Tag Archives: Greg Cheyne

BEING WEIRD – THE RIO DE JANEIRO STORY

By Robyn Louw, reproduced with kind permission of the Sporting Post Thanks to my grandmother I learnt to love reading at an early age. She was a wonderful lady in many ways, but perhaps her greatest wisdom was to turn … Continue reading

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THE “JOBS AHEAD” ISSUE

We took a few newcomers to Shatin for the races with us on the weekend just to see what makes them tick, what makes them rock and to try and understand their wants and needs. When one screamed, “We’re on … Continue reading

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THE “LIFE IN THE FAST TRACK” ISSUE

“We have 5,500 full-time staff and over 20,000 part-time staff. We are one of the major employers of Hong Kong and have a significant commitment to the community, through that and through tax and our charities.”         … Continue reading

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THE “WAY TOO MUCH INFORMATION” ISSUE

While at Hong Kong’s Happy Valley racecourse last Wednesday and swept up in the Club’s “Music Rocks The Valley” event where local Rock bands added to all the horse power around, what we all thought to ourselves was, “Whoa, plenty … Continue reading

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THE “ISSUES” ISSUE

FLIGHT IN AND OUTTA MACAU!!! As our helicopter bounced around and circled above for what seemed like hours, we remained quiet as thoughts of “Apocalypse Now” and Charlie “The Warlock” Sheen and Robert Duval screaming how he loves “the smell … Continue reading

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THE “WHO CARES?” ISSUE

“You must understand that racing club only care about the big punters. Entertainment is a distraction to them”. Someone we were having dinner with was pummeling our ears with this “news”. “It’s all and ONLY about turnover” and, talking about … Continue reading

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THE “SPINNING OUTTA CONTROL” ISSUE

Racing writer Alan Aitken wrote an interesting piece in Hong Kong’s Morning Post last week. It was a very looooooong piece that went from the win of Dim Sum at the Lunar New Year Meeting to the local constabulary making … Continue reading

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THE “VERY MESSY” ISSUE

MURRIHY GETS IT WRONG [AGAIN] “Heh, heh, can I spank you, little boy?” And it has come to pass that the punt-drunk Blake Shinn has been slapped with a 15 month suspension and with his comrade-in-arms and fellow jockey Peter … Continue reading

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