Peter Chapple-Hyam, the only remaining trainer who failed to reach the 12-winner target in the season which ended last Sunday, is to be asked to explain his poor record as the Jockey Club yesterday made clear it is determined to press on with its performance assessment ofFriday, 22 June, 2001, 12:00am
The Jockey Club calls them criteria. Or guidelines. But now we know what they really are: RULES. And the Club made it clear yesterday that anyone who breaks the rules - not necessarily all of them, but especially the golden rule of 12 winners per season - will face dismissal.22 Jun 2001 - 12:00am
Red Devil could provide a decent bit of win and place value in the sixth event on this afternoon's 10-race Sha Tin card.
The Arazi four-year-old raced well enough for Alex Wong Siu-tan last season though the suspicion from his trackwork was that he wasn't quite fulfilling his potential. In the close season he made the short hop to Wylie Wong's stables.14 Oct 2000 - 12:00am
Born Dragon yesterday looked set to continue where he left off for trainer Lawrie Fownes at the end of last season with a speedy second in the first of four all-weather barrier trials at Sha Tin.
The son of boom Southern Hemisphere stallion Zabeel appeared potentially smart with some promising efforts as a griffin two seasons ago.22 Sep 1999 - 12:00am
British champion jockey Kieren Fallon was involved in a bizarre dual double declarations mix-up yesterday that prompted an unprecedented draw and kept publication of tomorrow's Sha Tin starters delayed for an hour.22 Jan 1999 - 12:00am
Trainer Geoff Lane has not had the best of starts to the season with only one winner on the board as we near the end of the second month.
But things could have been so different as no fewer than seven of his charges have finished second.24 Oct 1998 - 12:00am
EMERGING local trainer Wylie Wong looks set for a decent end to the season if yesterday's Sha Tin trackwork session is anything to go by.
Wong's youngsters Five Stars Shining and Aly Baba worked together through a very serious piece and both are worth following over the concluding two months of the campaign.29 Mar 1998 - 12:00am
Piece Of Cake can help punters to a slice of the mouth watering $50 million-plus Triple Trio jackpot carried forward to tomorrow's Gold Cup card at Sha Tin.
Trainer Wylie Wong's galloper has been crying out for a move up in distance and tomorrow he encounters a suitable looking 2,000 metres in the third event which opens the Triple Trio.27 Mar 1998 - 12:00am
Veteran galloper Nervous Witness is working with the zest of a three-year-old.
The Geoff Lane-trained gelding hasn't won since the start of last season but he's crept down the handicap scale and appears to have been revitalised by a move to Lane's yard.11 Mar 1998 - 12:00am
Hoist with their own petard.
When the great bard William Shakespeare penned this phrase for Hamlet, he was as far removed from Hong Kong's stipendiary stewards as seems possible.3 Mar 1998 - 12:00am
Haste is a poor servant to justice, as is unsupported evidence from parties directly involved in a serious racing inquiry where careers could be at stake.3 Feb 1998 - 12:00am
MELBOURNE champion jockey Steven King opened his Hong Kong account this time around with a slashing win on bottomweight Golden Double (6-1) to complete a memorable day for local trainer Wylie Wong.7 Dec 1997 - 12:00am
Golden Double can finish all over the top of his rivals to take the fourth event on tonight's card for local handler Wylie Wong and the leading English rider Alan Munro.12 Nov 1997 - 12:00am
Monopoly Senior is one of the first horses to look out for when the entries are published tomorrow for next Wednesday night's meeting on the Sha Tin dirt.
These all-weather fixtures lack any kind of atmosphere and are guaranteed to drive the crowds away from racing further but they do throw up specialist performers who can be followed from one meeting to the next.14 May 1997 - 12:00am
LOCAL trainer Wylie Wong has been one of the quiet achievers of the season and in Goodwill he appears to have another future winner.
The son of Green Dancer has been noted making headway in both his starts without really threatening prior to yesterday's run in the eighth event won by Good Choice.4 May 1997 - 12:00am