Racecourse Station

Thursday Think-tank

Five things we're all wondering about

1 Report that tycoons sought post-1997 lease for Hong Kong for HK$10 billion ... Forget treason, it would've been a bad business deal given that after the 1997-98 financial crisis, everything was cheaper

Thursday, 5 July, 2007, 12:00am

All-clear at Sha Tin

Security sweeps of Sha Tin racecourse yesterday came up empty and the 11-race card went ahead without a hitch. Jockey Club director of security Stephen Chandler described it as 'business as usual' after an incident-free first meeting following Wednesday's sabotage attempt at Happy Valley, where remote-controlled projectiles were buried in the turf.

26 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Club steps up racecourse security measures

The Jockey Club has stepped up security at Sha Tin racecourse in the aftermath to Wednesday's bizarre sabotage attempt, where projectile launching devices were buried in the turf where the starting stalls were to be located at the 1,200 metres start at Happy Valley.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

'We need to plan very carefully'

Kurt Schwartz is the manager of the Hong Kong Jockey Club's racecourse catering service. The Swiss national joined the club 12 years ago, having worked as F&B manager for the New World Group and the first phase of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

10 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

New $400 million parade ring at Sha Tin 'worth cost'

Jockey Club executive director of racing Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges yesterday defended the cost of the club's $400 million parade ring at Sha Tin as a realistic investment to counter competition, then declared it 'a world benchmark that should make Hong Kong proud'.

4 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Punters' paradise

When the starter's gun sounded at Sha Tin racecourse on October 7, 1978, the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club made history - again.

9 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Sha Tin has something for everyone

Built almost entirely on reclaimed land, Sha Tin racecourse is more than just a modern racetrack used only for certain times of the year.

Extensive landscaping of the infield has transformed the course into one of Hong Kong's largest public parks, Penfold Park, enjoyed by thousands every weekend.

17 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Sha Tin punter nets $110m Triple Trio payout

A punter yesterday won $110,102,860 on the Triple Trio - the second-highest payout ever - on the final day of the season at Sha Tin.

17 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Revolutionary racetrack timing system planned

The Jockey Club hopes to revolutionise race coverage in Hong Kong by the beginning of next year with the installation of the world's most advanced race and trackwork timing system.

16 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Punters to count on Good Friends

International Sale griffin Good Friends put in a much improved effort when staying on strongly in the fifth event won by Stoic at Sha Tin yesterday.

24 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Trainer's speed at crash probed

Police are investigating whether racehorse trainer Eddie Lo Kwok-chow was speeding when his car overturned after a collision with a taxi opposite Sha Tin racecourse yesterday.

Mr Lo and a taxi passenger were treated at Prince of Wales Hospital and were later discharged.

1 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

So counting lucky stars after staging great escape

THE luckiest young man walking around Hong Kong today is apprentice jockey Richard K. M. So who miraculously escaped injury in the Brilliant Diamond incident at Sha Tin yesterday.

So was a late replacement rider for The Academy and it's a ride he could certainly have done without.

12 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

No escalators

I REGULARLY go the horse racing at Sha Tin Racecourse. In spite of the crowds using Sha Tin KCR Station, there are still no station escalators. How does the KCR Corporation expect handicapped people to use the station? I urge the Jockey Club to put pressure on the KCR Corporation, to put in escalators as soon as possible. All the other KCR stations have escalators; why not this one?

5 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Racing special

SPECIAL trains will be put on for the first day of the horse racing season tomorrow at Sha Tin. The trains will run between Kowloon and Racecourse Station from 11 am to 2.15 pm and 3.15 pm to 7.25 pm.

10 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Hype kicks off as Jacko gigs loom

TO the Conrad at noon yesterday where a press conference had been called to announce the Second Coming. As all his devotees probably know by now, the patron saint of moonwalking Michael Jackson is heading to town again (the first time was six years ago when he stayed for nearly three weeks taking in the sights and sounds).

7 Jul 1993 - 12:00am