Category Archives: HORSE RACING AND SOCIAL MEDIA

HORSE RACING AND ITS FIDDLERS ON THE ROOF

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk The night earlier I had watched a blistering monologue from the razor sharp mind of George Carlin on big business in America- how the rich get richer and everyone in their path either get steamrolled or … Continue reading

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THE EVEREST MANAGES TO CREATE ITS OWN AVALANCHE…

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk There are those who sit and plot and stew. And more often than not, they end up in a pickle. It’s called karma. One can only guess whoever’s idea it was to produce and place the … 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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THE MELBOURNE SPRING CARNIVAL: DID IT LOSE ITS FOOTING?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Sure, Speak Softly And Carry A Big Stick. But when there’s a Big Stick to shake, and instead of it being shaken and stirred, it’s waived in a feeble manner, it leaves one scratching their head … Continue reading

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WHERE EGOS DARE TO FLY

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Inside The Everest! A documentary looking at the key players and pivotal moments behind the inaugural $10m event. 8:30pm Thursday on Ch528 pic.twitter.com/A1gxHE3ThZ — Sky Racing (@SkyRacingAU) October 31, 2017 Some just can’t help themselves. It’s … 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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JAMES MATHERS AND HIS THANK YOU NOTE TO PETER V’LANDYS

Sunday morning at Kincumber: I was strolling through the hardware store and bumped into an old colleague Dave Hodgson. He was looking for something to do with irrigation and we quickly started to chat about bores, flow rates, water quality … Continue reading

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THE CRAIG WILLIAMS INCIDENT: WHO’S TO BLAME?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Reports last night that Craig Williams was spat on by a disgruntled punter at Moonee Valley last night. Was that publilshed anywhere today? — Keith Hillier (@KeithHillier2) October 27, 2017 On Friday night at Moonee Valley, … 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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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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