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Norwegian family makes it three children, three lottery wins

A Norwegian family has now won the lottery an astonishing three times, winning a total of over €3million (HK$30.1 million) and with each win coinciding with the birth of a new family member.

Wednesday, 26 September, 2012, 4:10am

Breeze Of Luck can double up

Breeze Of Luck's sharp acceleration is what separates him the rank and file in Class Four and the four-year-old can make it two in a row in the Kowloon Cricket Club Centenary Cup (1,800m) at Sha Tin today.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Deluded alpha males set bad example

Children and housework. Call me naive but I have come to the conclusion they are the key factors that keep women down and explain why men still make the most money and get most of the best jobs in the world. At least that is true, I think, in the developed world, where you have adequate laws to protect the physical safety of women.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Injury-plagued Double Luck turns back clock

Double Luck seems older than his seven years and probably feels it too after all the problems he has had, but at least the Manfred Man Ka-leung-trained gelding didn't require his nose as the deciding factor in the Hong Kong Squash 50th Anniversary Cup (1,200m).

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Improved Regency can stamp his class soon

Tony Cruz has got the new season off to a quick start with All Victory's win and three seconds, and doesn't look far off a win with the lightly raced Regency Luck after a cracking performance in the Class Three Drake Handicap (1,200m) on Sunday at Sha Tin.

13 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Jockey Club farriers make all the running in creative stakes

The Jockey Club's farriers have been putting their creative talents to the test, fashioning artwork from metal that once pounded the racecourses as horseshoes.

The farriers took time off from attending to hoofwear to take part in a competition organised by the club.

2 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Making a pretty packet

The three months from November mark peak season for Ng Pik-wan. Her family business, Ho Kee Printing, specialises in lai see packets and Ng is making the most of the Lunar New Year bustle, when red packets are given to signify blessings and good fortune.

5 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

'There's no such thing as luck'

If a ladder blocks the pavement as you are hurrying to work, do you hastily swerve into the incoming traffic to avoid it or stroll underneath?

Even in our outrageously hi-tech, globalised 21st century, most of us are guilty, almost daily, of trying to tempt or cajole fate to work to our benefit.

20 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Good Luck Win beats the odds

16 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Recession-proof lai see

People say Hong Kong is driven by money and greed, but for at least one week a year traditional customs and beliefs seem to trump all that.

5 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Shanghai Tang's golden hues of fortune in every autumn stitch

Shanghai Tang unveiled its new autumn collection yesterday with a swish lunch for all the society ladies at Sevva. One of its themes is 'luck', or fu zhi. Fortunately, it doesn't consist of putting the No8 on every stitch of clothing. No, that might be too Olympics-opening tacky!

3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

The dream cake of Chelm

If you have a dream, you have to stick to your plans to make it come true

Long ago in the village of Chelm there lived a poor teacher named Herschel, and his wife Dvora. They were so poor sometimes they ate only stale bread and radishes from their tiny garden. Sometimes the butcher gave them chicken feet or bones for a soup, but they never had very much food.

12 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Feeling lucky

The Chinese believe there are three components to one's fortunes: heaven, Earth and man luck.

23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Moore finally pops the cork in style

'It has been taking forever to get these last few winners'

It was 23 years in the making and somehow the last few weeks had seemed the longest part of John Moore's first 1,000 winners, but a Happy Valley double finally got him there last night for one of his oldest clients.

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Don't rely on luck alone

To be successful, you need luck, some people say. But can we be happy with what we gain through luck as opposed to hard work? I don't think so.

Some students hope that they will be lucky at the exams, getting questions similar to the ones they had covered. Others study the entire syllabus and are confident about the exams.

22 Feb 2008 - 12:00am