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  1. Letters

    Posted Oct 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of meritorious candidates. Michael Scott, Yuen Long Mountain bikers damaging trails I refer to the letter from Jaspar Yuen ('Allow mountain bikers on trails', October 1) responding to my letter ('Mountain bikers should not be given more country park trails', September 19). I too am a regular hiker and also find most bikers to be friendly. However, this is not particularly pertinent ...

  2. Eagle Mountain shows he's back in business for title defence

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Trainer Mike de Kock has been involved in a race against time with Eagle Mountain over the past three weeks, but yesterday, for the first time, the reigning Hong Kong Cup hero gave the right signs he just might recapture his sparkling form of 12 months ago. Race jockey Kevin Shea took Eagle Mountain out and gave the son of Rock of Gibraltar a stirring bit of speed ...

  3. Mountain bikers should not be given more country park trails

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that our country parks are beautiful but have serious doubts that mountain biking is compatible with keeping them beautiful. My observations are that the passage of bikes on unpaved hill trails ... unauthorised trails. The frequent pleas, by the very vocal mountain biking fraternity, to open new trails may in fact merely be legitimising the current deplorable situation in the country parks which ...

  4. Ageing mile field gives O'Shea reason to hope

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The query hanging over Hong Kong's ageing milers has given jockey Kevin Shea hope ahead of Eagle Mountain's return in the Cathay Pacific International Mile Trial ... 'After Mike got him off Aidan O'Brien, Eagle Mountain fractured his pelvis and had a year off before winning at Newmarket, second in the Breeders' Cup and winning the Cup here, then he ...

  5. Godolphin hopes hit as two stars stay home

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Godolphin's stocks for the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races next weekend have slumped sharply with the withdrawal of two of the three scheduled runners from Dubai's famous 'boys in blue' yard. Balius, runner-up in the 2008 Hong Kong Cup behind Eagle Mountain, will not attempt to improve on that in this year's showpiece and Campanologist ...

  6. Eagle ready to climb the mountain again

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Mike de Kock's travelling foreman, Stephen Jell, has made the bold claim that Eagle Mountain can reverse his first-up failure and win consecutive Hong Kong Cups. Last ... disappointed with that run, believes Eagle Mountain will improve dramatically on Sunday. 'He needed that run badly,' Jell said. 'A lot of people have been saying it was a terrible run, ...

  7. Table Mountain

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Landmark South Africa's natural landmark is the enormous flat-topped mountain, which guards Cape Town. The mesa is 1,086 metres above sea level and together with Lion's Head ... the Far East to Europe. Table Mountain is the northern-most tip of a sandstone range of mountains that reaches right down to Cape Point where the Atlantic and the Indian oceans meet. Duel ...

  8. A backdrop of mountain greenery

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One word springs to mind when you look out at the view that graces the back of Kerry Properties' luxury developments in the Mid-Levels. That word is green. Green because it is the dominant colour of the dramatic backdrop of verdant woodland which str ...

  9. Mountain ordeal

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Agroup of 20 Hong Kong students experienced a hiking scare while visiting the 4,500-metre Lenglong mountains on the border of Qinghai and Gansu provinces last month. They were among 110 students from two Hong Kong universities and two mainland universities on an excursion to see the glaciers in the mountainous area, and the hike was part of a tour ...

  10. Scaling the 'bun mountain'

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... up bamboo 'mountains' to snatch buns- was suspended in 1978 when one of the mountains collapsed, injuring around 100 people. It was resumed in 2005 with additional safety ... a bun mountain. In addition, there will be stalls, handicrafts, variety shows and climbing demonstrations, along with previews of the 2009 East Asian Games, which will be held here in December. ...




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