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Dirt

Happy Index can strike back on dirt

Twice a season, racing fans are forced to endure these all-weather cards and the surface becomes an added variable since, every now and then, the night meetings feature a track where getting away from the rail is preferred, or at least not the poison it frequently can be.

Wednesday, 21 March, 2012, 12:00am

Veteran Leo's Pride to clean up on dirt

Seven-year-old Leo's Pride has been a revelation since switching to the dirt and he can be counted on as a banker as he chases his fourth straight win at tomorrow night's all-weather track meeting at Sha Tin.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tender loving care is secret to six-year-old's success

Dennis Yip Chor-hong admitted he 'pushed too hard' with Union's Star last term and a tender approach was the key to the six-year-old's Class Three dirt win. Union's Star was withdrawn from a race last month and given two weeks off when recurring leg problems flared again. Yip said soreness limited the horse's performances throughout a winless 2010-11 season.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Shock victory may save veteran's career for one more season

With so much kickback hitting the horses on the inside surface, even before the rain, perhaps it required a known dirt performer to shine but even trainer Francis Lui Kin-wai didn't anticipate the return to winning form of Alice Too at 74-1 under Piere Strydom.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

My Whisky is perfect chaser for TT players

Me Tsui Yiu-sak has produced the most winners and best strike rate on the all-weather surface, and My Whisky looks a hard one to topple in the final leg of Sunday's Triple Trio, which has an estimated jackpot of HK$10 million.

5 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Demonstration cleanups planned

Demonstration cleanups will be staged at buildings that do not have owners' corporations as part of the Clean Hong Kong campaign, but legislators criticised the measure as unsustainable.

20 May 2009 - 12:00am

Liberal's Knight looks part for dirt feature at Sha Tin

The opportunities on the all-weather for John Size-trained Liberal's Knight are few and far between but the ultra-consistent six-year-old should handle the step up in trip to make him the horse to beat in tonight's Lok Sin Tong Cup.

12 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Idioms

To dish the dirt

We will start with dish. A dish is a plate that can hold food. The food itself is also called a dish. 'Put the pork in/on that dish, will you?' 'The dish of the day is pineapple fried rice.'

1 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Cruz in control even from his hospital bed

Sun Power makes it four wins on end to give absent trainer a welcome double

Even in his absence, leading trainer Tony Cruz showed they can't keep a good man down and played a major hand at last night's Sha Tin all-weather fixture to take something positive from a week he would otherwise want to forget.

2 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Doubts over centralised cleanup

Survey shows Kowloon West residents want district councils to lead the drive

Residents of Kowloon West, home to many hygiene black spots, have little faith in the government's ability to clean up their district, according to a survey.

31 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Dirty restaurants face naming and shaming

Unclean eateries will not be tolerated, says Donald Tsang as hygiene crackdown continues

Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has vowed to push ahead with a name-and-shame campaign against unclean restaurants, warning that repeat offenders would not be tolerated.

7 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Moore basks in double Glory

Anton Marcus bounced back from suspension with victory aboard Chief Ivor, whose success completed a double for trainer John Moore following Glory Hero's earlier win on the dirt.

18 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Beyond Tiananmen - rebels fail to strike a chord

The bands name themselves Fly and Sober and belt out tunes of angst about conspicuous consumption and degrading traditional values.

9 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Stick with the dirt specialists

The best way to tackle tomorrow night's Triple Trio on the Sha Tin dirt may be to concentrate on a group of confirmed all-weather specialists in the sixth event.

Down the card, the five to focus on may prove to be Trader Joe, Alexandra Palace, Concert Star, Real Good and Bond.

5 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Sabre set to cut a swathe

Lucky Sabre can benefit from the move to 2,000 metres to take the fourth event on this evening's mixed dirt and grass card at Sha Tin. The Peter Ho-trained three-year-old, out of a Nijinsky mare, has always shaped as if the farther he goes the better he'll get.

22 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

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