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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. 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 ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Heroes at home but (mostly) zeroes overseas

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mile, but underwhelming away from home with only Little Bridge's Royal Ascot victory to show from a record number of travellers. The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races turned ... could be forgiven at the end of a tough season. Hong Kong horses had 27 runs overseas, surpassing last season's previous all-time high, and it was down to Little Bridge and Joy And Fun ...

  10. Given rates Hong Kong in the premier league for fans

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Porteous james.porteous@scmp.com This isn't the first time Shay Given, Aston Villa's new goalkeeper, has been in Hong Kong on football business, but nevertheless he ... the Premier League so it is fantastic to see it being promoted in that way.' Given said of the team's reception at Hong Kong Stadium: 'It was fantastic. What a great turnout.' ...




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