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AND WHAT IS A HAPPY WEDNESDAY? ALL THIS AND MORE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk For an eight race card on a pretty grey evening on Wednesday night, turnover of over HK$1.2m- an increase of over 10 percent from the same meeting last year- and attendance of over 20,000 might be … Continue reading

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CONQUERING HORSE RACING’S GREAT DIVIDE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It’s been asked here before and it will keep being asked as time is running out: Why can’t horse racing, meaning racing clubs, attract good creative talent- creative in all its many ways where management and … Continue reading

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FASHIONISTAS: THE EVOLUTION OF THE HAPPY WEDNESDAY BRAND CONTINUES…

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk First there was the Beer Garden. Of course, before everything, there was Happy Valley racecourse and the horse racing, but that Beer Garden became an oasis- a magnet for food, fun and thundering hooves that brought … Continue reading

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READY FOR A WINNING HAPPY THURSDAY OKTOBERFEST?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Not surprisingly, the past few Happy Wednesdays have seen Australian jockeys, especially digger Zac Purton dominate the Aussie themed Boomerang promotion. It was actually The Zac Attack who got the Boomerang to come back by sashaying … Continue reading

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THE FUTURE OF HORSE RACING: WHO IS LEADING THE CHARGE?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Marketing, especially music marketing, it’s what I do, and probably do best though some women might disagree about that. The rest of the time, I write- blogs, short stories, poems, songs and am currently putting together … Continue reading

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WHAT TWO HORSE RACE?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Hong Kong pls… the boy is 4/4 and can't get a handshake #poor #PoonTrain 🚂🚂🚂🚂 @Punters pic.twitter.com/IBXSeZjnaN — Mark Haywood (@hayw0od) September 13, 2017 Something quite remarkable happened on Happy Wednesday. Actually it’s been happening since … Continue reading

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WHERE TO NEXT, KEMO SABAY?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk While watching whatever that was between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor happening in Vegas, someone in our group in Colombo started talking about sports and athletes, and, looking in my direction, asked if it’s the “duty” … Continue reading

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THE HKJC AND ROBBIE WILLIAMS SAY, LET US ENTERTAIN YOU!

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Music- ‘live’ music- is a key driver of the HKJC’s Happy Wednesday brand and this continues for the upcoming new racing season with a little help from Robbie Williams. To be more precise, the singer’s classic … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor and Hong Kong’s latest attraction: Happy Wednesday at Happy Valley Racecourse!

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Disneyland and Ocean Park, supposedly two of the most popular tourist destinations in the city didn’t make it, but the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Sha Tin racecourse, and, especially its Happy Wednesday brand at Happy Valley, … Continue reading

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GOT THE HONG KONG POST RACING SEASON BLUES, MAN?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It’s Wednesday, but it’s not a Happy Wednesday. It’s a Rainy Wednesday. And, like a Carpenters song, Rainy Wednesdays without races always get me down while I walk around talking to myself and getting old. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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