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  1. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Marouane Fellaini keeps dark horses Belgium in the race

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:13am

    ... Belgium coach Marc Wilmots Fellow substitute Dries Mertens fired home 10 minutes later after a pass from Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard to secure the three points for Belgium, tipped as dark horses ...

  2. Sport

    Queen Elizabeth’s champion horse, Estimate, fails dope test

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 12:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Queen’s horse fails dope test A horse owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth which won one of England’s most prestigious races has failed a drugs test, ... and knowledge of horse racing which dates back to the 88-year-old monarch’s childhood, cheered on Estimate, saddled by top trainer Michael Stoute, when the now five-year-old filly won at Ascot last ...

  3. Sport - Racing - COMMENT

    Why horse racing in Hong Kong is a different beast entirely

    Posted May 01st 2014, 08:10pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... question asked more than any other is this: what is different between racing in Australia and Hong Kong? It’s remarkable that a sport which has the same premise – horses running around in a circle ... The most important is racing’s position in the pecking order. Move over rugby, step aside soccer – horse racing is the main game in town. And the sheer scale of interest would make Don King proud. ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Blitzbokke in front by a nose in two-horse Sevens race

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:24pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... matters more is winning the Hong Kong Sevens, the world's gold-standard tournament. While it has turned out to be a two-horse race, as it has for most of the season, it doesn't mean ... and South Africa with two tournament wins this season. No one else has been able to break the dominance of the big three. "It looks like a two-horse race right now for the World Series title, ...

  5. Sport - Racing - Champion Awards

    Horse of the Year designed for success

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 12:04am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com John Moore-trained Derby winner takes top prize in Champion Awards Horse of the Year designed for success Everything went according to the script at the Champion Awards on Friday night in the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, as John Moore-trained Derby winner Designs On Rome followed a familiar pattern from previous honours to take the top prize as the Horse ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    The racecourse with no horses, beer or people

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 07:21pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy In the space of eight days we’ve experienced a race meeting without horses and a racecourse with no beer – and this Wednesday night we ... the idea that people either didn’t know or didn’t care there were no horses racing, as we were issued a friendly reminder by the Jockey Club staffer manning the counter: “You know ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    South African horses world beaters despite tough travel rules

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 06:06pm by Michael Cox

    ... for those wishing to compete on foreign shores. For a horse to leave South Africa, planning has to begin nearly 12 months ahead of a race. In a sport involving powerful but fragile athletes, where ... Michael Cox Follow @twitter South African Douglas Whyte and a host of the champion jockey’s countrymen have had an indelible influence on race riding around the world, and trainer Mike de ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Brett Prebble breathes easy after race-to-race double

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 10:42pm by Alan Aitken

    ... morning Francis put the tongue tie on for his work and he was a different horse," Prebble said. Win Along had already been wearing the tongue tie for most of his racing career, so Prebble ... not the last time. Bunker Shot has raced well enough in three attempts at Happy Valley and on the all-weather track, but the switch to Sha Tin was the making of him. "He's a big horse, big ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Clubs jockey for top-four finish as two-horse race grips Premiership

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 08:22pm

    ... Staff Reporter WhichWay Valley and Leighton Asia HKCC have emerged as joint favourites for Paul Y Premiership honours, leaving the rest of the clubs jockeying to finish in the top-four when the season resumes in full on Saturday. A narrow 21-20 win by Val ...

  10. Sport - Racing - GROUP ONE HORSES

    Landmark season for Hong Kong horses at home and abroad

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:15pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... after a record contingent of eight horses across five races this season. One likely to return is Rich Tapestry, with Chang searching for a dirt track. A touted tilt at the Breeders’ Cup Dirt ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Landmark stretch at home and abroad Four Group One races and a Group Three abroad, and four of the six international Group Ones at home: the Bauhinia ...




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