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John Bary orchestrates wonders for lonesome music-lover Jimmy Choux

New Zealand trainer John Bary has been training horses for less than four years, but he has relied upon his unique polo background and used some unorthodox methods to help solo traveller Jimmy Choux settle into his Hong Kong base.

Thursday, 8 December, 2011, 12:00am

Pair warned over pre-race chatter

Two leading apprentice riders have been warned about pre-race discussion of their tactics, as embattled Keith Yeung Ming-lun received another ban, this time for failing to ride to instructions.

27 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Kingdom back where he belongs

Singapore's senior handicapper Mike Wanklin says Sacred Kingdom is back on top of the world, confirming the Hong Kong star performed to his former 123 international rating in Sunday night's KrisFlyer Sprint.

19 May 2009 - 12:00am

Ranking system flaw costs Zarkava top spot in world charts

Did you read anywhere that Europe's unbeaten superstar filly Zarkava was the best horse on the planet in the World Thoroughbred Rankings? No? How could you possibly have missed that?

21 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Magical moments that cemented HK's place on the world stage

The 30th anniversary of Sha Tin racecourse and the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Cup, as an international race, is an appropriate moment to marvel at just how far the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races (HKIR) have come.

Extraordinary pieces of racing theatre have enthralled fans at Sha Tin and worldwide through the magic of television.

6 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Caulfield Cup effort pivotal for Ruler's Hong Kong date

Arculli's NZ star aiming for Vase

A horse part-owned by former Jockey Club chairman Ronald Arculli is rated a big chance in Saturday's Group One Caulfield Cup in Melbourne, with a strong performance likely to secure an invitation to this year's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase.

14 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Gold Medal looks a winner in waiting for Tsui

Sophomore handler Me Tsui Yu-sak should have another winner coming up if the performance of Gold Medal Winner in yesterday's dirt barrier trial at Sha Tin is anything to judge by.

28 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Kingdom's win 'not as impressive'

With comparisons being made with Fairy King Prawn and even Silent Witness, the weight of expectation was almost too much for Sacred Kingdom, who kept his unbeaten status intact but looked significantly more mortal in his third win.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Fradd's ban could set a dangerous precedent

Tomorrow's appeal by Robbie Fradd against an 11-meeting suspension holds an unusual level of importance for the Hong Kong racing industry.

And it goes way beyond the giving deserved relief to the aggrieved jockey from the consequences of a decision against him by the club's stipendiary stewards.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

Durandal aims to strike it rich

Hong Kong's domination will come under threat from powerful Japanese raider

Recent history says the Europeans will struggle to compete in the $14 million Hong Kong Mile and the powerful Japanese galloper Durandal can strike a blow in revenge for Hong Kong's domination of the last two runnings.

12 Dec 2004 - 12:00am