Category Archives: HAPPY WEDNESDAY

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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THE HKJC AND THAT ADRENALINE RUSH

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Sitting there last night, one couldn’t help thinking that with all the technology available, why there couldn’t be a virtual tour of Adrenaline, the venue at Happy Valley Racecourse, which, since its re-opening a few short … Continue reading

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IS LACK OF REAL LEADERSHIP STOPPING THE PROGRESS OF HORSE RACING?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Not knowing where to start this as it covers ground previously covered here, let’s just jump straight into the middle by saying that another problem with horse racing as an industry is that it often forgets, … 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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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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