Category Archives: Australian horse racing industry

CELEBRATING SUCCESS AND KNOWING THE ART OF RESTRAINT

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Australian sporting fans are probably the most patriotic and rabid in the world. Sometimes, there’s a tendency to go a tad overboard where even when their team has lost, especially at cricket, they’ve “won” because the … Continue reading

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TIME FOR SOME EXECUTIVE ACTION, RACING CLUBS…

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk There’s a wonderful recording by the late Billy Preston, the only musician to be credited on a Beatles recording- he played keyboards on “Get Back”- called “That’s The Way God Planned It” and which is on … Continue reading

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THE DAZZLING COMEBACK OF DARREN BEADMAN

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It would be an understatement to say that many of us worried for Darren Beadman when, in 2012 in Hong Kong, a shocking fall off a horse that collapsed during a barrier trial, called time on … Continue reading

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THE RACE FOR LEADERSHIP IN RACING IN AUSTRALIA

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Racing writer Shane Anderson recently tried his hand at writing a satirical piece on Peter V’landys, the CEO of Racing New South Wales, and seen by many as the Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Willy Wonka, and … Continue reading

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LESS TALK AND MORE ACTION, PLEASE?

By Hans Ebert Australia was all a Twitter yesterday about the very sudden, but not unexpected, split between trainer John O’Shea and his tough task masters at Godolphin that includes constantly coming up against a Plumtree. According to one report, … Continue reading

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JAMES MATHERS WEIGHS IN ON THE STATE OF RACING IN SYDNEY

So where do we start. My comments are restricted to racing in Sydney. I don’t think they should apply to Melbourne or Hong Kong, very different racing jurisdictions. Sadly the industry has just about thrown everything at Sydney racing…. grand … Continue reading

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HORSE RACING, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM

By Hans Ebert It’s all been a bit quiet. It’s almost as if the sport needs some magic potion to rev up the Excitement Barometer. From speaking also to others, horse racing seems to be going through a bit of … Continue reading

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THANK YOU, GREG MILES. WHAT A RIDE IT’S BEEN…

By Hans Ebert Sadaqa wins the Bravo Greg Miles for Chris Caserta & Mick Cerchi, Greg Miles' last ever race call. Thank you Greg! pic.twitter.com/ZSbedkbApI — Racing.com (@Racing) April 15, 2017 Greg Miles was a narrator. That was what made … Continue reading

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THE FAST TRACKER MAKES A GUEST APPEARANCE AT SHATIN

(Courtesy of Fast Track) There’s no Winx at Shatin- and what a stunning seventeenth consecutive win it was at Randwick yesterday by the Queen Of The Turf. She deserves to be a Dame, your Majesty. What a boost for the … Continue reading

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BEING WEIRD – THE RIO DE JANEIRO STORY

By Robyn Louw, reproduced with kind permission of the Sporting Post Thanks to my grandmother I learnt to love reading at an early age. She was a wonderful lady in many ways, but perhaps her greatest wisdom was to turn … Continue reading

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