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Marked difference in tale of two sets of stewards

Events on either side of the racing world on the weekend were one of those frequent little reminders of how differently stewards go about their jobs in different places.

Wednesday, 29 June, 2011, 12:00am

Young imports make massive impression

There was a good sprinkling of money for one, and not a dollar on the other - but both recent imports Buddy Buddies and Spandau Ballet were the clear picks of the Shing Mun River Channel Handicap (1,400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.

22 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

'Dead cert' to cost the Club HK$2m

Forget currency trading, local shares or bank deposits, the Hong Kong Jockey Club will allow place and quinella betting on Sunday's Juvenile Sprint Trophy - which is likely to result in the Club handing out a 'free' HK$2 million.

24 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Victory Style ready to greet the judge

Victory Style hasn't reached the winner's circle in nearly 43 months, but he put the writing on the wall last time that he is ready to get back in the groove.

17 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Behind the doom and gloom is a win in betting turnover

Had you just arrived from out of town in time to catch the doom and gloom of a Jockey Club surplus crashing around us and the looming plight of its extensive community work, you might have been surprised to learn on Wednesday that things are reasonably healthy with racing's turnover.

5 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Jockey Club sees surplus drop 80pc in downturn

The Hong Kong Jockey Club's surplus this year has dropped by nearly 80 per cent, or HK$2.5 billion, due to the global downturn and a huge drop in investment returns, chairman John Chan Cho-chak said yesterday as he disclosed the biggest fall in years.

29 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

TT top-ups can generate more betting interest

Rebates may have given a boost over the past couple of seasons to some pools, but with the Jockey Club needing to stir up more interest in its more exotic bet types, we wondered if there isn't some merit in an idea that has been suggested to this column.

18 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

With fields already small, Club is feeling the Down Under EI factor

Today will see the first Australian-sourced shipment of horses since August arrive at Chek Lap Kok airport and the Jockey Club has breathed a collective sigh of relief.

But while the anxieties around Equine Influenza (EI) 'Down Under' are largely over, the knock-on effects will be felt in Hong Kong for some time to come.

6 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Betting types

Tierce Selecting three horses which finish first, second and third in exact order.

Trio Selecting three horses that finish first, second and third in any order.

Win Selecting the horse that wins the race.

Place selected horse must finish first, second or third.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Magnificent seven from super Bell

Followers of racing editor Murray Bell had a big day out at Sha Tin on Sunday, with the experienced hand finding seven of the first eight winners on the big 10-race Centenary Sprint Cup programme, including feature race winner Scintillation as his best bet.

7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

betting pools

Tierce Selecting three horses which finish first, second and third in exact order.

Trio Selecting three horses that finish first, second and third in any order.

Win Selecting the horse that wins the race.

Place The selected horse must finish first, second or third.

15 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Scintillating form - Hats off to Aitken

Followers of chief racing writer Alan Aitken enjoyed a monster day at the races on Sunday, with the renowned analyst form judge correctly finding six winners on top - including the $693 treble on the last three races.

1 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Punters make hay thanks to our tipsters

Followers of Racing tipsters enjoyed an enormous pay day, highlighted by a $2,689 quinella and $4,963 trio on the final event at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Racing editor Murray Bell found $513 upset winner Dr More as his third selection in race 11, and also had the placegetters Shanghai Lad and Dashing Thunder in his minor selections.

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Richards sets pace after three meetings

Mark Richards is setting a high standard after just three meetings of the new season, with his last two nap bets arriving at juicy odds.

14 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Outside alley gives Danacourt the edge

The barrier draw statistics for races down the 1,000 metres chute when the movable rail is in the C+3 position clearly underline why the John Size-trained Hong Kong debutant Danacourt holds an advantage in the third event under lights at Sha Tin tonight.

4 May 2005 - 12:00am