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  1. Brabham savours chance to relive glory of 1989 Macau race

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Mans, a victory he called 'the pinnacle of my career'. He followed the success by winning the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) title in his 11th year of racing in the series. ... of professional motorsport racing. Book-ended by the 1989 Macau Grand Prix which led to Formula One in 1990 and this year's Le Mans victory, Brabham's career has come full circle. It also speaks ...

  2. Error spoils O'Young's perfect race weekend- but he's not complaining

    Posted Jul 21st 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... finish yesterday at the Sentul International Circuit in Indonesia. O'Young started on pole for the second race, but a mistake on the first turn allowed Tim Sugden to get by him and continue to victory. '[Sugden] drove a good race,' said O'Young, who finished 0.953 seconds behind. 'You could tell we had entirely different set-ups, his was designed to go quicker ...

  3. It's a two-horse race for gold, insiders predict

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Melanie Ho The pure dressage competition begins tonight and it looks like there will be two tiers of competition- a battle between two countries for gold and silver and a scrap between a handful of other nations for bronze. The elite two are Germany and t ...

  4. Dedicated Dragons paddle clear of the rest- both competitively and culturally

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... racing is huge- you can win in Hong Kong and not make the A or B final in an international race.' Hutchinson said he didn't have medal expectations, but said the 24-member team stood ... team that would be serious on the club racing scene. In the first year, the team had only eight women, but this year, 38 women and 24 men participated, with the majority of the men being ...

  5. Running with the belles

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... WHAT AM I DOING!' as she realised the enormity of the challenge ahead- next weekend's RacingThePlanet: Namibia 2009. Four encouraging postings from friends- including one who wrote down a schedule of multiple 35km runs with a weighted pack- and it is clear the 250km, six-day stage adventure is not just a race, but a community as well. Though there are 214 competitors from ...

  6. Police training gives Tsang a head start

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... with it once a week,' said Tsang, a senior inspector with the Hong Kong Police. Tsang will compete in her first RacingThePlanet event in Namibia with Smith, a police superintendent for the Hong ... up for the 250-km desert stage race. They began training together and about five months ago, strapped on their rice-filled packs and started hiking. After a short-lived career as a secondary ...

  7. Podium finishes keep Jamison in front

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Melanie Ho Two podium finishes strengthened Ross Jamison's lead in the Formula BMW Pacific championship as the Hong Kong driver took second in round eight and finished first in round nine during yesterday's two races at the Sentul International Circuit in Indonesia. The 18-year old leads the championship by 15 points at the half-way point of the 16-round series. ...

  8. Banned skin products 'rife' in world of showjumping

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... the evidence,' the official said. Terence Wan See-ming, chief racing chemist at the Hong Kong Jockey Club racing laboratory, would not reveal whether these searches included nonivamide. 'We screen ... and then removing the cling wrap ahead of the competition. Though there have been a few cases of capsaicin in racing, this was the first cluster of cases discovered in showjumping. Asked if detecting ...

  9. Comeback 'kid' Todd ready to spring a surprise

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Kiwi great will be the sentimental favourite as he chases another medal, reports Melanie Ho In racing, the handicappers will advise you to place your bets with careful consideration, after ... people- racing, equestrian or otherwise- will say, when it comes to horses nothing is certain. Sometimes, there is greater pleasure in flirting with the sentimental favourite, the comeback kid, ...

  10. What's in store for HK's equestrian community?

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... this season. The reason was an alteration in quarantine requirements and given that the arenas would be dismantled and the stables handed over to Jockey Club's racing operations, Hong Kong did ...




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