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Fourie joins ranks as new kid on the block

Leading South African jockey Richard Fourie will be the new face on an expatriate riding roster with an otherwise very familiar look about it for the 2012-13 season.

Tuesday, 12 June, 2012, 12:00am

Time to get personal

In a city where the working day can be long and stressful, the health and fitness sector provides the opportunity for people to unwind, maintain fitness or lose weight.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

Age rule change to extend HK career for Size

The Jockey Club yesterday scrapped an age-related rule for expatriate trainers in a move that will help keep John Size in Hong Kong for five more years.

5 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Whyte edging closer to eclipsing his 114 benchmark

Douglas Whyte crouched over the withers of Express Win as the gelding romped to the line in the final event at Happy Valley and clenched a power fist in a moment of personal acknowledgment of another personal goal achieved.

7 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Personally speaking

Marita Kwan was determined to get into shape for her wedding. 'I hate exercising and I thought a personal trainer would be great motivation - I could be a no-show at the gym but I couldn't stand up a person who had arranged their schedule to meet me,' says the 27-year-old events planner.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Personnel changes look to be off the agenda

The International Races having been put to bed for another year in spectacular fashion, interest now moves to the topic of personnel changes which may lie ahead.

With Robbie Fradd taking his leave for Singapore after being one of the re-licensed jockeys for the season's second tranche, we might ordinarily have been awaiting the naming of a new rider.

20 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Struggle to find new expat trainer

The hunt for the new expatriate trainer is said to have hit more hurdles than most of the Grand National field combined, with the Jockey Club finding possibles thin on the ground and largely unsuitable.

13 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

New pair provide breath of fresh air

If the Jockey Club was to nominate the most pleasing aspects of the season to the halfway mark, one must be the performance of new trainers John Size and Manfred Man Ka-leung. At the end of last season, the Jockey Club applied its performance criteria for the first time as part of its general aim of upgrading all aspects of racing.

20 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Trainers voice concern over ban

A decision by the Jockey Club veterinary department to ban trainers from using the medication Sputolosin for 14 days before a race would hit fields rather than hurt trainers.

23 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Stewards ease concern over training rules

Chief stipendiary steward Clinton P. Pitts Jnr yesterday assured trainers there was no question of them being told where to run their horses or how to train them.

The assurance came in the wake of an addition to the Rules of Racing this season.

2 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Disgruntled trainers to weigh options after rebuff

Concerned members of the Trainers' Association will meet today to decide on a course of action following the rejection of most proposals recently put to the Racing Committee of the Jockey Club.

16 May 1997 - 12:00am

Trainers want better surface

THE Trainers' Association has officially requested an improvement in the equitrack racing surface at Sha Tin in advance of three meetings to be held on the all-weather surface this month.

A letter was given to Clerk of the Course John Ridley yesterday in the wake of complaints by a number of trainers after the last meeting on the synthetic surface.

12 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Moore revelations in the sorry saga of Kam

PHEW! What a week it has been with the main scenario, the de-licensing of Kenny Kam, spawning many caveats, one of which has taken over as the main plot.

The most fundamental happening was Kam losing his appeal against the Jockey Club licensing committee's decision not to reappoint him as a trainer for next season. That mustn't be lost sight of.

27 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Addition to circular fails to impress

AT best it was bad timing and a decided lack of tact so if Racing Secretary Jeremy Lynam's ears are burning it is easy to understand why.

20 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Angry Kan in meeting walkout

ANGRY trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee walked out of a meeting yesterday when the Trainers' Association were informed that the Stewards of the Jockey Club had rejected 90 per cent of requests put in recently.

Top of the list was a bid to have five horses from the annual ballot given to each stable.

16 Mar 1995 - 12:00am