crock of gold


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crock of gold

A particularly large sum of money or valuable resources. Regulators chastised the financial firm for chasing crocks of gold through risky investments of questionable legality rather than protect their clients' funds. You're not going to find a crock of gold going into this business, but it's definitely lucrative enough to make a living.
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"There's no better place to watch exciting live harness racing and the culmination of the Crock of Gold competition than at Tir Prince under the floodlights with the fairground and sea in the background.
Leading UK pacer Connors Dragon will be a short price to land heat three on Saturday, as long as he can put a rare lacklustre performance in the Crock Of Gold Final behind him, He was sent on early by driver Steve Lees but ran too freely, with fractions of 27.4sec and 58.5sec for the erst halfmile, and folded to enish sixth.
Y Crochan Aur/The Crock of Gold will pitch the best horses in the country against each other throughout the 2004 Rasus series.
Not for them the crock of gold at the end of the rainbow with outrageously priced multiple bets.
He will tell voters: "There is a crock of gold at the end of the rainbow."
It was his next book, The Crock of Gold (1912), with its rich Celtic theme, that established his fame.
And it confirmed Team GB's double Olympic champion at London 2012 is on course for another crock of gold in Rio.
The six-year-old, bred and owned by Tregaron Club Chairman Huw Evans and trained and driven by his 22-year-old son, Rhys, has already won the S4C's Crock of Gold and the Welsh Cup this year, turning in sub-two minute times in both events, and had most of the country's best standardbreds in his wake.
CROCK OF GOLD Z It's a dream for James Donaldson as he parties after hitting his winner
The Big Society is never going to turn into a crock of gold for those who participate but the concept will come with its very own Bank - providing finance for projects which ordinary members of the public club together to provide.
CROCK OF GOLD As a rainbow spread itself over Chapel House Farm on the Hadrian's Wall Trail in Cumbria last week, Joan Thirlaway from Gilsland was there to take this shot.
Is this the same man who promised a crock of gold at the end of the rainbow?
To him, ballooning house prices must look like a crock of gold waiting for his tax collectors to prise open.
Race of the night, and perhaps bet of the night, comes in the 8.08pm over 300m, where the unexposed Ballyoonan Pier can see off a likely very strong challenge from long-time Scottish sprinting king Crock Of Gold.
"Stock market rises and low inflation have turned the miners' pension funds into a 'crock of gold'.