Category Archives: Hong Kong Jockey Club

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 JOAO SHOW CONTINUES…

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Attendance for today's season opening was 66,170 with record turnover for an opener at HK$1.294 billion. #HappyWednesdayHK opens this week! pic.twitter.com/0PApKAJLoM — HKJC Racing (@HKJC_Racing) September 3, 2017 By the time I woke up, the person … 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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WHERE TO NEXT, KEMO SABAY?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk While watching whatever that was between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor happening in Vegas, someone in our group in Colombo started talking about sports and athletes, and, looking in my direction, asked if it’s the “duty” … Continue reading

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THE HKJC AND ROBBIE WILLIAMS SAY, LET US ENTERTAIN YOU!

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Music- ‘live’ music- is a key driver of the HKJC’s Happy Wednesday brand and this continues for the upcoming new racing season with a little help from Robbie Williams. To be more precise, the singer’s classic … Continue reading

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SAMMY HYLAND: ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Disappointing to get a call today saying I am no longer required @Racing Thanks to all jockeys for being so accomodating #ithasbeengreatfun — Samuel Hyland (@HylandSamuel) August 22, 2017 Many of us want to be liked. … Continue reading

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WHERE IN THE WORLD IS RACING.COM GALLOPING TO AND WITH WHO BY ITS SIDE?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk We’re not quite getting it. Then again, it’s been a long time since we understood how exactly racing in Victoria works. Or continues to unravel with no signs of a knight in shiny armour to put … 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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DEPRESSION AND WHY THE HORSE RACING INDUSTRY SHOULD BE FIGHTING IT

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Sadly, many- too many- who are leaders of the horse racing industry are hardly great role models. Some have allowed their self-serving agendas to create a divisive and dysfunctional industry with the future looking hardly bright … 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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