Tag Archives: GARY STEVENS

THE GAUCH: ONWARDS AND UPWARDS

By Hans Ebert Call them part of the Old School of horse racing, but, like in music, and every art and sport, there’s no substitute for experience, and still so much that can be learned from them- racing heroes and … Continue reading

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THE WELFARE OF OUR STATE

By Robyn Louw Many years ago, we were away on a family holiday along with my aunt and younger cousins. The baby of the family was at that exploratory stage where they were still finding out about their body and … Continue reading

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THE FEEL GOOD STORIES

TONY CRUZ: THE BRUCE LEE OF HONG KONG RACING When John Hardie wrote that “Tony Cruz Is Not The Greatest Thing Since Fried Rice”, and how the then-young Champion jockey of Hong Kong had an apparent penchant for “fast cars, … 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 MAGIC OF JOAO MOREIRA

When Joao Moreira made that surprise landing in Hong Kong in late 2013 with his “Magic Man” label, racing fans in the city knew that here was a very successful jockey, but few knew just how special he was. There … Continue reading

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…

TONY CRUZ: THE BRUCE LEE OF HONG KONG RACING When John Hardie wrote that “Tony Cruz Is Not The Greatest Thing Since Fried Rice”, and how the then-young Champion jockey of Hong Kong had an apparent penchant for “fast cars, … Continue reading

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LONGINES AND HONG KONG THE BIG WINNERS ON A GLORIOUS DAY AT SHATIN

Like Sting lecturing us mere mortals on the benefits of Tantric Sex, the buildup to Longines and the Hong Kong Jockey Club International Races had been long and steady. After months of talking, the horses arrived, and track watchers came … Continue reading

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COS HORSE RACING SHOULDN’T BE AS MISERABLE AS STEPTOE

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas and what happens with those connected with Hong Kong racing ends up being talked about in Macau and its “famous” Irish Bar with the latest “mail de jour” being a horse having been … Continue reading

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MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL, WHO’S THE KING OF THE TURF?

On Wednesday night at Happy Valley, they roll into town- the modern version of gunslingers and the fastest draws in the West and Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai in the form of the world’s riders from the storm- twelve of the worlds … Continue reading

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HOW YOU, TOO CAN BE PART OF THE LONGINES INTERNATIONAL JOCKEYS CHALLENGE ON DEC 4

December 4 at Happy Valley sees a truly International Happy Wednesday happening, thanks to the Longines International Jockey Challenge where, like every year, some of the best jockeys from around the world represent their countries in four designated races- but, … Continue reading

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