Deadly sex drug sold openly on top online shop

The potentially hazardous sex drug 'poppers' are freely available on the mainland's biggest internet shop, despite being banned in many countries worldwide.

Monday, 19 October, 2009, 12:00am

Cupid heroin case exposes flawed rules

The door to the Cupid inquiry may have been left ajar but, to all intents and purposes, the matter did enjoy some sort of closure on Monday.

In part, the Hong Kong Jockey Club can now look back at the middle of last season with some qualified relief - what was three positive tests within three months has turned out to be two red herrings to Isosorbide and a mystery to heroin.

24 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1. What is the oldest Grand Slam tournament in tennis?

2. By how many shots was Greg Norman leading the Masters going into the final day in 1994 before losing to Nick Faldo?

3. How many gold medals did Australia win at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games?

4. How many red balls are there in snooker?

6 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Wong Siu-tan relicensed, fine annulled

Veteran trainer Alex Wong Siu-tan was relicensed for the new racing season yesterday, after his $150,000 fine for Winmark's Isosorbide positive was annulled by the Board Of Stewards and his requirement to 'show cause' rescinded.

25 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

The Greatest still packs a punch

Not all horses have to go down to the wire in Hong Kong's championship events to be an owner's delight. A battle-hardened veteran like The Greatest, who took out the fifth on yesterday's 10-event card, has given owner David Cho Wing-yiu an enormous amount of joy, though he is still in Class Four.

2 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

A fine may await, but Allan has done the Club a favour

The front door is closed on the Cheers Hong Kong-Isosorbide case but in the coming Licensing Committee interview for trainer Ivan Allan and in the underlying reality of what happened here, there are still trapdoors to negotiate.

28 May 2003 - 12:00am

Top horse trainer claims doping charge is all washed up

A doping charge hanging over a leading Hong Kong horse trainer has been thrown into doubt after the discovery that a Jockey Club- issued horse shampoo contains the offending substance.

21 May 2003 - 12:00am

Allan washes hands of inquiry

Ivan Allan angrily declared yesterday that he would boycott his Isosorbide inquiry after it was revealed the substance originated in an anti-fungal shampoo provided by the Hong Kong Jockey Club's veterinary department.

21 May 2003 - 12:00am

Allan fires fresh tirade at 'amateurish' inquiry

Triple champion trainer Ivan Allan yesterday stepped up his attack on Hong Kong Jockey Club officials, branding the Cheers Hong Kong inquiry 'amateurish' and 'a joke' and challenging the validity of rules covering positive swab responsibility.

1 May 2003 - 12:00am


The Jockey Club's stewards have hastily scheduled an inquiry tomorrow after recieving independent confirmation of the positive drug test returned by Winmark in December.

16 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Sex shop faces charges on drug

Controversial sex shop Fetish Fashion is in trouble with the law over alleged sales of the drug amyl nitrite.

Commonly known as 'poppers', the liquid delivers a rush of euphoria when its fumes are inhaled and is popular among homosexuals.

Poppers disappeared from the shelves of Fetish Fashion after police raided the Hollywood Road shop last autumn.

3 Feb 1997 - 12:00am