Category Archives: HAPPY WEDNESDAY

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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WHAT TWO HORSE RACE?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Hong Kong pls… the boy is 4/4 and can't get a handshake #poor #PoonTrain 🚂🚂🚂🚂 @Punters pic.twitter.com/IBXSeZjnaN — Mark Haywood (@hayw0od) September 13, 2017 Something quite remarkable happened on Happy Wednesday. Actually it’s been happening since … Continue reading

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THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN HORSE RACING

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Just think about this: If one is to believe all the various numbers bandied around in what is an increasingly numbers-driven world where the popularity of anything and anyone is gauged by the number of “likes” … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor and Hong Kong’s latest attraction: Happy Wednesday at Happy Valley Racecourse!

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Disneyland and Ocean Park, supposedly two of the most popular tourist destinations in the city didn’t make it, but the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Sha Tin racecourse, and, especially its Happy Wednesday brand at Happy Valley, … Continue reading

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GOT THE HONG KONG POST RACING SEASON BLUES, MAN?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It’s Wednesday, but it’s not a Happy Wednesday. It’s a Rainy Wednesday. And, like a Carpenters song, Rainy Wednesdays without races always get me down while I walk around talking to myself and getting old. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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WHERE ARE HORSE RACING’S DEFIANT ONES?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Whether we want to or not, social media has not only entered our lives, in some instances, it’s taken them over with seemingly no end in sight. We’re becoming, or have already become slaves to technology … 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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THE CHANGING PHASES OF THE HKJC’S HAPPY WEDNESDAY BRAND

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Courtesy of wwww.fasttrack.hk When it comes to the ‘live’ entertainment served up every Happy Wednesday, unless actually being at Happy Valley racecourse, and knowing, first hand, the drawing power it has with regulars, and a constantly … Continue reading

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CASPAR FOWNES AND HIS TOP 20 CHAMPION HORSES OVER THE PAST TWENTY YEARS

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It’s hard to think that he almost didn’t receive his license to train in Hong Kong.There are vague memories of those days when his father Lawrie went to bat for him along with the racing media … Continue reading

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HOW IS RACING REALLY GOING TO WIN?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk “Racing To Win”, that Cecil B DeMille of a production from the HKJC starring the Kim, Kourtney and Khloe of racing, is hardly riveting viewing, but, apparently, the programme has a loyal audience. Probably around 28, … Continue reading

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