Kim Kelly

Another Japan Cup, another crazy call

Gentildonna (right) beats Orfevre in the Japan Cup. Photo: AFP

What can we say about the Japan Cup result? We'll leave out the swear words.

Wednesday, 28 November, 2012, 1:42am

Stewards rewarded with five-year extensions

Chief stipe Kim Kelly happy to stay on.

Long-term contract extensions for chief steward Kim Kelly and the core of his team are a vote of confidence from the decision-makers at Sports Road and give the panel an added air of stability heading into the new season.

2 Sep 2012 - 4:03am

Cheng feels wrath of Kelly & Co

Twelve months ago, the signature charge of Kim Kelly's second season as chief steward was the 'reasonable and permissible measures' rule, with a record five running and handling incidents, with careless riding sharply down.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Club to employ mentor for embattled Ng

Stewards will enlist a senior jockey to mentor embattled apprentice Alvin Ng Ka-chun after he was charged with careless riding twice in one day and suspended for a total of eight meetings.

Chief stipe Kim Kelly said the rider needed to strike a better balance between 'competitiveness and safety'.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Public spat is disappointing, says Kelly

Jockey Club chief stipendiary steward Kim Kelly (pictured) has responded to the exchange of words between trainer Tony Millard and champion jockey Douglas Whyte after Sunday's BMW Champions Mile, saying the public spat is 'disappointing'.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Blight on racing will not be allowed: Kelly

Chief steward Kim Kelly says the Jockey Club will not consider the issue of pacemakers in the wake of Sunday's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby, calling their use in other jurisdictions 'as a blight on racing'.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

There are plenty of riders available, says Kelly

The Jockey Club will not seek to import any stop-gap jockeys despite the long list of suspensions dolled out at recent meetings.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Hair today, gone tomorrow - new technique helps war on drugs

Preventing the scourge of illegal drug use by jockeys is behind the introduction of random hair testing for the first time, as chief steward Kim Kelly heads into his third term in the hot seat unfazed by a busy 2010-11.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Kelly stands firm on controversial rule

In the words of chief steward Kim Kelly, it was 'a busy season for us in many respects', but pressure was building as to whether that meant racing control was better or worse.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Fifth jockey falls foul of riding rule

Chief steward Kim Kelly has denied he has led any extraordinary 'crackdown' in judicial affairs, despite an abrupt end to Mark du Plessis' stint yesterday after he became the fifth jockey punished under the 'reasonable and permissible measures' rule.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Betting steward is hot on the trail

Former SCMP racing editor Murray Bell will have had a quiet giggle to himself at comments by chief steward Kim Kelly following the Shahjee inquiry last week.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Stewards send clear message to everyone

Apprentice Ben So Tik-hung has probably exhausted his share of inexperience points with his second breach of the reasonable and permissible measures rule, particularly in the current climate of crackdowns on serious misjudgments on riding.

23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

So pays price with 10-meeting ban

Apprentice jockey Ben So Tik-hung has been banned for more than a month after falling foul for the second time in a year of the reasonable and permissible measures rule.

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Tong sidelined for six meetings

Jacky Tong Chi-Kit was suspended for six meetings after chief steward Kim Kelly ruled he failed to ride debutant Impeccable out with 'sufficient vigour' in the concluding stages of the final race. Impeccable placed fourth and Tong will have six meetings on the sidelines as punishment for dropping his hands on the line. Tong will start his ban on December 5 and resume riding on December 28.

22 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Stipes send apprentice back to the bench

Apprentice Vincent Ho Chak-yiu has been outed for three more meetings on a charge of careless riding - at his first meeting back from a two-day suspension for the same charge. Ho was suspended by chief steward Kim Kelly for three meetings after allowing his mount Double Dragon to shift in passing the 1,100m mark of the Spoonbill Handicap (1,400m) taken out by King Al Akbar.

11 Oct 2010 - 12:00am