Tag Archives: hong kong horse racing

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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HONG KONG RACING: VIVE LE DIFFERENCE!

Appropriately, it was Bastille Day, and Vive La Difference in racing was brought home very powerfully watching the end of season post race celebrations at Shatin on Sunday as the curtain came down on the most successful racing season in … Continue reading

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THE MAGIC OF JOAO MOREIRA

When Joao Moreira made that surprise landing in Hong Kong in late 2013 with his “Magic Man” label, racing fans in the city knew that here was a very successful jockey, but few knew just how special he was. There … Continue reading

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WHY HORSE RACING CAN BE A CREATIVE PRODUCT

Creativity and horse racing very rarely go hand in hand, or come together. For some reason, they travel along different paths. It’s a pity as the racing of horses features the most beautiful and magnificent animals in the world along … Continue reading

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