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  1. Pataca seems unable to catch a plane anywhere

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... not to comment on the reasons behind the Macau casino tycoon's change of heart and Ho's office will only confirm that the billionaire has denied permission for the trip, one can only suspect that it has to do with the New Jersey Casino Control Commission. Ho's daughter, Pansy, has a 50-50 partnership with MGM Mirage in a major casino development in Macau. Under the laws in the United ...

  2. Father, son, daughter vie for HK$8m purse

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... opponents, including casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun's eight-year-old Viva Pataca, the cup's reigning champion. It clinched Ho's second win of the cup last year and became ...

  3. Viva Pataca rides into sunset to end golden era

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Hong Kong's greatest money earner, nine-year-old Viva Pataca, has been retired by casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun to 'a nice green paddock', to the relief of the man who discovered him, John Moore. This had been the first season Viva Pataca had not won since he burst on to the scene five years ago, and connections acceded ...

  4. Beadman back with a bang on Pataca

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... claim for a revenge mission in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup in December. The six-year-old, carrying the colours of Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun, settled at the tail of the field, ...

  5. Kinane wins two-horse race to ride Ho's Viva Pataca in QE II Cup

    Posted Apr 24th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... in Sunday's HK$14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup. Trainer John Moore originally put three names before the Macau casino mogul but the elite shortlist was reduced to two when Aussie ... on Thursday morning, but I'm very happy with both of them,' Cruz summed up. Australian three-year-old Casino Prince was the last of the international horses to arrive yesterday, making ...

  6. Moore looks to control the programme

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Punters love a winner and the man who has trained more winners than anyone else in Hong Kong racing history, John Moore, was the centre of their focus on last night's early markets. Moore's Derby-bound private purchase Viva Pataca, owned by Macau casino mogul Stanley Ho Hung-sun, headed the betting for the final event at $30 on last night's 6pm tote ...

  7. Evergreen Viva a terrific warrior

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... obstacles to his latest casino venture in Atlantic City. The Cox Plate again, which fell over for quarantine or some other reason. At home, there were the two Hong Kong Cups he might have won ...

  8. Moore sets up Pataca for Breeders' Cup tilt

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Viva Pataca is set to become Hong Kong's first Breeders' Cup runner next month after trainer John Moore received the go-ahead for a trip to the United States late yesterday from the horse's owner, casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun. 'I've spoken to Dr Ho and he has left it in my hands- if I believe that it's the right thing for the horse ...

  9. Who is the faster? It's anyone's guess

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Beatrice Siu

    ... but to entertain the public,' a spokesman for the Hong Kong Jockey Club said. Asked how confident he had been about beating the time set by casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun's Viva Pataca, Wong ...

  10. Viva Pataca hopes to prevail

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Viva Pataca has been a monument to Hong Kong racing for four seasons. He's an evergreen who has maintained his form at a proper international level since landing the Derby in 2006- and is now the favourite to become Horse of the Year. The gelding has always carried immense added-value for the fans because of the popularity of his owner, Macau casino magnate Stanley Ho Hung-sun. ...




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