Gears of War 3 (game)

Gamers got a rare treat on Wednesday night as Jim Brown, Lead Level Designer of Epic Games, came to Hong Kong to give local players a preview of the soon-to-be-released Gears of War 3.

Sunday, 28 August, 2011, 12:00am

Hereafter (film)

Clint Eastwood's latest project, Hereafter, deals with a topic of universal interest: what happens when we die? The movie is about people who are struggling with their grief after losing loved ones.

28 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Lunchtime laughs

Seven-time champion jockey Basil Marcus and five-time leading trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee share a laugh as they meet the fans at the Jockey Club's Kwun Tong off-course betting centre yesterday. The pair signed autographs, gave interviews and cracked the odd joke during the packed lunchtime meeting.

6 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Marcus happy to get winner at last

Anton Marcus finally returned a winner yesterday after what must have been the least productive period of his riding career. 'I'm really delighted - I couldn't tell you what my last winner was,' Marcus said after steering home Ricky Yiu Poon-fie's Laser Glory in the fourth.

16 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

'Pinch me, I'm in a dream,' says Marcus

Sensational South African jockey Anton Marcus rounded off a four-timer yesterday with the Group Two Sha Tin Vase then demanded to know if he was dreaming.

26 May 2002 - 12:00am

Hat-trick hero keeps it clean

'Not bad for a part-time job!' quipped jockey Anton Marcus after notching a hat-trick at Sha Tin yesterday and managing to steer clear of the stewards' room.

6 May 2002 - 12:00am

Marcus brings down curtain on 'dream' career

Basil Marcus yesterday confirmed his retirement from the saddle, but there was no fairytale ending as he finished unplaced in the Derby on Super Molly. Even so, the South African was typically upbeat after bringing down the curtain on a career which netted him seven Hong Kong championships and a host of big races among his record 671 winners, including the 1997 Derby with Oriental Express.

18 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

South African 'a great rider, so professional and one who always did it with a smile', says trainer Hill

Professional and role model were the ubiquitous adjectives for jockey Basil Marcus yesterday in reaction to the news that he was unlikely to ride again after completing his Hong Kong contract in March.

The Jockey Club's executive director of racing, Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, said Marcus stood as 'the model for all jockeys regarding his conduct and professionalism'.

19 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Marcus makes full use of Valley expertise

Basil Marcus was his usual sunny self at rainswept Happy Valley after landing a double on two pick-up rides to move on to the 14-winner mark for the season.

9 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

'I picked this race out a while ago so I'm very pleased to see a plan like that come off' - trainer Lane

The King of Happy Valley, jockey Basil Marcus, had an unaccustomed roller coaster card last night before finally setting his crown right again in the final event. Marcus ended up with only four mounts for the evening and had a story to tell after each.

20 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Allan, Marcus bring Aucash to the boil

Seven-time champion jockey Basil Marcus has wasted no time in picking up where he left off.

Marcus last season ended his full-time association with Hong Kong racing, deciding to relocate his family to England where his boys are at school. But he's likely to be a regular part-time visitor and has already mustered eight winners from just seven meetings.

29 Nov 2000 - 12:00am


Basil Marcus, the professionals' professional, arrived here in August 1990 as a relatively unheralded 33-year-old South African jockey. He leaves at the end of this season as a legend, his record forever etched into the annals of local racing history.

29 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Charming City keeps Hayes camp in the money

BRILLIANT youngster Charming City kept the David Hayes bandwagon rolling with an awesome demolition job of his rivals in yesterday's finale.

The Hayes camp pulled off one of the biggest plunges of the season at Happy Valley on Wednesday night when another of the young guns, Superior Dollar, got the nod in the tightest of photo-finishes to score.

14 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

William's Surpass is seeking change of luck

You're entitled to some fancy odds and you're sure to get them if you give the criminally unlucky William's Surpass another chance in the featured Japan Racing Association Trophy.

24 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Stand up for Ovation

Multiple champion jockey Basil Marcus can steal a further winner clear of arch-rival, the demon Douglas Whyte, by scoring on Ovation in the opening event on this evening's Happy Valley card.

6 May 1998 - 12:00am