Tag Archives: David Hayes

THE BACK WITH A VENGEANCE ISSUE

By Hans Ebert BACK WITH EXTRA BITE (AND MORE RELISH) CAN RACING SURVIVE THE CHALLENGE OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER? It’s just little over a month since we farewelled 2016, and yet it seems so long ago. Perhaps when historians … Continue reading

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THE LET’S GET SERIOUS AND LET’S GET REAL ISSUE

By Keyser Soze BEING OPEN MAKES A DIFFERENCE What a refreshing change listening to two down to earth trainers – David Vandyke, below, and Michael Costa, interviewed this week by Michael Felgate on RSN. David Vandyke’s long and troubled journey, … 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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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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THE CATCH 22 ISSUE

ARE THE RULE MAKERS GETTING IT RIGHT? It has become a common practice these days in the Australian racing landscape for new or amended rules of racing to be introduced either nationally, or at a local level, virtually each month. … Continue reading

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GETTING INTO IT AND GETTING AWAY FROM IT ALL: YOUR GUIDE TO GETTING THE MOST OUT OF HONG KONG AND HKIR WEEK (Part 8)

Marouche G/F, 46-48 Cochrane Sreet, SOHO, Central District, Hong Kong T: +852 2541 8282 Back in the day, one might have frequented Marouche for its Lebanese cuisine, especially the Sautéed Chicken Liver and various hummus and dips, but, these days, … Continue reading

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HONG KONG WONTONS, DING DONGS, THEN SOMES AND DIM SUMS

MAGIC MOSSE, MAGIC MIRCO AND, MAGIC MOREIRA AND THE UNITED NATIONS OF HORSE RACING There was magic in the air on Sunday at Shatin when SaSa Ladies Purse Day seemed to fall under the spell of Mandrake The Magician and … Continue reading

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HAS THE RED OBSESSION TAKEN OVER RACING IN OZ

Did you hear the one about the Chinese punter and Wangaratta? It goes like this: The Chinese punter and two other Chinese mates hit Melbourne for the first time in their lives. They are in gambling nirvana- nothing to do … Continue reading

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THE BLOODY HOT ISSUE

ALL THAT GLITTERS MAY NOT BE GOLD. Has the Gold Coast racetrack run its race as a venue for such a lucrative race day and is January the right time for the Magic Millions race day? Questions that have been … Continue reading

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UNLUCKY OAKS RUNNER HEADING FOR HONG KONG?

When the Tim Martin-trained Sasa took its place in the Group 1 Crown Oaks at Flemington today [Thursday], there were many in Hong Kong closely watching its run after it’s great effort over the weekend. After all, the horse is … Continue reading

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