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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 ...

  2. A victim of his own standards - blemish can't detract from wizardry of Whyte

    Posted Oct 07th 2003, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... for the ride on Prizes Treasure ($27 favourite) which was not considered 'up to his usual standards'. Perhaps it wasn't, but the reality is that Whyte has been in the best form of his ... finished fourth in the same event and was doing his best work at the finish, suggesting he, too, can win in this grade over a longer trip. An excellent effort in defeat from Port Of Hope ($910) ...

  3. Caspar sets standard in Fownes generation game

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... might give it some high-impact work in a barrier trial but nothing else other than canters. 'He uses his eye, looking at the horse and his general condition, to decide whether the horse ... with the involvement of Caspar's sister Finella as a personal assistant. She joined the team almost two years ago, according to Lawrie, and 'absolutely loves the work'. 'Finella has been ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    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, ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Instincts work perfectly

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to win races,' he says. 'Hong Kong has very high standards. But I just tried my best to keep improving.' In contrast, his schoolmate Cheung Hiu-ming, 20, is still in the early ...

  8. 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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Tommy Berry wins QE II Cup just hours after arriving in Hong Kong

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

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Australian jockey wins QE II Cup mere hours after arriving in Hong Kong for the first time on a day that had everything at Sha Tin Instant impact as Berry ... night and arrived at Sha Tin with his girlfriend Sharnee in the early hours of yesterday. He went for a walk to familiarise himself with the track and was standing on the winner's podium ...




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