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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Sha Tin Baptist school scraps launch of national education amid protests

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... as opposition from alumni and parents mounted. Baptist Lui Ming Choi Primary School in Sha Tin posted a notice to parents on its website yesterday afternoon, saying that acting on the latest instruction ...

  2. Australian flag flies high over Sha Tin

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Hong Kong Reunification Raceday, celebrating the 15th anniversary of the handover, quickly turned into Australia Day at Sha Tin as jockeys from Down Under dominated by snaring eight wins on the 11-race card. Derek Cruz was a major beneficiary of Aussie riders' skills as Tye Angland and Zac Purton each produced legs of a double for the trainer. ...

  3. Cruz cracks 50 and dashing El Zonda breaks his Sha Tin hoodoo

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox The Tony Cruz-trained six-year-old El Zonda cast aside his reputation as a Happy Valley five-furlong specialist with a come-from-behind win, opening up valuable options for the sprinter in the future. El Zonda's Sha Tin form read zero placings from 12 tries prior to yesterday, all three of his wins coming over the city track's short course. But some encouraging ...

  4. HK$71b for Sha Tin line finally gets the nod

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Work on the Sha Tin to Central Link, a new MTR line, will begin within months after lawmakers yesterday approved HK$71.4 billion in funding for its construction. Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng said the tendering process was almost complete and the 17-kilometre route, which will cost HK$79.8 billion- twice the estimate when ...

  5. Reclamation project will destroy last natural beach in Sha Tin district

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The government plans to reclaim Wu Kai Sha beach. This beautiful location is the last remaining natural beach in Sha Tin district. Many people visit it throughout the year, particularly on public holidays and at weekends. Reclamation will rob not only Sha Tin but the whole of Hong Kong of this rare and precious natural coastal area. Reclamation works and the subsequent building ...

  6. Lucky Nine shines brightly among stars at Sha Tin

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Lucky Nine looks in ominous form heading into next Saturday's Golden Shaheen after he trialled successfully in blinkers yesterday at Sha Tin, on a morning when Hong Kong's Dubai-bound middle-distance contenders had their final hit-outs before departing and Sacred Kingdom turned back the clock in an energetic turf trial. Trainer Caspar ...

  7. 'Sha Tin is where Bear Hero belongs'

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... stretching Bear Hero to 1,200m as a problem, but sees the three-year-old's future all at Sha Tin. 'He finishes off better when you tuck him in behind something, and he'll be fine over ...

  8. Sha Tin-Central link 'will pay city HK$88b'

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Adrian Wan A planned 17-kilometre railway link between Sha Tin and Central may contribute as much as HK$88 billion to public coffers in return for granting the MTR ... in February of last year, despite the hefty budget- made worse through the years because of a delay in the project. The Sha Tin-Central link was first proposed 12 years ago, with 2008 set ...

  9. Jockey Club's plan for Sha Tin building ignores neighbours and youth groups

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Hong Kong Jockey Club has ignored the concerns of residents living near Sha Tin racecourse who face the prospect of a nine-storey building on the site of what is at present a car park ... of this incident. Scarlett Pong Oi-lan, Sha Tin district councillor ...

  10. 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 ...




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