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A Rush of Colour

Palani Mohan's photographs (including A Burst of White) of celebrations in India of the Holi festival marking the end of winter gloom, and symbolising the triumph of good over evil. Today-Sat, 11am-6pm, Picture This Gallery, Suite 1308, 13/F, 9 Queen's Rd Central.

Wednesday, 23 May, 2012, 12:00am

Pike makes full use of his opportunities

Willie Pike's Hong Kong experience turned from nightmare to dream in the space of an hour at Sha Tin yesterday as the West Australian landed three wins in as many races in tandem with a resurgent John Size.

7 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Sixty-Six keeps Moore's lead ticking over

Over the of an entire season, the importance of a single result to winning or losing a championship can be overstated, but the photo finish of the Wong Cup yesterday might just have seen the last chance slip away for reigning champion trainer, John Size.

4 May 2009 - 12:00am


It's Halloween today. Put on your costumes, eat loads of candy and have fun

Old holiday

Halloween is a festival from Europe. It celebrates the end of the harvest. It shows the beginning of deep winter. It was celebrated in the old times when people only knew two seasons - summer and winter. Winter was a time of fear and death because nothing grew.

31 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Fresh is best as Noble Man tries to hold back the tide

Races don't come much tougher than the Big Wave Bay Handicap (1,200m) that ends tonight's season opener at Happy Valley, but grand old galloper Noble Man should get what he needs to register his first win for two years.

The injury-ravaged eight-year-old last scored first-up in October 2006 over the same course.

17 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Holi Ravioli enjoys new lease of life with Size

Championship leader John Size wrung another double out of Sha Tin yesterday and kept Holi Ravioli's unbeaten formline for the yard intact in the Lusitano Challenge Cup (1,000m).

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Holi Ravioli profits as Floral Joy II disappoints

Punters who backed warm favourite Floral Joy II didn't have long to wait in the Castle Peak Bay handicap (1,000m) to find out their fate.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

FYI: Where did April Fools' Day come from? And why won't it go away?

On April 1, 1874, The New York Times stated: 'The absurd customs of All Fools' Day are fast passing away, and although there is but a yearly recurrence of the season, people are prone to tire of follies which are entirely destitute of even the slightest flavour of wit.'

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am