Stipes will be glued to their seats on C+3

Punters and stewards alike will be putting on the seat belts for the usual wild ride and rides at Happy Valley tonight as we go to the 'C+3' for the third time in the season.

Wednesday, 26 January, 2011, 12:00am

On the Rails

After last weekend's Japan Cup result, it seems any hopes of harmonising racing rules have been set back to zero.

1 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

We have perfect shot to back up Charmgold decision, says Stier

Chief stipe Jamie Stier has offered a full explanation behind the stewards' controversial decision to deny the protest from Brett Prebble on runner-up Charmgold at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

20 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Stipes make complex case sound simple

Most punters have a fascination with protest hearings, which can turn to dire concern if large amounts of money hinge on the result. But yesterday's triple protest in Race Four had the potential to confuse even the most experienced racegoers.

20 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Allan to clean up with Pristine

Pristine might well have gone close to running into the tierce with a clear run in yesterday's opening griffin event at Sha Tin.

The Ivan Allan-trained son of Sky Classic has looked a lovely individual from the first time he appeared at the track.

2 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Photo call

To my surprise, photography was permitted during a Cantonese operatic performance at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre's Grand Theatre on March 23, defying what used to be a house rule.

While the insistence on the rule has been criticised, latitude in its enforcement does not warrant a wholesale change in policy heedless of the disturbance to the audience.

7 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Speedy Fun on course for glory

SPEEDY Fun had looked a winner waiting to happen in his work prior to going into last night's opening event and that impression was emphatically underlined by his performance behind winning debutant Good Fortune.

Speedy Fun ran on determinedly to finish just behind the place-getters having suffered a fair bit of interference in the opening stages.

18 Jan 1996 - 12:00am