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Australian Jockey Club

Brett Prebble to miss start of Hong Kong racing season

Brett Prebble. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Three new faces are among the riders to start the 2013-14 season, but one major player of the past decade, Brett Prebble, will be missing. Prebble has been licensed, but from November 13 to the end of next term, and part-season tickets were also granted for Neil Callan (October 21-March 16), Gerald Mosse (October 8-March 16) and Weichong Marwing (July 11-March 16).

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 5:12am

Hong Kong star's stunning performance warrants celebration

It may be that Oriental Express feels like a Ferrari or Douglas Whyte has dreams of driving in Formula One, because scenes in the weighing room after the final event yesterday were reminiscent of Grand Prix victories.

20 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Chin lined up for crack at Slipper

Crack local rider Stanley K. M. Chin is on standby for the biggest ride of his career in the famed Australian two-year-race, the Golden Slipper.

Chin, who has ridden winners in England and is currently enjoying a fine spell locally, is confirmed to ride Captwin for colourful Hong Kong owner Sunny Yam - if the horse gets a run.

5 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Cup keeps Cassidy running red hot

THE sky-rocketing fortunes of jockey Larry Cassidy since returning from Hong Kong continued at Randwick yesterday when he captured the A$700,000 Sydney Cup (3,200 metres) on Gai Waterhouse's Linesman.

It was his third Group One victory at the Australian Jockey Club's autumn carnival and Cassidy was jubilant as he returned to scale.

6 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Leading trainer suspended

Sydney's leading trainer, Gai Waterhouse, was 'devastated' yesterday when suspended for three months by the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) stewards.

The daughter of the legendary Tommy Smith, who won a record 34 Sydney trainers' premierships, trains for a number of well-known Hong Kong figures.

1 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Inquiry orders race ban on Kong

The much-improved female apprentice Sherie Kong saw her season come to a premature end at a delayed inquiry before racing at last night's Happy Valley meeting.

16 May 1996 - 12:00am

Hall's Golden Slipper appeal backfires

AN appeal to the Australian Jockey Club committee has had potentially disastrous consequences for Greg Hall, who won last weekend's Golden Slipper Stakes on Merlene, writes Graeme Kelly. Instead of hearing Hall's appeal against the severity of a two-month suspension and a A$50,000 fine for careless riding in the Golden Slipper the committee decided to charge him with improper riding.

6 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Whips cracking in jockeys' title

THIS season's Sydney jockeys' premiership is being very keenly contested. At the halfway stage of the racing year, the five leading jockeys - Larry Cassidy, Darren Beadman, John Marshall, Grant Cooksley and Craig Agnew - are grouped closely together. Cassidy - who recently edged ahead - has 36 wins, Beadman and Marshall 33, while Cooksley and Agnew are on 32 wins each.

14 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Danewin well beaten in Epsom Handicap

LOCAL jockey Jackie C.K. Tse finished second yet again in Group One company on Danewin in Australia yesterday.

But this time at least it wasn't by the agonising short-head margins he and Danewin were beaten in last season's Victorian and Australian Jockey Club Derbys.

1 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Australia Horse racing

COLOURFUL Sydney-based jockey Gavan Eades was last night disqualified for 12 months by Australian Jockey Club (AJC) stewards, writes Graeme Kelly. Eades pleaded guilty to two charges.

10 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Inquiry looks into race fixing

THE New South Wales Crime Commission is to hold formal hearings into the race-fixing allegations which have rocked Australian racing in recent weeks.

15 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Long bans in race fix scandal

LEADING Sydney jockeys Jim Cassidy and Kevin Moses yesterday felt the wrath of Australian Jockey Club (AJC) stewards investigating the race-fixing scandal.

Both Cassidy and Moses were disqualified after an inquiry by stewards, headed by chairman John Schreck.

12 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

AJC to hear jockey's appeal against ban

AN appeal by jockey Jim Cassidy against a six month disqualification is to be heard tomorrow.

Cassidy was outed last Friday for failing to attend an Australian Jockey Club (AJC) inquiry into allegations of race fixing uncovered during a Federal Police investigation into drug importation.

10 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Boss rides luck all the way in Slipper

IF former Queensland jockey Glenn Boss was the happiest man in Australia yesterday Jim Cassidy may have been the unhappiest.

Boss secured a late engagement for Lee Freedman's A$2 million Golden Slipper Stakes winner Flying Spur when a Supreme Court bid by Cassidy to have a six-month disqualification quashed failed.

9 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Race-fixing inquiry ordered

THE New South Wales Crime Commission and the Australian Jockey Club have opened wide-ranging investigations into allegations of race-fixing.

And the first casualty of the probe came yesterday when former Melbourne Cup-winning jockey, Jim Cassidy, was banned for six months for failing to appear before the inquiry panel.

8 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

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