Tag Archives: Adrenaline

AND WHAT IS A HAPPY WEDNESDAY? ALL THIS AND MORE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk For an eight race card on a pretty grey evening on Wednesday night, turnover of over HK$1.2m- an increase of over 10 percent from the same meeting last year- and attendance of over 20,000 might be … Continue reading

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FASHIONISTAS: THE EVOLUTION OF THE HAPPY WEDNESDAY BRAND CONTINUES…

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk First there was the Beer Garden. Of course, before everything, there was Happy Valley racecourse and the horse racing, but that Beer Garden became an oasis- a magnet for food, fun and thundering hooves that brought … Continue reading

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THE HKJC AND ROBBIE WILLIAMS SAY, LET US ENTERTAIN YOU!

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Music- ‘live’ music- is a key driver of the HKJC’s Happy Wednesday brand and this continues for the upcoming new racing season with a little help from Robbie Williams. To be more precise, the singer’s classic … Continue reading

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THE AUSTRALIAN CHINESE JOCKEY CLUB: THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk This might surprise those who talk and write about “gambling mad Asians,” but not all Chinese- and Chinese are Chinese and don’t even consider themselves Asians- get weak in the knees to be part of horse … Continue reading

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THE CHANGING PHASES OF THE HKJC’S HAPPY WEDNESDAY BRAND

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Courtesy of wwww.fasttrack.hk When it comes to the ‘live’ entertainment served up every Happy Wednesday, unless actually being at Happy Valley racecourse, and knowing, first hand, the drawing power it has with regulars, and a constantly … Continue reading

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THE HKJC AND THAT ADRENALINE RUSH

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Sitting there last night, one couldn’t help thinking that with all the technology available, why there couldn’t be a virtual tour of Adrenaline, the venue at Happy Valley Racecourse, which, since its re-opening a few short … Continue reading

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PARTICIPATION AND BEING PART OF THE WINNING TABLE

By Hans Ebert Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk Think about making music. It usually takes days and months to write and record 4-5 songs. And then what? Where and how is it going to be heard? Sure, there are so many delivery … Continue reading

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FELIX AND KAT: A TALE OF TWO COETZEES

Hans Ebert There’ve been a number of happy Happy Wednesday Moments, but this one goes straight to the top of the tree as it brings together two generations of a racing family- Felix Coetzee, below, the brilliant, soft spoken, South … 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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WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO IN HONG KONG: OUR GUIDE TO GETTING THE MOST OUT OF 2016 LONGINES #HKIR WEEK (PART 6)

If music be the food of life, then play on. But in Hong Kong, the question is when? And if visiting this city, the bigger question is where? Sure, almost every hotel has a resident singer for their bars and … Continue reading

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