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  1. Sport - Racing

    America: Land of opportunity for the young racing fan

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 08:24pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com It’s easy to judge a book by its cover and it’s a breeze to cast aspersions on other racing countries based on what Hong Kong has to offer. Going ... At least the horses and many of the people are familiar, so it wasn’t entirely miserable. But the shock was finding a new perspective on American racing after a trip to the United States, where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1600382/america-land-opportunity-young-racing-fan
  2. Sport - Racing

    All hail Hong Kong racing's off-season, unmatched around the world

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 07:16pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... as he hung up the binoculars one final time. Durkin, of Arrrrr  and Doremifasollatido  fame, bellowed to the crowd, “Long live horse racing, and long live Saratoga!” Sorry Tom, but I’m going to borrow your phrase here. Long live Hong Kong horse racing, and long live the off-season! There are many benefits to Hong Kong racing but the government-mandated break from mid-July ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1595442/all-hail-hong-kong-racings-season
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese culture fails to make the grade for today's mixed-race children

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... Lijia Zhang Lijia Zhang recounts her struggle to instil pride and love of all things Chinese in her daughters Chinese culture fails to make the grade for today's mixed-race children ... usually have a tiger mother at home, enforcing extra Chinese lessons. I don't really worry about my children's identity. Research contradicts the earlier belief that mixed-race children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586018/chinese-culture-fails-make-grade-todays-mixed-race-children
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Parents must stop treating education as an arms race

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:28am by Kelly Yang

    ... as an arms race: more is not better For those parents experiencing severe stress about the start of a new school year (30 per cent of parents, according to one recent study), I want to let you ... their children's academic abilities, something's not quite right. Tutoring is not supposed to be a never-ending arms race to book more classes and buy more lessons. Tutoring is optional, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1583528/parents-must-stop-treating-education-arms-race
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Missouri violence shows an America still grappling with the tinderbox of race

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by Kent Ewing

    ... Kent Ewing Kent Ewing looks at how a black teenager's death reignited the flames America is still grappling with the tinderbox of race Sadly, reports coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, these days read a lot like the stories I grew up with in that US state in the 1960s and 1970s: an act of perceived racial injustice against African Americans is followed by violent protest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1579313/missouri-violence-shows-america-still-grappling-tinderbox
  6. Business - Money - JAKE'S VIEW

    Old equity theories no longer ring true

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 05:40am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Stock performances do not seem to fit a particular calendar pattern now, even if bonuses and the start of the racing season once influenced prices Old equity theories ... belief at one time and the most common reason given for it was that the Jockey Club's racing season began in early September and all the punters sold their holdings in the market to raise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1607213/old-equity-theories-no-longer-ring-true
  7. Sport - Racing

    Rock the Caspar: Fownes the quintessential trainer, but is he the best?

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 08:49pm by Michael Cox

    ... at understanding the nuances of racing here: handicapping, the unique demands of owners, making the most of what you are given within the limitations of cramped training facilities and immovable race ... Fownes. That’s not to say Fownes isn’t an exceptional horseman, which is obvious. The term second-generation trainer gets thrown around a lot in racing, and obviously Caspar’s father Lawrie ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1604046/caspar-fownes-best-least-hes-quintessential-trainer
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Make full use of Jockey Club experts to solve sport stadiums' turf problems

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Jockey Club can solve turf woes Before too long fans may come to agree that one of the best things that ever happened in Hong Kong sport was the total reconstruction of the much-maligned Hong Kong stadium pitch, and that the smartest thing was to involve the Jockey Club in a key role, sharing its expertise and experience in laying turf tracks. The club's racing venues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1606985/make-full-use-jockey-club-experts-solve-sport-stadiums-turf
  9. Comment - Blogs

    Why Chineseness sometimes matters when reporting on Vancouver

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:21am by Ian Young

    ... mayoral race. But why, asked critics, did I label her as hoping to become the “first Chinese mayor of Vancouver, one of the world’s most Chinese cities outside Asia”. Surely this was both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1599300/linguistic-acrobatics-why-chineseness-sometimes-matters-when-reporting
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 04:42am by STAFF

    ... opens for 10km race Registration starts for the 10km race in next year's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. Runners snapped up all 23,000 slots for the half-marathon within three hours on Friday morning. Registration for the wheelchair race opens on Friday. Entering its 19th year, the marathon on January 25 will be held before the Lunar New Year holiday for the first time. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1598265/talking-points

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