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  1. I wanna be a race car driver

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... What qualifications do you need? You have to acquire a racing license from the Hong Kong Automobile Association. There are different kinds of licenses for local and international races. At the tests you have to show your skills, understanding of race course signs and safety. What sort of person does the job suit? You must love cars and speed. It doesn't matter if you are a quiet ...

  2. Meagher handles exaggerated hopes

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell in Singapore John Meagher is used to big assignments. He's won 87 stakes races, including a Melbourne Cup, but on Sunday carries a massive weight of expectation as the trainer of Singapore's leading hope in its annual showcase race. Meagher, 55, came to Singapore in 1999 as one of the headliners in the Singapore Turf Club's push to create ...

  3. Taking a giant punt on mainland racing

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and howling, urging on the 14 three-year-old thoroughbreds thundering up the home straight in the fifth race. Belle De Pekin edges past Magic Tube to win by two lengths, and a handful in the crowd ... director of racing and head trainer. Although last season's meetings rarely saw crowds of more than 1,000, the management has ambitious plans. Mr Connolly said the club would soon build ...

  4. Protect race revenues, officials are warned

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... executive Lawrence Wong Chi-kong who said the club faced continued erosion of tax revenue from racing unless there was tax reform. As 10 more Asian Racing Federation (ARF) jurisdictions added ... racehorses. 'We have a powerful voice in world racing, so let's use it. Let's reach out to Europe and North America and urge them to join us in a global Good Neighbour Policy. But above ...

  5. End this unhealthy level of hostility, jockeys told

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken, Murray Bell

    ... Hong Kong racing. The club's Security Department found no case to answer on allegations of collusion among jockeys in races or that particular jockeys were receiving more favourable treatment than others from racing stewards. The investigation centred on champion jockey Douglas Whyte's claims of a 'whispering campaign' against him. Executive director of racing ...

  6. Ferrari lead race to test new China circuit next month

    Posted May 12th 2004, 12:00am by Al Campbell

    ... touches are being made to the road surface at the US$244 million race track which will host China's first Formula One event on September 26. Matteo Bonciani, Ferrari's communications director, said the Italian race giants planned to bring some of their vintage cars, current production models, GT racing cars and their F1 World Championship F2003GA race car which has won the first ...

  7. Racing the dragon

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell From east and west, young and old, competing or spectating, the Tuen Ng Festival dragon boat races on Tuesday will bring out a mass of humanity to enjoy a day of drumming, eating, drinking, and celebration. Hundreds of dragon boat teams will test themselves in stamina-sapping races to the finish line at many venues around the SAR. It's a day of reckoning ...


    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (All races to be held on June 22) Aberdeen Dragon Boat Race, Aberdeen promenade (9am-5pm) Stanley Dragon Boat Championships, Stanley main beach (8am-6pm) Sha Tin Dragon Boat Race, Shing Mun River (7.30am-1pm) Tai Po District Dragon Boat Race, seafront of Tai Po Waterfront Park (8.30am-12.30pm) Tuen Mun District Dragon Boat Race, Castle Peak typhoon shelter, Tuen Mun area 44 ...

  9. Bowman's Crossing arrives safe and sound in Singapore

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... on Friday night and had been restricted to light work since arriving. 'He arrived a very fit horse, having had a race here just over two weeks ago, and everything is fine with him,' ... to enhance his prospects of a trip to Royal Ascot for the Queen Anne Stakes (Grade One) in late June. The barrier draw for the Singapore race will be held tomorrow morning, one day earlier than ...

  10. Bring dragon boat races back to the harbour

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But it is the one that Hong Kong has given to the world. Unlike basketball, soccer and all the other sporting passions we have imported from overseas, dragon boat racing is very much a home-grown affair. And now it is enjoyed around the globe. The international sport has developed over the past quarter of a century. But dragon boat racing has been going on in China for more than 2,000 years. ...




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