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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: race value

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Wee Kek Koon Race value It was unfortunate but I had to be in Causeway Bay when the Hong Kong Sevens was on. After weaving my way past inebriated men and women making ... the foreign rulers imposed on it a caste system largely based on race. At the top, of course, were the Mongols, followed by the Semuren, which could mean "people with coloured eyes" ...

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    My life: Francesca Cumani

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 10:44pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... even if I see a police horse on the street I've got to go and cuddle it. I grew up in Newmarket, which is the home of horse racing in England- there are 3,000 or 4,000 racehorses ... or there was some drama- but I was so determined to stick at it that I used to dust myself off and get going again. When I was 18 I got my licence as an amateur jockey. I've ridden about 25 or 30 races ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: More equal than others

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 10:48pm by Jason Wordie

    ... notorious instance, Yang Yuan-loong, a politically connected, elderly Shanghainese textile tycoon, was spared serious punishment for conspiring to fix horse races, on the grounds of his imminent ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: Seats of power

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 05:05am by Jason Wordie

    ... and photographs, the only place to see a sedan chair (of sorts) in action in Hong Kong now is around The Peak during the annual Sedan Chair Race, which has been held by the Matilda International Hospital since 1975. Colourful themed costumes create a fun spectacle, as chair-bearing teams race to the finish line. A charitable trust typically raises about HK$3 million a year from teams of repeat ...

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    Reflections: original spin

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am

    ... the Nationalists overthrew the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), they chose to play the race card in a very simplistic way, pitting the majority Han Chinese against the Manchu. It didn’t matter that the Manchu rulers had been Sinicised to such a degree that almost none could speak Manchu, or that the Han were among the most venal court mandarins and military commanders. The ignoble appeal to race ...

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    My life: Mark Polansky

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... in destiny and believe the human race can get off the planet and do other things - that's not going to happen if we only have a small group of professional astronauts who get to do this. ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Mark Peters

    ... a race. What they have in common is a religion. Rather than Trinity, would you prefer the comparison with Jews?" Dawkins has been referred to as "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his ...

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    City scope: here be Hong Kong dragons

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... camaraderie, it's hard not to get swept away by the spectacle that is dragon boat racing. Every time I watch a race, I'm reminded there is no other sport quite like it. But what makes ... it past the tryouts. More than 60,000 people turned up in the park to experience dragon boat racing and other Chinese traditions and shows, from shaolin kung fu and dancing to an impressive ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Tony Cruz

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by HEATHER ADAMS

    ... emigrated to San Francisco. My father and my uncle- my mum's brother- were jockeys so I had both feet in racing from the start. I got all the basics from my father. He was everything- my ... the rider of (1980s champion) Co-Tack. He knew how to race- very professional going into the gates. He had exceptional acceleration but would slow right down in the last quarter- I could have ...

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    Six degrees

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Mark Peters

    ... are two races of people- men and women- no matter what women's libbers would have you pretend. Men are born with no purpose in the universe except to procreate. There is lots of time to kill ...




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