Category Archives: The horse racing industry

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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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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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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A DOSE OF REALISM AND NEOREALISM FROM MOREIRA IN THE AUDEMARS PIGUET QE11 CUP

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It wasn’t meant to happen. It wasn’t in the script. Just eight runners and what many quite rightly described as looking like being a “lacklustre race”, at least on paper. And then magic struck along with … Continue reading

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ANOTHER WAY OF LOOKING AT SUNDAY’S QE11 CUP #APQE11

By Hans Ebert This Sunday’s running of the Queen Elizabeth 11 Cup- the Audemars Piguet QE11 Cup in Sha Tin-will probably go down in Hong Kong racing history- and perhaps beyond- as one of the most telling, when it comes … Continue reading

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JAMES MATHERS WEIGHS IN ON THE STATE OF RACING IN SYDNEY

So where do we start. My comments are restricted to racing in Sydney. I don’t think they should apply to Melbourne or Hong Kong, very different racing jurisdictions. Sadly the industry has just about thrown everything at Sydney racing…. grand … Continue reading

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