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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. CUP

    Posted Nov 24th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... has accepted an invitation to bring Epalo, the 2004 World Series champion, to Sha Tin showpiece. The American presence has been fairly low profile since Val's Prince took the Cup in 1997. ... for next month's $18 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup a more accurate sense of how high the bar will be set. Alexander Goldrun lifted the Cup last year as a three-year-old filly and from ...

  9. VOX POP

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the moment. Dubai is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The Palm Jumeirah is the eighth wonder of the world and a landmark project. There is definitely a property bubble forming ... Reports by Foster Wong in Dubai Name Monir Andi Eld Age 35 Occupation Chartered surveyor Country Britain Target An apartment on The Palm Jumeirah Budget More than GBP200,000 ($2.7million) ...

  10. Melbourne Cup visits Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... is working its way around the world, rather like an Olympic torch, and lighting up hundreds of dreams along the way. The Cup caravan has already been to England, Ireland, Dubai and Singapore ... Murray Bell The Melbourne Cup, one of the great sporting trophies of the racing world, has arrived in Hong Kong in its new role as a cultural, business and tourism envoy for the Australian ...




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