Category Archives: HAPPY WEDNESDAY

AND WHAT IS A HAPPY WEDNESDAY? ALL THIS AND MORE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk For an eight race card on a pretty grey evening on Wednesday night, turnover of over HK$1.2m- an increase of over 10 percent from the same meeting last year- and attendance of over 20,000 might be … Continue reading

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CONQUERING HORSE RACING’S GREAT DIVIDE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It’s been asked here before and it will keep being asked as time is running out: Why can’t horse racing, meaning racing clubs, attract good creative talent- creative in all its many ways where management and … Continue reading

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FASHIONISTAS: THE EVOLUTION OF THE HAPPY WEDNESDAY BRAND CONTINUES…

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk First there was the Beer Garden. Of course, before everything, there was Happy Valley racecourse and the horse racing, but that Beer Garden became an oasis- a magnet for food, fun and thundering hooves that brought … Continue reading

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HAPPY WEDNESDAY AND THE RACE CREATED TO DERAIL THE RACE THAT STOPS A NATION

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk What always makes me queasy is when the Racing Twitterverse led by the usual cheerleaders in Hong Kong jump the gun and over-hype horses and, sometimes, new riding talent. Over the years, we’ve seen it with … Continue reading

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THE NUDGE NUDGE WINX WINX ISSUE FOR SUNDAY AT SHA TIN

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Still thinking of that absolutely devastating win by Winx in the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington yesterday? What we shouldn’t forget is just how privileged we are to have been able to see the long string of … Continue reading

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OUR HAPPY THURSDAY OKTOBERFEST WUNDERBAR PRESSIE LAST NIGHT AT HAPPY VALLEY: A $16,000 TREBLE FOR AN OUTLAY OF $180!

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk R6: 1-3-4 HEROIC GURU (1) STAR MAJESTIC (3) Won at $35 RAZOR QUEST (4)

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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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THE FUTURE OF HORSE RACING: WHO IS LEADING THE CHARGE?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Marketing, especially music marketing, it’s what I do, and probably do best though some women might disagree about that. The rest of the time, I write- blogs, short stories, poems, songs and am currently putting together … Continue reading

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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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