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  1. News - Hong Kong - RACING

    Jockey Club urged to spend more on research to protect horses

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:12am by Christy Choi

    ... healthy horses can be horrifically injured during races and how stabling, use of the whip and training methods affected horses in the long-term, Stewart added. Dr Christopher Riggs, the Jockey ...

  2. Sport - RACING

    Lucky Nine passes rehearsal at Moonee Valley

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 03:00pm by Michael Cox

    ... uptight. He walked straight in with the blind fold.” Both Fownes and Prebble were happy enough with the work after Lucky Nine raced widest of the four, was given a couple of slaps of the whip ...

  3. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Douglas Whyte confident of bouncing back after poor start to season

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 01:05am by Alan Aitken

    ... and having a left handed whip rider,” said trainer Michael Chang Chun-wai. “Vital Flyer has become a difficult horse now he’s getting old – he lays in badly and is a difficult ride when he races around turns, so that’s why I want to try to keep him to the straight. He lays out a bit on this course but Howard is left-handed with the whip so he can handle him.” It was Cheng’s first win ...

  4. Comment - Blogs - RACING

    Animated aid – and ‘Handy Andy’ – becomes the punters’ pal

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 04:47pm by Michael Cox

    ... Mega Champion’s victory, but may have gone overboard in predicting jockey Brett Prebble’s whip use – in reality he was aggressive as always, barging out of a pocket and getting the most out ... on the computerised Mega Champion like a man possessed – hitting the animated animal a phenomenal two dozen times in the last 200m with a windmill whip action akin to that of a double-jointed baton twirler.  ...

  5. Sport - Racing - RACING

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

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

    ... to win by two lengths," Purton shook his head. Ambitious Dragon got a severe check when California Memory responded to a slap with the whip by running out sharply into Ambitious ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Not ready to retire, Joy And Fun's last hurrah still to come

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 11:49am by Michael Cox

    ... But sprucing things up every now and then is the enthusiastic Cruz, with an unexpected whip twirl and celebratory salute after a particularly good gallop as he passes the Sha Tin trainers’ stand. Last ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Overweight jockey Tim Clark vows to get back into shape

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... to whip them into shape with strenuous boxing and cross-training sessions. "I've trained harder than ever the last two weeks, but it has been tough taking the weight off returning ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Dominant dreams dashed by injury

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... horse who doesn't know how to run a bad race, and he should be there when the whips are cracking. I've always said Military Attack is a Group One horse, while Dan Excel is just about ...

  9. Comment - Blogs - RACING

    Surreal time in magical Meydan

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 02:19pm

    ... helped with Cahalan’s treatment: “What do you think?” the quick-as-a-whip reply, said with a twinkle in his eye. GLB’s success has enabled Cahalan to undergo expensive stem cell treatment and he ...



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