Mum's the word on how to get your favourite seat in the stadium

Mum's clearly the word when it comes to getting to the stadium on time.

Diedre Leung was the first person in line as a huge crowd thronged behind her, ready for 'gates open' at 2.30pm.

Saturday, 26 March, 2011, 12:00am

Q. So you think you know pop culture ...

1. Which Beach Boys hit appropriated the melody to Chuck Berry's Maybellene?

2. Pao Pao, or Cannonball, was the childhood nickname of which Hong Kong action star?

3. What alcoholic beverage did Christopher Columbus discover on his voyage to the New World?

4. What is the international aviation word used to represent the letter 'L'?

15 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Dancing queens just love to strut their stuff

Being attractive, a good dancer and wearing a series of micro-outfits is not as easy as it looks.

Just ask the Kukri All Starzz dancing girls.

10 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Kukri sales girls on the ball

The Kukri dancing girls are showing up everywhere this week, just like the official Sevens souvenir gear.

Laura Thomas, who works for Kukri in the United Kingdom as a sales manager, manned one of the busiest stands near the entrance to the stadium.

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Wear and tear

WITH ITS CARNIVAL atmosphere and fast, tactical play, the Hong Kong Sevens has become Asian rugby's premier event. In recent years, the tournament has also motivated a number of players to jump into a different kind of scrum: the sportswear business.

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Ng's young gun loaded

Born To Win looks an outstanding bet to take this afternoon's seventh event on Chairman's Prize day at Sha Tin.

He should also be at reasonable odds with the unfashionable but very likable apprentice Richard K. M. So in the saddle and David Hayes' boom youngster Prince Fortune and Wylie Wong's ultra-consistent sprinter, Raymondo, in opposition.

10 May 1997 - 12:00am

In-form Woods in the thick of things

Wendyll Woods has had an exceptional season and there's no reason why it should not continue until the curtain falls in mid-June, certainly judging by the amount of work he gets through daily.

13 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Bumper future awaits quality youngster

Griffins don't come much better than Bumper Storm, who took yesterday's final running of the $1 million Kukri Trophy in the style of a very smart sprinter in the making.

1 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Dashing Danetop a Class One act

The John Moore-trained Danetop looked a very smart recruit when forcing the highly progressive Mount Kosciusko all the way to the line in yesterday's eighth event at Sha Tin.

1 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Late-comers chase Kukri

First season griffins Born To Win and Bumper Storm are going to play a major part in the outcome of the featured Kukri Trophy at today's Easter Monday meeting at Sha Tin. The semi-classic Kukri is open to all three-year-old griffins imported in any season but it would be expected that the more mature campaigners - those in their second season - would have the edge.

31 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Fownes keeps the good times rolling along

Lawrie Fownes continued his end-of-season burst of form with a double at last night's Happy Valley meeting, taking the fourth with the much improved Galaxy and the last with the evergreen city specialist, Conticasta.

9 May 1996 - 12:00am

Busy morning as pair chase glory

TITLE-CHASING trainers Patrick Biancone and Ivan Allan led the charge at yesterday's trackwork session as they prepare for a big day at Sha Tin this afternoon.

6 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Spirit has Kukri edge

THE more experienced three-year-olds clash with this season's emerging stars in the annual Kukri Trophy which is the feature of today's Sha Tin meeting.

6 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Blossom slips from handicapper's grip

WINNING Blossom looks the proverbial handicap good thing in this afternoon's second event on Chairman's Prize day at Sha Tin. The focal point of the meeting will be the performance of Mr Vitality in the end-of-season sprint championship which is race four on the eight-event card.

7 May 1995 - 12:00am

Kukri Cup should be all-Action affair

IVAN Allan has swept virtually all before him and the way his unbeaten Quick Action worked on the grass at Sha Tin yesterday morning suggests he has this weekend's Kukri Trophy at his mercy given that David Hill is against running Debonair.

Quick Action, a speedy son of Alzao, has won all three of his starts to date.

13 Apr 1994 - 12:00am