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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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THE AUSTRALIAN CHINESE JOCKEY CLUB: THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk This might surprise those who talk and write about “gambling mad Asians,” but not all Chinese- and Chinese are Chinese and don’t even consider themselves Asians- get weak in the knees to be part of horse … Continue reading

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ZAC PURTON: MASTER BLASTER AND THE SEASON AHEAD

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk In cricket, scoring a century- a hundred runs- is also known as making a ton.The word is weighty because scoring a ton requires concentration, discipline, a thick skin to take the now obligatory sledging, especially when … Continue reading

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WORTH REVISITING AS #HKIR NEARS: TONY CRUZ: THE BRUCE LEE OF HONG KONG RACING

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk When John Hardie wrote that “Tony Cruz Is Not The Greatest Thing Since Fried Rice”, and how the then-young Champion jockey of Hong Kong had an apparent penchant for “fast cars, fast women and the fast … 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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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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YESTERDAY AT SHATIN, TONY CRUZ TRAINED FIVE WINNERS INCLUDING BOTH CUP RACES! BRILLIANT STUFF!

BUT THERE’S MUCH MORE TO HONG KONG’S FAVOURITE RACING SON… TONY CRUZ: THE BRUCE LEE OF HONG KONG RACING When John Hardie wrote that “Tony Cruz Is Not The Greatest Thing Since Fried Rice”, and how the then-young Champion jockey … Continue reading

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THE EVOLUTION AND REVOLUTION OF RACINGB*TCH‏

By Hans Ebert It seemed like a good idea at the time- and probably was and definitely still is: Produce an irreverent blog on the horse racing industry. This was when the web was in its infancy, MySpace was going … Continue reading

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THE FAST TRACKER GOES WHERE THE MUSIC PLAYS

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) RACE 1 4-8-6-1 RACE 2 2-3-10-6

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HORSE RACING: ONE MAN’S PERSONAL JOURNEY (THAT HAS COME TO AN END)

Seriously now, what was there about horse racing that first attracted us to the sport and keeps us in it with a vice-like grip as if in the throes of sexual activity with the heat turned on to a maximum … Continue reading

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