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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Dan Excel's build-up in Australia not ideal, says trainer John Moore

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:03pm by Alan Aitken

    ... short of fitness, despite an "encouraging" trial at Sydney's Rosehill racecourse on Tuesday. With Tommy Berry on board, Dan Excel finished a close third over 1,030 metres ... hit-out in Sydney recently, when wet weather forced the cancellation of the barrier trial, and he feared the six-year-old is a touch behind where he had hoped at this stage. "The two horses ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong pair aim to survive 'trial by fire' at Youth Olympics

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:25pm by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung in Nanjing kevin.kung@scmp.com Triathletes arrive in Nanjing a day early to adapt to the intense heat HK pair aim to survive 'trial by fire' Hong Kong's triathlon team arrived a day ahead of the main delegation as they attempted to acclimatise for their "trial by fire" in a city known as one of the mainland's "four furnaces". ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR SPORT

    I was a bit of an idiot: Bernie Ecclestone on paying US$100m to settle bribery trial

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:43pm by NYT

    ... is a free man afterUS$100m payout Bernie Ecclestone says he is relieved to be back running Formula One but feels “a bit of an idiot” after settling his bribery trial in Germany. The 83-year-old F1 ... trial has been going on for two days a week and it was going to go on until October. When you’re trying to run businesses it’s not easy trying to resolve things when you’re dealing with lawyers. ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Ambitious Dragon on the comeback trail

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 01:10pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Two-time Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon will trial at Sha Tin on Wednesday as he makes a comeback from injury, and trainer Tony Millard believes he can return to the top of his game. ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Quirky More can prove Faster in Triple Trio

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:13pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Ricky Yiu's galloper has been wayward and hard to handle, but a terrific trial at the preseason carnival has him ready to salute in the final leg ... Ricky Yiu Poon-fai's Faster More stands out as the best banker following a nice off-season trial. Faster More was a source of frustration for punters last season, his first in Hong Kong, ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - CYCLING

    Asian Games: No surrender for Hong Kong's iron woman cyclist Jamie Wong

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:11pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... No surrender." Wong will compete in two events in Incheon- the women's team pursuit and the individual time trial. The pursuit team had a spoke in their wheel when two of their members were ruled ... Coach Shen Jinkang said Wong also had a good medal chance in the road time trial. "She can challenge for a silver medal as China will be the favourite in this event," Shen said. ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Millard bids for success in Triple Trio season opener

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:38pm by Michael Cox

    ... threw his chances away. A preseason trial since then has revealed no behavioural issues, with the now four-year-old jumping clean and showing excellent early speed. He is the one to beat ... Richard Gibson's grey flash Incredible Fellow (Olivier Doleuze) is the clear banker after a solid preseason trial and drawing gate one. As a three-year-old Incredible Fellow won greenly ...

  8. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Business as usual for favoured few

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:04pm by Alan Aitken

    ... was the naive hope the straight races might not be so afflicted by outside rail bias at this stage of the season. The impact of ever more grass barrier trials at Sha Tin gets the blame for the strong bias, with the filling of divot holes afterwards causing the outside to drain faster than other untouched parts of the track. In the 2004-05 season, there were 84 grass trials for the season ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Dan Excel getting act together for Cox Plate bid

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:37pm

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Trainer John Moore maps out 'unconventional' trial and race programme for his tough Group One star Hong Kong’s Cox Plate aspirant, Dan Excel, will step out for the most serious test of his Australian campaign in a Randwick barrier trial on Wednesday as he prepares for a September 28 return to racing. The Singapore International Airlines ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Millard to get an early win out of Ambitious King

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:25pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Ambitious King was noticeably more tractable this time in his trial and reserved considerably more energy for the finish than has previously been the case. That will be important as he may have ...




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