Jockey Club

Jockey Club's change in quotas for new horses is a step backwards

Able Friend created a big impression last weekend.

In light of what were otherwise quite routine events at the Jockey Club last week, the seventh race on Sunday gave us pause to wonder about a particular direction that is being taken.

Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 3:52am

Keeping young jockeys on Hong Kong roster is proving a headache

Tommy Berry

Decisions by Richard Fourie and Tommy Berry not to return for the start of the new season will undoubtedly have Jockey Club folks a touch disappointed and rummaging under the bed for the thinking hat again ahead of licensing announcements.

12 Jun 2013 - 3:52am

Eight horses pulled out of Sha Tin meeting over banned drug

Ricky Yiu issues instructions after Yat Ding Win's victory at Sha Tin on June 2. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Eight horses from the stable of trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai have been withdrawn from today's public holiday fixture at Sha Tin and more scratchings may follow, with another 27 horses tested for banned drug zilpaterol.

12 Jun 2013 - 2:26pm 1 comment

Club to raise bar for struggling trainers

Photo: David Wong

Trainers battling to meet the Jockey Club's benchmark performance levels are about to have the blowtorch applied to them as the bar is to be raised even higher.

10 May 2013 - 5:50am

Jockey Club's carnival will be a walk in the park for dogs

An employee maintains the unique grass field at the Penfold Park in Sha Tin, which is managed by the Jockey Club. Photo: Felix Wong

About 1,000 dogs will take part in the city's first dog walkathon on Saturday in Sha Tin near the site of a lush expanse of unusual grass popular among dogwalkers for being "as soft as a cushion".

28 Mar 2013 - 5:47am

Museum of History: A modern-day marvel in Ancient Mesopotamia

A visitor photographs the wall relief “Attack on an enemy town” of an Assyrian assault on a town in Turkey in 738-737BC. Photo: Sam Tsang

"The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia" - which explores the period from 3,500BC to 539BC of the area that today includes parts of Iraq, Syria and Turkey - showcases objects from the British Museum's Middle East Department. It is the first time Hong Kong has held an exhibition of Mesopotamian artefacts.

30 Jan 2013 - 3:47am

Jockey Club tempts revellers with lucky Lunar New Year bonanza

TV stars Wayne Lai and Liza Wang

Celebrities, jockeys and equestrian sport fans descended on the Happy Valley racecourse for the Jockey Club's announcement about plans for a lucky Lunar New Year. The festive season is considered auspicious and Hongkongers have long celebrated it with a visit to the track.

23 Jan 2013 - 4:23am 1 comment

City Digest, January 5, 2013

Sha Tin District Council will hold a by-election to replace former district councillor Lau Kong-wah, who was appointed undersecretary for constitutional and mainland affairs last month. Lau, a Beijing-friendly heavyweight and the most prominent loser in the Legislative Council election last September, won his seat in Tin Sum constituency in 2011. The government has yet to announce the date of the upcoming by-election.

5 Jan 2013 - 4:27am

City Digest, January 4, 2012

Visiting South Korean woman goes missing

4 Jan 2013 - 3:30am

Tourism Board finds co-sponsor for New Year fireworks

Two companies pulled sponsorship from the 2012 fireworks show, leaving the Tourism Board scrambling to find funding. Photo: Jonathan Wong

One year after being abandoned by sponsors of the city’s major New Year’s fireworks display, tourism officials have found a co-sponsor for this year’s countdown show.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board signed a deal on Thursday with New World Development to help fund the fireworks on December 31.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Club strengthens starting-gate procedures

Jockey Club officials have introduced a new layer of procedures behind the start in an effort to ensure last week's "barrier fiasco", when two horses jumped from the wrong gates, is the last of its kind.

15 Oct 2012 - 3:23am

Racing Digest, October 7, 2012

A happy Brett Prebble and Hong Kong Fat after their win.

Five-year-old repays the faith to hand Lui meaty win

7 Oct 2012 - 2:18am

Jockey Club to review pre-start procedures

Simple (6) and Frederick Engels (7) jump out of the wrong stalls.

The Jockey Club will be forced to review its own pre-start operational procedures but it was Brett Prebble and apprentice Alvin Ng Ka-chun who walked away lighter in the pocket after two horses completed their race after jumping out of the wrong gates yesterday at Sha Tin.

7 Oct 2012 - 2:02am

Who said it?

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei

We will keep trying ... This price is large, but if I don't bear this, it will be a loss to society

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei, vowing to continue his battle against Beijing's tax charges


After 10 years of intensive development, it is the right time for us to show to overseas audience the progress we have made

27 Sep 2012 - 2:47am

Amber Sky may not have shown his true colours

Even the ungifted Well Fit would have run Amber Sky close.

While many of our counterparts have quite rightly taken to print to lambast the Jockey Club in umbrage at the failure of the "scratch and win" cards last Saturday to even fulfil the first part of that bargain, we're almost convinced that was not the major event of the meeting.

12 Sep 2012 - 3:40am