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Cavalgantes d'Apra, Algarve

Where is it? Cavalgantes d'Apra is an equestrian farm on the outskirts of Loule, a market town in sunny southern Portugal. The property is 15 kilometres from Faro International Airport and a similar distance to Central Algarve's premier beach resorts.

Sunday, 2 October, 2011, 12:00am

Market sees salvation in the Algarve

The only word in Portuguese you need to know right now is deprimido.

If you are unfortunate enough to be trying to sell property, or in any way involved in the Portuguese real estate market, it is probably worth learning this word which, unsurprisingly, means depressed.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Fit-again Algarve ready to make up for lost time

David Hall will be pleased after watching Algarve make mincemeat of his trial rivals at Happy Valley last Friday as the five-year-old confirmed he is ready to make up for lost time following his bleeding attack in October.

Hall has Algarve ticking along nicely in his trackwork, with sharp and steady gallops since the talented but injury-plagued gelding's setback.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

Buyers still looking for a luxury lifestyle

It's been said that Portugal is viewed as a relatively 'safe' property market, which ticks boxes for today's risk-averse investors. But the nation that survived the global downturn without being disproportionately affected has had trouble of its own this year, led by the level of its sovereign debt.

3 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Bank on Napa II to deliver the TT goods

Trainer Paul O'Sullivan has had a stellar start to the new calendar year with a major victory in the Group One Stewards' Cup last month and the winning haul can continue with Napa II in the 18 Districts Cup - the final leg of Sunday's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

19 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Prebble rides crest of the wave as his Sha Tin treble takes him clear of pack

It might not have been the all-conquering afternoon that Brett Prebble had in mind yesterday, but the Australian carried on his winning streak from midweek to bag a treble at Sha Tin.

16 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Hall hopes handicapper won't be too harsh on classy Taverner

The handicapper goes back to work today to see how to even the game with Taverner, David Hall's exciting sprinter, after he defied a ratings surge to toy once again with average opposition up the straight.

26 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Brilliant Algarve heading for bigger things

Owner Siu Pak-kwan took a chance at the Jockey Club's International Sale in 2007 and that gamble started to pay off when David Hall unveiled a three-year-old with some serious potential in Algarve.

2 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Sweetness in the Belly

Sweetness in the Belly

by Camilla Gibb

Penguin, HK$112

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Perfect 10

1 Faro

26 Oct 2004 - 12:00am