Bill Nader

Bumper prize further boosts International Jockeys Championship

The contenders (from left to right): Tom Queally, Zac Purton, Christophe Lemaire, Craig Williams, Olivier Peslier, Douglas Whyte, James McDonald, Ryan Moore, Matthew Chadwick, Joao Moreira, Yuichi Fukunaga and William Buick.

Such are their hypercompetitive natures, if you pitted the world's best jockeys against each other in an otherwise boring board game, it's easy to imagine it becoming an all-night, no-holds-barred battle

Wednesday, 5 December, 2012, 2:16am

Only five rivals stand in Dragon's way

Ambitious Dragon will have just five rivals to beat for the HK$4 million first prize and a HK$5 million bonus in the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup on Sunday week.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Shum can only be away for 14 days

Hong Kong Jockey Club officials have proposed Danny Shum Chap-shing spend a total of 14 days overseas with Royal Ascot-bound sprinter Little Bridge, citing concerns about the trainer being away from his stables for five straight weeks.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Booming start matches high expectations

Optimistic predictions of a strong start to the season have been met by booming betting and attendance figures at the opening two meetings for 2011-12.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

HK Mile to regain title as world's richest race

The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile will regain its place as the world's richest mile on turf in December after the Jockey Club boosted prize money to HK$20 million.

Currency market fluctuations have pushed Japan's Yasuda Kinen and Kyoto Mile Championship and even Sydney's Doncaster Mile past the HK$16 million previously on offer at the international meeting.

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Carrot to lure Rocket Man a 'desperate' move

The Hong Kong Jockey Club yesterday chided the Victoria Racing Club in Australia for offering bonuses in a bid to host the first clash between sprint champions Black Caviar and Rocket Man at Flemington in November.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

Split in Group One races to stay in place

Jockey Club officials emerged comfortable with the results of splitting the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup and BMW Champions Mile this year and confirmed it would become the regulation setting in the future.

3 May 2011 - 12:00am

Ferraris can relax as SI's worst noise pollution 'should be over'

Jockey Club executive director of racing Bill Nader said yesterday 'the worst of it should be over' for the construction work opposite the Olympic stables of David Ferraris and Sean Woods.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Opening day hit by smaller fields

The Jockey Club will have to swallow the 'start-of-season medicine we had to take' on opening day at Sha Tin, with all but one of Sunday's 10 races undersubscribed in a sharp departure from tradition.

31 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Jockey Club expands to Guangdong

A state-of-the-art training centre will be developed near Guangzhou by 2014 as part of the Hong Kong Jockey Club's grand plan to secure racing's future.

22 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Yeung gives up riding to focus on studies

Senior jockey Thomas Yeung Kai-tong provided a late-season shock last night, announcing he would return to his studies and not accept the licence the Hong Kong Jockey Club had offered him for next season.

29 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Blow for Kingdom backers as simulcast plea rejected

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has failed in its bid to gain special clearance by the Home Affairs Bureau to conduct simulcast betting on the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in England when Sacred Kingdom runs in two weeks.

6 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Club to introduce 'double loading' to speed up starts

The Jockey Club starting team will adopt a fresh approach to shorten the loading time before races, with the team splitting up and loading more horses simultaneously.

7 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Slight drop in turnover

A late scratching, the lack of a Triple Trio jackpot and the psychological presence of tomorrow night's added Happy Valley meeting combined to see yesterday's season-finale figures at Sha Tin come in lower than a year ago.

2 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Coming in from the outside

As Bill Nader watched Fairy King Prawn and Sunline stage one of the world's epic races in December, 2000, little did he know he would be back at Sha Tin in such a different capacity seven years later, but that day was certainly one of the key factors when the chance did arrive.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am