The Tony Cruz-trained six-year-old El Zonda cast aside his reputation as a Happy Valley five-furlong specialist with a come-from-behind win, opening up valuable options for the sprinter in the future.Monday, 25 June, 2012, 12:00am
Gregorio Mendoza, the younger brother of the Manila death siege gunman Rolando, has been charged with plotting to take hostages on the ill-fated Hong Kong tourist bus.
Mendoza is accused of 'serious illegal detention', or conspiring to take hostages with his brother in a turn of events that casts last year's bloodbath in a new light.9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
The Consulate General of the Philippines yesterday confirmed the country's Department of Justice had approved a request for the Hong Kong police to set up equipment so the brother of Filipino gunman Rolando Mendoza could testify at an inquest.12 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
Authorities in the Philippines have offered to set up a notebook computer and a Skype connection to help the brother of gunman Rolando Mendoza give evidence to the inquest into the deaths of eight Hongkongers.11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
A retired soldier who claims he is owed benefits by the Philippine government has threatened to 'do a Mendoza'.4 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
I was in a taxi on the edge of Rizal Park when I heard the first gunshots. My heart raced as I wondered if anybody had been shot. The taxi driver assured me that the shots were fired by police to blow out the tyres of the tour bus. I exhaled a little, thankful that the crisis had apparently not resulted in bloodshed thus far.29 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
Barely two months ago, Parade Avenue was a scene of celebration as 100,000 Filipinos witnessed Benigno Aquino being sworn in as president.
Yesterday, there were tears and shock in front of the historic Quirino Grandstand as a long hostage drama ended in tragedy.24 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
For nearly 30 years, Rolando Mendoza was an exemplary policeman. Graduating with a degree in criminology, he rose from patrolman to become senior inspector. He was decorated 17 times, with medals citing his bravery and honour. His colleagues at the Manila Police District said he was hard-working and kind.24 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
Improving young sprinter Packing Power has been impressive in his efforts from wide draws, so the drop into a better gate for the Hong Tung Handicap (1,200m) at Happy Valley tonight should be enough to get him back into the winner's circle.26 May 2010 - 12:00am
The barrier draw has again been unkind to El Zonda in the EWO Challenge Trophy (1,000m) at Happy Valley tonight, but the Tony Cruz-trained sprinter has struck some good form over the course and might have the tempo to overcome that disadvantage.
Still only lightly raced, El Zonda (Matthew Chadwick) seems to be finding his niche over the Valley minimum trip.10 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
Next week is a good one for those who enjoy wine dinners. The Park Lane has a special Argentine winemaker's dinner on October 24 in the 27 Restaurant & Bar. It takes place during the two and a half week Argentine food and wine promotion which runs until the end of the month. The dinner will be hosted by Claudia Benegas, export manager of Trapiche Winery.20 Oct 2000 - 12:00am
Thousands of Hong Kong wine-lovers have probably appreciatively sipped white wines from Bodegas Trapiche. But ask if they enjoy Argentinian whites, and they will look at you with astonishment. 'Never tried them,' they will claim.20 Nov 1999 - 12:00am
There are some grapes that are difficult to harm. Malbec is one of them. It does not matter how rough or unsophisticated the treatment handed out to this hardy fruit, what ends up in the bottle is almost always enjoyable.30 May 1997 - 12:00am
TO the skiing enthusiast, Cerro Catedral is the ultimate Southern Hemisphere challenge.
Since 1938, some of the world's most accomplished skiers have been drawn to these action-packed ski fields near Bariloche in Patagonia.25 May 1995 - 12:00am