Category Archives: Tony Cruz

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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A NOD IS AS GOOD AS A WINX ISSUE

TWEET OF THE DAY Michael Freedman granted a trainer's license for next season in HK? Smart move, especially with the future in mind👍 pic.twitter.com/KdLkDxvvmS — RacingB*tch (@Racingb_tch) February 17, 2017 IS RACING ITS OWN WORST ENEMY? It is stating the … Continue reading

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WORTH REVISITING AS #HKIR NEARS: TONY CRUZ: THE BRUCE LEE OF HONG KONG RACING

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk When John Hardie wrote that “Tony Cruz Is Not The Greatest Thing Since Fried Rice”, and how the then-young Champion jockey of Hong Kong had an apparent penchant for “fast cars, fast women and the fast … Continue reading

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THE CHAMPAGNE BAR, THOSE CHAMPAGNE YEARS AND THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL RACES…

By Hans Ebert “I’m Avis and aaahhhm from Las Viiiiigas!” shrieked the singer before launching into something from Gladys Knight. It was your typical hotel lounge shtick, but when outnumbered by visiting mature L’il Abners who buy into average singers … Continue reading

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ABOUT THAT OLD WHYTE MAGIC…

By Hans Ebert He’s looking happier, he’s riding winners with the deceiving ease that’s been his trademark, and there’s that steely determination expected of the jockey everyone agrees is the consummate professional. Some say, Douglas Whyte is back, to which … Continue reading

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HONG KONG RACING: BACK TO THE FUTURE

By Hans Ebert When, for some of us longtime Hong Kong Belongers, our parents, and those whom we respectfully called “aunties” and “uncles”, had the clout to get us 15-year-olds into places like the Craigengower Cricket Club Box (CCC) at … Continue reading

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AND THEY’RE OFF! HONG KONG RACING TAKES THE HIGH ROAD INTO THE FUTURE

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) By Hans Ebert It seems like it’s been a very short break between the end of last season and the start today in Sha Tin of the new Hong Kong racing season. Why is the new season … Continue reading

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THE DRAWING POWER OF KEI CHIONG

By Hans Ebert When time for the Longines Hong Kong International Races rolls around again- and gawd knows, time flies- there will be another reason for taking in The Greatest Show On Turf: Kei Chiong. The Kei Chiong success story … Continue reading

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BOB DYLAN’S 2015-2016 HONG KONG RACING SEASON REVISITED

By Hans Ebert A Magic man and Hong Kong racing’s pinup girl They turned the season around Joao Moreira had new records to break And Kei Chiong didn’t let all her new fans down Joao created more new magic tricks … Continue reading

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YESTERDAY AT SHATIN, TONY CRUZ TRAINED FIVE WINNERS INCLUDING BOTH CUP RACES! BRILLIANT STUFF!

BUT THERE’S MUCH MORE TO HONG KONG’S FAVOURITE RACING SON… TONY CRUZ: THE BRUCE LEE OF HONG KONG RACING When John Hardie wrote that “Tony Cruz Is Not The Greatest Thing Since Fried Rice”, and how the then-young Champion jockey … Continue reading

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