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  1. Durban Demon gets best out of Lujia, Speedy

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... in Class Three after he's had a break.' Likewise Speedy has had little racing and Whyte had to resort to spanking him to victory yesterday after dropping his whip. 'My hand was sore ... I was happy to send him forward and get out of any trouble and try to give him a cushy run. In the straight, he popped his ears up and even without having the use of the whip, he did find an extra ...

  2. Gold Coast shenanigans bring whiff of nostalgia

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the turn of Australia's Gold Coast to pull on the crazy hat in recent days. Late last week, not only did we see a rider so desperate to win a race at the Gold Coast that he stole the whip ... 100m of a minor event. Frustrated by the horse inside him, ridden by Ben Looker, laying out and hampering his whip action in a desperate four-horse finish, Scriven had had enough when his whip ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Hallowed berry

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... egg/cream mixture. Bake the shortcakes until golden and fully baked- they will be firm to the touch and should lift off the baking tray without sticking. Cool to room temperature. Whip the cream until soft peaks form. Split the shortcakes in two horizontally and place the lower halves on serving plates. Add some of the whipped cream and the macerated strawberries then top ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. Good draw and nice ride make difference

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in a protest in the prior race when Goldmen Y Y was inconvenienced in finishing third to Young Hero and Zephyrus. 'Goldmen Y Y would have won, but the jockey dropped his whip and the stewards ...

  7. Sydney 2000

    Posted Dec 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Olympic opening ceremonies are usually built around the host city, but the 2000 Games went a step further to celebrate the whole of Australia, not just the city of Sydney. The ceremony began when a lone horseman galloped into the centre of the stadium, stopped and looked at the crowd of 11,000 spectators. His horse reared up onto its hind legs and the rider cracked his whip ...

  8. Munce praises stewards after Delpech's objection is overruled

    Posted Jun 11th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... which I'm entitled to do- and I believe I kept a straight line from there,' Munce said. 'Anthony Delpech was using his whip strongly in his right hand and that was making his horse lay out into mine.' It also appeared that Munce, whose whip was also in his right hand, had struck Arigato over the nose with his whip on more than one occasion but the Australian ...

  9. Shortcut by stewards is not ideal

    Posted Jan 07th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... of the two occasions he ran to the left, away from Smith's right-handed whip, he severely hampered favourite Super Ideal. Now, depending on your reading of the race, Super Ideal may have ... be sure his actions in hitting Healthy Fruits a third time with the whip, after experiencing such severe reactions to the first two attempts, were safe or reasonable? There are some other ...

  10. Leg issues solved, Keep Your Promise is worth keeping safe

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... gate 14, picked up speed to take up the running behind Bear Elite under Way Leung Ming-wai and responded well to the whip to finish second behind California Choice, who drew clear ...




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