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  1. Whip rule fiasco brings juicy quotes from critics

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The 'whip rule' fiasco in Australia stirred up some heated emotions and strike action by jockeys before what appears to be a reasonable compromise was reached ... themselves with such groups by imposing restrictions on the frequency of whip use at stages in the home straight. Yesterday's tweaking of the rules has made the best of a difficult situation ...

  2. BHA cracking jokes with the whip rule

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... light of its idiocy as well. Not that it would have been easy to hide. Under arcane new whip rules introduced with equally bizarre timing in the week leading to England's richest race, Soumillon was fined his almost HK$624,000 winning percentage after he used the whip on Cirrus Des Aigles six times: one less than he is allowed, but simultaneously one more than he is allowed, ...

  3. Sport - Racing - Hong Kong International Races

    French again hold the whip hand in Vase

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com French again hold whip hand in distance feature The chances of the locals breaking their long drought in the Hong Kong Vase look slimmer than ever as just two seemingly over-matched Hong Kong horses face another French onslaught in the distance feature. Gallic gallopers have won four of the last five runnings of the race, and the French have ...

  4. Sport - Racing - JOCKEYS

    Fourie adds interest but Whyte still has the whip hand

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Fourie gives fresh interestbut all eyes on Whyte It was a telling moment last week when the season's new jockey, South African Richard Fourie, met the press and was almost in awe of champion rider Douglas Whyte. He won't be alone in ...

  5. On the Rails

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... then the president of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) has gone out of his way to settle any argument. Of course, whip rules have been a hot potato in Australian racing during the past seven months since they were introduced for the first time to appease a noisy minority of wowsers wowserising about 50kg jockeys using whips on 500kg animals. During the Asian Racing ...

  6. Finezza has dash to whip past Derby candidates

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Finezza's impressive turn of foot will stand him in good stead stepping up in grade and help him repel the test of a trio of highly rated Group One Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby-bound hopefuls. Paul O'Sullivan ha ...

  7. Handicappers must give private purchases a fair crack of the whip

    Posted Sep 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The punters sent a message to the Jockey Club handicappers on Sunday when highly credentialed colt Deferential made his local debut- that they are marking these private puchase horses too highly. Deferential, now a member of the Caspar Fownes stable, arri ...

  8. Visiting jockeys denied a fair crack of the whip

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... Clint Hutchison Gone are the days when the top jockeys from around the world were keen to visit and ride in Hong Kong on a club jockey scheme. In recent days Jamie Spencer, Steven Drowne and Martin Dwyer have all packed their bags and who can blame them? ...

  9. Foreign raiders hold the whip hand

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Hometown heroes look unlikely to repeat last year's dominant performance Somewhere bells are ringing. Bells of victory. Bells of celebration. Bells of farewell. Perhaps the bells of a sharp awakening from a year of dreams for Hong Kong ra ...

  10. Jockey Club cracks whip

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Betting turnover figures for the first five meetings of the season may read like a horror story for Jockey Club number crunchers, but the solution is already in the hands of the government, says the club's executive director of betting He ...




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