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  1. Sport - Racing

    Wary Tony Millard is not getting too Ambitious

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 11:06pm by Alan Aitken

    ... will simply have to play the hand he was dealt yesterday, barrier position three. "The main thing is that Gerald can give him a nice run and then get him clear room," Millard said. ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Purton returns from ban only to be outed again

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 11:54pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Zac Purton returned from suspension with a winning double yesterday but was gone again by the day's end and only a good recent riding record stopped him having to choose between Hong Kong ... status by scrambling in over 1,400m yesterday in Class Three. "I don't know about the Derby," said Purton. "He's always given the impression he'll run a little ...

  3. Track shift makes Great difference

    Posted Jan 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken 'The surface was a blessing for him today,' says Fradd of dirt victory Former champion jockey Robbie Fradd kept his momentum rolling at Sha Tin yesterday as talented ... for the first time yesterday. The juvenile, who had been impressive winning a griffin race by a wide space and then graduating to a Class Three win in June, had suffered a complete loss of form. Man had ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Perseverance pays off for Cruz, Kwok as Beauties dazzle

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 11:43pm by Alan Aitken

    ... and Beauty Flame (Chadwick) made it six yesterday after the trainer had put his head on the block to support both jockeys. "Beauty Flame has been a bit unlucky with three seconds and Mr Kwok ... also went into bat for him to retain the ride yesterday. "Mr Kwok was reluctant to keep Alvin on after he didn't keep this horse straight last time and was just beaten and also ...

  5. Winks nudges out Whyte as Pacific Alliance extends streak

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken James Winks won a controversial victory over Douglas Whyte in the stewards' room to go three on end with the reformed Pacific Alliance yesterday before twisting the knife ... in the final strides of the Kowloon Tong Handicap (1,400m). Once again, the stewards wanted to get involved, but this time because Istide had been ridden positively by Winks and gone forward yesterday ...

  6. Harry makes up for Hall's bad luck with Top Scorer

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer David Hall had mixed fortunes within half an hour at Sha Tin yesterday- unlucky to lose the first with heavily-backed Top Scorer but fortunate to get away with a win ... turned it all around for the former New Zealand-based gelding yesterday at Sha Tin when he looked much more focused in leading throughout for his third win this season. Size made a special ...

  7. All's well with Challenge hotpot Whyte

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Champion jockey Douglas Whyte has been cleared to take his place as a red-hot Jockey Challenge favourite at Sha Tin today after a mishap at the barrier trials yesterday ... yesterday. Whyte was unable to take part in either trial afterwards and the club immediately ordered the Durban Demon to visit the doctor to see if he would be fit to line up for a full card of 10 ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Military Attack to join Caspar Fownes' stable from John Moore

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:16pm by Alan Aitken

    ... horse, Military Attack, into his yard next season. The morning rumours of the move were confirmed by official notification from the Jockey Club yesterday afternoon that owner Canny Leung ... and could not be reached for comment yesterday on the transfer. Champion jockey Zac Purton, who was sacked from Military Attack earlier this year by Moore, said he knew nothing about the transfer ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    This one's for you, dad – Caspar Fownes grabs trophy in trainers' thriller

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 10:07pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Fownes grabs trophy in trainers' thriller It wasn't the way he wanted it but it was what he wanted to win. A drained, emotionally-charged Caspar Fownes yesterday managed a hoot ... and energy and passion for the game, to miss out," said a proud Lawrie Fownes yesterday, who wrote an open letter to the media at the time, appealing on his son's behalf. "When you ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Purton: 'I'm not confident of getting the record'

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:18am by Alan Aitken

    ... statistically to claim at least a share of the 2006 record, but said yesterday he did not think it likely. "It's a record for a reason and it won't be easy. Most of my trainers have put ... when well-fancied but stepped up to 1,400m yesterday for a smart victory. "The way he'd trialled, I expected him to fly the lids and run in the 1,000m, but he was unsettled ...




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