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  1. Phaedo barrels up the Sha Tin straight

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox The Derek Cruz Trainer Syndicate has made an astute acquisition in Private Purchase Phaedo, if the three-year-old's bold turf trial yesterday is any indication. The flashy chestnut with distinctive markings- long white socks to the knee and a striking blaze- led all the way in his 1,000m hit out at Sha Tin. Under French jockey Mickael Barzalona, Phaedo bounced ...

  2. Hot bidding war opens for Sha Tin, Lantau sites

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Tenders for three sites on Lantau Island and in Sha Tin yesterday drew a stronger-than-expected 16 bids despite uncertainty in the property market, the government said. A Lands Department spokesman said the commercial site in Sha Tin's Shek Mun industrial district received four bids, while two residential sites on Lantau Island's Cheung ...

  3. Nan Fung to invest HK$2b in Sha Tin hotel foray

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Nan Fung Development has made its first diversification into the Hong Kong hospitality industry with its HK$2 billion investment in a 539-room-hotel in Sha Tin. Managing director Donald Choi Wun-hing said the hotel is to be operated by Marriott International under its Courtyard brand. It would be the largest Courtyard hotel in Asia when it starts ...

  4. Tired Americain to give Sha Tin a miss

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... taking the Melbourne Cup and his owners were initially keen to have another tilt at the Sha Tin staying showpiece following the horse's fourth in this year's Cup. But part-owner Gerry ... for a return bout with the German filly in the Japan Cup as an alternative to Sha Tin, despite the trainer's excellent past record with fillies in the Hong Kong internationals. Top trainer John ...

  5. Entrapment faces toughest test yet on Sha Tin return

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com After 15 months of veterinary tests, disappointments and setbacks, record-setting sprinter Entrapment returns on National Day with the weight of public expectations upon him- and jockey Douglas Whyte can't wait. The Durban Demon is the man in the hot seat at Sha Tin on Saturday as he pilots the unbeaten flier in the Sha Tin Sprint Trophy ...

  6. Sha Tin's nervous wait for Aussie quarantine verdict

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken We hope the optimism of Jockey Club officials isn't a case of 'going the early crow' after the visit two weeks ago to Sha Tin by an Australian Quarantine ... to the idea the Australian quarantine authorities mean business at the moment on the absolute letter of their quarantine protocols. The point of issue over the Sha Tin quarantine area ...

  7. McNair impressed by Sha Tin operation

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Australian trainer John McNair braved the stormy weather to inspect the facilities at Sha Tin in the hope of having his outstanding galloper Hay List here ... But an even more vital visit to Sha Tin took place over the past week and left Jockey Club officials smiling, after a senior officer from the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) ...

  8. Picking winners at Sha Tin turns into a crapshoot

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the racing product at Sha Tin on Saturday. The meeting had the rare distinction of a drop in turnover, year on year, of almost HK$40 million and, between the smaller-than-usual fields, being a Saturday, the weather and the state of Sha Tin generally, is it any wonder? Or perhaps it's a wonder that turnover was that good. Sha Tin's turf track has taken on the look of a ploughed ...

  9. Sha Tin Pomelotini

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and velvet greenery. Sha Tin, where the hotel is located, is a famous long-time producer of the tangy, sweet pomelo, a fruit that packs the same kind of zesty punch as the grapefruit, with a sweeter ... at the hotel's Tin Tin Bar and order up a pomelotini. 'In Cantonese, pomelo translates as 'Sha Tin grapefruit', which inspired us to use it as a major ingredient in our signature ...

  10. Sha Tin school sweeps A-levels

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... five As for the sixth year in a row and the only students to snatch six As. The jubilant atmosphere at the Sha Tin school accompanied an announcement from the school management ... of joy filled the school as people learned four students obtained six As. In addition, nine of the 17 students in Hong Kong who obtained five As are from the Sha Tin school. 'I never ...




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