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  • French Group 3 winner Dicton finally lived up to his glowing credentials with a first wining turn at Kranji on Friday night.
    French Group 3 winner Dicton finally lived up to his glowing credentials with a first wining turn at Kranji on Friday night.
  • Dr. Simon Ip (centre), Chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, stands for a photo with Edouard de Rothschild (third from left), President of France Galop, Jean-Pierre Colombu (first from right), Vice President of France Galop, and Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges (second from right), after presenting the Prix Gontaut-Biron Hong Kong Jockey Club trophy to the winning connections of Talismanic.
    Dr. Simon Ip (centre), Chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, stands for a photo with Edouard de Rothschild (third from left), President of France Galop, Jean-Pierre Colombu (first from right), Vice President of France Galop, and Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges (second from right), after presenting the Prix Gontaut-Biron Hong Kong Jockey Club trophy to the winning connections of Talismanic.
  • Savabeel six-year-old Preditor (NZ) produced an electrifying finishing burst to come out on top in an all-Karaka finish to Sunday’s S$200,000 Listed Jumbo Jet Trophy (1400m) at Kranji, registering his first black-type win.
    Savabeel six-year-old Preditor (NZ) produced an electrifying finishing burst to come out on top in an all-Karaka finish to Sunday’s S$200,000 Listed Jumbo Jet Trophy (1400m) at Kranji, registering his first black-type win.
  • Newcomer Quadcopter took off to a brilliant winning debut for the bang-in-form duo of Hideyuki Takaoka-Olivier Placais in the $85,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1200m on Friday night.
    Newcomer Quadcopter took off to a brilliant winning debut for the bang-in-form duo of Hideyuki Takaoka-Olivier Placais in the $85,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1200m on Friday night.
  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Raymond Tam to the position of Executive Director, Corporate Affairs (“EDCA”) with effect from 15 August 2018. Raymond will be a member of the Board of Management and will report directly to the CEO.
    The Hong Kong Jockey Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Raymond Tam to the position of Executive Director, Corporate Affairs (“EDCA”) with effect from 15 August 2018. Raymond will be a member of the Board of Management and will report directly to the CEO.

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  • A totally rejuvenated Jupiter Gold defied all the scepticism whether he was a genuine 1800m horse with a scintillating win in the $1.15 million Group 1 Emirates Singapore Derby on Sunday.

  • It was an astonishing weekend in Singapore with the first three placings in the S$325,000 Group Two Aushorse Golden Horseshoe Final, along with first and third in the S$1,150,000 Group One Singapore Derby, all being filled by Australian-breds.

  • Saeed bin Suroor revealed that Thunder Snow, the impressive winner of the G1 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline at Meydan, UAE, at the end of March, could make his European return in the Prix Jacques le Marois (G1, 1m, turf, 12 August) at Deauville.

  • Bastille Day has certainly become a day to remember for Olivier Placais, but not necessarily for patriotic reasons, even if nobody can fault the French jockey for not knowing how to sing La Marseillaise with his fist on his chest.

Erwan Charpy Erwan Charpy
Mikio Matsunaga Mikio Matsunaga

Mikio Matsunaga is a Japanese based trainer who recently won the UAE Derby in Dubait with Lani, who has become a late consideration for the 2016 Kentucky Derby.

Saeed bin Suroor Saeed bin Suroor

Saeed bin Suroor (born November 16, 1968 in Dubai), is a horse racing trainer.

Satish Seemar Satish Seemar

Satish has a BA in History from St Stephen’s College in New Delhi however education and a recognized qualification with horses did not exist at that time in India and Satish yearned for equine know

  • Perseverance has been the driving force behind Richard Mullen’s career.

    He had more than 100 rides before he won his first race in August 1995.

  • Yutaka Take is a Japanese jockey. A legend in Japan, Yutaka Take made his riding debut in 1987 and currently holds seven all-time records in his native country.