The two races pinpointed by the ICAC were both restricted to local jockeys. The races also involved jockeys detained in the March swoop last year and jockeys since disqualified, de-licensed or riding in Macau. The first race on March 30, 1996, went to the favourite Xanthus, ridden by former champion apprentice Simon Yim, at odds of 9-4. Xanthus won by half a length from Free Runner, a 20-1 chance ridden by Peter Ho Wah-lun, later banned by the Jockey Club and now riding in Macau. Third place in the 1,600-metre Class Five event went to Red Star, ridden by Stanley Chin, nine lengths back. The 4-1 second favourite Add Some, ridden by subsequently disqualified Rambo Tse Wai-ho who is now riding in Macau, finished sixth. The Stipendiary Stewards noted nothing unusual about the race other than some bumping at the start. There was even less official interest in Race Six on April 14, 1996, with the Stipendiary Stewards' report just six paragraphs long. It noted that American Star, ridden by Eden Cheung, hesitated as the gates opened and lost ground. The 20-1 chance finished 10th in the 14-runner Class Three event over 1,400 metres. The race was won by Heading To Win under apprentice C. K. Chung who was not licensed this season by the Jockey Club. He had given evidence at a bribery and bookmaking trial. Heading To Win (8-1) won by more than two lengths from 4-1 favourite Star Of Marble, ridden by Ricky Choi. Second favourite Leading Lantern, ridden by Chin at 9-2, finished third, a further four lengths back.