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Lee works his magic to correct 'terrible' behaviour

Almond Lee said Great Pegasus was so badly behaved when he arrived at his stables that he had struggled to saddle the gelding.

Thursday, 26 January, 2012, 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

Living in this climate, my leather watch strap has started to smell, but I don't want to ruin it by cleaning it the wrong way. What is the right way?

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Masterful Prebble can upset Whyte again

Brett Prebble and Douglas Whyte return from their southern hemisphere expeditions of yesterday with terrific chances in today's Sha Tin Jockey Challenge but, with slightly less jetlag and at a slightly bigger price, Prebble is the man to back at opening odds of $3.30.

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Bank on Bravo to deliver the goods

Punters won't have to wait for the International Trial races on Sunday to see a top grade horse - and Triple Trio players will be pinning their hopes on the strong chance that the John Size-trained Lucky Bravo will give a glimmer of his huge potential in the final leg of the exotic, which carries a jackpot of HK$3.45 million.

19 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Victory Mascot holds the edge

Tomorrow night's Bank Street Handicap (2,200m) at Happy Valley appears an ideal race for a banker play in the HK$3.8 million jackpot Triple Trio - with in-form Victory Mascot making appeal ahead of three other quality stayers.

16 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Successful Era to give TT players a flying start

Brett Prebble will be hungry to reclaim the premiership lead while Douglas Whyte starts a four-meeting ban and Successful Era can help his quest for a first riding title in Hong Kong by winning the opening leg of tomorrow night's Triple Trio at Happy Valley, which is estimated to reach HK$9 million.

27 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Mostly a day to forget for top trainer

6 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Wellington riding high with royal saddles

Times Square may have problems with its public space but there's no dispute about the merit of the recent classy exhibits. The mall's savvy curators are back in the saddle again with some ancient royal saddles.

2 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Lack of facilities is threatening surge in interest

Applicants face two- to three-year wait to join public riding schools

Thanks to its competition status in the 2008 Olympic Games, equestrianism has become something of a local passion. Fired by curiosity, growing numbers of Hongkongers from all strata of society have taken the bit between their teeth and are queueing up to learn to ride.

25 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Making light of danger

In the wake of the sickening falls of Douglas Whyte and Chris Munce on Saturday came two stories which showed the lighter side of a potentially dark moment.

Jockey Club commentator Mark Richards reported that Munce had been taken to hospital with 'nothing major wrong, maybe a few broken bones but he's basically quite OK'.

15 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Careless riding cases on the increase

If it seems like there have been a lot of careless riding charges so far this season, that's because there have been.

27 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

'My horse was hit and reacted quickly. I lost an iron and was out of the saddle and I thought I was down'

French jockey Eric Legrix came back from the brink to win three at Sha Tin last night then declared Rainbow And Gold the local horse 'most likely' for the Hong Kong Vase in December.

10 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Careless Legrix in hot water again

Eric Legrix was suspended for five meetings yesterday after being found guilty of careless riding on Cheval D'Or in the eighth race. It was the French jockey's third ban for the offence this season, and he has also been reprimanded for careless riding on two occasions.

5 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Super Gain's loss has silver lining

Super Gain looked an unlucky loser of last night's sixth event but out of bad there is at least some good in that he should now start next season a very well handicapped horse.

Last season he won from a rating of 52 and was a good second off 59.

11 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Full Speed Ahead for value

Veteran trainer Wong Tang-ping could pull off a shock victory in the fifth event at Sha Tin today with the well-placed Full Speed Ahead.

In a Classes One and Two field over 1,400 metres where many are in indifferent form, Full Speed Ahead can certainly reach the frame at a most attractive price - and a win would not be a massive shock.

11 Apr 1998 - 12:00am