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  1. Purton more interested in Little Bridge than himself

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the biggest of deals. It's not as if it is a battle for first and second,' Purton said. 'But I do hope Little Bridge wins Horse of the Year. He was the only Hong Kong horse to win ... Prebble's six-year stranglehold as runner-up. Purton holds a one-win advantage over Prebble (63-62), but is more concerned about whether Royal Ascot victor Little Bridge will be announced Horse ...

  2. Water under bridge as Zac makes royal return

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Almost a year to the day separated Zac Purton's highs and lows as a jockey in Hong Kong- his King's Stand Stakes win on Little Bridge at Royal ... but he did commit to leaving it behind. Fast forward to June 19 this year, and Purton, 29, went from toasted in Hong Kong to the toast of Hong Kong, coolly landing Little Bridge's victory ...

  3. Little Bridge has solid foundations

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com The blink-and-you'll-miss it nature of the HK$14 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint (1,200m) means everything has to go the winner's way. A half-step slow out of the gates, jockey error or simple bad luck in running equals 'race over' in the most frantic and unpredictable of the Group Ones on International Day. Little Bridge ...

  4. Little Bridge can make it big in TT

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... stocks meant barrier draws would make the difference in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint. And as it turns out, the Group Two lead-up winner, Little Bridge, has drawn a good marble again ... as well. Little Bridge is the banker, but Entrapment has to be included on the strength of his amazing consistency and possible upside. Hong Kong sprinters have won eight of the last nine runnings ...

  5. Football helps bridge the great divide

    Posted Nov 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Doug Nairne, Peter Goff

    ... itself. Two of the players are from Hong Kong. It was a small, but important step forward in North Korea's relations with the outside world at a time when tensions are rising in the region. ... 'It was incredible. The football and music combination built an enormous bridge. The Koreans loved it and now want to make it an annual event, only bigger, with more players and spectators ...

  6. Happy to play mind games

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the world's most popular 'mind games'- bridge. Despite its global appeal, bridge's popularity among Hong Kong's teenagers faces strong competition from other activities. ... The Hong Kong Contract Bridge Association is an official member of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China. Louis, 18, a Form Six student at Kwun Tong Maryknoll College, ...

  7. 'Cold' Chung too hot for local rivals

    Posted Feb 09th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Chung Yan-kwei shivered his way across the bridges of Kowloon peninsula and braved the cold to finish as Hong Kong's top representative runner in the men's Open marathon. 'It is the coldest marathon I have taken part in and I have run in all previous races. It was especially windy running across the bridges and it made it a bit difficult. But I'm ...

  8. Ascot-bound Bridge will avoid Caviar

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox Little Bridge will be on trial for a trip to Royal Ascot in the Sprint Cup later this month, but trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing said his stable star will have just one start ... Little Bridge head to the King's Stand Stakes (1,000m) on June 29, where he could face local rival Joy And Fun, who trainer Derek Cruz confirmed as a likely runner. Shum ruled out backing up ...

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    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... then the Leadville 100 (Aug 17) in the Colorado Rockies, and finishing off with the Wasatch Front (Sept 6) in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. Hong Kong is represented by Andre Blumberg, 43, a German IT director ... difficult part is getting through the lottery for the Western States 100,” says Blumberg, who returned to Hong Kong on Tuesday after the first Slam. The race, the world’s oldest 100-mile race ...

  10. Cruz's well-beaten veteran will head home after pulling up well

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken While Little Bridge was enjoying the winner's attention after the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, Hong Kong's other runner in the race, Joy And Fun, was finishing out of sight and mind in 16th place but has emerged unscathed. Unlike his 13th at Ascot two years ago in the Golden Jubilee Stakes, when the Derek Cruz-trained gelding finished ...




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