Category Archives: WINFRIED ENGELBRECHT-BRESGES

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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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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THE MAN THAT IS WINFRIED ENGELBRECHT-BRESGES

By Hans Ebert Meet Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges- not the Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges everyone can read about on the Hong Kong Jockey Club website, Google, or through Wikipedia, but more about the man behind the man who has the very challenging role of … Continue reading

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RACING IN KOREA: A GANGNAM STYLE INTERNATIONAL SURPRISE

By Hans Ebert After the facile win of Hong Kong’s eight-year-old dirt specialist Super Jockey last weekend in the inaugural running of the US $700,000 Group 1 Korean Sprint, one cannot help but think that this could be the the … 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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AND THE GOLD BAUHINIA STAR GOES TO…

By Hans Ebert Let’s just hope that Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges being awarded a prestigious Gold Bauhinia Star last week in the Hong Kong government’s annual and exclusive list of those who have contributed towards enhancing the … 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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RACING TO WIN AND WHINE AND VIVA THE ALFONSO

By Hans Ebert Life is already confusing enough when Presidential more-than-hopeful Donald Trump starts defending his small hands and assuring American voters that everything else about him is huge. There are then the serial rants on Twitter from Kanye West … Continue reading

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THE ARF, THE ARC AND THE PASSAGE TO INDIA?

By Hans Ebert We never undertook The Passage To India that would have taken us into the bowels of Mumbai, the home of Bollywood, and this year’s gathering of ARF- the Asian Racing Federation- for ARC, the Asian Racing Conference. … Continue reading

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MAKING HORSE RACING A BRAND: IT MUST AIM HIGHER‏

By Hans Ebert & Jenny Bridle “Of course, we’re not going to see this during our lifetime”. This is a much-used sentence these days about every aspect of life- and horse racing. Instead of retracing The Life Of Brian and … Continue reading

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