Lance O'Sullivan's appearance yesterday morning at Sha Tin to have a chat with the current crop of apprentice riders, including the slightly troubled Alvin Ng Ka-chun, was doubtless a welcome addition to their general education on race riding.Wednesday, 23 May, 2012, 12:00am
The line still gets wheeled out from time to time that a licence to ride in Hong Kong is a privilege, but it's clearly a privilege that plenty of jockeys are now happy to pass up.16 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
The spate of falls and some hair-raising escapes at Happy Valley have prompted the Jockey Club's racing department to investigate safety at the revamped HK$1 billion city track. The probe will include talking to jockeys and a close scrutiny of race films and race falls including Wednesday's four falls - one when the rider was pulling up.19 Apr 1996 - 12:00am
TO a visitor, the rules involving retained jockeys in Hong Kong taking rides outside the stable are head-shakingly complex.
In any other racing jurisdiction a jockey will be engaged by a trainer or an owner if he is available to ride. It is basically that simple.29 Jan 1996 - 12:00am
JOCKEYS and trainers can have few complaints at all with the new deal which the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club announced yesterday.
As for racing as a whole, there seems to be more merit in the jockey proposals than those affecting the trainers.12 Oct 1993 - 12:00am
TOP jockey Tony Cruz yesterday attacked the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club's policy towards local riders.
''No one gives a damn about us,'' he complained shortly after returning from a successful summer's riding in Europe and North America.1 Sep 1993 - 12:00am