Five minutes into The Muppets, and the thought dawns on you: there's an innate foolishness in seeing live characters singing and interacting with felt-clad puppets.Friday, 20 January, 2012, 12:00am
Miss Piggy must surely oblige for his patient trainer Wong Tang-ping before the end of the season.
The eight-year-old son of north of England stallion Crofthall has gone into the notebook on a number of occasions this season, usually staying on in races which were not quite suitable for him as he's proved a devil of a job to place.15 May 1997 - 12:00am
Take a chance on a couple of outsiders at this afternoon's Sha Tin fixture with Bruce Hutchison's Senator and the Wong Tang-ping-trained Miss Piggy capable of running good races at big odds in the concluding events.1 Mar 1997 - 12:00am
Wong Tang-ping has a stable packed full of talent and two of them stood out in last night's feature event - the Hong Kong University Alumni Association Challenge Cup.
Miss Piggy was the first of them with apprentice Win Chung looking unable to get to the bottom of him as he appeared to hang in slightly over the last 200 metres or so.22 Sep 1996 - 12:00am
MISS Piggy is well placed to improve upon a last-start third placing when tackling the sixth event at Sha Tin today, writes Robin Parke.19 May 1996 - 12:00am
FEW local handlers have made such an impression in so short a time as first-season trainer Ricky Yiu. He conjured a win from the headstrong William's Tact at the last meeting before Christmas and that was no mean effort as the nervy son of Tasso had previously been with such luminaries as Patrick Biancone and David Hill.30 Dec 1995 - 12:00am
OCCUPATION: Icon. The pig means so much in Chinese culture that it has been elevated above the status of a mere hygiene-challenged quadruped.19 Nov 1995 - 12:00am
PUT Success Partners very firmly down in the book of future winners - this one will definitely oblige.
For the second time in as many starts this season, the three-year-old Irish import flew home from a position well back to snatch fifth place. Last night it was in the second event, a Class Four short sprint on equitrack which is not where he will be winning.28 Sep 1995 - 12:00am
ASTUTE local handler Wong Tang-ping is enjoying one of the best seasons of his distinguished career.
He has sent out 31 winners and is only five behind leader, Patrick Biancone, in the race for training honours which more and more looks to concern just these two plus the in-form John Moore.22 Mar 1995 - 12:00am
POLAR Star spearheaded an amazing Wong Tang-ping-trained five-timer on Ladies' Day at Sha Tin yesterday with a breathtaking rout of his opposition.16 Oct 1994 - 12:00am