Alan Aitken

Alan Aitken

Alan Aitken has worked in all facets of the media and was the master of the famous AJC Punters Podium at Sydney racecourses for many years. He was one of Australia's most respected racing journalists over almost two decades with The Sydney Morning Herald before joining SCMP in 2001. Alan also has extensive magazine and radio experience and is a respected racing form analyst.

Latest from Alan Aitken

All is forgiven as the real Pakistan Star stands up on Champions Day
Ivictory up to John Size’s challenge in the Chairman’s Sprint Prize
Boom sprinter Hot King Prawn beaten, but not disgraced
‘It’s the best opportunity I’ve ever had’: John Size is at the peak of his powers
John Size’s Ping Hai Star set to shine in Group One QE II Cup
Nash Rawiller’s disqualification gives Sam Clipperton a chance on Mr Stunning in Chairman’s Sprint Prize
Beat The Clock, Pakistan Star and Beauty Generation draw the inside alleys for the Champions Day features
His win was only narrow, but stick with Chris So’s Eighty Eighty
Title race alive as Zac Purton snares five at Happy Valley
Blizzard stretches out to Champions Mile, but Lion City riches are in Ricky Yiu’s sights
Tommy Berry to miss Happy Valley meeting but expects to be right for Champions Day
John Size’s Money Boy can run over the top of his rivals at Happy Valley
Why are there small fields for the Group Ones on Champions Day?
Emerald Spur, Xiang Bai Qi impress in their Hong Kong debuts
Redemption in the wind as forgotten Lucky Bubbles and Brett Prebble get back together
Title race heating up as Zac Purton eats into Joao Moreira’s lead again
Umberto Rispoli elects to sit out Champions Day with suspension
Coby Boy salutes but favourite Harmony Hero pulls up lame
Amazing Satchmo looks hard to beat at Sha Tin with Joao Moreira in the saddle
Richard Gibson’s Victory Power catches the eye on debut
Zac Purton notches his 800th Hong Kong winner
Paying higher prices for yearlings isn’t a guarantee of a better horse
Can Travel Emperor handle the unique Happy Valley circuit?
Ruthven out of QE II Cup as vet test embargoed after blood-in-trachea finding
Tony Millard’s promising Strathspey puts writing on the wall at Sha Tin
John Size’s Prawn Baba finds his rhythm and upsets Derby horses
John Moore strikes again as Styling City dominates on debut at Sha Tin
Umberto Rispoli wins on Fiama just 23 days after smashing his collarbone
Prawn Baba set to sizzle and upstage Hong Kong Derby contestants at Sha Tin
Peter Ho’s Jolly Gains catches the eye at Happy Valley