Briefs, January 14, 2013

Officials on a Taiwanese-controlled island group said yesterday they were considering importing water from the mainland. The fortified Quemoy island group was a flashpoint during the cold war, when it was shelled from the mainland. Officials discussed a proposal to transport water by ship from Xiamen , a coastal city in Fujian province just a few kilometres from Quemoy.

Monday, 14 January, 2013, 4:10am

Apache Cat looks ready for revenge

Baldy-faced star Apache Cat may be running out of time, but the most highly achieved runner at the international meeting has some unfinished business after finishing third as odds-on favourite in the Hong Kong Sprint 12 months ago.

8 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Inspiration pulls off almighty shock

Fears that Hong Kong's quickest horses might be dethroned in the Hong Kong Sprint simply evaporated in a moment of pure inspiration yesterday that had trainer John Moore pinching himself and planning an overseas campaign.

15 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Apache Cat is in the mood for a big scalp

If Australian star Apache Cat breaks the local grip on the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint on Sunday, it will continue a happy accident for trainer Greg Eurell and the owners who should have been waving the horse goodbye several years ago.

11 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Apache Cat 'can be next Australian superstar'

Hong Kong-bound Apache Cat was hailed as the next Australian star of international racing by a gracious winner in Joe Janiak, trainer of the globetrotting fairytale racehorse Takeover Target. A start in the HK$12 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint on December 14 is now confirmed for Apache Cat.

1 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Good triumphs over evil in wild west tales

Time has slipped back to the days of stagecoaches, dusty saloons and ranches a day's ride from the nearest town. Apaches roam the prairies and valleys of mid-west America while white settlers, some well-intentioned and some otherwise, encroach on the frontiers of unexplored land.

23 Jan 1999 - 12:00am