Category Archives: Horse Racing

THE FAREWELL TO ABLE FRIEND: THAT WAS IT?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk @Georgejmoore8 Don't know what I was expecting, but thought Able Friend deserved a better farewell. At least to me, it was flat @HKJC_Racing — RacingB*tch (@Racingb_tch) May 29, 2017 Silent Witness or Able Friend? What about … 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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CALLAN MURRAY AND HIS HAPPY SOCKS HAVE ARRIVED IN HONG KONG

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk News has broken this morning that @callan_murray has been granted a license to ride in @HKJC_Racing Good luck pic.twitter.com/KgFyFBcmSx — Racing Guru (@RacingGuru) May 12, 2017 Likability takes one a long way in any industry. And … 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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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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MEET SIR SMILEY

By Robyn Louw Callan Murray (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography) South Africa’s Callan Murray, recently named as an emerging talent and predicted as ‘set for global stardom’ by the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, seems to be fulfilling the prophecy with an invitation to join … 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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