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CALLAN MURRAY AND HIS HAPPY SOCKS HAVE ARRIVED IN HONG KONG

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk News has broken this morning that @callan_murray has been granted a license to ride in @HKJC_Racing Good luck pic.twitter.com/KgFyFBcmSx — Racing Guru (@RacingGuru) May 12, 2017 Likability takes one a long way in any industry. And … 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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WINX: SIMPLY THE BEST. HOW MANY RACING CLUBS CAN SAY THAT?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Something magical happened at Moonee Valley yesterday. Winx won the Cox Plate- for the second time- and by so doing, transformed the face of racing. How many understand this? That’s debatable. Winx, Hughie Bowman, Chris Waller … 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 DIFFERENT LOOK AT THE 2016 BMW HK DERBY AND A TALE OF TWO CITIES CALLED HONG KONG

By Hans Ebert Let’s face it, if you were born after The Handover in 1997, there’s not a helluva lot to do in Hong Kong other that being dragged kicking and screaming by the girlfriend to shop till you drop, … Continue reading

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JOAO MOREIRA AND THE $20 MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION

By Hans Ebert It’s a terrific programme put together for the last race meeting of 2015 with all eyes on the very expensive import Consort, purchased by bloodstock agent George Moore, and the former Sir Michael Stoute-trained galloper with outstanding … Continue reading

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THE ROB MONTGOMERY WHIPPERSNAPPER ISSUE

By Keyser Soze WHO IS ROB MONTGOMERY? We’ve never heard of him, and it’s doubtful if others have, but apparently Rob Montgomery is a senior member of the Victorian stewards panel. Perhaps he doesn’t know that himself, if his comments … Continue reading

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NUDGE NUDGE WINX WINX AND MAGIC FROM THEWIZARDOFOZ

By Hans Ebert With memories of the extraordinary win of Winx in the Cox Plate yesterday, and underlining the sheer brilliance of Hugh Bowman, surely one of the top three riders in the world, if not the best, but still … Continue reading

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THE FAST TRACKER IS HOPING FOR A SIESTA SUNDAY, SEÑOR

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) It might have started out being How Green Is My Valley for Douglas Whyte when he won the first race of the evening on Wednesday aboard Idyllic Wind with the arrogant confidence we have come to expect … Continue reading

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THE NEW HK RACING SEASON (AND THE CHALLENGES AHEAD)

The boys are back in town, and the well-known jockeying for rides have begun in earnest with the leading riders trying to get a jump start on everyone else, an exercise that can make it crowded at the top. Trackwork … Continue reading

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