Tag Archives: DAMIEN OLIVER

DOUGLAS WHYTE: FULL STEAM AHEAD IN THE GROUP 1 RAILWAY STAKES IN PERTH

By Hans Ebert The big news for Hong Kong racing fans so far this week was Douglas Whyte leading all the way to land the Group 1 Railway Stakes in Perth yesterday- the second time he’s won a Group 1 … Continue reading

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THE “IT’S ALL ABOUT TIMING” ISSUE

By Keyser Soze WHIPPING UP A FRENZY- WHEN THE HORSE HAS BOLTED. Racing Australia’s predictable rejection of the eleventh hour changes to the whips rules proposed by the Jockeys Association surprised nobody. With the support of all State Governing Bodies, … Continue reading

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THE OF MICE AND MEN AND WHIPS AND DINOSAURS ISSUE

JOCKEYS WELCOME THE AGE OF THE DINOSAUR It would be mission impossible for even the best spin doctor in the world to have masked the massive dummy spit by the jockeys and their Association Executive Des O’Keefe over Racing Australia’s … 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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NOT EVEN “THE MESSIAH” CAN MASK CHALLENGES FACING AUSTRALIAN RACING‏

Racing Australia Chairman John “the messiah” Messara’s keynote address at last week’s 49th International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) conference in Paris painted a very rosy picture of the state of Australian racing. In the art world it would have … Continue reading

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NEW JOCKEYS: WHO IS REALLY READY TO BOARD HONG KONG’S STARSHIP ENTERPRISE?

It’s all about putting in the hard work- and by that, it’s not just about turning up for trackwork and making one’s self available for rides. It’s about how you go out there and promote and market yourself to owners, … Continue reading

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THE “CHAMPIONSHIPS”: CAUGHT BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE CALLED ROYAL RANDWICK

“What a crap way to end a crap day of racing!” Disgruntled punter after Day One of “the championships”. And it came to pass that on Easter Monday, April 7, 2015, Day One of “the championships” finally got underway as … 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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10 QUESTIONS WITH DANIEL MOOR

Daniel Moor is not a household name in the Melbourne jockey ranks. Yet. It’s fair to say, he’s been chipping away over the past few years with success- and more and more of the successful trainers in Melbourne are voting … Continue reading

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THE HAPPY WINSDAY GORILLAZ WARFARE ISSUE

HORSE RACING AND GORILLAZ WARFARE There’s A Tale Of Two Cities, and, hopefully, this can be a Tale Of Two Brands (and one band) that can take horse racing, via the HKJC’s successful Happy Wednesday brand, to boldly go where … Continue reading

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