SYDNEY trainer Clarry Connors notched a third victory in the A$2 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1,200 metres) at Rosehill yesterday when Prowl outsped his two-year-old rivals for a comfortable win, writes Graeme Kelly.Sunday, 5 April, 1998, 12:00am
Australian riding legend Mick Dittman is set for a pre-Christmas riding stint in Macau.
The emerging racing jurisdiction, which has made great strides since world-renowned Australian racing administrator John Schreck became director of racing, has been making a concerted effort to boost the strength of its riding ranks.25 Nov 1997 - 12:00am
Two of the big guns of Australian racing have lent their weight to the bid of the legendary Mick Dittman to ride in Hong Kong for the final three months of the present season.9 Oct 1996 - 12:00am
Legendary Australian jockey Mick Dittman has applied to ride in Hong Kong for the final three months of the season.
A rejuvenated Dittman is storming back to the top of the jockeys' ladder in Sydney - where he is once again based - and has applied for the final Club jockey's position for the season.12 Sep 1996 - 12:00am
INTERNATIONAL Cup-winning jockey Damien Oliver rode trackwork for the first time at Sha Tin yesterday and immediately took centre stage as his mount in the sixth heat, the dual-winning Kenzig, put in classiest effort of the morning.6 Mar 1996 - 12:00am
LEADING jockey Mick Dittman has been cleared of a charge of not riding Count Gaffa 'to the best of his ability' at Eagle Farm on January, but he claims the drama has pushed him closer to retirement, writes Graeme Kelly.3 Feb 1996 - 12:00am
AN influx of Asian visitors - further demonstrating the development of mutual activities - is expected at this year's Melbourne spring carnival, writes Graeme Kelly.6 Jan 1996 - 12:00am
AUSTRALIA'S Champion Racehorse of 1993-94, Mahogany, returned to his pedestal yesterday when he scored an authoritative victory in the Group One Lightning Stakes (1,000 m) at Flemington, writes Graeme Kelly.20 Feb 1995 - 12:00am
MICK Dittman - not that long ago regarded as supreme among Australia's jockeys - is about to return to racing's limelight.
The 42-year-old Dittman, who went down with an attack of chicken-pox in the week leading up to the Melbourne Cup carnival, spent more than three months on the sidelines.18 Feb 1995 - 12:00am
THE magic of George Moore and wizardry of Australian superstar Mick Dittman produced another winner at Taipa last night - but the betting windows on the track weren't crowded.
A midweek crowd of 3,285 turned up for the first sand meeting of the new season but a disappointing $11.1 million was the official turnover figure for the seven-event card.8 Sep 1994 - 12:00am
HONG KONG Derby challenger Wonderful Moment has been retired after coming back badly lame from the February running of the $4 million Classic. The loss of the exciting Wonderful Moment is a blow to the all-conquering Ivan Allan stable but had looked likelysince Walter Swinburn brought him back lame.31 Mar 1994 - 12:00am
IT was great day all round for riders who returned to Hong Kong especially for yesterday's big day.
And it looks as if winning rider Mick Dittman, who scored on Wonderful Moment for Ivan Allan in the seventh yesterday, would like to make his next stay in Hong Kong just a little bit longer. About two months and 30 days longer to be more exact.13 Dec 1993 - 12:00am
MICK Dittman was back on the Hong Kong scoresheet when taking the seventh on Ivan Allan's good young horse Wonderful Moment at Sha Tin yesterday.
The brilliant Australian jockey, refused a licence to ride here for Lawrie Fownes the season before last, is on a par with the likes of Mick Kinane or Tony Cruz when it comes to his army of followers among the betting public.13 Dec 1993 - 12:00am
LEGENDARY Australian rider Mick Dittman has nothing left to prove in the world of racing but success in today's $4 million International Bowl at Sha Tin would surely prove sweet.
Dittman has ridden on numerous occasions in Hong Kong and invariably with the success that has been his trademark on racetracks throughout Australasia and, indeed, America.12 Dec 1993 - 12:00am
THE A$2 million Golden Slipper is unique to Australia, not only because it is the world's richest race for two-year-olds, but also because of its emphasis and hype.
Nowhere else in the world is a juvenile race held in such high esteem.
If the winner happens to be a colt, then the studs line up to sign on the youngster as a future stallion.3 Apr 1993 - 12:00am