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  1. Sport - Racing

    Lucky Nine defies niggles to win an emotional second Chairman's Sprint Prize

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:13pm by Michael Cox

    ... to the seven-year-old's sixth Group One win were considerable, even by his standards, and had the horseman finding a new level of admiration for his warrior. "I was very emotional- and I don't get like that often- but yeah, I was choked up, and that was the reaction from a lot of the staff, too. We have worked long hours to get him out there," Fownes said after a tenacious victory typical ...

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    It's not the Smithsonian, but a couple of additions and the Hong Kong Racing Museum would be a sure-fire winner

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 08:35pm by Michael Cox

    ... it comes to the displays – the standard fare of old metal trainers’ badges and racebooks just doesn’t cut it anymore. The other additional wing would be the “Hall of Shame” – what is racing ... way to subdue the kiddies while on holiday than letting them loose on the tranquiliser dart system to see how it worked? Descriptions of the best rorts from the “bad old days” on plaques, ...

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    Woods or Wire: who copped the worst slap?

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 08:11pm by Michael Cox

    ... and ensuring their gear is secure. And what about the small-time trainer with no staff, getting out of bed at 1.30am to spend an hour manually stretching his horse’s legs to help with the day of work ... in and didn’t want to head onto the track, Woods resorted to his drastic measures. Some trainers are admired for their “hands on” approach, but a face slap is not acceptable. It was hardly the work ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Keith Yeung makes a winning return from injury on gutsy Bond

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 01:14am

    ... in the Coloane Handicap. Yeung hadn't ridden since breaking his left collarbone in late December, but got through a solid day's work with seven rides. Star Of Bond ($23), who usurped Key ... but it was a nice ride," Tsui said. "This horse might be like his name and just had a lucky day." Michael Cox Gibson to work star 'reverse way' in preparation for Dubai Richard ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Bargain buy Super Lifeline punches above his weight to lift Hong Kong Macau Trophy

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 01:04am by Alan Aitken

    ... for the day after Medic Kingdom (Karis Teetan), Penny Lane (Vincent Ho Chak-yiu) and Ambitious Champion (Gerald Mosse) had torn the middle out of the card in one glorious hour for the yard. He's ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Four-timer for Millard a change of luck credited to Ambitious owner

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 12:04am by Alan Aitken

    ... been costing me," Millard explained. "But Johnson decided to go to the draw at Happy Valley himself and change the luck and it has worked. On this track today, the draws are very ... consistent. "He's been fantastic," said Teetan. "I've won two on him and I had a couple of seconds. He hadn't been working that well until last week but his last couple ...

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    Let bygones be bygones and make Champions Mile a Doncaster double

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 08:37pm by Michael Cox

    ... Federation, with the German citing an inability to work with V’Landys. The only real manifestation of the whole brouhaha, other than nasty letters and chest pounding, was that the Jockey Club stopped ... to suggest it be left behind when it comes time to talk racing and the two jurisdictions work together to help two races worthy of the boost. Both are in desperate need of more quality international ...

  8. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Hammer far from Lucky as he nears win

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 09:09pm by Alan Aitken

    ... gear has yet to appear on the horse here in either his track work or a race. A race later, we saw the first signs of life from former Newmarket winner Helen's Choice. The Ricky Yiu ... Helen's Choice was ridden quietly by Derek Leung Ka-chun from a wider draw, unlike many of his runs here when the gelding has been positioned more forward. It seemed to work, with Helen's ...

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    Forget BC and AD- Moreira ensures it's now BM and AM

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 07:19pm by Michael Cox

    ... ourselves, and try to prove we are good enough to ride winners. We just have to keep our heads down and ride hard. It’s a tough game for us, but we are working hard.” Ho has been booked ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Whyte takes the sweets with a dashing treble

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:34pm by Alan Aitken

    ... off the Jockey Challenge in a single hour. Gorgeous Debut was the most impressive of them, leading throughout to put up a big margin in the fourth and then leading trainer Danny Shum ...




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