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Supreme Win and Zac Purton win the Chief Executive's Cup, beating Cherise Cherry (Richard Fourie) at Sha Tin today. Photo: Kenneth Chan

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Saturday, 8 September, 2012, 5:58pm

Chiefs wary, despite rude health

Behind the scenes at the Jockey Club, there is the laudably circumspect view that turnover increases should not be taken for granted heading into an uncertain economic future, despite racking up a third successive significant increase this season.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Thrilled Yiu savours all-round good season

Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai had an all-round good day out at Sha Tin to match the all-round good season he has enjoyed, despite farewelling his champion sprinter Sacred Kingdom.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Cheers all round for Perfect ending

Perfect Cheers has a query over him at tonight's distance, but he ticks plenty of other boxes for the Bulldozer Handicap (1,800m).

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte feels good enough to work again

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte has declared himself back to work this morning, despite the injuries he suffered at the start of the final race on Sunday.

Whyte was thrown forward over the neck of his mount and onto the ground when Aomen stumbled out of the starting gates and almost fell.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Shower proves refreshing as gelding finally makes the breakthrough

A brief but heavy shower early in proceedings was getting most of the credit from trainer Peter Ng Bik-kuen for Taknam's long-shot breakthrough victory in the Gascoigne Handicap (1,600m). 'He's had fetlock problems and missed over a year of racing and the difference today was just that little bit of give in the track,' Ng said.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bad Aomen for Whyte's record bid

Douglas Whyte's rapidly vanishing hope of breaking his own record for wins in a season was the furthest thing from his mind at the end of yesterday's racing after the champion jockey parted company with his final mount after the jump and Aomen promptly stepped on him.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Breeze Of Luck can double up

Breeze Of Luck's sharp acceleration is what separates him the rank and file in Class Four and the four-year-old can make it two in a row in the Kowloon Cricket Club Centenary Cup (1,800m) at Sha Tin today.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

System overload as website goes temporarily offline

The Jockey Club's internal server chose the Reunification Day meeting to come apart for an hour or two, giving customers some headaches accessing various parts of the club website, including eWin and some display pages.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Cruz's well-beaten veteran will head home after pulling up well

While Little Bridge was enjoying the winner's attention after the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, Hong Kong's other runner in the race, Joy And Fun, was finishing out of sight and mind in 16th place but has emerged unscathed.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Youngster is the Connoisseur's Pick after becoming first to hit century

The only group status afforded the win by Connoisseur's Pick in the Fortune Room Handicap was the significance of it for a particular group of former apprentice jockeys, with Derek Leung Ka-chun beating his peers to 100 career victories.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

'He has got breathing issues and if he can get it right then he is good'

Nobody said that it wasn't overdue, but Summer Dash finally got the job done at his second run down in Class Four and David Hall revealed there has been a story behind the five-year-old's disappointing form line.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Purton savours 'a fantastic week'

Australian jockey Zac Purton kept on riding the wave of his biggest week in the sport with a treble at Sha Tin yesterday that took him to his highest season's win tally, which sat nicely next to his Royal Ascot win last Tuesday night.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Angland believes Dr Super has stamina to go further

It's pretty much all duck or no dinner with Dr Super, but the big three-year-old got it right to grab his fourth win for the term yesterday and kept things ticking over for champion trainer-in-waiting John Size.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Flaw in PPG permits leads to bottleneck in buying horses

The annual issue of permits had us thinking about the ownership system and what is wrong with it. There is a flaw that has been gathering dust for, let's say, forever.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am