Paws for thought

I love being in the office with Team YP, but what I love even more is when someone takes me out with them: on a story, to interview someone or, best of all, on a trip overseas! I've been all over Asia and Europe, and still want to see more places.

Friday, 1 June, 2012, 12:00am

Memory lands in Lion City in good shape

Tony Cruz reported California Memory was in top shape ahead of Sunday's Singapore Airlines International Cup, as the grey handled his second overseas trip in the space of six weeks like a seasoned professional.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Fownes contender given Thumbs Up

Caspar Fownes doesn't especially care whether it rains or not before Sunday's $14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup but the trainer will be keenly checking the weather reports all the same.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Raid on Lion City 'perfect' for Thumbs Up

Caspar Fownes is eyeing the Singapore Airlines International Cup with Thumbs Up after the stayer's powerful display lumping top weight in the Group Three Premier Plate, and the trainer is keen to avoid the current crop of local middle-distance stars.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sapelli can keep Plate for another season

After yo-yoing in the ratings over the past 12 months, the John Size-trained stayer Sapelli bounces back into the Group Three Premier Plate allotted the same weight he carried to victory in the race last year and can win again, especially with a couple of major rivals drawn wide.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A handful of manners, virus and disease

Say hello with your elbow

A polite greeting like, 'Pleased to meet you!', is almost always followed by a handshake. In business, when two people agree on a course of action, a handshake seals the deal.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Champions Mile is next for rising Flying Blue

Emerging star Flying Blue took his first step into the big time with ease yesterday as he saw off the established stars in the Group Two Chairman's Trophy and set himself for a tilt at the BMW Champions Mile.

4 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Brothers get best of both worlds in the village

Northern Irish brothers Paul and Andrew Dineley have got it all figured out. They plant themselves in the Sevens Village every year and get the best of both worlds.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Lack of speed in Stewards' Cup worries Fownes

When Egyptian Ra retired last year, probably few realised how much he would be missed but trainer Caspar Fownes is acutely aware of that loss as he seeks to turn around the form between Thumbs Up and Hong Kong Mile winner Beauty Flash in the Group One Stewards' Cup on Sunday.

28 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Highest-rated Paco Boy to get his day in sun

Paco Boy has played second-fiddle to wonder mare Goldikova for much of his career, but as the highest-rated runner competing at this year's Turf World Championships, the horse gets his chance in the spotlight for an encore in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile (1,600m).

12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Thumbs Up points the way to bigger things

The pin-drop quiet of Brett Doyle's Mission Hills Sha Tin Trophy win 12 months ago was missing after the jockey pounced to win it back to back yesterday with Thumbs Up on his way to making some more noise at international level.

25 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

All fingers and thumbs

Fingers and thumbs

What is ...?

1 a finger bowl

a. small bowl filled with water that you use to wash your fingers during a meal

b. a large dish used to beat eggs

2 your index finger

a. the smallest finger on your hand

b. the finger next to your thumb

3 finger food

25 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Canto-pop singers use their heads to promote football talent show

Canto-pop singers Alan Tam Wing-lun (right) and his godson Kelvin Kwan Chor-yiu showed wannabe David Beckhams how to head a football in a Wednesday afternoon practice in Tsim Sha Tsui with Birmingham City academy coach Julian Leon Broomes (left).

2 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

The play's the thing

First night

The following nouns are all important in the world of acting. What do they mean? a) People

1 the audience

a. the people who sell the tickets for a play

b. the group of people who have come to the theatre to watch a play

2 a supporting actor

a. an actor who plays more than one part in a play

28 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Public Eye

As the democrats squabble, Beijing smiles

25 Nov 2009 - 12:00am