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Spartacus

Purton repays Ng's faith with well-timed win on five-year-old

Trainer Gary Ng Ting-keung stuck with Zac Purton on Kingston Spartacus, Purton stuck with the horse and the tale ended in cheers as the five-year-old claimed an overdue victory.

Monday, 14 November, 2011, 12:00am

A young gladiator shall rise again

Gladiator: Fight for Freedom Simon Scarrow Published by Puffin Books ISBN 978 0 141 33363 2

Simon Scarrow's clumsily titled Gladiator: Fight for Freedom is another debut novel from an adult fiction novelist dipping his toe into the youth fiction market.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Plenty of 'blood and honour' in the story of a boy gladiator

Gladiator: Fight for Freedom By Simon Scarrow Published by Puffin Books ISBN 978 0 141 33363 2

Simon Scarrow's clumsily titled Gladiator: Fight For Freedom is another of the many current debut novels from adult fiction novelists dipping their toe into the youth fiction market.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Scarlett Camellia's upset victory allows Shum to dream of Derby bid

Jockey Zac Purton and trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing are developing a habit of unearthing some talented gallopers on debut, and while the winner Scarlet Camellia has a long way to go to emulate the feats of stable star Little Bridge, the camp still has high hopes for the three-year-old.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Spartacus

The Bolshoi Theatre presents Yuri Grigorich's three-act ballet (left) about the leader of a rebellion of gladiators and slaves against Rome. With music by Aram Khachaturian. Wed, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$440-880 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2563 5301

14 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

What's On

MAGICAL COMEDY SHOW

Chapertons Comic Theatre from Spain will bring a wave of surprises to audiences with their comic show Boom!

The Chapertons came second at the United Slapstick Award 1993 in Frankfurt, Germany, and earned the Artist of the Year 2000 title in the comedy category.

25 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

One jockey, two horses as Beadman row heats up

Darren Beadman is involved in a high-profile dispute about his mount in the Group Two International Bowl at Sha Tin next month that could end up in front of Australian or Hong Kong stewards.

18 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Impressive artistry

Byelorussian Ballet Spartacus Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre LONG before the final curtain fell on Spartacus, the matter had been settled: this was not the Bolshoi and any attempt to cash in on the name was grievously misguided.

17 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

No mincing . . . just ribs and beefcake from Minsk

BACKSTAGE at the Cultural Centre at lunchtime yesterday with the Byelorussian Ballet as they went through their paces in readiness for last night's performance of Spartacus, we were quite intrigued by their choice of prandial fare.

17 Jun 1993 - 12:00am