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HK 'to play bigger role on world stage'

Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges has declared Hong Kong will play a much bigger, steering role in the direction of world racing after this week's Asian Racing Conference in Istanbul.

Friday, 20 July, 2012, 12:00am

Twelfth title and counting for unstoppable Whyte

A sign of a champion is when their dominant performances necessitate a change of rules - and so it was when Douglas Whyte rolled to a remarkable 12th straight title, with only personal milestones providing fuel for the South African's competitive fire.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Jockey Club chief hails 'best HK season ever'

The Horse Of the Year voting panel surprised many but got it right in voting Ambitious Dragon the best horse in the land and the Jockey Club was bathed in the brilliant sunshine of what chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges described as 'the best Hong Kong season ever'.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte's absence leaves others to steal the glory

Runaway jockeys' championship winner Douglas Whyte was absent from the season finale but still made his presence felt, three of his planned rides winning, the first providing 'clean skin' Tim Clark with the first leg of a double.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Race is on to snare coveted spot at jockey school

Talent alone is not enough to make it as a jockey - apprentices must put in 60-hour weeks of rigorous and varied training.

As the Jockey Club prepares to sign up its next recruits, Amy Chan Lim-chee, headmistress of the Apprentice Jockeys' School, revealed the secrets for success.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte injury is costly for Jockey Club

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte will ride at Sunday's Sha Tin season finale despite pulling out of last night's Happy Valley meeting - but his withdrawal proved a major embarrassment for the Hong Kong Jockey Club after it was forced to cancel last night's Jockey Challenge.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Food for thought for 'Dream Team'

While the Jockey Club did not necessarily intend the policy changes last week to contain the 'Dream Team' of John Size and Douglas Whyte, it is a natural presumption that putting their working relationship back into a stricter trainer-club jockey context at least gives them something to think about.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte holds the aces

Douglas Whyte has a full house, with a couple of aces, which looks a winning hand in tonight's Jockey Challenge.

The only rider with mounts in all eight races, Whyte takes the reins on Call Me Achiever in a Class Four and later on Simple in a Class Three, with both horses seemingly having a class edge on their rivals.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Water under bridge as Zac makes royal return

Almost a year to the day separated Zac Purton's highs and lows as a jockey in Hong Kong - his King's Stand Stakes win on Little Bridge at Royal Ascot and a record-equalling HK$300,000 fine.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

New rules could hit Dream Team hard

The dream team of jockey Douglas Whyte and trainer John Size is the midst of another dominant season, but the pair could have their stranglehold loosened after Hong Kong Jockey Club rule makers tightened the limit on how many rides a jockey can have for one stable.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am