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Costa Del Sol

Costa Del Sol can shine on the dirt

Costa Del Sol has been a revelation since a mid-season move to Sha Tin's all-weather track and the four-year-old looks a good thing from an ideal draw tomorrow night on the same course.

Tuesday, 15 May, 2012, 12:00am

Dirt decision delivers for Purton and Yip

Zac Purton was given credit for not only his ride on Dennis Yip Chor-hung's Costa Del Sol, but the decision to take the four-year-old to the dirt for the first time, a move that paid off with a Class Three victory and continued the Aussie's high strike rate when combining with the trainer.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte takes another huge stride towards 11th championship

Ten-time champion jockey Douglas Whyte is eyeing off premiership number 11 after a huge afternoon in the saddle, which included a treble, the feature on the John Size-trained Flying Blue, and a Jockey Challenge win with a monstrous 58-point haul that justified his $1.50 opening price.

4 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Impressive Costa Del Sol is a hot property for TT fans

Costa Del Sol turned in one of the best debuts of the season with his impressive win at Sha Tin, and Dennis Yip Chor-hong's galloper looks an ideal banker for Sunday's Triple Trio with Douglas Whyte in the saddle.

1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Costa Del Sol overcomes early race scare to score a solid debut victory

For a horse with virtually nil experience in the bank, Costa Del Sol had every excuse to be in serious trouble when another horse broke down in front of him during the Citibank Credit Card Handicap.

28 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Import Tailwind acclimatising nicely to his new home

Trainer Me Tsui Yu-sak has done a good job of settling Tailwind into his new surroundings and the four-year-old hit the ground running at the barrier trial session yesterday, clocking the fastest 1,000m heat of the morning at 59.9 seconds.

19 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Pain in Spain leads to superb bargains

It was the dream of countless sun-deprived Britons: a villa on the Costa del Sol where they could pop over for holidays, or retire to.

27 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Market believed to have reached bottom

With prices for luxury homes at Spanish coastal resorts down by as much as 50 per cent from their peak in 2007, the bottom of the market for these properties may have been reached, according to industry experts.

8 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Europe offers perfect homes away from home

AN APARTMENT on the Cote d'Azur, a chalet in the Swiss Alps or a villa on the Algarve - Europe is bristling with tempting holiday home options.

Even Britain's southern holiday resorts, once dismissed for their cool weather, are now renowned for their 'cool' trendiness, and new opportunities are appearing in eastern Europe, where markets are opening up.

25 Aug 2004 - 12:00am