Jason Weaver

Weaver departs with high hopes for return to SAR

English jockey Jason Weaver said farewell to Hong Kong last night with a shock winner and an apology to the racing public.

Thursday, 26 February, 1998, 12:00am

Longer run will suit Room For More

TRAINER Alex Wong Siu-tan has a real knack with middle-distance performers and yesterday his Room For More (15-1) showed he was another of that ilk waiting to oblige.

Although he finished back in 10th place behind all-the-way winner Powernamic in the Class Five mile contest, the New Zealand-bred was a only 4.5 lengths off them at the line.

22 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Markgraf victory respite for Weaver

EXCITING Markgraf (6-1) continued his climb through the classes with his fourth win from as many starts this season when scoring a neck victory for Jason Weaver at Sha Tin yesterday.

It was a welcome respite for Weaver who has been in the headlines consistently over the Seattle Sun controversy.

8 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Case highlights flaws in system

Haste is a poor servant to justice, as is unsupported evidence from parties directly involved in a serious racing inquiry where careers could be at stake.

3 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Stewards explain Seattle verdict

In the wake of heavy criticism and in advance of a special media meeting tomorrow, Jockey Club chief stipendiary steward Clinton P. Pitts Jnr yesterday released additional information relating to the Seattle Sun controversy.

31 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Unique decision sees 'guilty' horse land 30-day ban

The Jockey Club faces a barrage of criticism following a bizarre stipendiary stewards' decision at a marathon inquiry at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

23 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

English jockeys monopolise winner's circle at Sha Tin

The Union flag officially came down in Hong Kong last July 1 but the SAR's contingent of English riders figuratively flew it high at Sha Tin on New Year's Day.

2 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Chin ponders trip to England after timely return to form

A timely double at Happy Valley last night could help local jockey Stanley K. M. Chin decide to take a Christmas riding stint in England.

The popular young jockey will decide tomorrow whether to take up an offer from admirer Mark Johnston to ride on the all-weather tracks in England during the 10-day break in racing here.

18 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Open-and-shut case springs a surprise

In glorious colour on the giant Diamond Vision screen and on thousands of television sets around the territory, racegoers and armchair enthusiasts saw Diamond King knocked out of Saturday's seventh event at Sha Tin.

8 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Oughton set to benefit from dropouts

ANOTHER American defection from the showpiece International Cup at Sha Tin next month has paved the way for a fifth Hong Kong runner in the $7 million event.

That means almost certain inclusion in the international Group Two race for two David Oughton gallopers, former Derby winner Che Sara Sara and exciting Victory Star.

30 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Jockey Club ponder holding 'silent movie' in stewards' room

Jockey Club chief executive Lawrence Wong says consideration will be given to installing a camera in the stewards' room at both racecourses so that racegoers can follow inquiries.

'I will bring this up for further discussion. If we did have a camera in there, it would be for vision only.

19 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Kelleway lures Holland away from territory

Darryll Holland, once one of Hong Kong's star jockeys, is set to turn his back on the territory and ride in Britain as stable number one for trainer Gay Kelleway.

Kelleway, daughter of former top jump jockey Paul, has tempted Holland, 24, with an attractive retainer to ride the pick of her 80-strong string based at Whitcombe in Dorset.

6 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Dettori to carry on despite new rules

CHAMPION jockey Frankie Dettori is preparing to start his 1995 season on the all-weather at Southwell on January 2 as planned, despite a major change in the rules governing the British jockeys' title.

15 Dec 1994 - 12:00am