Category Archives: HORSE RACING AND SOCIAL MEDIA

PETER V’LANDYS AND HORSE RACING’S OWN GAME OF THRONES

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It’s taken a long and winding whirlybird route to get to where it is now. From being a copy of America’s Pegasus race, and through numerous changes that continue today, Peter V’landys, the Racing NSW supremo, … 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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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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NIKE AND HORSE RACING: ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Some have said to just let it slide. Others have jumped up and down, done a little dance, and believed that this line of t-shirts to be the real deal and that Nike has, in some … Continue reading

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HAPPY FATHERS DAY AND “GAMBLING MAD ASIANS”

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It’s Father’s Day. And so the paternal thing to do is not mention to the family- the former or the current one- that this special day will be spent at the races in Shatin, or the … Continue reading

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WHY ONLINE LAWS WILL BAR HORSE RACING’S CYBER BULLIES

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Andy Warhol predicted that in the future, everyone will have their fifteen minutes of fame. Turns out the Future is now. Not that Katy Perry and Taylor Swift want more fame, but there they were earlier … Continue reading

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MAKING HORSE RACING REALLY REALLY SOCIABLE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Listening the other day to a discussion on TABradio, Darren McAullay, the excellent race caller in Western Australia, and not one to mince words, was straight to the point: As far as he’s concerned, he’s not … Continue reading

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James Mathers on the leadership issues affecting racing in Australia

Dear Hans Thank you for your very good article on leadership in the racing industry published last Friday. An outstanding article. In recent days, I have been pilloried on Twitter because of my criticism of the lack of leadership in … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING SUCCESS AND KNOWING THE ART OF RESTRAINT

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Australian sporting fans are probably the most patriotic and rabid in the world. Sometimes, there’s a tendency to go a tad overboard where even when their team has lost, especially at cricket, they’ve “won” because the … Continue reading

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HONG KONG RACING AND LOOKING AT THE BIG PICTURE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk While Derek Leung with 23 winners on board at the moment continues to focus on winning the annual Tony Cruz Award that is given to the season’s most successful local rider, racing at Sha Tin on … Continue reading

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