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  1. HK women set sights on Dubai World Cup

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay A mother of twins will be among the Hong Kong women's squad who will be bidding this weekend to win a berth at next year's World Cup Sevens in Dubai. After giving ... are also Asian Games qualified. The women's tournament will be played with the men's qualifiers. Nine teams from Asia will vie for three places in the inaugural Women's World Cup ...

  2. Sheikh's vision leaves the world gasping

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Emirates also hinted strongly, without being tied down to a precise number, that a lift from its US$6 million stake to US$10 million for the Dubai World Cup (DWC) was possible, if not next year ... accounting for a mere five per cent of GDP. That first, ground-breaking Dubai World Cup won by Cigar might seem like yesterday, but it's now 13 years ago. And for every year along the way, ...

  3. HK squad secure spot in Dubai

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Crushing defeat of Taiwan takes local team to the Rugby World Cup Sevens Hong Kong have won a place in the Rugby World Cup Sevens, which will be held in Dubai next year. ... Kong coach Rodney McIntosh. The 24-team Rugby World Cup Sevens will be held from March 5-7 next year in Dubai. It will be the first World Cup to include both men's and women's teams. ...

  4. HK focusing on Asian qualifiers before planning for Dubai

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The one-year countdown for the World Cup Sevens in Dubai began yesterday. But Hong Kong official Ivan Torpey has ignored that date, for he has another more important ... year's World Cup Sevens in Dubai: 2 ...

  5. Seeding blow to HK's World Cup Sevens quest

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will have to travel a rocky road in their bid to book a place in the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Dubai as they are unlikely to be given top-dog status ... March's Rugby World Cup Sevens. Hong Kong have participated in all four previous World Cups. They were invited to take part in the inaugural tournament in 1993 at Murrayfield, Scotland, then won ...

  6. Dubai carnival will only get bigger and better

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... leading into World Cup night is establishing itself as a real proposition for second-tier horses from all around the world. Now in its fifth year, the carnival continues to grow in stature ... by no means high stakes by Hong Kong standards, but an entree to a US$1 million race on World Cup night if he was able to handle the surface. The gelding pulled savagely in running so his failure had ...

  7. Pataca ready for Dubai tilt

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... HK$8 million Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup (2,000m) proving he was ripe and ready for the world stage. Viva Pataca, owned by Macau casino magnate Stanley Ho Hung-sun, was as dominant on the turf ... Of Rain's final Hong Kong start last year before jetting to Dubai and felling some of the world's best 2,400-metre horses in the Sheema Classic, the world's equal-richest race on turf. ...

  8. Kudos to pioneer De Kock for brilliant Dubai outing as South Africa make their mark on big night

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Dubai debrief wouldn't be complete without giving due credit to Mike de Kock for a tremendous result on the world's richest horse-racing card. The outstanding South African horseman, a good friend and contemporary of our own David Ferraris, won two races on the big night, as well as second in the Dubai World Cup with Asiatic Boy and an unlucky third ...

  9. Cox Plate and HK Cup on Jay Peg's agenda

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Marcus had to hand over the training to Brown, he has been trackside for each of the Group One wins in Dubai and Singapore. 'I wouldn't have missed it for the world,' Marcus said ... Murray Bell Singapore Airlines International Cup hero Jay Peg will not seek glory in Europe but will be rested and then target the Cox Plate in Melbourne and the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong ...

  10. Dubai date beckons for Viva Macau

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... 'We'd like to take him to Dubai more than a month before the meeting and see if he can win one of the Group Three lead-up races, about three weeks before World Cup night, to qualify him ... for- the Dubai Duty Free or Dubai World Cup,' Matsuda told the Dubai Racing Club. ...




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