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    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reports by Tsang Shuk-wa LONGINES' LONG ASSOCIATION with Hong Kong and the mainland has positioned it streets ahead in the race for China market share. Last year, China became its ... according to Longines president Walter von Kanel. He made his first trip to Hong Kong to break into the market shortly after joining Longines, and fondly recalls doing business with a local dealer, ...

  2. Little international flavour to dragon boat races

    Posted Aug 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mostly from Hong Kong and the mainland. Only one European team, the Liechtenstein Princely Navy, and two combinations from the Philippines and Taiwan, competed as international teams. The river bank was crowded with competitors, rather than spectators. But Mike Chung Chi-hung, president of the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Association, the organiser of the event, disagreed that the standard ...

  3. Cathay ploughs funds into International Races

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Two of Hong Kong's best-known flag-bearers joined forces yesterday as Cathay Pacific Airways became the first full sponsor of the Hong Kong International Races in the most ... Hong Kong International Races (HKIR) will be the third-richest day of horseracing in the world- with $56 million in prizemoney spread across just the four Group One international races ...

  4. Balloon goes up to herald international day of races

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle As the sun went down over Stanley last night, the lights went up on yet another night of festivities in the lead-up to tomorrow's Hong Kong International Races. But while ... of Phoenix Reach, said Dwyer had enjoyed an easier time of it racing in Japan recently as 'all he had to eat was fish'. Here it was a different matter, he said. 'Luckily I'm ...

  5. Hong Kong's O'Young upbeat after finishing sixth in Porsche Cup race

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Canadian-born Darryl O'Young of Hong Kong vowed to 'step it up a gear' in the next two rounds of the Porsche Infineon Carrera Cup Asia in May after finishing sixth in opening round action of the series at the Sepang International Circuit yesterday. O'Young, who has moved to Hong Kong from his native Canada determined to make a name for himself ...

  6. Make Hong Kong famous for dragon boat races

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to ensure a stable and exciting future for Hong Kong's world-famous international dragon boat races. Until the advent of the IDBF World Nations Dragon Boat Championships in 1995, Hong ... The lack of clear direction over the past few years, and the changes in race locations, have seen the position of the Hong Kong races somewhat eroded. Thus, it would be fitting if, through ...

  7. Mega race chief on the lookout for Hong Kong talent

    Posted Oct 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka The race is now on to find two super-fit Hong Kong people to take part in a new team event in the world's oldest and most prestigious adventure race, the Speight's Coast to Coast race staged in New Zealand. Race founder and director Robin Judkins made a whistle-stop visit to Hong Kong this week as part of a 17-day, 10-country round-the-world trip ...

  8. ZTE races Minsheng for listing in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... year after objections from minority shareholders. ZTE joins China Minsheng Banking Corp as a possible precedent-setter for A-share companies looking to float shares in Hong Kong after being listed in the mainland. Both companies are aiming to launch H-share offerings in October. The two are racing to become the first mainland company with listed A shares to subsequently list in Hong ...

  9. Cox Plate trio intend to follow well-worn path to December's international day

    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The A$3 million Cox Plate lived right up to its promise as a springboard race for Hong Kong's international day. Runner-up Fields of Omagh, third-placed Starcraft ... what he was doing.' The Hong Kong international races are right at the top of the priorities for Starcraft, who ran a mighty race for third despite having a distinct lack of galloping room ...

  10. Whyte slams poor mounts for international jockeys

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... at Happy Valley. Whyte, four times champion jockey of Hong Kong and renowned for his deep knowledge of form, said the normal local rules under which fields are selected for restricted-class races in Hong Kong should be changed for the jockeys challenge. 'The Jockey Club should be selecting the best horses available for this race, to ensure that the series is as exciting ...




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