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  1. Major boost in prize money at Dubai

    Posted Sep 12th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Dubai Racing Club this week announced a major increase in prize money for the Dubai World Cup meeting, further underlining it as the world's richest day of horse ... them equal with the Japan Cup as the world's richest races on grass. The Dubai World Cup meeting to be staged at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse on Saturday, March 25, 2006, now boasts total prize ...

  2. Hong Kong face China and Sri Lanka in tough world Cup qualifying

    Posted Nov 15th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will meet China and Sri Lanka in the second qualifying round for the 2007 Rugby World Cup next May. The SAR will have to beat both these teams ... or Sri Lanka- being promoted for a last qualifying round. Asia has only one assured berth in the 20-team World Cup. The runner-up will play a team from Oceania in a play-off for a second spot. ...

  3. Dubai Duty Free adds to appeal of Asian Mile Challenge

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The world's best milers are certain to target a revamped Asian Mile Challenge in 2006 with the announcement that the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free has joined the series as the second of four legs next March. The race on the Dubai World Cup programme has recently received a dramatic uplift in stake money and will offer the biggest prize ever contested by Hong Kong ...

  4. Local star sets sail in Dubai Junior Regatta

    Posted Jan 27th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... at Dubai International Marine Club on Tuesday. Competition is expected to be fierce as the world's top young sailors battle for honours over five, gruelling days. More than 160 competitors ... for Sunday. Jamie, a Year 10 student from South Island School, is hoping to achieve a high ranking in Dubai. He will use the race as a warm-up for the World Junior Laser Championships, to be held ...

  5. Epalo is 'spot on' for QEII Cup clash- Schutz

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... of the Hong Kong Vase (Group 1) at Sha Tin last December, jetted in from Dubai, where he won the Sheema Classic over 2,400 metres on the World Cup undercard two weeks ago. Australian star Elvstroem ... Murray Bell Andreas Schutz, trainer of reigning World Series Racing champion Epalo, has assured the Hong Kong Jockey Club the horse will be spot on for the $14 million Audemars Piguet ...

  6. France bursting with pride after proving the critics wrong

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Flamboyant France coach Thierry Janeczek hailed his side's 'miracle' in reaching only their second-ever World Cup quarter-final. The Tricolores were bursting ... to reach even the Cup quarter-finals of a normal IRB Sevens, but to do it in a World Cup is something special,' said Janeczek 'It's very unexpected. It's a dream really. You ...

  7. Aussie boost for QE II Cup

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... 'It takes time for a race to really reach the consciousness of people around the world, but it looks to have happened now and this QE II Cup is looking like the best ever. We may even have ... Alan Aitken The $14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup in April will be the strongest renewal of the event in its history with Hong Kong Cup winner Alexander Goldrun returning ...

  8. South African star Greys Inn holds special interest

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... will offer a telecast and betting on two events- the Dubai Sheema Classic and Dubai Duty Free (1,777m)- and a World Cup telecast, without betting, early on Sunday morning. With runner-up Bullish Luck ... tackles the world in the Dubai Sheema Classic (2,400 metres). Hong Kong Derby-winning jockey Anthony Delpech recently described the Hong Kong-bound Greys Inn as the best horse he had ever ridden ...

  9. Two-day extravaganza step in right direction

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken It is interesting that Dubai is looking at the idea of turning the World Cup meeting into a two-day affair. Of course, Dubai has already changed its event radically in the past ... international interest with the Champions Mile as well as the QE II Cup, perhaps that could be turned into a week with two separate international meeting? While on the QE II, trainer Tony Vasil ...

  10. Silent Witness world's top-ranked sprinter- on any surface

    Posted Aug 12th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... ranked sprinter on any surface. The latest set of world rankings released this week also saw Silent Witness maintain his international rating of 123, equal with Dubai Cup hero Roses in May, ... in the mile category with his victory over Silent Witness in the Champions Mile at Sha Tin on May 14. He now shares the title of the world's top ranked miler in 2004-05, with Dubai Duty Free ...




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