Category Archives: HORSE RACING AND SOCIAL MEDIA

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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BEING IN HORSE RACING IS TO WIN, RIGHT?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk There’s a new kid in town in Hong Kong- and to horse racing- and she’s shaking things up without even knowing it. Or does she know exactly what she’s doing? It’s too early to tell, but … Continue reading

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TIME FOR SOME EXECUTIVE ACTION, RACING CLUBS…

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk There’s a wonderful recording by the late Billy Preston, the only musician to be credited on a Beatles recording- he played keyboards on “Get Back”- called “That’s The Way God Planned It” and which is on … Continue reading

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SATURDAY AT SHA TIN AND LESSONS TO BE LEARNED

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk “Maybe the jockeys are tired, as are the trainers, and the rainy weather and humidity didn’t help matters. If it was a sunny day, you might feel differently.” A junior member of the HKJC team was … Continue reading

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THE DAZZLING COMEBACK OF DARREN BEADMAN

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It would be an understatement to say that many of us worried for Darren Beadman when, in 2012 in Hong Kong, a shocking fall off a horse that collapsed during a barrier trial, called time on … Continue reading

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Rapper Dragon and that feeling of loss…

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk There are those days when nothing goes right. Then, it gets even worse. Sunday at Sha Tin was one of those days that had Bob Dylan singing, “It’s getting dark, too dark to see” in my … Continue reading

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“TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER!” BUT DO YOU HAVE ONE?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Though loathe to use the word viral, Heineken has produced a commercial that has gone, well, viral. Why? Because it tackles a number of subjects that have created much of today’s divisive society- a timely piece … Continue reading

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THE RACE FOR LEADERSHIP IN RACING IN AUSTRALIA

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Racing writer Shane Anderson recently tried his hand at writing a satirical piece on Peter V’landys, the CEO of Racing New South Wales, and seen by many as the Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Willy Wonka, and … Continue reading

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LESS TALK AND MORE ACTION, PLEASE?

By Hans Ebert Australia was all a Twitter yesterday about the very sudden, but not unexpected, split between trainer John O’Shea and his tough task masters at Godolphin that includes constantly coming up against a Plumtree. According to one report, … Continue reading

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