Mafoos celebrate the resignation of Eileen Stringer, personnel manager of the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club, in January 1978. Pictures: SCMP

When Hong Kong’s striking horse handlers brought racing to a stop

Action by stable boys at Sha Tin racecourse in dispute over pay led to three cancelled meetings before an intransigent Jockey Club manager quit, ending the stand-off

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Mafoos celebrate the resignation of Eileen Stringer, personnel manager of the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club, in January 1978. Pictures: SCMP
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