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  1. Double strike boosts Whyte's lead to nine

    Posted Oct 12th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... double on David Ferraris' Desert Strike and Francis Lui Kin-wai's Specific Sorcerer was not a surprise but took the rider to 21 wins and his margin over Anton Marcus to nine after only ... excellent form, fighting back to fend off the favourite Quick News when the latter looked to have his measure. 'I guess they were both lucky to beat the third horse Northern Rose, ...

  2. Famous black cat a lucky survivor

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Felix the Cat is one of the world's oldest and most famous felines. This curious and mischievous moggie was born in 1919 and he is still going strong. Cats are supposed to have nine ... years and are still being re-run on TV stations in almost every corner of the globe. In the 1980s, the job of looking after Felix the Cat passed on to Don Oriolo, Joe's son. Felix was lucky ...

  3. A near-perfect day that makes it hard for future improvement

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... was high, with two wins out of the four international races to Silent Witness (HK Sprint) and stablemate Lucky Owners (HK Mile). This means local owners and trainers have now won five of the last ... was not. In 2002, the club bet on nine races on international day and held $1.078 billion. This year, on a sparkling 10-race card, the club held $967.7 million- a drop in aggregate turnover of 10.7 ...

  4. Cruz sings praises of Lucky Owners

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Double-triumph trainer believes the best is still to come from his young Danehill-sired Mile hero Never-say-die miler Lucky Owners again dragged victory from the jaws of defeat in the international Hong Kong Mile yesterday at Sha Tin to give Tony Cruz and Felix Coetzee a landmark double even as racing displayed its cruel and fickle side. Lucky Owners may have been slightly ...

  5. Lucky Owners books berth in the Hong Kong Mile

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Hong Kong Mile field on December 14 for the highly progressive Danehill horse Lucky Owners. However, this was no mirror image victory for Lucky Owners. It was a hard-fought, grinding win, achieved more through courage and persistence than brilliance, with the four-year-old scrambling a short-head victory over the Ivan Allan-trained Ho Choi. Citizen Kane, a stablemate of Lucky Owners ...

  6. Lucky Owners scores picture perfect victory

    Posted Sep 14th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... win in the final race yesterday on up-and-coming Lucky Owners. Last season, Coetzee frequently looked across from the back of Silent Witness at the infield screens to see where his hapless pursuers were, but had an even clearer view from the Tony Cruz-trained Lucky Owners with the brand new 70-metre long Diamond Vision. Taking his first step into Class One company, the lightly ...

  7. Lucky Sixer gives Ho a pleasant surprise

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Trainer Peter Ho had his judgment vindicated on one front and challenged on another in the wake of the upset victory by 99-1 shot Lucky Sixer, who led throughout under Howard Cheng to take ... the Sounds Better team had easily the better of the deal. 'Lucky Sixer is by Marju, a stallion I rate very highly, and his conformation was perfect,' Ho explained. 'He raced well ...

  8. Lucky leaders?

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I read with interest Philip Bowring's article headlined 'Next time, let's have a real leader' (December 29). He said that politicians such as Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, Peter Woo Kwong-ching and James Tien Pei-chun are beneficiarie ...

  9. 'Lucky' phone number fetches $2.19m

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and for a welfare fund for firefighters in the city. Chinese consider eight to be a lucky number, being a homonym for 'prosperous'. Citizens often vie to be the owners of vehicle licence plates ...

  10. Williams calls on his lucky charms in Fortune hunt

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken International exposure has been the making of Australian jockey Craig Williams and he is looking to his usual secret weapons to help him take that exposure up another notch on Sunday with Cheerful Fortune. The Andy Leung Ting-wah-trained four- ...




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