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Jockey Club

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

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

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

Eight horses from the stable of trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai have been withdrawn from today's public holiday fixture at Sha Tin and more scratchings may follow, with another 27 horses tested for banned drug zilpaterol.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

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

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

"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

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

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