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  1. HK Cup triumph is key to Collection's Dubai journey

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The HK$20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup will be one of the smaller fields sent out for the richest 2,000m event in the world on turf, but everything it lacks in numbers ... D'Etat this morning before he is cleared to run, the Cup may be reduced to only nine runners. However, that has not been a factor in the worth of the race in the past with only 10 runners when ...

  2. Dubai success would top off good month

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... the leaderboard yesterday with a 62 that took him to joint fifth on 14-under. Poulter returns for the Omega Mission Hills World Cup from November 26-29. But first, of course, there is Dubai. 'It's all good going into the next couple of weeks,' he said. 'I'll see if I can take a good run up that Race to Dubai list and then have some fun with Ross Fisher in the World ...

  3. Pataca to focus on QE II as Ho vetoes Dubai bid

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun has vetoed a tilt at the Dubai Sheema Classic (2,400m) next month with his outstanding stayer Viva Pataca. The responsibility as Hong Kong's lone representative at the Dubai World Cup programme will now fall to sprinter Lucky Quality in the Golden Shaheen (1,200m) on the Nad Al Sheba dirt surface after Ho yesterday turned down ...

  4. Fiji's Ryder to skip Dubai

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Fiji sensation William Ryder dropped a bombshell when he withdrew from next week's World Cup in Dubai citing injury. The Japan-based star's withdrawal is a sign of the deep division in Fiji rugby following the acrimonious sacking of his mentor and coach, Waisale Serevi, last month. Ryder's pull-out not only leaves Fiji's World Cup defence ...

  5. Moore doubtful over Pataca's Dubai trip

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... was runner-up in the world's joint richest turf race- the US$5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (2,400m) last year after winning the Gold Cup, but his defeats in the QE II Cup and Champions & ... Alan Aitken The juries were still out on the merits of the win and whether Viva Pataca should head to Dubai again, but the John Moore-trained star did what he had to do in taking a sixth ...

  6. Goosen cleared for take-off to Dubai

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Budding pilot Mark Goosen will hope to fly high at the World Cup Sevens in Dubai after Cathay Pacific agreed to delay his training course so he could live out his dream. InProjects Kowloon forward Goosen had given up hopes of playing at the World Cup after pulling out of a crucial training trip to New Zealand this month due to his training commitments as a pilot. ...

  7. World Cup Countdown

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... by Michael Church The countdown clock has clicked down to less than a week to go before the Omega Mission Hills World Cup and next Thursday the quest for a new world champion will begin. With the European Tour in the midst of its climax at the Dubai World Championship, the Olazabal Course could well be welcoming the new Order of Merit champion to China's shores. After his impressive ...

  8. Dubai defeat still hard to swallow for plucky Pumas

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The chance of a lifetime was lost for Argentina when Aled Thomas scored the match-winning try for Wales in the World Cup in Dubai this month. That 19-12 defeat not only cost ... was hard to lose. It is still hard to accept we came second,' says Forrester. 'If we had won the World Cup, it would have been big news in Argentina. Coming second was okay, but rugby ...

  9. Hong Kong facing tough fight to host World Cup

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in Dubai in March, with 24 men's and 16 women's teams (the inaugural women's World Cup) competing over two or three days. Hong Kong has twice hosted the World Cup - in 1997 and 2005. ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will face stiff competition in the race to host the last World Cup Sevens in 2013 with seven other unions chasing the showcase. The International Rugby Board (IRB) ...

  10. Designers transfer Hong Kong know-how to Dubai's new metro

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai. The green line is due to open next March and, when fully operational, it will be the world's longest fully automated metro and a first ... for mass transport development for nations around the world. Public transport development in new cities like Dubai can be implemented swiftly.' Aedas not only applied first-hand experience ...




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