Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club

Biancone heading for third sitting

Master French trainer Patrick Biancone must return to the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club headquarters again this afternoon to find out the result of his appeal against a $250,000 drugs fine.

Friday, 14 June, 1996, 12:00am

Irritating betting rule

Perhaps the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club would like to shed some light on what appears to be one of its latest moves to 'improve' customer service.

As a regular telebet subscriber, I have called the 2695533 number all season and have successfully placed my bets.

12 May 1996 - 12:00am

Watch kept on charity recipients

Beneficiaries of the annual social welfare 'shopping list' handed to the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club were monitored by government branches, said Secretary for Health and Welfare Katherine Fok Lo Shiu-ching. Mrs Fok said the Governor recommended a list of projects to be funded every year.

2 May 1996 - 12:00am

Chancer's bad bet

A man was arrested for allegedly presenting forged cash coupons, with a face value of $20,000, at a Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club betting shop in Yuen Long.

15 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Territory's sacred turf celebrates red-letter day

NEVER mind the Bill of Rights, the shadow government and the through-train. This was much more significant.

Five hundred and eighty-three days before the official handover, China had quietly reclaimed arguably the most important piece of the territory: the sacred turf of the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club's racecourse at Happy Valley.

26 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

New chief a far cry from club's early days

IF the first stewards of the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club had known a Chinese would one day head their institution, they would probably have closed it down there and then.

The early years of the club, which started as a racing committee in 1841, were a very British affair.

1 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Macau twists the tiger's tail

THE ailing Macau Jockey Club (MJC) have grasped a television lifeline and the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club are not amused. ATV, for two decades the forelock-tugging carrier of the Jockey Club's races, have had the temerity to do a deal with another racing authority.

2 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Adjusting to a new era

FOR the many who look back on Hong Kong's colonial past with nostalgia - not all of them elderly Britons - the news that the three 'Royal' clubs are to drop their regal prefix is an occasion for sadness. The Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club, Yacht Club and Golf Club were once proud to associate themselves with the monarchy. Now they are almost shamefaced about shedding their Royal appellation.

12 May 1995 - 12:00am

Let blank days take on true meaning

BY this advanced stage of the racing season the calendar for the new one beginning in mid-September should be all but ready for the printer. It would be prudent for the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club to make the few blank midweek dates next season meaningful. Meaningful non-racing dates?

1 May 1995 - 12:00am

Quiet Room under review

THE men-only Quiet Room at the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club is under review after a meeting of the Club House Committee raised concerns about banning women.

A spokesman for the Jockey Club said the management had been instructed to look into the issue and report back to the committee.

18 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Men-only room - harmless social quaintness

IF one took the feminist approach to its logical conclusion, then all of our toilets should also be unisex. Personally, I wouldn't mind it that much, but I suspect quite a few women might.

11 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Undoubtedly sexist

I READ your front page article and editorial comment about the sexist attitude of the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club (South China Morning Post, January 3). Interestingly, almost exactly one year ago, I wrote to complain to the powers there on precisely this attitude.

5 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Voices raised over 'sexist' quiet room

A BASTION of male privilege, the Quiet Room at the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club, is provoking a noisy protest.

The wood-panelled preserve in the Happy Valley clubhouse is for 'Gentlemen Over Age 18 Years Only' who may sit in leather armchairs beside ornate lamps and read racing, shooting and hunting journals from a well-stocked bookcase.

3 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Clear refuse

WE are a group of residents from Happy Valley who enjoy taking a walk each morning along Sports Road.

Over the last few weeks, we have noticed that a great deal of refuse has accumulated at the in-field entrance of the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club, at Wong Nei Chung Road.

It is very unpleasant and unhygienic. We urge the club to look into the matter.

2 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Bulky items not allowed in betting centres

I REFER to Mr Bill Lake's letter headlined, ''Baby barred by Jockey Club'' (South China Morning Post, August 22).

First, allow me to apologise for the frustration he experienced that day in not being allowed to bring both his child and the child's pushchair into our Sai Kung Off-Course Betting centre (OCB).

27 Aug 1994 - 12:00am