Tag Archives: HAPPY VALLEY RACECOURSE

KAT, THE CAT AND THE TALE OF TWO COETZEES

(Courtesy of Fast Track) By Hans Ebert They couldn’t be more different. He’s soft spoken, reserved, and almost restrained. It’s all very disciplined, no doubt something ingrained in him from a very young age when an apprentice at the prestigious … Continue reading

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FELIX AND KAT: A TALE OF TWO COETZEES

Hans Ebert There’ve been a number of happy Happy Wednesday Moments, but this one goes straight to the top of the tree as it brings together two generations of a racing family- Felix Coetzee, below, the brilliant, soft spoken, South … Continue reading

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HORSE RACING: THE NEW WAY FORWARD

By Hans Ebert Often, and recently, more and more often, one has to wonder how many in horse racing truly understand what really are “good initiatives” for the sport, and what is breakthrough creativity and effective, strategic marketing to take … Continue reading

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ZAC PURTON: RISING TO THE OCCASION. AGAIN.

By Hans Ebert Just when you start to think that we’re caught inside of Mobil with the Déjà Vu Blues again, racing in Hong Kong has a habit of reinventing itself to stop the barbarians of boredom from crashing through … Continue reading

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THE NIGHT HAPPY WEDNESDAY WENT TRULY INTERNATIONAL

By Hans Ebert Thinking back, there was the night when attending a fairly recent Hong Kong International Jockeys’ Championship and being introduced to Australian racing personality Bruce Clark for the first time. This was during his pre-John Wall-funded G1X Racing … Continue reading

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WORTH REVISITING AS #HKIR NEARS: LONGINES #HKIR: MADE IN HONG KONG AND PRIDE IN OWNERSHIP

By Hans Ebert It’s been part of Hong Kong since what were humble beginnings starting with the annual Invitational Races between Singapore and Hong Kong and when the Lion City’s Colonial Chief, trained by the legend that was Ivan Allan … Continue reading

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THIS YEAR’S INTERNATIONAL JOCKEYS COMPETITION ON A HAPPY WEDNESDAY: WHY IT’S SET TO GET PULSES RACING.

By Hans Ebert It’s easy enough to say: Happy Wednesday. Add to that Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong. But how the HKJC created this experience for customers- and just what an entertaining experience it is- would be short-changed if … Continue reading

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LONGINES HKIR: MADE IN HONG KONG AND PRIDE IN OWNERSHIP

By Hans Ebert It’s been part of Hong Kong since what were humble beginnings starting with the annual Invitational Races between Singapore and Hong Kong and when the Lion City’s Colonial Chief, trained by the legend that was Ivan Allan … Continue reading

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HONG KONG RACING: BACK TO THE FUTURE

By Hans Ebert When, for some of us longtime Hong Kong Belongers, our parents, and those whom we respectfully called “aunties” and “uncles”, had the clout to get us 15-year-olds into places like the Craigengower Cricket Club Box (CCC) at … Continue reading

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THE HAPPY WEDNESDAY BRAND: THE HKJC GETS THE HEARTS OF MILLENNIALS RACING

By Hans Ebert It’s easy enough to say: Happy Wednesday. Add to that Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong. But how the HKJC created this experience for customers- and just what an entertaining experience it is- would be short-changed if … Continue reading

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