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  1. Sport - Racing

    Recreating Valley atmosphere at Sha Tin is a long shot

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Recreating Valley magic at Sha Tin is a long shot The runaway success of Happy Wednesdays at the Valley has even got some racegoers asking what the Jockey Club is doing wrong ... is the point is somewhere about 14 runners. That should mean Sha Tin should always be turning over more per race than Happy Valley, so the question to some thinking outside the box is whether the club ...

  2. Jockey Club pushes data to attract racing fans

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong Jockey Club marketing boss Richard Cheung Che-kit's plan for the new racing season. Last season, Cheung's team worked at attracting new racing fans with promotions such as Happy ... Another off-season marketing move was the introduction of new mobile betting service applications for Apple's iPhone and iPad devices. Cheung said a renovated beer garden at Happy Valley ...

  3. Jockey Club 'Santa' turns into a Robin Hood to keep the majority happy

    Posted Jan 09th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... and commission) is simply halved, and the two halves are divided by the number of winning units on each horse to calculate the two win dividends. Not here. Under legislation written by that great man ... punters but what it actually does is protect the club and the government, then artificially shield one group of punters and disadvantage another group. So instead of doing the mathematically ...

  4. Club making effort to look after the big players

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the club's core customer groups and measuring their benefit to the club's overall business. And then, in turn, spending on services and facilities for those groups is allocated in proportion ... Murray Bell 'Relative to their numbers, racehorse owners are the most important group' One of the benefits of a strategic partnership between the Hong Kong Jockey Club ...

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    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 ... days later in the season on very wet tracks, not on good tracks in February, but John Ridley, the club's director of racing operations, said that the extra watering had been necessary ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Chang's Power to finally rise to the occasion at Happy Valley

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 07:43pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Chang's Power to finally rise to the occasion in Cup It has been a lengthy wait for the owners of Rising Power but the Hong Kong Football Club Centenary Challenge Cup (1,650m) at Happy Valley looks like the gelding's chance to break through in style. Yet to win in 19 starts, Rising Power (Ben So Tik-hung) has been somewhere around ...

  7. Lateral thinking keeps website ahead of the pack

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Sunday's IT problems aside, we have a gold star for the Jockey Club's never-ending pursuit of an outstanding website for betting customers, which last week offered ... you can now one-click to switch to one of the other views and you are taken to the exact same point in the race. And that can be useful. The Jockey Club website is the best free information ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Let bygones be bygones and make Champions Mile a Doncaster double

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

    ... – and the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Champions Mile has had its critics, too. But a little bit of collaboration between the two once-warring jurisdictions could go a long way to help both turn around what is looking like lacklustre international involvement in their upcoming rich mile features. To say there’s a little tension between the men at the top of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and Racing NSW  ...

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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

    ... of limited opportunities. “Even when we ride perfectly and win even, we are never first choice,” he said. “It makes it difficult, but the club wants to bring in the best riders and we can only prove ...

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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

    ... to be included. The anti-fungal shampoo bottle from Ivan Allan’s “Shampoogate” battle with the club would be a hit, too. A qualifier for both the “fashions on the field” and the “Hall of Shame” ... the response from Jockey Club officials and look forward to visiting a renovated racing museum soon. ...




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