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THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF THE MOREIRA FACTOR

By Hans Ebert Not even the constant drizzle over Sha tin could rain on Joao Moreira’s parade. He couldn’t be stopped from showing the world his happiness- pumping his fist in the air, whooping it up, giving everyone his signature … Continue reading

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BRING ON HONG KONG’S STAR WARS: THE 2017 BMW HONG KONG DERBY

By Hans Ebert It’s Star Wars this afternoon starring the best four year old gallopers to make the grade in Hong Kong. After months of wondering who’ll make the cut, weeks of reading about the runners’ chances from their trainers, … 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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HAS RACE CALLER ANTHONY MANTON GONE AND SOLD HIS SOUL?

By Hans Ebert When does a reality show become an unreality show? Guess when one of those appearing in one is popular young race caller Anthony Manton. How does a race caller become part of a reality show called “Married … 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 CULTURAL DIFFERENCES BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF HONG KONG RACING

By Hans Ebert JAMES MATHERS WRITES IN ON HK RACING AND THE #HKIR Visitor James Mathers from Sydney recently shared his observations about racing in Hong Kong after attending December’s 2016 Longines Hong Kong International Races- the venues, what’s in … Continue reading

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WILL CASPAR FOWNES PROVE TO BE THE KING MAKER ON DECEMBER 7 AT HAPPY VALLEY #HKIR

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk While being crowned King Of The Valley on December 7 at Happy Valley at the end of the Hong Kong International Jockeys’ Competition looks skewed towards the home team comprising Joao Moreira and Zac Purton, who … Continue reading

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WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO IN HONG KONG: OUR GUIDE TO GETTING THE MOST OUT OF 2016 LONGINES #HKIR WEEK (PART 4)

Kowloon. What can we say about Kowloon? Not much really other than to dodge the touts selling this and that and fake everything down Nathan Road. And no matter what anyone tells you, you’re not going to find the best … Continue reading

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