk' to horses Jockey Club chief veterinarian Chris Riggs is adamant there is no health risk to the horses affected by the zilpaterol feed contamination, despite a US study reporting alarmi ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    HKJC: Horses to be clear of feed drug for Sha Tin meet

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Jockey Club says Sunday's races should go ahead unaffected despite second batch of US-made feed being discovered to be contaminated Weekend meeting gets the green light A potential crisis has been averted, despite a s ...

  7. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Is it time to bring back twilight Sunday meetings?

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Heat at the start and end of the season is clearly a concern for the Jockey Club, but they may have over-riding priorities Is it time to bring back twilight Sunday meetings? The imposition of heat restrictions during the S ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Soccer centre should be shared

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... board for the landfill site with other support facilities, including a players' hostel. Once this is complete, soccer will have no need to clamour for entry into the Hong Kong Sports Institute, the elite academy that every sporting association aspires to. But all the above facilities are only ideas proposed by the HKFA. The Jockey Club will this week once again examine the entire ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Government to underwrite soccer centre's operating costs

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com HK$750m facility in Tseung Kwan O will get the go-ahead once the Jockey Club's charity arm approves HKFA's business proposal Government's millions to back training centre The government has agreed to underwri ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Hong Kong system is a forgiving one

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com With 83 meetings per season, raising of the trainers' benchmarks to a more reasonable level could hardly be cause for complaint Hong Kong system is a forgiving one The reforming of the trainers' performance crite ...




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