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ZAC PURTON: MASTER BLASTER AND THE SEASON AHEAD

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk In cricket, scoring a century- a hundred runs- is also known as making a ton.The word is weighty because scoring a ton requires concentration, discipline, a thick skin to take the now obligatory sledging, especially when … Continue reading

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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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DOUGLAS WHYTE AND HIS LIST OF HONG KONG’S TOP 20 CHAMPION HORSES

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk When Douglas Whyte rode the first winner of the day at Sha Tin yesterday, it was one of those moments in time that made my mind wander. It was a lowly Class 5 event, but it … Continue reading

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KARIS TEETAN: THE CONTINUING ADVENTURES OF THE MAURITIAN MAGICIAN

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk When I think of Karis Teetan, the quality that springs most clearly to mind is his clear-eyed ability to live gratefully. That may sound simple, but is exceptionally difficult to achieve – particularly in the high … 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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THE FAST TRACK INTERVIEWS: JOAO MOREIRA

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LONGINES HKIR DAY: HONG KONG’S EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO THE WORLD

Let’s first get those “boring numbers” out of the way: 74,000 people on course and a turnover of HK$1.465 billion. On top of this, add another HK$65 million from commingling. Financially, Sunday’s LONGINES International Races at Shatin was another huge … Continue reading

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

AN ODD ODE TO LAST SUNDAY It was the Prelude to December 14 And the sun shone brightly last Sunday All the big guns were there to do battle It was a U2 Hum and Rattle Alex Lai won the … Continue reading

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FERRARI, THE HKJC AND EXTRA HORSEPOWER

Walking into the Four Seasons hotel in Hong Kong on the weekend, there were FIVE Ferraris parked almost next to each other. In fact, it’s said that Hong Kong has the most number of Ferraris per capita, and with the … Continue reading

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TIPS, HEART AND SHANE-O’S CREEPY PRE-OCCUPATION WITH DOUGIE WHYTE

THE BIG CHADWICK FAIL Waiting till Saturday to be told if Matty Chadwick would be fit to ride and, if not, who the replacement riders might be had us shaking our heads at The Ministry Of Silly Walks and wondering … Continue reading

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