And it's even better when the hard-luck story
belongs to a bookie.
He gave them a hard-luck story
- and made off with their cash.
The hard-luck story
in both Superbike races belongs to West Midlands rider Michael Rutter, the son of Tony Rutter who dominated this meeting in the 1970s.
"Against Almaty and Maribor we suffered a hard-luck story
. We don't want that again."
Moynahan was a typical Goodwood hard-luck story
last time, but there has to be a doubt as to whether he can reproduce that level of form today.
IT does not matter how gut-wrenching your hard-luck story
, it will never beat this one.
"Scotland can't keep on getting beaten or being the hard-luck story
Fast forward two years, throw in a visor and a new trainer, and the 33-1 shot (backed from 130 to 47 on Betfair prerace) was brought with an ambitious run from the rear of the field, but this time there was no hard-luck story
as the gaps appeared and he proved much more willing than he has at times in the past to run out a shock winner.
How about a hard-luck story
, a weekend football coupon, a casino chip, and a William Hill press release?
The usual hard-luck story
was trotted out in court as her lawyer succeeded in persuading a sheriff not to jail her.
The novice chase won by Notre Pere at Punchestown on Sunday was incident-packed to say the least, with the major hard-luck story
of the race provided by this Liam Burke-trained gelding, who was well supported despite it being his chasing debut and his first run for more than a year and a half.
Footballers will come up with any old excuse for things going wrong but Smith's hard-luck story
is true ...
ALL the talk was about Chelsea last week - with most relating a hard-luck story
"She could have done a bit better in a couple of them and her last three races had a hard-luck story
THE DARK secret all committed punters share is that we prefer a hard-luck story
to a lumpy win.