Category Archives: JOAO MOREIRA

THE VODACOM DURBAN JULY

By Robyn Louw Starting with Bartie Leisher, Hong Kong has had a long and fruitful association with South African jockeys, trainers and horses. Bartie Leisher was champion jockey in 97/98, Basil Marcus topped the log 7 times between the 1991/92 … 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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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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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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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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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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