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  1. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton proves a point with Sacred success in Sydney

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 12:51am by Alan Aitken

    ... To get this opportunity and get the job done, it's very satisfying Zac Purton Although he claimed the 2008 Epsom Handicap and has ridden in a Melbourne Cup since shifting from Sydney to Hong ...

  2. Comment - Blogs - RACING

    Dirt tracks, dark racecourses and dilated pupils

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 04:29pm by Michael Cox

    ... to guests, on a Wednesday it is down to the 15,000 core members of the punting fraternity – the only requirement for membership is a desire to bet on anything. It’s hard to find a winner on a dirt ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Mr Gourmet looks appetising down in grade

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 10:20pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Gourmet appetising down in grade Dennis Yip Chor-hong-trained Mr Gourmet gets the drop back to Class Four in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Trophy (1,400m) at Sha Tin and that looks the signal for him to get back into the winner's circle. Mr Gourmet (Joao Moreira) took the drop in February and ran two excellent third placings ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong aim to shut down ‘flashy’ Tongan game

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 09:48pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hosts hoping to bounce back in their second match of IRB U20s tournament in Hong Kong HK aim to shut down flashy play of Tonga Flanker Sebastian Brien will be one of four changes in the starting line-up for Hong Kong and his orders will be to close down the ‘flashy’ game which opponents Tonga will bring in their second outing at the IRB Junior World ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Historic Chengdu meeting another hoof in the door

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 10:11pm by Michael Cox

    ... what is seen as the final frontier for the sport. Forty-eight horses were flown in for five races on a newly upgraded turf track at Jinma Racecourse in Wenjiang, Sichuan province. The feature ... of China racing Frank Gabriel Quarantine issues were the major obstacles- and the main reason the meeting was twice postponed. It was originally set down for October, and then moved from December ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Irish jockey Johnny Murtagh retires to focus on training

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 12:19am by AFP

    ... on the difficult, undulating course at Epsom Downs, south of London, where the race is staged annually. “I’ve done extremely well and when you look at the list of horses I’ve ridden, there have been some ...

  7. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Seventh heaven for Serena Williams as she downs Li Na in Miami final

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 01:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Miami Seventh heaven for Serena Williams as she downs Li Na in final Serena Williams snapped out of her early doldrums to roar to a record seventh Miami WTA title ... down. “My serve, percentage was super, super low,and I thought, ‘OK, I can serve a little better, and I know I can return better. I’m practising all these years and I have a good return. I need ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Arsene Wenger's gamble on old heads pays off with 3-1 win over West Ham

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:53am by Reuters

    ... caused uproar amongst the home fans. “Olivier is a great guy with a great mentality,” Wenger said. “At halftime he came in and was very down because he missed a great chance but he responded well in the second because mentally he is a strong guy.” Giroud, who was dropped from the starting lineup against Wigan, held off the challenge of two defenders to deftly bring down Thomas Vermaelen’s long ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Another loss, but progress for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:34pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... of a week but they had to accept that they are still some way behind the rest of the teams in the eight-team tournament. It showed as they ended with their third successive loss, going down 21-8 ... plan to perfection. "We had our opportunities, but butchered a few tries. We also didn't capitalise when they were down in numbers. Most teams would realise a time to cash in, but we ...

  10. Sport - China - SOCCER

    Loss in Melbourne piles pressure on Guangzhou

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:29pm by Michael Church

    ... to fight back from two goals down at half-time to win 4-2 in front of their home fans, but there was no way back for Lippi's side at Docklands Stadium last night as Evergrande put in a second ... Guangzhou to a 1-1 draw in their earlier meeting in the competition in Yokohama, will still be enough to see Evergrande go through. "It all goes down to the last match. We still have the chance ...




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