Category Archives: Tommy Berry

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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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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THE CUSTOMER-DRIVEN ISSUE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Saturday was the first day of The Championships in Sydney. The highlight for everyone? The incredible win of Chautauqua, the whoops of genuine joy from jockey Tommy Berry, and the great training efforts of Team Hawkes. … Continue reading

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KARIS TEETAN: THE CONTINUING ADVENTURES OF THE MAURITIAN MAGICIAN

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk When I think of Karis Teetan, the quality that springs most clearly to mind is his clear-eyed ability to live gratefully. That may sound simple, but is exceptionally difficult to achieve – particularly in the high … Continue reading

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THE “GOING TO THE DOGS” ISSUE

By Keyser Soze BAITED BY THE ANIMAL ACTIVISTS Politicians and Racing Administrators- and how many on both sides of the fence ever got their jobs other than through a raffle draw is open to debate- have much in common. Their … Continue reading

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THE EVOLUTION OF RACINGB*TCH

By Hans Ebert There’s a scene in the brilliant suspense thriller “The Marathon Man” where Lawrence Olivier as Dr Christian Szell has Dustin Hoffman, playing Thomas “Babe” Levy, pinned to the dentist chair, and with drill in hand and aimed … Continue reading

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CHANGING THE FACE OF SPONSORSHIP IN HORSE RACING

By Hans Ebert Almost two decades ago, a group of us, including a few jockeys from the land Down Under then riding in Macau, were talking about sponsorship- the sponsorship of jockeys, and how this could work. The discussion didn’t … Continue reading

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THE HKJC RAISES THE BAR AGAIN, THANKS TO TWO INTERNATIONAL MEGASTARS

By Hans Ebert Some of the natives were getting restless on Sunday. The usual May Day protests- this time against parallel goods traders- were about to get into full swing until it was aborted at the last minute. These days, … Continue reading

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THE CO-MINGLING AND PIE IN THE SKY ISSUE

By Keyser Soze CO-MINGLING: SEIZE THE DAY! BUT DO THEY KNOW HOW TO, TONTO? It’s distressing enough to be confronted with the challenges which racing faces on all fronts. Imagine climbing Everest and Kilimanjaro with little or no respite? Racing’s … Continue reading

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THE “WHIPPING INTO NON ACTION” ISSUE

By Keyser Soze BREEDERS LEVY: THE GREAT ESCAPE Australia’s premier annual yearling sale – the William Inglis Easter sale- kicks off in Sydney next Tuesday. The three day sale showcases le crème de la crème of Australia’s thoroughbred yearlings and, … Continue reading

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