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Subsidy to help severely handicapped in Hong Kong

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor

People who have a severe physical handicap and need to rent medical equipment will receive a year-long subsidy of HK$2,000 to HK$2,500 a month from a trust fund, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said.

Thursday, 22 November, 2012, 4:44am

Handicappers in class struggle

Nice to see one of our favourites from recent seasons out bright and early, with the so-called Class One contest at Happy Valley tonight.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Stewards reject doping link to betting sting

Jockey Club stewards have dismissed any link between Shahjee's ketamine positive and the massive betting move that preceded his victory in March.

The three-year-old was smashed on Derby Day from odds of more than 7-1 to less than 3-1, before he led all the way to win the William's Coach Handicap, but yesterday's inquiry also concluded the plunge was not connected.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

'He will win in Class Two for sure'

Maxime Guyon has declared Ambitious Dragon '10 to 20 pounds better' than his current handicap rating after the pair cruised to an emphatic victory in the Hisense Handicap (1,600m). Guyon was relieved to finally notch a result on an afternoon that promised much but delivered little, and was buoyant about Ambitious Dragon's prospects next time he is entered at Sha Tin.

10 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Lucky Nine ready for biggest test

Trainer Caspar Fownes believes he has the ammunition to give John Moore a real battle for the stake money championship this season and will fire the first volley with Lucky Nine in the Group Three National Day Cup (1,400m) at Sha Tin today.

1 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Bandits, cheats and whingers

Golf is much like business: you spend a lot of time with people you don't like while having to deal with obstacles, disappointment and unpleasant arithmetic.

12 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

'He will keep on improving'

Zac Purton went desperately close to nailing another Group One aboard Fellowship in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup, but took away a consolation win with an earlier victory on Pizzazz, who was beautifully rated in front to claim the William's Coach Handicap by 11/2 lengths. 'He's a horse that will keep on improving as he has just been getting better every time I get on him,' Purton said.

15 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Recalling the dawn of the pro era

Coinciding with the 50th edition of the Open, three-time winner Peter Thomson (1960, 1965, 1967) flew in from his hometown of Melbourne with his wife, Mary. This year, they are also celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

24 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Kate's a pro on and off the course

Sometimes people behind the scenes know their sport as well as the players. Fitting this bill is Kate Burton, who is working for Brand Rapport, the company charged with handling the PR for UBS during the event.

21 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Ginger ready to defend her crown

All eyes will be on Ginger Mak Jun-ki as she gets ready to defend her Hong Kong Ladies Closed Amateur Championship at Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club this week.

But Ginger, a member of the club, said she will not be feeling the pressure as the competition gets underway today.

7 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Cruz happy as handicappers go easy on Regency

Champion trainer Tony Cruz must have taken heart at the re-handicaps on Monday morning as it looked like his comments are finally being recognised by Ciaran Kennelly and his staff at Sports Road.

14 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Shum's Flaming Lamborgini will prove too hot for rivals

Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing has more than a few progressive gallopers in his yard and one of those is Flaming Lamborgini, who stands out as the banker selection in the final leg of the Triple Trio tomorrow night.

The English import has wasted no time in performing well in his first season, notching an impressive victory over 1,200 metres at Happy Valley on April 6.

10 May 2005 - 12:00am

Full steam Ahead for Whyte

Douglas Whyte and Wong Tang-ping are a formidable combination, and they team up for another top chance at Sha Tin tonight with One Step Ahead.

17 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Storm to blow away rivals

David Hill has had a typically quiet start to this season with just one winner, but he can double his tally at Sha Tin today by landing the Japan Racing Association Trophy with exciting prospect Desert Storm.

13 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Fortune favoured at weights

There are only 10 runners in tonight's feature race at Sha Tin, the Kwangtung Handicap Cup, but that does not make it any easier to solve. Smaller fields can often lead to tactical affairs and, while this mile event should be run at a solid tempo, it does appear to be a wide-open contest with several runners holding winning chances.

8 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

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