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Pataca

The currency of Macau. It was introduced in 1894. Macau is a special administrative region of China; perhaps because of this, the pataca is pegged to the Hong Kong dollar using a currency board system. That is, the Monetary Authority of Macau is legally obligated to redeem pataca for the equivalent amount of Hong Kong dollars on demand.
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Pataca, who has hit eight goals so far this season for his French club Mont pellier, will be out of contract in the summer.
Pataca will be out of contract this summer, although Montpellier are keen on keeping the star on board by penning a new deal.
"A lot of Hong Kong trainers were previously buying a large chunk of their horses from Australia and New Zealand, but the likes of Viva Pataca and Collection have meant more and more are now trading with Britain."
The Hong Kong-trained Viva Pataca returns hoping to go one better than his second to Sun Classique in 2008.
He drove the Saeed bin Suroor-trained entire to the head of the field a furlong out while Viva Pataca, ridden by Mick Kinane, could not find a way through at a crucial time.
RANGERS boss Alex McLeish is tracking Portuguese hitman Rui Pataca as he bids to beef up his shot-shy strike force.
Meanwhile, the IMF staff emphasised the importance of the linked exchange rate between the pataca and Hong Kong dollar for the stable development of the Macao SAR economy.
The cheapest seats, at 80 Macanese pataca ($10), have all been snapped up.
Dansili, the first foal out of Hasili, sired his 13th stakes scorer of the year when Laughing, a half-sister to Viva Pataca, took last Thursday's Nijinsky Stakes at Leopardstown.
Eagle Mountain is the 5/2 second favourite with British bookmakers and the big obvious danger is Hong Kong hero Viva Pataca.
VIVA PATACA won his big showdown with Vengeance of Rain at Sha Tin last week.
The jockey partnered Viva Pataca to victory in the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup and also won the Champions Mile on Able One.