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  1. Monte Cristo is getting better with each start

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phillip Woo phillip.woo@scmp.com Trainer Tony Millard has had a wonderful season with five Group triumphs among his 32 victories and is on the verge of saluting with Monte Cristo after a driving third in the restricted Equidia Racing Channel Handicap (1,650m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night. Monte Cristo joined the Millard stable mid-season from David Ferraris and had ...

  2. Monte Cristo surprises French jockey

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Olivier Doleuze has been saying for some time that Monte Cristo wants 2,000 metres but after the gelding won at the first time of asking over the metric mile-and-a-quarter ... but that was probably right- now I know, not one metre more,' he added with a laugh. Monte Cristo, who started favourite at $34.50, gave trainer Andreas Schutz a race-to-race double, having earlier landed ...

  3. Sleepyheads escape wrath of Monte Cristo

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... half an hour earlier than usual, but sleep-ins had the last laugh as Andreas Schutz landed another long-priced result with debutant Monte Cristo scoring from last under Mosse at over 50-1. ... at all about what he was doing.' Mosse said the fast early pace had decided where Monte Cristo would position in the race and the gelding gave him little encouragement early. 'It ...

  4. In-form Amityship can prove too good again

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... the placings. Monte Cristo, an off-season pick-up for trainer David Ferraris, ran home nicely late off a slow pace to grab second behind Meridian Pride when resuming last month over a mile and looks ... with Monte Cristo. The five-year-old has been a consistent performer with two wins and eight placings from 15 starts, and has come back well this campaign. Best Power, Ichiban, Classic Reunion ...

  5. Impressive Mariachi up for bigger and better things

    Posted Jan 06th 2008, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... The biggest stumbling block for Mariachi appears to be the promising four-year-old Monte Cristo, despite taking a rise in class at only his third start. The Andreas Schutz-trained gelding created ...

  6. Inside alley gives Famagusta the edge despite weight rise

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... impressive record. The main danger, and an appealing double banker, is the promising Monte Cristo. The Andreas Schutz-trained gelding created a huge impression at his first two attempts, before ...

  7. Great Hero can keep win tally ticking over for Man

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Manfred Man Ka-leung scored a career first when he landed three winners at Happy Valley on Wednesday night and the production line churned out another at Sha Tin yesterday, this time Great Hero in a barrier trial on the all-weather track. Great Hero's performance was a stark form reversal, with the gelding having finished last behind debutant winner Monte Cristo ...

  8. News - Asia - RELIGION

    Philippine church Iglesia ni Cristo set to draw million followers to mark centenary

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:49am by AFP

    ... anniversary today, with more than one million followers expected to join the celebrations. Members of the Iglesia ni Cristo, or Church of Christ, were set to congregate at a giant complex especially ... 100 million people are Catholic, but there is also a plethora of home-grown Christian movements, the highest-profile and strongest being Iglesia ni Cristo. The church was established in 1914 ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Tai Po apartment project sells 400 Mont Vert units in first day despite 'no viewing' rule

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Majority of flats at Mont Vert sold on first day Despite controversy over its "no viewing" stipulation for prospective buyers, 400 of the 492 apartments available at Mont Vert in Tai Po were bought on the first day of sales yesterday. Developer Cheung Kong said it sold 150 flats in the first hour, after balloting that began at 11am ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOME SALES

    Many keen to buy flats they can't view, as big crowd at Mont Vert sales office shows

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Prospective buyers look beyond flats they can't view A big crowd turned out to view off-site show flats for Cheung Kong's cut-price Mont Vert development yesterday despite concern in some quarters that the sales tactics of the developer are questionable. Long queues formed at the Fortune Metropolis mall in Hung Hom, where Cheung Kong, ...




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