Tag Archives: Able Friend

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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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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KEI CHIONG AND HER SUPER SHATIN SUNDAY: AND NOW WHAT?

By Hans Ebert The Amber Alert storm warning might have been a giveaway. Maybe it was the heavens opening up, and some even wondering if the race meeting would go on. But the show went on with the star being … Continue reading

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Looking back at HKIR Week: The Highlights and The Dimwits

By Hans Ebert * The HKIJC Post-race party at Adrenaline- an incredible melting pot of different nationalities, and personalities comprising racing fans, a bevy of stunning HKJC Racing Ambassadors, racing executives and some of the best jockeys in the world, … Continue reading

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WE CAN ONLY WISH

By Hans Ebert Of course, it’s about the horses- Blazing Speed, Flintshire, Able Friend, Gold-Fun, Straight Girl, Free Eagle, Criterion etc- and the riders- Moreira, Guyon, Purton, Whyte, Cheminaud, Ryan Moore, Bowman, Oliver, Soumillon- and the trainers- Fabre, Dupre, Dermot … Continue reading

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KARISMATIC TEETAN: THE MAURITIAN WILD CARD

By Hans Ebert When he rode the first winner on the first day of the 2012-13 season with his very first ride in Hong Kong aboard the David Ferraris-trained Amazing Always, Karis Teetan signalled his arrival in the most competitive … Continue reading

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FRANCESCA CUMANI, LONGINES AND BRINGING ELEGANCE TO HORSE RACING

Being the biggest supporter of equestrian sports including, of course, horse racing, what’s always been a question mark is why Longines doesn’t have any ambassadors for the sport. Yes, it has brand ambassadors like Kate Winslet, Simon Baker, and former … Continue reading

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THE FAST TRACK INTERVIEWS: JOAO MOREIRA

Courtesy http://www.fasttrack.hk

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TIME FOR SOME IN HK RACING TO GET OFF THEIR HIGH HORSES

Hypocrisy and phoniness are, of course, rampant in every aspect of life, though it has to be said that the world of horse racing does a very good job of sticking its neck out and often winning the photo finish … Continue reading

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ABLE FRIEND, HONG KONG AND NEVER KNOWING UNTIL ONE TRIES

When the SARS outbreak- Severe Acute Respiratory System- brought Hong Kong to a standstill and dark clouds hung over the city, a horse played a role in offering people- not only racing fans- a glimmer of hope every time it … Continue reading

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