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Licensing Committee

Licensing Committee takes chance on longshot Wong

The Licensing Committee certainly threw out a surprising result in judging that Terry Wong Chi-wai's ticket to ride should be renewed next season.

Wednesday, 22 June, 2011, 12:00am

Jockey Club withdraws licence for Soumillon

Champion jockey Christophe Soumillon has been rebuffed by the Jockey Club and his invitation to ride in Hong Kong this winter withdrawn.

A licence previously granted the Belgian superstar was cancelled last night for, in simple terms, messing the club around, after yet another attempt by the rider to change the dates of his annual stint.

9 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Yu's riding career under cloud after latest scrape

The riding career of talented apprentice Roger K. H. Yu is balancing on a knife edge.

He goes before the Licensing Committee later this week with the Jockey Club's racing management having put forward a strongly worded report.

This follows the claimer's most recent transgression when he absented himself without permission from the apprentices' hostel.

26 May 1999 - 12:00am

Jockeys queue up for Club positions

The Licensing Committee will sift through a whopping 40 applications for positions as Club jockeys next season.

Sorting the wheat from the chaff is not expected to take too long, but the sheer volume of applications shows how prized a jockey's position in Hong Kong remains.

27 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Coetzee braving double trouble

South African jockey Felix Coetzee late yesterday underwent an operation to pin a broken collarbone and today awaits a decision which will determine his Hong Kong future.

23 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Trainer Hutchison still waiting for licensing decision

A decision on the racing future in Hong Kong of long-serving Australian trainer Bruce Hutchison was deferred by the Licensing Committee.

Hutchison was the only current trainer not re-licensed by the Jockey Club at their meeting yesterday to decide on licences for next season.

25 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Hill's owners in uproar at Payne's licence predicament

Disbelieving owners have swamped trainer David Hill with telephone calls urging him to apply for Australian jockey Paddy Payne to ride for the stable again next season.

News that Payne would be packing his bags after being verbally informed that he would not be granted a licence spurred an angry reaction.

29 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Committee faces tough task as trainers line up for jockeys

A staggering total of 18 trainers have requested permission from the Licensing Committee to retain a stable jockey for next season.

Included in the list are champion trainer Ivan Allan and former champion John Moore, who has not had a retained rider for four seasons.

3 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Stand-in trainer's run comes to an end

Veteran Li Lap-sai will shortly return to the peace and quiet of Beas River having briefly tasted belated glory as a Hong Kong trainer.

The Licensing Committee of the Jockey Club yesterday thanked Li for his services and will inform owners of the four remaining horses in his care to send them immediately to other trainers.

25 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Fownes retains license

POPULAR Caspar Fownes will continue next season as an assistant trainer to his father following an exceptional Licensing Committee decision last night. The decision was greeted with delight in the family residence - although newly-wed Caspar and wife Alix were not in Hong Kong to hear it.

8 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Kam on way out

KENNY Kam's nine-year training career came to an end after a one-hour meeting with the Licensing Committee of the Jockey Club yesterday.

He was informed that he would not be licensed to train here next season and has seven days in which to appeal.

Kam has found it tough going in recent seasons and several owners have defected.

8 Feb 1995 - 12:00am