Category Archives: Hong Kong Jockey Club

MATTHEW POON, HORSE RACING AND LIFE LESSONS

By Hans Ebert Everything in moderation. We’ve been taught that from a very early age. It’s advice that has served us well while growing up- if we are living our lives keeping to this belief. Going off the rails is … Continue reading

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THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF THE MOREIRA FACTOR

By Hans Ebert Not even the constant drizzle over Sha tin could rain on Joao Moreira’s parade. He couldn’t be stopped from showing the world his happiness- pumping his fist in the air, whooping it up, giving everyone his signature … Continue reading

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BRING ON HONG KONG’S STAR WARS: THE 2017 BMW HONG KONG DERBY

By Hans Ebert It’s Star Wars this afternoon starring the best four year old gallopers to make the grade in Hong Kong. After months of wondering who’ll make the cut, weeks of reading about the runners’ chances from their trainers, … Continue reading

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KAT, THE CAT AND THE TALE OF TWO COETZEES

(Courtesy of Fast Track) By Hans Ebert They couldn’t be more different. He’s soft spoken, reserved, and almost restrained. It’s all very disciplined, no doubt something ingrained in him from a very young age when an apprentice at the prestigious … Continue reading

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THE FAKE NEWS ISSUE

By Keyser Soze “FAKE NEWS” SURFACES IN VICTORIAN RACING Imitation is not always the greatest form of flattery. And it took less than 24 hours for the Herald Sun’s own version of “fake news” to be exposed for what it … Continue reading

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THE AUSTRALIAN CHINESE JOCKEY CLUB: A WIN WIN SITUATION

By Hans Ebert It was a timely idea- perhaps even overdue by about five years- and one that can only help turnover and attendance in racing in Australia along with the enjoyment of ownership syndicates of horses by attracting Chinese … Continue reading

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MOREIRAMANIA!

By Hans Ebert We understand that a few songs might have been going through the heads of some jockeys while sitting in the jockeys room shell-shocked after Joao Moreira’s Magnificent 8 at Shatin last Sunday. The names of the songs? … Continue reading

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IT WAS ONE OF THOSE DAYS AT THE RACES…

By Hans Ebert Even the Marx Brothers would have thought that last Sunday’s Day At The Races at Shatin bordered on a surreal mix of weirdness, tinged with sadness, and a patch of flatness, where it just didn’t matter who … Continue reading

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FELIX AND KAT: A TALE OF TWO COETZEES

Hans Ebert There’ve been a number of happy Happy Wednesday Moments, but this one goes straight to the top of the tree as it brings together two generations of a racing family- Felix Coetzee, below, the brilliant, soft spoken, South … Continue reading

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THE THREE AMIGOS GO TO SHATIN AND ALL OVER THE PLACE

Have you missed us, muchachos? The Three Amigos have been holidaying with our favourite señoritas in our luxurious hacienda in Sri Lanka where we went upcountry to Nuwara Elya and watched the local gauchos ride at the recently opened Sri … Continue reading

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