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CALLAN MURRAY AND HIS HAPPY SOCKS HAVE ARRIVED IN HONG KONG

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk News has broken this morning that @callan_murray has been granted a license to ride in @HKJC_Racing Good luck pic.twitter.com/KgFyFBcmSx — Racing Guru (@RacingGuru) May 12, 2017 Likability takes one a long way in any industry. And … Continue reading

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HORSE RACING, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM

By Hans Ebert It’s all been a bit quiet. It’s almost as if the sport needs some magic potion to rev up the Excitement Barometer. From speaking also to others, horse racing seems to be going through a bit of … Continue reading

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THE CUSTOMER-DRIVEN ISSUE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Saturday was the first day of The Championships in Sydney. The highlight for everyone? The incredible win of Chautauqua, the whoops of genuine joy from jockey Tommy Berry, and the great training efforts of Team Hawkes. … Continue reading

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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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THE AUSTRALIAN CHINESE JOCKEY CLUB: A WIN WIN SITUATION

By Hans Ebert It was a timely idea- perhaps even overdue by about five years- and one that can only help turnover and attendance in racing in Australia along with the enjoyment of ownership syndicates of horses by attracting Chinese … 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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A NOD IS AS GOOD AS A WINX ISSUE

TWEET OF THE DAY Michael Freedman granted a trainer's license for next season in HK? Smart move, especially with the future in mind👍 pic.twitter.com/KdLkDxvvmS — RacingB*tch (@Racingb_tch) February 17, 2017 IS RACING ITS OWN WORST ENEMY? It is stating the … 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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THE MANY QUESTIONS FACING THE WORLD OF HORSE RACING…

By Hans Ebert There’s a new movie out called “Urban Myths” which flips things on its head- “true-ish” stories based on urban legends about a road trip featuring Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor with Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan … 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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