Category Archives: Australian horse racing industry

HOW’S HORSE RACING’S BACKEND WORKING?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk As we all should know by now, in this technology driven world, once the backend doesn’t work, it’s cause for alarm when running any business. Of course, there is a need for a good “backend” to … Continue reading

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TAKING THE HIGH ROAD AGAINST THE LOWLANDS OF RACING.COM

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Sammy Hyland comes from great Australian racing stock. Father Melbourne Cup winning jockey Pat Hyland is an Australian Racing Hall Of Famer and his marriage to Maree is the stuff of dreams. Having said this, like … Continue reading

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ENOUGH. IT’S TIME FOR THE WORLD’S FIRST ONLINE HORSE RACING LIFESTYLE CHANNEL

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk “Racing is in a quandary, Empty racecourses except for those employed to be there and a couple of die-hard old diggers who miss the glory days of Phar Lap, Tulloch and the like. Short sighted racing … Continue reading

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SAMMY HYLAND: ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Disappointing to get a call today saying I am no longer required @Racing Thanks to all jockeys for being so accomodating #ithasbeengreatfun — Samuel Hyland (@HylandSamuel) August 22, 2017 Many of us want to be liked. … Continue reading

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WINXELLENT, HUGHIE!!!

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you, sometimes, one monkey don’t stop no show, and then there are those special days when one extraordinary horse saves a country’s entire weekend of racing. Finished … Continue reading

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HORSE RACING NEEDS A SHARP NEW SUIT

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk And so, I’m writing this standing on the edge of a feather expecting to fly, and looking down from a precipice of self truths. They’re just words, but maybe they reach someone. Maybe there are some … Continue reading

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WHERE IN THE WORLD IS RACING.COM GALLOPING TO AND WITH WHO BY ITS SIDE?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk We’re not quite getting it. Then again, it’s been a long time since we understood how exactly racing in Victoria works. Or continues to unravel with no signs of a knight in shiny armour to put … Continue reading

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JAMES MATHERS WRITES IN ABOUT HIS BEAUTIFUL DREAM FOR CANTERBURY RACECOURSE

I went to bed earlier this week somewhat confused. I was having difficulty understanding the ATC’s decision to spend about $3 million on a synthetic track at Canterbury racecourse, a racecourse where the only horses trained are those in quarantine….only … Continue reading

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PETER V’LANDYS AND HORSE RACING’S OWN GAME OF THRONES

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It’s taken a long and winding whirlybird route to get to where it is now. From being a copy of America’s Pegasus race, and through numerous changes that continue today, Peter V’landys, the Racing NSW supremo, … Continue reading

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THE AUSTRALIAN CHINESE JOCKEY CLUB: THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk This might surprise those who talk and write about “gambling mad Asians,” but not all Chinese- and Chinese are Chinese and don’t even consider themselves Asians- get weak in the knees to be part of horse … Continue reading

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