Tag Archives: Christophe Soumillon

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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SATURDAY AT SHATIN: A MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE #HKIR

By Hans Ebert It might have been a lowly class 5 race, but it produced a finish that belied the quality of the horses involved and underlined the competitiveness of Hong Kong racing- a short head and a head separating … 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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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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THE ROLE OF JOCKEYS IN THE MARKETING OF HORSE RACING

Watching Joao Moreira, Zac Purton, Douglas Whyte and others inter-acting with racing fans lined up along the rails at Happy Valley Racecourse as they jog their horses back to the winner’s circle, brings home the point that these jockeys- and … Continue reading

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TIMING: THE MAGIC OF MOREIRA AND LOOKING AHEAD WITH THE HKJC

PART OF THE FEEL GOOD STORIES Let’s not beat around the bush, and be coy, Roy: Joao Moreira has changed the face of horse racing forever. Some might still argue that Christophe Soumillon and/or Ryan Moore are “the best jockeys … Continue reading

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BRANDS AND THE BRANDING OF HORSE RACING

“I can’t believe that. That’s not Joao. Joao is not a confrontational person.” Zac Purton was standing up for his friend Joao Moreira regarding another of those racing rumours started by the usual posse of petty ankle biters who supposedly … Continue reading

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TIMING: THE MAGIC OF MOREIRA AND LOOKING AHEAD WITH THE HKJC

Let’s not beat around the bush, and be coy, Roy: Joao Moreira has changed the face of horse racing forever. Some might still argue that Christophe Soumillon and/or Ryan Moore are “the best jockeys in the world”, but both are … Continue reading

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MOREIRA, MAGIC AND WHAT NEXT?

It’s quite unbelievable to think that Joao Moreira and Zac Purton have ridden eighteen of the last 29 winners at the past three race meetings. The Magic Man rode a record equalling Six Up at Shatin the Sunday before and … Continue reading

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WHYTE, SIZE AND ONE LESS AMIGO

THAT OLD WHYTE MAGIC… Don’t cry for me, Argentina, and no matter what it might have looked like on the surface, and before the turn of events after Sunday’s races, no one should have been feeling sorry for Douglas Whyte … Continue reading

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