Category Archives: DOUGLAS WHYTE

READY FOR A WINNING HAPPY THURSDAY OKTOBERFEST?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Not surprisingly, the past few Happy Wednesdays have seen Australian jockeys, especially digger Zac Purton dominate the Aussie themed Boomerang promotion. It was actually The Zac Attack who got the Boomerang to come back by sashaying … Continue reading

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GOOD JOSS FOR SUNDAY (And get back to where you belong, Joao Joao. Please)

It’s been said here before, and it will be said again: To date, this has been a dress rehearsal for the latest Hong Kong racing season. Who also knew we’d actually say that we’re racing today in the post-Hugh Hefner … Continue reading

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THE VODACOM DURBAN JULY

By Robyn Louw Starting with Bartie Leisher, Hong Kong has had a long and fruitful association with South African jockeys, trainers and horses. Bartie Leisher was champion jockey in 97/98, Basil Marcus topped the log 7 times between the 1991/92 … Continue reading

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AND WHAT ABOUT A STYLISH SUNDAY AT SHA TIN?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk The recent bout of booing and “diuuuuing” by the usual group of hardcore local “racing uncles” stupidly aimed at Joao Moreira when the enigmatic Pakistan Star dug his hooves in and decided that Sunday wasn’t the … Continue reading

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DOUGLAS WHYTE AND HIS LIST OF HONG KONG’S TOP 20 CHAMPION HORSES

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk When Douglas Whyte rode the first winner of the day at Sha Tin yesterday, it was one of those moments in time that made my mind wander. It was a lowly Class 5 event, but it … Continue reading

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WHY ONLINE LAWS WILL BAR HORSE RACING’S CYBER BULLIES

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Andy Warhol predicted that in the future, everyone will have their fifteen minutes of fame. Turns out the Future is now. Not that Katy Perry and Taylor Swift want more fame, but there they were earlier … Continue reading

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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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CALLAN MURRAY AND HIS HAPPY SOCKS HAVE ARRIVED IN HONG KONG

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk News has broken this morning that @callan_murray has been granted a license to ride in @HKJC_Racing Good luck pic.twitter.com/KgFyFBcmSx — Racing Guru (@RacingGuru) May 12, 2017 Likability takes one a long way in any industry. And … Continue reading

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HONG KONG RACING AND LOOKING AT THE BIG PICTURE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk While Derek Leung with 23 winners on board at the moment continues to focus on winning the annual Tony Cruz Award that is given to the season’s most successful local rider, racing at Sha Tin on … Continue reading

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THE CUSTOMER-DRIVEN ISSUE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Saturday was the first day of The Championships in Sydney. The highlight for everyone? The incredible win of Chautauqua, the whoops of genuine joy from jockey Tommy Berry, and the great training efforts of Team Hawkes. … Continue reading

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