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  1. Why Becks chose land of the freeway

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that are so loud the French media call the place caisse de resonance (soundbox). Instead, Becks will be making the commute from his home in Beverly Hills over to the dreaded 405 and 38 kilometres of soul-stunting gridlock down to the industrial haze of Carson, California, to play in the 27,000-seat Home Depot Centre, affectionately referred to as The Toolbox. This is not in any way, shape or form ...

  2. California Memory out to claim bragging rights

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Hong Kong's greatest racetrack rivalry will be renewed tomorrow, with California Memory getting the right draw to replicate his International Day upset of Ambitious Dragon and capture back-to-back Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cups. California Memory announced his arrival as a legitimate Group One horse in last year's Gold Cup, the Tony ...

  3. Cruz hoping California Memory can again cut the Dragon down to size

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Trainer Tony Cruz is probably the only man hoping it really isn't the Year of the Dragon as his natty grey California Memory renews his rivalry with Ambitious Dragon in Sunday's Group One, HK$8 million Stewards' Cup at Sha Tin. Ambitious Dragon defeated California Memory in the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup last season ...

  4. Stars set to come out for Mission Hills World Cup

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... their pairings yesterday for the Omega Mission Hills World Cup at Hainan Island in November. Schwartzel is joined in a powerful South African line-up by 2010 British Open golf champion Louis Oosthuizen, ... and Francesco Molinari in 2009. The Italian brothers will defend their title at the Mission Hills Resort, from November 24 to 27. Last year's US PGA champion, Martin Kaymer of Germany, will have ...

  5. Golden Bear remains bullish on courses

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Melanie Ho The Croatian parliamentary cabinet, Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov and those in the northern Mexican state of Baja California have all been influenced by Jack Nicklaus. Nearly two ... 'Global Ambassador', was in Shenzhen to receive an award from Mission Hills, site of one of his 13 courses in China. He first visited the country in 1993 when he designed a course ...

  6. California Memory in great form, Cruz insists

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken The grey with the stunning finishing burst, California Memory, surprised quite a few with his last-to-first win in the Hong Kong Gold Cup last time and, back at the scene ... year when sixth as favourite. Few Gold Cup winners, however, have put up a performance like California Memory's effort, posting the win of the season and even surpassing the Hong Kong Cup ...

  7. Tsang is King of the Hills

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Stone Tsang Siu-keung reinforced his growing reputation as Hong Kong's leading trail runner by winning the final race of the North Face King of the Hills mountain marathon series at Sai Kung yesterday. The Champion System Adventure Team star (pictured) beat teammate Darren Benson by almost seven minutes over the 37.5-kilometre course. Tsang clocked three ...

  8. American makes his mark in Dubai

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by eventual winner Richard Hills, who won the second leg on Sirocco Breeze, before securing minor placings later in the night. Gryder was originally granted a licence to ride here until March 15, ...

  9. Office golfers tee off amid the A4 and paper tray hills

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Merrill Lynch staff turn premises into course for fund-raising mini-golf day Putting between walls of A4 paper and driving from 'document tray' hills, staff of Merrill ... as well as we did on this course,' Mr Li said. Ahead of the mini-golf day, Merrill had raised HK$700,000 from its annual golf day at the Mission Hills Golf Club in Dongguan. About 100 ...

  10. New challenge as intrepid sailors take to the hills

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... that thought into the damp, cold night when the boats have been out on the water for hours and people have run up not one hill, but three or four, and the image is slightly less placid. ... 'It's quite a unique event in Hong Kong terms,' said Aberdeen Boat Club commodore Barry Hill. 'It's the only event that combines the sailing and running capabilities.' While ...




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