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  1. Race schedule robs Wong of flag-carrying honour

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... fifth Olympic Games and we had considered him to be the flag bearer at the opening ceremony, but because he has to start his 250-kilometre road race the next morning, we had to give up ...

  2. Longines rides into town and saddles up for International Races

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tiffany Ap Swiss watchmaker Longines will take over as the main sponsor of the Hong Kong International Races from Cathay Pacific. Longines president Walter von Kanel was at the Happy ... of a jockey and his horse on the back case. And Longines has been keeping time for horse racing in America since 1881. The Swiss, Kanel said, were great horse lovers, adding that 'equestrianism ...

  3. Sydney-Hobart beckons China Sea Race winner

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Race. He will be hoping it is a case of lucky 13 for him. 'I have raced the Sydney-Hobart 12 times, winning in 2006 on handicap on Love And War. But this time I hope to grab line honours, because traditionally the winner of the race is always the boat which crosses the finish line first,' says Hill. Buoyed by the success of his newly purchased Genuine Risk, a Dubois 90 Maxi ...

  4. 'When things go right for him, he can run a race'

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox Most trainers just want their horses to relax in the parade ring, but Andreas Schutz would love to see Empire City rev-up a little more pre-race. The five-year-old got a good gate and a nice ride from Umberto Rispoli helped produce a 35-1 upset, punters backing the horse in from as much as 50-1. Schutz said his gelding's relaxed pre-race demeanour was typical ...

  5. Actor Louis Koo turns Mr Kool with cocktail for big day at races

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen If you've had your fill of beer and wine on race days, how about a cocktail for a change? One shaken by actor Louis Koo Tin-lok, perhaps? The star has created a gin-based cocktail called Mr Kool especially for the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup taking place at Sha Tin racecourse on April 29. The cocktail will be on sale throughout the race meeting. Koo showed off his ...

  6. Kevin Cheng enjoys horsing around at big race promotion

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Yung The BMW Champions Mile, one of the city's biggest annual horse races, will be held on May 6 at the Sha Tin racecourse. The selection announcement for the Group One race, at the Happy Valley racecourse on Wednesday, was attended by race ambassador Kevin Cheng Ka-wing. The 14 selected runners- including King's Rose from Australia, Cityscape from Britain, African ...

  7. Julian Cheung is aiming to pick a winner as he joins racing fraternity

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Lai Superstar and horse owner Aaron Kwok Fu-shing seems to have passed on the racing bug to fellow entertainer and good friend Julian Cheung Chi-lam. Following Kwok's lead, ... ago,' Cheung said. 'He gave me a huge stack of horse genealogical charts and racing statistics to study as part of my 'initiation', but I have yet to touch them. I guess you could ...

  8. A father's race to get his daughter back

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Thomas Chan The Art of Racing in the Rain By Garth Stein Published by HarperCollins ISBN 978 0007271238 He loves car racing, is interested in philosophy and watches TV a lot. He is also eager to talk to you, yet all you would hear is barking. That's because he is a dog and his name is Enzo. Inspired by a 1999 documentary, The Art of Racing in the Rain was written ...

  9. Getting a kick out of horse racing doesn't make Jennifer Tse a whiz with numbers

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Vivian Chen Jennifer Tse Ting-ting doesn't strike you as someone who'd bet on the horses, but she enjoys a flutter as much as the excitement of the race. 'Whenever there's a race, my mum always does her research by reading the newspapers, and everyone in the family gets a number to bet on,' the model-turned-actress said. 'You just can't help ...

  10. Cruz keeps his nose in front in title race as lower graders hit form

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to perform well, I was very happy with the way he finished the race off,' Cruz said. 'Greg rode a perfect race from the bad draw, even though he was caught wide he still had the horse ... matured and learned to settle in his races- the key to him stepping up to the longer journey, relaxing off the tempo and then kicking clear of his rivals. 'Tom's Eighth seems to kick ...




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