Geography of Argentina

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

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.

Monday, 25 June, 2012, 12:00am

Improving Packing Power to bulldoze his opposition

Improving young sprinter Packing Power has been impressive in his efforts from wide draws, so the drop into a better gate for the Hong Tung Handicap (1,200m) at Happy Valley tonight should be enough to get him back into the winner's circle.

26 May 2010 - 12:00am

Forget the draw, El Zonda can benefit from the pace

The barrier draw has again been unkind to El Zonda in the EWO Challenge Trophy (1,000m) at Happy Valley tonight, but the Tony Cruz-trained sprinter has struck some good form over the course and might have the tempo to overcome that disadvantage.

Still only lightly raced, El Zonda (Matthew Chadwick) seems to be finding his niche over the Valley minimum trip.

10 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

e-pal: Argentina

Connecting with teens around the world

Name Alexander Ezequiel Cardenas

Age 17

City Santiago del Estero

Star sign Scorpio

Argentina has a mix of weather - the south is very cold and the north is very hot. In my hometown, which is in northern Argentina, it can be around 40 to 50 degrees Celsius in the summer.

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Far out honeymooning

Getting married is the one great excuse to give yourself the holiday of your dreams and turn fantasy into reality. Sea, sun and sand make a tempting proposition, but could be a vacation cliche. How about something truly different for a change?

30 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


1 The Moreno glacier

1 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Heaven for skiers

TO the skiing enthusiast, Cerro Catedral is the ultimate Southern Hemisphere challenge.

Since 1938, some of the world's most accomplished skiers have been drawn to these action-packed ski fields near Bariloche in Patagonia.

25 May 1995 - 12:00am