Category Archives: The horse racing industry

THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF THE MOREIRA FACTOR

By Hans Ebert Not even the constant drizzle over Sha tin could rain on Joao Moreira’s parade. He couldn’t be stopped from showing the world his happiness- pumping his fist in the air, whooping it up, giving everyone his signature … Continue reading

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OUR BOOMING DELIGHT FOR SAM CLIPPERTON.. AT ROSEHILL

(Courtesy of Fast Track) By Hans Ebert There must have been a helluva loud whoop of delight from his muchos supporters in Oz and Hong Kong when Sam Clipperton won the second race at Rosehill yesterday on the Snowden-trained Artistry, … Continue reading

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IT WAS ONE OF THOSE DAYS AT THE RACES…

By Hans Ebert Even the Marx Brothers would have thought that last Sunday’s Day At The Races at Shatin bordered on a surreal mix of weirdness, tinged with sadness, and a patch of flatness, where it just didn’t matter who … Continue reading

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THE EVEREST: A REVIEW OF ONE MAN’S CRUSADE TO BRING INNOVATION TO HORSE RACING

By Hans Ebert All eyes are on #TheEverest as we climb towards the richest turf race in the world! @racing_nsw pic.twitter.com/sYnmFiaEk3 — Sky Racing (@SkyRacingAU) February 17, 2017 Over the years, many have made movies about horses, and characters in … Continue reading

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THE THREE AMIGOS GO TO SHATIN AND ALL OVER THE PLACE

Have you missed us, muchachos? The Three Amigos have been holidaying with our favourite señoritas in our luxurious hacienda in Sri Lanka where we went upcountry to Nuwara Elya and watched the local gauchos ride at the recently opened Sri … Continue reading

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THE BACK WITH A VENGEANCE ISSUE

By Hans Ebert BACK WITH EXTRA BITE (AND MORE RELISH) CAN RACING SURVIVE THE CHALLENGE OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER? It’s just little over a month since we farewelled 2016, and yet it seems so long ago. Perhaps when historians … Continue reading

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HORSE RACING: IT’S TIME TO LISTEN TO NIKE AND JUST DO IT!

By Hans Ebert For those who don’t follow horse racing, it was something most wouldn’t have even read about: Rapper Dragon winning the Group 1 Hong Kong Classic Mile at Shatin racecourse on Sunday. To racing fans, however, here was … Continue reading

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THE MANY QUESTIONS FACING THE WORLD OF HORSE RACING…

By Hans Ebert There’s a new movie out called “Urban Myths” which flips things on its head- “true-ish” stories based on urban legends about a road trip featuring Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor with Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan … Continue reading

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ZAC PURTON: RISING TO THE OCCASION. AGAIN.

By Hans Ebert Just when you start to think that we’re caught inside of Mobil with the Déjà Vu Blues again, racing in Hong Kong has a habit of reinventing itself to stop the barbarians of boredom from crashing through … Continue reading

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THE CULTURAL DIFFERENCES BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF HONG KONG RACING

By Hans Ebert JAMES MATHERS WRITES IN ON HK RACING AND THE #HKIR Visitor James Mathers from Sydney recently shared his observations about racing in Hong Kong after attending December’s 2016 Longines Hong Kong International Races- the venues, what’s in … Continue reading

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