Tag Archives: Brent Thomson

THE GAUCH: ONWARDS AND UPWARDS

By Hans Ebert Call them part of the Old School of horse racing, but, like in music, and every art and sport, there’s no substitute for experience, and still so much that can be learned from them- racing heroes and … Continue reading

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THE WELFARE OF OUR STATE

By Robyn Louw Many years ago, we were away on a family holiday along with my aunt and younger cousins. The baby of the family was at that exploratory stage where they were still finding out about their body and … 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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THE HONG KONG RACING COVERAGE ISSUE

By Hans Ebert It’s at the Emerald Hotel that many of the Melbourne racing crowd meet, and the joint has a certain, well, lived in atmosphere. It’s rustic- and a little rusty, but no one seems to mind. It’s a … Continue reading

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TEN QUESTIONS WITH BRENT “THE BABE” THOMSON

Following Michael Felgate’s excellent interview today on RSN with our great friend Brent Thomson, we thought we’d publish this post on “The Babe” again for those who might have missed it the first time around. Enjoy! The first time I … Continue reading

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South African Influence on Hong Kong Racing: The Journey Continues

By Hans Ebert When Richard Fourie, Douglas Whyte and Karis Teetan rode their winners at Shatin on Sunday- four in all with Fourie taking out the feature event- the Sa Sa Ladies Purse on Top Act- they were carrying on … Continue reading

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CHINESE JOCKEYS: YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW‏

By Hans Ebert There’s something about the term “local rider” that’s almost derogatory, or, perhaps, dismissive, and one would have thought that, by now in this age of technology and, as Doors once sang about breaking through to the other … Continue reading

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TEN QUESTIONS WITH BRENT “THE BABE” THOMSON

The first time I saw, who turned out to be Brent Thomson, was at the Kato Bar at Shatin Racecourse, everyone’s favourite watering hole at the time to meet after the races and celebrate or wallow in the miseries of … Continue reading

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HORSE RACING: HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO (INCLUDING EFFECTIVELY MARKETING CO-MINGLING)

Back in the day, Bonnie Tyler channeled Rod Stewart and made an impassioned plea via her song, “Holding Out For A Hero”. If ever horse racing needed a theme song, this is it- a sport sorely lacking in heroes, and, … Continue reading

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TAKING THE MARK SHEAN OFF VIVA PATACA AND THE MJC WHILE THE FAST TRACKER RIDES ON

VIVA BECOMES ALL ABOUT PATACAS. The front page story last Sunday in the SCMP by Kylie Knott concerning the bizarre turn of events that has seen Hong Kong’s most successful racehorse- Viva Pataca- the winner of over HK$83 million in … Continue reading

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