In the States, people like Jay-Z have bought into basketball teams.

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Once upon a toupee, Elton John bought Watford FC while footballers like Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney have become horse owners.

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In Hong Kong, we are seeing more and more entertainment personalities owning horses along with their dozens of apartments and fleets of cars.

Former music executive Norman Cheng was one of the first in the entertainment world to own horses which raced under his wife’s name though none were exactly world beaters.

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Through his friendship wiyh Storming Norman, that doyen of local radio, “Uncle” Ray Cordeiro raced We Know When and You Know When, good average horses that did alright without setting the local racetracks alight.

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Meanwhile, comedian Eric Tsang, currently facing a not-too funny court appearance later this month, has owned and raced all those horses with the word Caga in their name.

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Natalis Chan, the B grade actor and D grade singer, who once dabbled as a Class 6 trainer in Macau, has a few useless things running around whereas Aaron Kwok, a real celebrity, has spent good money to purchase one horse and has now bought a new one.

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On Saturday, martial arts actor, director and producer Sammo Hung has his sprinting star Amber Sky going around.

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Showbiz and sports biz have always gone hand in hand with musicians and actors being huge fans of sporting heroes.

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Horse racing has been a slow starter to attract the world of showbiz, but we are now seeing things change and with a number of artists- mainly female actresses- we know asking us about how and where to purchase horses, which stables would be the best and with money being no object.

To win it, you have to be in it and you can’t be in it to win it with an average horse.