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  1. Memory's desert raid still on cards

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... give him a few days off first, and then we'll look at the problems.' A trip to the desert showpiece, where he would likely face John Moore's Xtension, would mark California ...

  2. Dragon to launch desert assault

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The three Gold Cup principals will form Hong Kong's most powerful assault on a major overseas race in the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free in four weeks, following the decision by Ambitious Dragon's connections to ta ...

  3. Lucky Nine to wear shades in desert

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Trainer Caspar Fownes may add blinkers to fine tune his Hong Kong Sprint winner Lucky Nine for the US$2 million Golden Shaheen in Dubai on March 30. Fownes confirmed yesterday his dual Group One winner will be one of the s ...

  4. Twenty HK runners eye desert clash

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Free entries closed on Wednesday for events on Dubai World Cup night with 20 Hong Kong names listed and the desert showpiece has received a boost from the unexpected nomination of champion Australian sprinter, Black Caviar. Trainer Peter Moody has yet to indicate whether Black Caviar will run in Dubai, where she has been nominated for both the Al Quoz ...

  5. Glittering towers of a desert oasis

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Keith Chan Not so long ago, it was just a barren desert divided by a saltwater creek, dotted with a few fishing, pearling and trading communities. Fast-forward 30 years ... the jeep has taken you through the desert (by which point you'll be at least slightly nauseous from the bumpy ride), there are usually more activities to enjoy at the jeep companies' ...

  6. McIlroy inspires Ireland's charge

    Posted Nov 27th 2009, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... led all the way to win the Dubai Desert Classic this year- his first win on the European Tour- has had 12 top-five finishes, has performed with distinction in the majors and three weeks ago ...

  7. Joy And Fun conquers desert Sprint

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken in Dubai Joy And Fun turned giant killer with Derek Cruz and Brett Doyle to provide the highlight for Hong Kong at Dubai World Cup night as the underrated trio claimed the inaugural US$1 million Alquoz Sprint. The horse became the second Hong ...

  8. On the greens of Dubai

    Posted Jul 21st 2006, 12:00am by Alex Jenkins

    ... way around the sand course at the Dubai Country Club. The year was 1986, and the extent of the tiny emirate?s golfing facilities was nine holes crudely shaped out of the desert scrub ... their vacation on a desert coastline, where the summer heat reaches an unbearable 50 degrees Celsius? But much like that other wacky desert town in Nevada, it did work. And now Dubai is the world?s ...

  9. Danger looms in the desert

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... if it is to defy the winds blowing off the desert sands. Hong Kong has so much going for it at the moment that I can't see Dubai being a threat to us Hong Kong Rugby Football Union president Brian ...

  10. Lucky Quality in sparkling order for desert showdown

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Lucky Quality arrived safely in Dubai yesterday morning after an event-free overnight flight from Hong Kong and the countdown now begins towards the US$2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (1,200m) on the World Cup undercard at Nad Al Sheba racecour ...




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