Category Archives: Hong Kong Racing

THE HKIR CURTAIN RAISER ISSUE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Sunday at Sha Tin was the big curtain raiser To Hong Kong International Week in December And though these are still early days There was plenty of everything for everyone to remember The Gnasher left many … Continue reading

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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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HONG KONG RACING AND ITS SEASON OF CHANGE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk “Right now, he’s doing a good job of getting suspended.” That line is probably heading the leaderboard as Hong Kong racing’s Quote of the Season and attributed to Zac Purton when asked if he felt he … Continue reading

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GOOD JOSS AT SHA TIN THIS AFTERNOON

This afternoon at Sha Tin looks like being the platform for the Joao Moreira and Karis Teetan Show with us backing the Mauritian Magician to take out the Jockey Challenge. This season, the very popular Teetan has certainly come of … Continue reading

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WHEN HORSE RACING GETS UGLY

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk “Hans, after the last race on Friday night, a drunken punter got stuck into Dwayne Dunn telling him that he slaughtered Miss Gunpowder in the race. Dwayne went over to punter and the abuse continued. One … Continue reading

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READY FOR A BIG RACE DAY OUT AT HAPPY VALLEY?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk The only day meeting of the season at Happy Valley with four senior riders sitting out suspensions- Joao Moreira, Karis Teetan, Brett Prebble and Chad Schofield- and everything pointing out to a Big Day Out for … Continue reading

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LIKE DJANGO, HORSE RACING UNCHAINED…

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Synchronicity happens for a reason. It’s like playing mental Snap. The night earlier, South African based racing writer and friend Robyn Louw was talking about how she feels the sport could do a better job of … Continue reading

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THE MAGIC MAN RUNS OUTTA RABBITS AT CAULFIELD

Yesterday’s Caulfield Cup Day was a huge big day out for the team of Adrian Bott and the always upbeat even when she should be downbeat Gai Waterhouse, who trained three WONDERFUL winners, Darren Weir who trained a quartet and … 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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HONG KONG HORSE RACING: WHAT A LONG AND STRANGE RIDE IT’S BEEN

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk My aunt and uncle were the only racing fans in the family though family friends were loyal supporters of the sport in Hong Kong. My father would always remind me that Ceylon, where we came from, … Continue reading

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