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  1. Sport - Racing

    Balding confident of a look-in with Side Glance

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 09:32pm by Alan Aitken

    ... is that he needed a good draw and I think that will save us three lengths," Balding said after the Mackinnon Stakes winner came up with barrier two. "I hadn't seen him since Melbourne ... will have opened some European eyes to the fact there are other races in Melbourne, not only the Cup. And it's a million-dollar race at that. He could be trendsetter from that point ...

  2. Witness ready for world tour

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... chase the Global Challenge, and I want it all- the trophies, the races, the million dollar bonus! But we love the Hong Kong people who came to support us and we don't forget them. Silent ... 'The great thing about him is his confidence. He was unbeaten for so long and each time he ran, he and all of us with him grew in confidence, and that seemed to make him even stronger,' ...

  3. Stakes raised on global betting pool

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... countries can place bets in Hong Kong's multimillion-dollar pools. Engelbrecht-Bresges wants to get his hands on the estimated HK$3 billion sloshing around in other countries' betting ... time this season,' Engelbrecht-Bresges said. He said there was a lot happening in commingling in Australia, South Africa, France and the US, but that Hong Kong had been slow out ...

  4. Pointless to tinker with Vase distance

    Posted Dec 14th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... seldom used in their country, and turf racing in the US is unpopular and not overly strong. If the Sprint is to be more than a hometown benefit, perhaps a move to 1,200m and racing around a turn is necessary. Still, the X-factor with 2006 is being part of the Global Sprint Challenge, with million-dollar bonuses for multiple Group One series wins, which might offer previously non-existent ...

  5. Moore maintains solid opening-day tradition

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Dollar, and Moore 'borrowed' apprentice Derek Leung Ka-chun from Paul O'Sullivan to bring home Sea Prince in the last race. 'It's always nice to get a good start ... grade,' Moore said. 'There were a few worries for Darren at the 350m but he managed to get him clear and Sunny Smiles showed enough turn of foot to get through and win.' Holey Dollar ...

  6. Witness holds key to Cape's travel plans- Oughton

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the other is the sprint on the dirt at Dubai World Cup night.' The Dubai race is the Golden Shaheen worth US$2 million and run over six furlongs (1,200m) on dirt, a surface Oughton has long been keen to tackle with Cape Of Good Hope who is ineligible for any domestic dirt race. 'There are not many million dollar races for sprinters anywhere, so Dubai is very tempting ...

  7. Jockey Club upbeat on takings as season opens with scorcher

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the season before us,' Engelbrecht-Bresges said. 'With our five extra meetings this season, I am anticipating an increase of around 3 per cent in our full season turnover ... turnover from the first day of the racing season, the Jockey Club gets HK$38 million The amount, in HK dollars, paid in betting duty was: $102m ...

  8. Big-money colt glistens for Moore

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... involved, but the results have been coming and, after the success I've had with these European horses, people seem to be coming out of the woodwork with big dollars to buy them.' ... 2000 Guineas winner, Irian, for prominent owner Siu Pak-kwan. Unconfirmed reports suggest US$2 million was the price, but Moore would not comment, saying only the colt from the family of Urban ...

  9. Relieved Fownes comes up trumps

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... in thinking John Size could train six and John Moore had four great winning chances. It could all have turned for anyone of us.' Punters agreed, sending an incredible six of reigning champion ... in with a chance, that maybe it was my day,' Moore said. But when well-backed Holey Dollar was third in the following race and Craig's Dragon a dismal last 30 minutes later behind Fownes-trained ...

  10. Government must help club weather storm

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... for this weekend and which was one of the club's billion-dollar days last term, so there should be some catch-up factor by this time next week. On the brighter side, it is still up by HK$429 million ... In a normal business climate, had the moves been proved wrong in the past couple of years, the Jockey Club would have had to meet its bill and would have had no grounds to complain. But even the US ...




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