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  1. Julian Cheung is aiming to pick a winner as he joins racing fraternity

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Lai Superstar and horse owner Aaron Kwok Fu-shing seems to have passed on the racing bug to fellow entertainer and good friend Julian Cheung Chi-lam. Following Kwok's lead, ... ago,' Cheung said. 'He gave me a huge stack of horse genealogical charts and racing statistics to study as part of my 'initiation', but I have yet to touch them. I guess you could ...

  2. Horse parade

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Prancing horses abound at the Sha Tin racecourse in the form of 126 Ferraris. Po Leung Kuk sponsored the event yesterday, which it hopes will be registered in the Guinness World Records as the largest Ferrari parade ever. The event raised $1 million for charity. ...

  3. Safeguarding RTHK

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... RTHK's live coverage of horse racing will end, and the government-controlled broadcaster may face other changes. Are safeguards needed for some aspects of its role and content? Write to us ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should horse owners' children be allowed on racecourses? I support the continuation of the arrangement by the Jockey Club to allow horse owners' children at races. The city has a rich history of horse racing dating back to 1841. Its sporting recognition and achievement are evidenced by the International Olympic Committee's decision to name Hong Kong as a venue ...

  5. Disabled rider hopes to be Games hero

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Mastering a horse is difficult even for an able-bodied person. But Nelson Yip Siu-hong, whose legs are paralysed, was not deterred by the challenge. He is the first person ... sporting history. 'I learned to ride a horse with some friends in 2001. Initially, I just wanted to try more new things,' he said. 'I decided to try to qualify for the Paralympic ...

  6. 'Bleeders' given leeway

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... discretion within the rules... to recommend retirement for any horse where we feel there are health issues- bleeding or otherwise- impacting on consistency of performance, race safety and the welfare ... Alan Aitken Horses with internal bleeding problems will be given an extra 'strike' before facing compulsory retirement. In the past, any horse categorised as a bleeder has been ...

  7. Strong-arm tactics

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the most notorious sports protest of them all. During the famous Derby horse race in Surrey, England, she ran onto the course and was trampled to death by the king's horse, Anmer, ... versus Cambridge boat race this year had to be stopped after only eight minutes. That's because a man dived into the River Thames and swam into the path of the two competing boats. Trenton ...

  8. Horse riding for the disabled

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei When it comes to horses, most Hongkongers think of racehorses and jumpers. But riding can be more than sport: it can heal. Every year the Riding For the Disabled Association (RDA) serves more than 1,000 disabled people by letting them ride horses. Seven-year-old Hung Pak-yuen uses a walking frame and has trouble focusing in conversation. His mother says his ...

  9. Survey Survey justifies his mentor's faith

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... with a powerful impression after unleashing a dazzling turn of foot that turned defeat into victory in the dying strides of the race. It had not been straightforward, however, as Survey Survey turned ... Survey Survey showed he has the hallmark of a potential group horse- acceleration. 'He has a great turn of foot, to be able to win after what happened,' Prebble said. 'He's ...

  10. Zero tolerance for child abuse

    Posted Jan 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that we might think are cruel to children. For example, in Mongolia, each year there is a big festival. During the festival there are horse races- part of the Mongolian tradition for centuries. ... off the horse and being injured, or losing a beloved animal if the horse dies. This is considered a normal part of growing up in that country. Yet some Westerners believe it is abusive towards ...




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