THE RACING POEMS OF SHAKESPEARE SHORTFELLOW

William Shakespeare
(Source: Brain Pickings)

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BRING ON THE NEXT NEW SEASON

How will it unfold next season
Between the Zac Attack and The Durban Demon?
Who will get the middle finger
And who will get Tom’s thumb

BRING ON THE NEXT NEW SEASON 1
(Source: HKJC)

Will Tony fire a Cruz missile
At Dennis Yip Yip Hooray
Or will Size matter once again
Or will Jungle John Moore have his say?

BRING ON THE NEXT NEW SEASON 2
(Source: Stage Coach Museum)

And what about the new boys?
Will they survive the heat?
And the persistence of the Chinese media
Plus Ba Ba owners who refuse to be beat?

BRING ON THE NEXT NEW SEASON 3
(Source: Wen Wei Po)

Will there be another Military Attack
and winning overseas again
Why more owners can’t look like Mrs Steven Lo
Is a real crying shame

BRING ON THE NEXT NEW SEASON 4
(Source: BMA)

The Three Amigos will be back again on another Sesame Street set
Wearing Sam The Tailor’s hand-me-downs
And often doing in our heads

BRING ON THE NEXT NEW SEASON 5
(Source: FRA)

Hong Kong is a world city
It’s the place where champions meet
Every race day goes international
And where winning can taste so sweet

BRING ON THE NEXT NEW SEASON 6
(Source: Yahoo)

Plunges happen all the time
And that tote often goes berserk
Where the hell’s this money coming from?
Put it down to historical Chinese quirks

BRING ON THE NEXT NEW SEASON 7
(Source: Capet Own Design Network)

And in December the world will meet
for those International race days
While many will get in early
So they can make secret trips to Escape

BRING ON THE NEXT NEW SEASON 8
(Source: HK Asia City)

The Fire House will be steaming
But Goodfellas won’t get you far
$5000 for some teasing talk
And harmless gyrating near the bar

BRING ON THE NEXT NEW SEASON 9
(Source: Here Is Free)

But in the end it’s the racing
And see Caspar dance again
It’s all about those memories
Like Dennis Yip’s last race win

BRING ON THE NEXT NEW SEASON 10
(Source: HKJC)

We need to feel the adrenaline
That flows throughout that club
And The Beer Garden will overflow
it’s the world’s only outdoor pub

BRING ON THE NEXT NEW SEASON 11
(Source: HKJC)

So bring on another season
It’s been a boring few months
We need our Happy Wednesdays
And doing homework for the punt

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TO EVERY HORSE AND RIDER

TO EVERY HORSE AND RIDER 1

(Source: Gallop Magazine)

It’s not a whisper
It’s a rush
As thundering hooves gallop by
The beauty of these animals
is poetry in motion
See them run and you’ll know why

GALLOPING INTO THE FUTURE 5
(Source: Gallop Magazine)

No need for blinkers
To block your view
As thoughts race through your mind
It’s a blur of colour and action
Until they cross that finish line

TO EVERY HORSE AND RIDER 2

(Source: Gallop Magazine)

We race against time
We race against ourselves
We race into tomorrow
And often lose our heads
But racing for that elusive win is something else again
And once that magic happens
You’ll never ever be the same

GALLOPING INTO THE FUTURE 7
(Source: Gallop Magazine)

And we raise our glasses to all those riders
Who go out and do their very best
What will happen they never know
They’re in The Now and in The Zone
Let fate take care of the rest

GALLOPING INTO THE FUTURE 1

(Source: Gallop Magazine)

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ODE TO SARIKA CHOY

RACING'S COOL FACTOR 24

Have no idea what you’re holding
But you can always come and hold me
Sarika Choy, I’ve never ever seen you sad
Baby, that’s the way to be
They tweet about you around the world
Am just glad you’re in Hong Kong
So do that Gangnam Dance again
While I get it on and bang my gong!

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ODE TO CHRISTIAN REITH

Christian Reith
(Source: Zimbio)

He might not be The Bossman
His name might not ring a Bell
But ding dong everyone Christian Reith is here

He’s seen the ups and downs that life can sometimes bring
But he’s now outridden all those hounds of hell
Christian Reith always only rides to win

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LIFE’S A BOWL OF BERRIES

LIFE'S A BOWL OF BERRIES 1
(Source: Telegraph)

He didn’t need any bells or whistles
Or some dog and pony show
He launched a Military Attack right away
And Hong Kong racing fans went, Whoa!”

LIFE'S A BOWL OF BERRIES 2
(Source: SKY Racing)

Tommy Berry had arrived in style
and just to prove he was no fluke
He rode winners with such regularity
Michael Holding might have said,
“Mon, that Berry boy sure can cook”.

LIFE'S A BOWL OF BERRIES 3
(Source: Crickets Best Videos)

Then suddenly there was double vision
When twin Nathan came to town
Two slices of that same Berry pie
Was sometimes hard to get around

LIFE'S A BOWL OF BERRIES 4
(Source: Horse Racing Australia)

Tommy Berry will be back again
He’s Hong Kong new pinup boy
And John Moore will be counting on him
For more of that Group 1 joy

LIFE'S A BOWL OF BERRIES 5
(Source: SCMP)

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LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE GIRLS

LIFE'S A BOWL OF BERRIES 6
(Source: Herald Sun)

This goes out to racing’s ladies
Jo, Francesca, Jenny and Gai
And though the Schmidt sisters have hearts pounding
Kathy ‘O Hara makes our day

LIFE'S A BOWL OF BERRIES 7
(Source: Daily Telegraph)

And what about young Jamie Kah
Where on earth did she come from?
She’s got Paul Gatt against the ropes
And with many more winners sure to come

LIFE'S A BOWL OF BERRIES 8
(Source: News.com.au)

Who cares if male or female
As long as they get those winners home
But when it’s all said and done
Lady Gai is in a class of her own

LIFE'S A BOWL OF BERRIES 9
(Source: Herald Sun)

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THE BALLAD OF DOUGIE AND ZAC

The Durban Legend struck for the thirteenth time
A feat that’s hard to fault
Thirteen consecutive jockey championships
And another warning to them all

THE BALLAD OF DOUGIE AND ZAC 1
(Source: HKJC)

Dougie Whyte will be back to take them on again
Though they’ll try to bring him down
He’s taken each of them on before
While looking after that precious crown

THE BALLAD OF DOUGIE AND ZAC 2

But don’t discard that young gun
The one we call The Zac Attack
He’s the Billy The Kid of racing
He gives as good as he gets back

THE BALLAD OF DOUGIE AND ZAC 3
(Source: SCMP)

And so the stage is set once more
For a showdown at OK Corral
Sides will be taken and words said
About who’s the best of them all

THE BALLAD OF DOUGIE AND ZAC 4
(Source: Tumblr)

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