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  1. Dubai to host 2009 World Cup Sevens

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Dubai will host the 2009 World Cup Sevens. The International Rugby Board awarded the tournament to the Arabian Gulf Rugby Football Union, which will host the showpiece event- including a women's World Cup for the first time- in February 2009. 'This is a good result for Asia. I was pleasantly surprised that Dubai beat Melbourne for the hosting rights,' said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591870/dubai-host-2009-world-cup-sevens
  2. World Cup stars to race in HK

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... on strong runs at Saturday's Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan. Hong Kong Jockey Club executive director of racing Bill Nader said an increase in international runners was expected in both races. 'We're in a pretty good spot to have quite a few of the horses from World Cup night make their way over,' he said. 'With the Champions Mile, in the past we've had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997209/world-cup-stars-race-hk
  3. Bad starts cost HK contenders in Dubai

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan last night. Joy And Fun was left the sole Hong Kong-runner in the Al Quoz Sprint after the surprise late scratching of Eagle Regiment and missed the start ... the inaugural Dubai Gold Cup to be abandoned mid-race, to be rescheduled until later in the evening. The Godolphin-owned stayer broke a fore leg and sent Silvestre De Souza crashing to the turf about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997169/bad-starts-cost-hk-contenders-dubai
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/628960/hk-focusing-asian-qualifiers-planning-dubai
  5. Dubai's Super Saturday gives Hong Kong runners hope

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken While we are thinking international, some of Hong Kong's six-strong team for the Dubai World Cup meeting will have taken encouragement from Super Saturday at Meydan. ... as then and the level of form he has been in lately at Sha Tin will do the job nicely. It isn't often that we can muster six runners for a meeting of the standing of the Dubai World Cup, but March 30 might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995380/dubais-super-saturday-gives-hong-kong-runners-hope
  6. Foreign service could boost HK World Cup bid

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on qualifying for the ICC World Cup in 2015. Opener Irfan has plied his trade in the English club scene in past seasons, but now the Hong Kong Cricket Association is looking to secure him and other top ... look ahead to the 2015 World Cup qualifiers,' said Hong Kong head coach Charlie Burke (pictured). There are four places available for associate nations at the 2015 World Cup ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992857/foreign-service-could-boost-hk-world-cup-bid
  7. Dubai mission is not a no-brainer

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the gelding's connections have every right to be careful with their choices. To anyone else, it looks a no-brainer to make the trip to Dubai in the aftermath of his stroll to win the Gold Cup on Sunday. The five-year-old would represent one of the best chances of desert glory ever sent by Hong Kong. Whether the US$10 million World Cup or US$5 million Duty Free were to be the target, that's an awful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993959/dubai-mission-not-no-brainer
  8. World's best for QE II Cup

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alan Aiken Being the second leg of the World Racing Championships might be over for the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin next month but it hasn't stopped ... spanning five continents look healthy. The $14 million QE II Cup, 2,000m, on April 23 had been part of the World Racing Championships (WRC) in its death throes, paving the way for Vengeance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539493/worlds-best-qe-ii-cup
  9. Dubai could provide rich pickings for HK

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to be hammered out. And Dubai this week announced the revitalisation of its World Cup carnival, converting the event from a one-day gala to a 10-meeting extravaganza. Fifty-five races worth US$21 million will now comprise the Dubai World Cup meeting, staged over a two-month period from the end of January until the Cup meeting at the end of March, including 16 Group or Listed races. As with previous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428140/dubai-could-provide-rich-pickings-hk
  10. Barkat at HK helm for World Cup warm-up

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Former wicketkeeper Waqas Barkat has been handed the captaincy as Hong Kong look at kick starting their preparations for the ICC World Cup qualifiers ... This is the start of our build-up to the World Cup qualifiers in 2014 in New Zealand,' Burke said. 'We will be trying out a couple of new faces as we also look ahead to this October's ACC ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004372/barkat-hk-helm-world-cup-warm

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