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FROM OUR VAULTS AND STILL RELEVANT: LOOKING BACK AND AHEAD WITH IRISH BLAZING GUN NEIL CALLAN…

NEIL CALLAN: BLAZING A TRAIL UNDER THE RADAR “Didn’t they say the same thing about Basil Marcus?” Well-known barrister, larger-than-life character and horse owner Kevin Egan, who has seen all sides of horse racing in Hong Kong over very many … Continue reading

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HONG KONG RACING: ARE WE IN FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR?

By Hans Ebert If the HKJC needed a belated Christmas present, it arrived with a bow, and some bells and whistles at Friday’s New Year’s Day meeting- a turnover of over $1.5 billion, up 2% from the same meeting last … 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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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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THE BUSINESS OF BEING A WORLD CLASS JOCKEY.

By Hans Ebert It’s always interesting when either you’re on top, or someone’s on top of you, and the current standings in the Jockey Premiership in Hong Kong sees an enthralling battle of talent, wits, politics, and, most key, how … Continue reading

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NEIL CALLAN: BLAZING A TRAIL UNDER THE RADAR

“Didn’t they say the same thing about Basil Marcus?” Well-known barrister, larger-than-life character and horse owner Kevin Egan, who has seen all sides of horse racing in Hong Kong over very many years- the good, the bad, the ugly and … Continue reading

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THE NEW HK RACING SEASON (AND THE CHALLENGES AHEAD)

The boys are back in town, and the well-known jockeying for rides have begun in earnest with the leading riders trying to get a jump start on everyone else, an exercise that can make it crowded at the top. Trackwork … Continue reading

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WHY THE NEXT GENERATION OF CHINESE JOCKEYS WON’T BE FROM HONG KONG

The upcoming Hong Kong racing season sees the first female jockey since Sherie Kong hung up her saddle in 1998 to mix it with the big boys. And though it’s always good to introduce change into something- unless it’s change for … Continue reading

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TIME FOR SOME IN HK RACING TO GET OFF THEIR HIGH HORSES

Hypocrisy and phoniness are, of course, rampant in every aspect of life, though it has to be said that the world of horse racing does a very good job of sticking its neck out and often winning the photo finish … Continue reading

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CONTENT, WOBBLE HEADS AND RACING’S BIG GLOBAL PICTURE

Often you need to step outside that restricting box or square or lazy comfort zone to ensure that insular thinking, aided and abetted by all those lemmings and toadies buzzing around, hasn’t resulted in navel gazing. Think of it as … Continue reading

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