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Jockeys

Whyte forced to take a vacation after four-timer

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte begins a two meeting suspension today after a Sha Tin four-timer that stretched his championship lead over Zac Purton out to six and it could have been more.

Monday, 25 March, 2013, 4:32am

Rispoli has all the attributes to make big impact in Hong Kong

The toughest things to grasp here for riders from the western hemisphere are the importance of a clean break from the start and the slow-motion mind games of not riding the volume of winners a jockey might be used to racking up at home.

30 Jan 2013 - 3:44am

Committee makes no changes to the roster

The Jockey Club Licensing Committee has taken a steady-as-she-goes approach to the second half of the season after making no changes to the current personnel yesterday.

The only two jockeys who started the season and were not licensed for all of it, Richard Fourie and Andreas Suborics, have now had their permits extended until the conclusion of the term.

18 Jan 2013 - 4:27am

Treble sends Weichong Marwing into top five in Jockeys' Championship

A three-timer from Weichong Marwing saw the South African leapfrog into fifth in the Jockeys' Championship - a position he intends to hang on to for as long as possible, setting a top five spot as a benchmark goal for the term.

23 Dec 2012 - 3:43am

Rispoli makes perfect tribute to fallen comrade

The second leg of a double - which very nearly was a treble - to trainer Peter Ng Bik-kuen gave an emotional Umberto Rispoli the perfect platform to pay tribute to a fallen comrade and countryman, the jockey pointing to the sky as he crossed the line on Perfect Hedge.

17 Dec 2012 - 4:43am

Racing Digest, November 11, 2012

'If he can continue to improve, then he might win a few more'

11 Nov 2012 - 4:09am

Melbourne Cup rides for Prebble and Doleuze

Hong Kong-based jockeys Brett Prebble and Olivier Doleuze have both picked up rides in the Melbourne Cup next Tuesday, with Doleuze hoping to add his own story to the burgeoning phenomenon of French success in the world's richest handicap race with Tac De Boistron.

2 Nov 2012 - 4:14am

Fourie off to a winning start in season prelude

New South African rider Richard Fourie struck the first blow of the season winning the annual jockeys' running race at yesterday's Sha Tin Pre Season Carnival, but the day held some question marks for Japan-bound sprinters Little Bridge and Lucky Nine.

2 Sep 2012 - 4:03am

Fourie adds interest but Whyte still has the whip hand

It was a telling moment last week when the season's new jockey, South African Richard Fourie, met the press and was almost in awe of champion rider Douglas Whyte. He won't be alone in seeing the mountain that is the Durban Demon as the dominant topographical feature of the landscape again this term.

2 Sep 2012 - 4:03am

As expected, Whyte's the man for the job

Expect Douglas Whyte to ramp up the pressure - on himself - as the end of season approaches, with the 11-time premiership winner chasing his own record of 114 wins in a season.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

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