Sha Tin

Youngster doesn't enjoy face full of dirt, but knows how to win

For a horse with two wins and a placing from three starts on the Sha Tin all-weather, it seems odd to report Rumba King doesn't fancy the kick-back too much but that is just what Zac Purton related.

Monday, 5 December, 2011, 12:00am

Older and wiser

As the longest established school in Hong Kong, St Paul's College has experienced many milestones over the past 160 years. But one principle has remained unchanged - the importance the college attaches to providing students with a comprehensive education, designed to promote all-round development.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Gifts for a cause

Cups that show you care

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Dr Super can strike at first time of asking

John Size and Douglas Whyte have risen to their familiar spots atop their respective premierships and look set to continue their dominance with a clutch of progressive-type performers.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Best Eleven looks a standout in TT

The Tony Cruz-trained Best Eleven proved he could handle a sharp ratings rise with a brave effort last start and can act as a Triple Trio banker at Happy Valley tomorrow night.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Excelebration ruled out of HK Mile

The highest-rated horse ever invited for the Cathay Pacific Mile, Excelebration, has been ruled out of next month's Sha Tin showpiece.

The runner-up to champion three-year-old Frankel at Ascot on Champions Day in October will not make the trip after scoping 'dirty' following a trackwork session.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The best of British schooling

As Hong Kong continues to increasingly attract expatriates from around the globe, the shortage of international school places is a problem, and new players are likely to be welcomed. Since 1992, Nord Anglia Education has been operating international schools in Europe, the Middle East and China, offering a British-style education to about 6,000 students.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Whyte's hot streak lands treble

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte ripped the heart out of the Happy Valley programme last night to take out the riding honours with a treble and did not even require what looked to be his best mount.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Eishin Apollon throws down the gauntlet

While the Hong Kong stars were battling it out on Sunday at Sha Tin for a place in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races next month, Eishin Apollon was proving the best of the Japanese Group One milers in the Kyoto Mile Championship.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

schools news

Delia Memorial School (Broadway)

A group of five senior students from Delia Memorial School (Broadway) were declared champions of the Cross Modular Group in a Liberal Studies Project Work Competition.

It was a big day for me and my group mates: Rahul Limbu, Kamaljit Kaur, Tiffany Man and Sabina Nazar.

Our teacher was Mr Andy Cho.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Nan Fung to invest HK$2b in Sha Tin hotel foray

Nan Fung Development has made its first diversification into the Hong Kong hospitality industry with its HK$2 billion investment in a 539-room-hotel in Sha Tin.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Moore in awe of millard's dragon power

Veteran trainer John Moore rates Ambitious Dragon equal to the best he has seen race in Hong Kong and says only 'bad luck or ill health' will see the reigning Horse of the Year beaten by his domestic rivals.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

A tried and tested four-year formula

Most of Hong Kong's universities have spent years restructuring their learning programmes under the new 3-3-4 education system. But not Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU), which has been offering four-year courses for more than 30 years.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Castle Hero thriving in new environment

When Douglas Whyte climbs aboard a non John Size-trained runner at the trials it pays to take note.

That was the case yesterday when Whyte piloted stable transfer Castle Hero to a tidy turf trial win at Sha Tin.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

For his love of the great game

Each year, a number of junior athletes leave town to study overseas. By the time they graduate and return to Hong Kong, several no longer play their sports.

Not so footballer Gaspar Chow Cheuk-hong, a Form Six student at Lam Tai Fai College. He went to Musselburgh in Scotland with his family after completing Primary Six in Hong Kong.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am