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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to sports, Hong Kong is losing race to Singapore

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to fast-track our sports hub Singapore is said to be as much a rival as model to Hong Kong. From business to tourism and education to attracting foreign talent, the two cities are often seen as racing against each other. Adding to the long list of competition is sports development. After years of planning and construction, the S$1.33 billion (HK$8.16 billion) ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    It's not the Smithsonian, but a couple of additions and the Hong Kong Racing Museum would be a sure-fire winner

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 08:35pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy A trip to the Hong Kong Racing Museum is a sure-fire way to shake off that pesky mid-season cynicism and fall in love with the sport all ... Valley holds a fine catalogue of items from more than a century of racing – from newspaper cuttings reporting the inaugural  meeting in 1846, through photos of the tragic Happy Valley fire ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Out of sight, out of mind- why don't Hong Kong's Australian jockeys get respect they deserve at home?

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:48pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy Australian jockey Zac Purton has won 400 races in Hong Kong and collected Group Ones in England and Singapore. His countryman, Tye ... be more famous than both of them in their own country. Of course, this is partly due to Mosse’s win on Americain in Australia’s biggest race, perhaps its biggest event of any sort, the Melbourne ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    'Wacky Races' makes its way to Sha Tin

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 06:52pm by Michael Cox

    ... charging along the outside fence, because last Saturday was the closest we are ever going to get to Wacky Races at Sha Tin. Punters were that perplexed they were praying for more races on the much-maligned all-weather track, just for some certainty. Wacky Races might have been a ridiculous 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon but it looks normal stacked up against the madness that played out in Sha ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Who has dominated the first half of the racing season?

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:18pm by Michael Cox

    ... the field, an opportunistic Purton pounced before straightening with a split-second decision that won him the race. 2. Joao Moreira- Same World- Group Three January Cup When you ride 44 winners from ... is jump, run and flow – where he brought some in-race awareness and tactical nous into play. After enduring a bumping duel with Zac Purton down the side, Moreira sensed an opportunity to escape ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    The big questions as the end of the season approaches

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 06:16pm by Michael Cox

    ... to a lesser extent, Mirco Demuro hit him hard. He has bounced back to find a niche and now has the potential of an added momentum boost of riding a high-profile horse in a big race: Glorious Days for John Size in the Champions Mile. Feature race success is the next step for both Teetan and So – something that might have to wait until next season for the trainer. For both, the next 21 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by STAFF

    ... which will make it easier to be accepted by the FIA [world body] HK Automobile Association president Lawrence Yu on the chances of Hong Kong hosting a Formula E race next year ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., April 13, 2014

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by STAFF

    ... O'Young Hong Kong racing driver Darryl O'Young wins the support of a factory team for the first time, putting him at the wheel of an Aston Martin. This came after O'Young claimed a second-place podium finish at last year's Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. He will be the first Chinese full-season driver to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship, and says it will give ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:09am by STAFF

    ... to create demand and part of that demand is people liking the noise of the race cars Australian Grand Prix Corporation chairman Ron Walker on the controversy over quieter racing cars ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Perhaps the one thing all jockeys need is a hug

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:32pm by Michael Cox

    ... was banned for a month, a total of seven race meetings, for improper riding, while Callan will serve five days after the pair traded elbows after a stretch of hard riding down the back straight. ... into that of Callan’s. Elbows were lifted, and racing room was eventually established. It was hardly a medieval jousting arena or a remake of Ben Hur’s chariot scene on the score of trying to hurt other humans ...




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