Category Archives: The horse racing industry

WHAT TWO HORSE RACE?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Hong Kong pls… the boy is 4/4 and can't get a handshake #poor #PoonTrain 🚂🚂🚂🚂 @Punters pic.twitter.com/IBXSeZjnaN — Mark Haywood (@hayw0od) September 13, 2017 Something quite remarkable happened on Happy Wednesday. Actually it’s been happening since … Continue reading

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IS THERE A PLACE FOR POWERFUL FEMALE EXECUTIVES IN THE HORSE RACING INDUSTRY?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It was a simple enough question: Is there a role for women in horse racing other than being jockeys, trainers, stable hands, television presenters, owners and being part of fashions in the field? Is there a … Continue reading

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THE JOAO SHOW CONTINUES…

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Attendance for today's season opening was 66,170 with record turnover for an opener at HK$1.294 billion. #HappyWednesdayHK opens this week! pic.twitter.com/0PApKAJLoM — HKJC Racing (@HKJC_Racing) September 3, 2017 By the time I woke up, the person … Continue reading

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THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN HORSE RACING

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Just think about this: If one is to believe all the various numbers bandied around in what is an increasingly numbers-driven world where the popularity of anything and anyone is gauged by the number of “likes” … Continue reading

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TAKING THE HIGH ROAD AGAINST THE LOWLANDS OF RACING.COM

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Sammy Hyland comes from great Australian racing stock. Father Melbourne Cup winning jockey Pat Hyland is an Australian Racing Hall Of Famer and his marriage to Maree is the stuff of dreams. Having said this, like … Continue reading

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WHERE TO NEXT, KEMO SABAY?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk While watching whatever that was between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor happening in Vegas, someone in our group in Colombo started talking about sports and athletes, and, looking in my direction, asked if it’s the “duty” … Continue reading

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ENOUGH. IT’S TIME FOR THE WORLD’S FIRST ONLINE HORSE RACING LIFESTYLE CHANNEL

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk “Racing is in a quandary, Empty racecourses except for those employed to be there and a couple of die-hard old diggers who miss the glory days of Phar Lap, Tulloch and the like. Short sighted racing … Continue reading

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WINXELLENT, HUGHIE!!!

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you, sometimes, one monkey don’t stop no show, and then there are those special days when one extraordinary horse saves a country’s entire weekend of racing. Finished … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor and Hong Kong’s latest attraction: Happy Wednesday at Happy Valley Racecourse!

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Disneyland and Ocean Park, supposedly two of the most popular tourist destinations in the city didn’t make it, but the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Sha Tin racecourse, and, especially its Happy Wednesday brand at Happy Valley, … Continue reading

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DEPRESSION AND WHY THE HORSE RACING INDUSTRY SHOULD BE FIGHTING IT

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Sadly, many- too many- who are leaders of the horse racing industry are hardly great role models. Some have allowed their self-serving agendas to create a divisive and dysfunctional industry with the future looking hardly bright … Continue reading

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