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  1. Plenty of horse trading on the way as race for chief heats up

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the journalists' union. Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, the former chairwoman of the Legislative Council, has become the dark horse in the race by offering what Beijing has been longing for- the introduction ... months of our chief executive election. As we know, every key post in China comes as a result of horse trading. Your man can become the head of the National Development and Reform Commission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969608/plenty-horse-trading-way-race-chief-heats
  2. Horse racing show put out to pasture

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Director of Broadcasting Chu Pui-hing, who heads RTHK, said axing the 33-year-old horse racing broadcasts would not result in a significant drop in the number of listeners ... and '80s. Live coverage of horse racing will have to go at some time. It reflects a change of social trends.' Mr Chu said RTHK had first considered scrapping racing coverage in 2002, when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507830/horse-racing-show-put-out-pasture
  3. Sport - Racing

    Hong Kong horses finally getting the credit they deserve

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... system devised and perpetuated for European racing. At least the Ambitious Dragon scenario hints that the next Silent Witness- and who knows, perhaps that horse could be Ambitious Dragon if he ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com HK horses finally gettingthe credit they deserve It's that time of year again- when the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities releases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1128782/hong-kong-horses-finally-getting-credit-they-deserve
  4. $14m prize to draw top global horses

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... the course of these years, the Jockey Club realised its vision to provide first-class racing and betting entertainment. Strategies were developed to attract the top international horses and nurture local horses to world standard. The club knew that prize money would be the key- for international races and local fixtures- so as an incentive to owners, it raised the purse by 40-50 per cent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/452378/14m-prize-draw-top-global-horses
  5. From the horse's mouth

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their live broadcast of horse-racing meetings. As a public broadcaster, it should not go into [the] entertainment business' John Tsang Chun-wah: July 9: An agreement was reached with the director of broadcasting in May that live broadcasts of horse racing would be scrapped this year July 1: RTHK should produce higher-quality programmes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507757/horses-mouth
  6. News - Hong Kong - SAFETY

    Safety fears over use of draft horses to pull wedding carriages at Hong Kong's Discovery Bay

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... 500kg. But not everyone is delighted to see the four giants on their sleepy patch and some local residents fear that there may be accidents. There are rumours that the two pairs of draft horses ... and chief executive of Animals Asia Foundation, said: "Search the internet and you will see examples of wedding-day horse-drawn carriage rides that have gone horribly wrong." Last month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1043329/safety-fears-over-use-draft-horses-pull-wedding-carriages-hong-kongs
  7. Backing the wrong horse

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was an example of what happens almost every week during the horse racing season and with football (overseas matches including the EPL). Despite being the sole provider of horse racing, football betting ... was concerned, the fact that tickets went like hotcakes long before the event should have been enough proof. By and large, betting is in the life blood of Hong Kong. I have seen punters at race meetings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975638/backing-wrong-horse
  8. Famed horse trainer denies bid to buy vote in election

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Five-time champion horse racing trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee has denied bribing a village representative to vote for him in a rural election. The 73-year-old ... and negotiations with the government. The most influential horse trainer of his generation, Kan is a powerful figure in the New Territories. One of three indigenous representatives of Tsung Pak Long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974602/famed-horse-trainer-denies-bid-buy-vote-election
  9. Sprinters' battle for honours still a wide open race

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken On the one hand, Joy And Fun's well-deserved Group One victory on the weekend reiterated one of the positives in our top-grade racing scene here but, on the other, ... as an eight-year-old, with a nine-year-old, Sunny King, in third. On similar occasions, it has been worthwhile wheeling out the observation that the scarcity of top-class races in Hong Kong does help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992008/sprinters-battle-honours-still-wide-open-race
  10. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446447/horse-parade

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