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Basil Marcus

Lightweight Fourie hopes to become a heavy hitter

This season's new jockey, Richard Fourie, couldn't have had a better grounding without actually being here, with former champion Basil Marcus playing a major role both in his professional growth and in his delayed arrival.

Saturday, 25 August, 2012, 3:18am

Thanks Pal, says Prebble as he joins elite 500-win club

Brett Prebble added one more Hong Kong accomplishment to his list at Happy Valley yesterday as he joined an elite band of jockeys to have passed the 500-win mark.

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Whyte keen to try for eighth title

Douglas Whyte will become an even more important part of Hong Kong racing history this afternoon when he accepts his seventh title as champion jockey, but must then reset his new-season goals for a trek into uncharted territory.

2 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Lunchtime laughs

Seven-time champion jockey Basil Marcus and five-time leading trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee share a laugh as they meet the fans at the Jockey Club's Kwun Tong off-course betting centre yesterday. The pair signed autographs, gave interviews and cracked the odd joke during the packed lunchtime meeting.

6 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Whyte shows what can be achieved with hard work

Douglas Whyte's Saturday night celebration of his 500th Hong Kong winner should fire the imagination of our promising young band of locally-grown jockey talent about what is possible in the years ahead.

11 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Marcus shows vintage magic with Good Win

It was vintage Basil Marcus yesterday at Sha Tin as he took out a neat double with a horse just learning to race and another who finally learned to win.

Marcus is licensed to March 17 and has indicated that he will finish his career when he finishes this time in Hong Kong, though his fans must wonder why when he is still riding in such invariably good form.

18 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Marcus makes full use of Valley expertise

Basil Marcus was his usual sunny self at rainswept Happy Valley after landing a double on two pick-up rides to move on to the 14-winner mark for the season.

9 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Dunn delighted as trio receive riding extensions

Club jockeys Basil Marcus, Dwayne Dunn and Eric Saint-Martin yesterday had their Hong Kong riding licences extended until March 17.

13 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Jockeys warned to take extra care when going for a run through gap

Chief stipendiary steward John Schreck yesterday said the Jockey Club would not tolerate riders 'putting themselves and others at risk simply to get a run in a race'. But he admitted it was a fine judgment call for both jockeys and officials to decide whether taking a gap was justified.

22 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Anton aims to stay in clear

Basil Marcus' younger brother Anton will be hoping he has a quiet night at Sha Tin tonight - at least where the stewards are concerned. The South African returns from the sidelines after serving the second of two five-meeting bans which have restricted his season to just two winners from eight rides.

17 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

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