Peter Chapple-Hyam, the only remaining trainer who failed to reach the 12-winner target in the season which ended last Sunday, is to be asked to explain his poor record as the Jockey Club yesterday made clear it is determined to press on with its performance assessment ofFriday, 22 June, 2001, 12:00am
The Jockey Club calls them criteria. Or guidelines. But now we know what they really are: RULES. And the Club made it clear yesterday that anyone who breaks the rules - not necessarily all of them, but especially the golden rule of 12 winners per season - will face dismissal.22 Jun 2001 - 12:00am
John Moore landed a double at Happy Valley last night with Triple Expresso and Able Win - leaving fellow Australian trainer Bruce Hutchison to rue how 30 metres may have cost him at least one important victory in his battle to save his training licence.14 Jun 2001 - 12:00am
It was one of those nights for long-serving trainer Bruce Hutchison, who could so nearly have had a double, yet walked away without a winner. His Red Zone was beaten by a bob of the head in the last - Ovation's was down when Red Zone's was up - while Giant looked most unlucky not to take the second event.28 Sep 2000 - 12:00am
When Granite arrived in Bruce Hutchison's stable last season there were many decent form judges from Ireland saying keep an eye out for this son of Project Manager.14 Sep 2000 - 12:00am
The jockeys' championship may not be at the forefront of his thoughts these days but Douglas Whyte is likely to land a couple of good winners before the end of the season judging by yesterday's early morning trials action at Happy Valley.21 May 2000 - 12:00am
Fortune Glory may just be the horse to take long-serving trainer Bruce Hutchison to the all-important 12-winner mark for the season.
It's been a good couple of campaigns for the white-haired mentor from Perth who doesn't have a big team in training but most of them can do a job.6 Apr 2000 - 12:00am
New Dynasty appears cast-iron banker material in the opening leg of tomorrow's Sha Tin Triple Trio.
The Ivan Allan-trained youngster created a good impression on debut down the straight 1,000-metre course and then ran a close second on his only other start.14 Jan 2000 - 12:00am
Long-serving Australian mentor Bruce Hutchison was thankful for 'small mercies' after celebrating a memorable double at Sha Tin yesterday.
The snowy-haired Western Australian cheered Douglas Whyte home aboard Spartan (3.5-1 favourite) in the second and then watched with glee as Glen Boss came with a withering run to take the sixth astride his progressive Handover (9-1).3 Jan 2000 - 12:00am
Diamond Talents can glitter in the seventh event on a great day with which to end the season at Sha Tin this afternoon.
A $30.4 million Triple Trio jackpot is sure to lead to a bumper total pool on the world's best bet.13 Jun 1999 - 12:00am
Veteran mentor Bruce Hutchison gained a lifeline last week when the Licensing Committee accepted his submissions and granted him a training licence for next season.
And trackwork at Sha Tin yesterday morning suggested that Hutchison will be taking big steps to vindicate the decision at Wednesday night's Happy Valley meeting.2 May 1999 - 12:00am
Embattled long-serving handler Bruce Hutchison is nothing if not a fighter.
Against all the odds, his indomitable spirit saw him survive a horror car smash and now he's fighting to retain his licence for next season.7 Apr 1999 - 12:00am
Consistency points to Melrose Star as banker material in the opening leg of tomorrow afternoon's Happy Valley Triple Trio.
Trainer Peter Ho Leung saddled the quinella the last time Melrose Star ran as he chased home stablemate Dynamic Tension in a maximum 2,400-metre staying event on the dirt.2 Apr 1999 - 12:00am
A decision on the racing future in Hong Kong of long-serving Australian trainer Bruce Hutchison was deferred by the Licensing Committee.
Hutchison was the only current trainer not re-licensed by the Jockey Club at their meeting yesterday to decide on licences for next season.25 Mar 1999 - 12:00am
Triple Trios are never easy but tomorrow's Happy Valley looks about as difficult as they come.
If you must have a crack at it, probably the best policy is to keep the TT outlay to the barest minimum because as well as comprising three wide-open affairs, there is no jackpot carried forward.16 Mar 1999 - 12:00am