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  1. Shum ready to throw Little Bridge into deep end after passing acid test

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Little Bridge successfully negotiated the leap of champions at Sha Tin yesterday, joining the elite group of Entrapment, Happy Zero, Sacred Kingdom and Silent Witness to win at his first start over 1,200 metres after dominating the straight course. Sent out a raging odds-on favourite, Little Bridge jumped well and settled beautifully behind the speed, before ...

  2. Shum has big plans for gifted Little Bridge

    Posted Jun 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Zac Purton's appraisal of unbeaten Little Bridge was vindicated at Sha Tin yesterday after the promising youngster blitzed his rivals in the feature event down the 1,000m straight. Purton had the choice of a number of mounts at Little Bridge's debut run, but elected to ride the Faltaat gelding over a number of better credentialed rivals, a decision ...

  3. Impressive Little Bridge is a star in the making

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken An impressive debut up the Sha Tin straight course was the ideal platform for three-year-old Little Bridge to take the rise to Class Three and the Hong Kong University Alumni Association Challenge Cup today. Little Bridge (Zac Purton) had shown real quality in his trials in New Zealand last year, but connections of the Danny Shum Chap-shing-trained youngster hid him ...

  4. Excited Shum planning big things for sprint sensation Little Bridge

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen A devastating sprinting performance by unbeaten youngster Little Bridge has connections confident that he can take a huge leap in class to tackle the best in the world ... wins from three meetings. 'I only thought I was coming here with two chances today, so it was lucky that they both won,' Purton said of his narrow Jockey Challenge win. 'Little ...

  5. A little bit country

    Posted Mar 04th 2010, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... The Contender- and not one win, it's hard not to think Bridges must be a little sore at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His latest film, however, might just change all that. Having ... James Mottram In 1994, Janet Maslin, film critic for The New York Times, profiled Jeff Bridges in an article that seems to have stuck to him like glue. 'A great film actor,' she ...

  6. Internationals a bridge too far for Shum's sprint sensation

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Dreams of a tilt at this year's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint probably evaporated for the Danny Shum Chap-shing-trained Little Bridge, despite the four-year-old keeping his unbeaten record intact. Returning to the 1,000m course where he had won his first three starts, Little Bridge (Zac Purton) made it five wins from as many starts, but backers who took ...

  7. Mainland sets its sights on 'Little Taiwan'

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... mainland officials want to transform it into a 'Little Taiwan'. The island county closest to Taiwan- only 126 kilometres away- has now been included in Beijing's blueprint to attract ... of the Beijing-Fuzhou-Taiwan high-speed railway and the Beijing-Fuzhou Expressway. It includes infrastructure, such as a 1 billion yuan (HK$1.14 billion) bridge connecting the island with nearby Fuqing, ...

  8. Bridging the gap with love, patience

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

    ... come to terms with. The result may be catastrophic for Dafu. Although thousands of mainlanders suffer from autism, the public know very little about this condition. Autism affects the brain, ...

  9. Little Oriental Garden

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... green hills that is a 15-minute walk over a long bridge from Tai O. A gnarled tree grows out of one corner of the outdoor seating area, which offers views of the neighbouring vegetable patches ... the vegetables left simple so that their natural flavours took centre stage. Turn-offs The service was a little slow. The menu is only in Chinese and there is little spoken English. For city dwellers, ...

  10. Daily danger on nation's bridges

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... obstacles. Meanwhile, villagers, hoping to avoid tragedy, have little choice but to use the decrepit bridges- many of which have no guard rails, while some have deep cracks, even holes, ... Lulu Chen It was a treacherous daily trip across the decrepit Qiantun village bridge and this time it ended badly, as many had feared. At dawn, the old bridge was muddy after the previous ...




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