Sha Tin

What the local media says

Sunday, Oriental Daily

Australia-born son of HK emigres tops international IQ standings

Saturday, 15 September, 2012, 2:02am

Treasure Glitter can shine with massive $47m up for grabs in TT

Treasure Glitter looks the one to beat in a weak opening leg.

A crucial fitness edge over his Class Five rivals makes Treasure Glitter the best banker in a super tough – but extremely lucrative – Triple Trio at Sha Tin on Sunday.

14 Sep 2012 - 3:00pm

Fortune Bravo ready to deliver the goods

Fortune Bravo

Trainer Ricky Yiu poon-fai has burst out of the gates in the new season and the stable's Fortune Bravo looks ready to break through following a near success in the Class Four Shek O Handicap (1,650m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

14 Sep 2012 - 3:01pm

Legendary Dragon will fire up at Sha Tin, says trainer Ricky Yiu

Zac Purton pilots Legendary Dragon to win the last race at Happy Valley and continue the Aussie's excellent form. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Ricky Yiu Poon-fai is adamant Legendary Dragon can transfer his best form to Sha Tin after the tenacious galloper bulldozed his way to another Happy Valley victory, on a night when it paid to find the front and rookie jockey Richard Fourie won on his first ride at the city circuit.

14 Sep 2012 - 3:01pm

It's a Whyte-out as the sky falls in

Zac Purton (on Scarlet Camellia) upstaged Douglas Whyte all-day long. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The average punter couldn’t catch a break on opening day, not even on the free “scratch-and-win” cards handed out at entrances to the course – they weren’t “scratching”, the prize code was unable to be revealed on most of them – and those following Douglas Whyte’s slew of favourites were scratching more than their heads.

10 Sep 2012 - 2:58pm 1 comment

Opposition to national education grows with protest

7 Sep 2012 - 9:56am

Appetite for success

Appetite for success

Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges samples the fare on offer at the bai sun ceremony at Sha Tin race course yesterday. The good luck ceremony is held annually at the start of each new racing season. The first meeting is on Saturday at the New Territories track. Photo: Kenneth Chan

6 Sep 2012 - 2:11am

Sha Tin Christian school forsakes Bible studies for national education

A Sha Tin Christian school will cancel two weekly morning assemblies - which include Bible studies - to make way for national education.

The move by Baptist Lui Ming Choi Primary School has upset parents who chose it for its religious character.

30 Aug 2012 - 3:36am

Probation for pupil who stole boy's wallet during exam in Sha Tin

A secondary school student who stole another student's wallet while both of them were sitting their Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exams this year was put on one year's probation yesterday.

Ho Cheng-man, 18, who had pleaded guilty to theft, was handed the probation order by Sha Tin Court.

30 Aug 2012 - 3:36am

Luxury sites in Sha Tin and Peng Chau draw heavy interest from developers

Two residential sites up for tender in Sha Tin and Peng Chau attracted strong interest from major developers yesterday, the latest affirmation of Hong Kong's buoyant property market.

25 Aug 2012 - 2:10am

Letters to the Editor, August 16, 2012

Casino vacancies good news for Hongkongers. Photo: Dickson Lee

Extend law to secondary flat market

I agree with those who argue that the law forcing developers to use saleable rather than the gross floor area as the basis for quoting prices and sizes of new properties should be extended to cover the secondary home market.

16 Aug 2012 - 2:45am

National lessons won't skirt the sensitive issues

National education with no flinching from sensitive subjects - that is what one primary school principal has promised to introduce in his classes this autumn.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm


No substitute for native speakers

I refer to Tricia Cheong's letter ('View that native English-speaking teachers are better is very misguided', July 31), which was in reply to my letter ('Parents should beware of fraudulent tutorial centres that do not help children', July 24).

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

A big splash of waste

More than one million litres of fresh water go down the drain at five public swimming centres every day.

That's according to a new report, commissioned by the Water Supplies Department last year. It has sparked calls for better water management.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:08pm

Water waste at swimming pools

More than one million litres of fresh water are going down the drain at five public swimming centres every day, the city's first audit of water use at government amenities has revealed.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm