Tag Archives: Hughie Bowman

CELEBRATING SUCCESS AND KNOWING THE ART OF RESTRAINT

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Australian sporting fans are probably the most patriotic and rabid in the world. Sometimes, there’s a tendency to go a tad overboard where even when their team has lost, especially at cricket, they’ve “won” because the … Continue reading

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WINX: SIMPLY THE BEST. HOW MANY RACING CLUBS CAN SAY THAT?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Something magical happened at Moonee Valley yesterday. Winx won the Cox Plate- for the second time- and by so doing, transformed the face of racing. How many understand this? That’s debatable. Winx, Hughie Bowman, Chris Waller … Continue reading

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THE COMMON SENSE ISSUE

By Keyser Soze OUTBREAK OF COMMON SENSE OVER WHIPS RULES! It’s not often when the tail wagging the dog is welcomed, but in this instance, the refreshing and bold admissions coming out of the National Stewards Conference earlier this week … Continue reading

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THE REVOLTING HEADACHE ISSUE‏

By Keyser Soze A REVOLTING HEADACHE FOR RACING AUSTRALIA The strong and vocal opposition by the breeding sector to proposed moves by Racing Australia to bring them under the control of the rules of racing, similar to all licensed persons, … Continue reading

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THE GLITCH ISSUE

By our correspondents in Australia GUNSHOTS REVERBERATE OUTSIDE RACING The brazen and cowardly attempt to intimidate, silence and hurt Victorian Chief Steward Terry Bailey must rightly be seen outside the confines of the racing industry, a view correctly articulated in … Continue reading

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NEW JOCKEYS: WHO IS REALLY READY TO BOARD HONG KONG’S STARSHIP ENTERPRISE?

It’s all about putting in the hard work- and by that, it’s not just about turning up for trackwork and making one’s self available for rides. It’s about how you go out there and promote and market yourself to owners, … Continue reading

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BRANDS AND THE BRANDING OF HORSE RACING

“I can’t believe that. That’s not Joao. Joao is not a confrontational person.” Zac Purton was standing up for his friend Joao Moreira regarding another of those racing rumours started by the usual posse of petty ankle biters who supposedly … Continue reading

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MOREIRA, MAGIC AND WHAT NEXT?

It’s quite unbelievable to think that Joao Moreira and Zac Purton have ridden eighteen of the last 29 winners at the past three race meetings. The Magic Man rode a record equalling Six Up at Shatin the Sunday before and … Continue reading

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THE EINSTEIN ISSUE

COBALT CLOUDS HOVER OVER NSW Not even the heart-stopping four-way finish to the Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill last Saturday or Lankan Rupee’s walloping of Deep Field in the Lightning in Melbourne could detract from the topic du jour of possible … Continue reading

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THE HAPPY WINSDAY GORILLAZ WARFARE ISSUE

HORSE RACING AND GORILLAZ WARFARE There’s A Tale Of Two Cities, and, hopefully, this can be a Tale Of Two Brands (and one band) that can take horse racing, via the HKJC’s successful Happy Wednesday brand, to boldly go where … Continue reading

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