Tag Archives: Caspar Fownes

CASPAR FOWNES AND HIS TOP 20 CHAMPION HORSES OVER THE PAST TWENTY YEARS

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It’s hard to think that he almost didn’t receive his license to train in Hong Kong.There are vague memories of those days when his father Lawrie went to bat for him along with the racing media … Continue reading

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FELIX COETZEE AND HIS TOP 20 CHAMPION HONG KONG HORSES (AND NEARLY MEETING AXL ROSE)

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk They would always say that he had a built-in clock in his head, which is why he was such a master of pace. Like his fellow South African jockeys -Jeff Lloyd, almost South African, and Basil … Continue reading

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ZAC PURTON: RISING TO THE OCCASION. AGAIN.

By Hans Ebert Just when you start to think that we’re caught inside of Mobil with the Déjà Vu Blues again, racing in Hong Kong has a habit of reinventing itself to stop the barbarians of boredom from crashing through … 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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WILL CASPAR FOWNES PROVE TO BE THE KING MAKER ON DECEMBER 7 AT HAPPY VALLEY #HKIR

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk While being crowned King Of The Valley on December 7 at Happy Valley at the end of the Hong Kong International Jockeys’ Competition looks skewed towards the home team comprising Joao Moreira and Zac Purton, who … Continue reading

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SAM CLIPPERTON: CERTAINLY NOT “TOO YOUNG” TO RIDE WINNERS IN HONG KONG

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk He’s certainly proving his doubters wrong. An all-too-familiar mantra, especially emanating from certain quarters in the land down under whenever a young Australian rider is granted a license to ride in Hong Kong is that they’re … Continue reading

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ALL A TWITTER. BUT WHAT’S IT GOING TO CHANGE?

BACK WITH EXTRA BITE (AND MORE RELISH) All publicity is not good publicity, especially in today’s social media-driven world. Just look at the oh-so-public fallouts between Taylor Swift and Kanye West and Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift, the merciful breakup … Continue reading

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CO-MINGLING: WHAT’S IN A WORD?

By Hans Ebert Gawd knows, it’s been written about enough- sometimes as “commingling”, other times as “co-mingling”- but, other than the really hardcore punter, or Ye Olde School mainstream racing writer, what does this actually mean? Has this strange word, … Continue reading

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A HARD DAY’S NIGHT DURING HKIR WEEK…

By Hans Ebert A friend from Melbourne who’s counting down the days before touching down in Hong Kong for International Races week was asking where people go to these days. This was after being painted a rather bleak picture of … Continue reading

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THE BUSINESS OF BEING A WORLD CLASS JOCKEY.

By Hans Ebert It’s always interesting when either you’re on top, or someone’s on top of you, and the current standings in the Jockey Premiership in Hong Kong sees an enthralling battle of talent, wits, politics, and, most key, how … Continue reading

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