Tag Archives: John Size

THE CHANGING PHASES OF THE HKJC’S HAPPY WEDNESDAY BRAND

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Courtesy of wwww.fasttrack.hk When it comes to the ‘live’ entertainment served up every Happy Wednesday, unless actually being at Happy Valley racecourse, and knowing, first hand, the drawing power it has with regulars, and a constantly … 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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FELIX COETZEE AND HIS TOP 20 CHAMPION HONG KONG HORSES (AND NEARLY MEETING AXL ROSE)

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk They would always say that he had a built-in clock in his head, which is why he was such a master of pace. Like his fellow South African jockeys -Jeff Lloyd, almost South African, and Basil … Continue reading

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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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SRI LANKA: THE NEW LOCATION FOR THE WORLD’S RICHEST HORSE RACE AND GREATEST RIDE IN THE WORLD?

By Frank Lee Trillington It has been in the works for three years, but now with the soon-to-be opening in Colombo, Sri Lanka of the Sapphire Sri Lanka Gemstone Racing Club (SSLGRC) it’s all systems go with such ambitious plans … Continue reading

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PARTICIPATION AND BEING PART OF THE WINNING TABLE

By Hans Ebert Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk Think about making music. It usually takes days and months to write and record 4-5 songs. And then what? Where and how is it going to be heard? Sure, there are so many delivery … Continue reading

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KARIS TEETAN: THE CONTINUING ADVENTURES OF THE MAURITIAN MAGICIAN

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk When I think of Karis Teetan, the quality that springs most clearly to mind is his clear-eyed ability to live gratefully. That may sound simple, but is exceptionally difficult to achieve – particularly in the high … Continue reading

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ABOUT THAT OLD WHYTE MAGIC…

By Hans Ebert He’s looking happier, he’s riding winners with the deceiving ease that’s been his trademark, and there’s that steely determination expected of the jockey everyone agrees is the consummate professional. Some say, Douglas Whyte is back, to which … Continue reading

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THE THREE AMIGOS TAKE OVER THE TIPPING DUTIES WITH A SONG IN THEIR HEARTS AND A SHA TIN ON THEIR MINDS

“Whew” is all we can say for turning down an invitation to attend the Caulfield Cup meeting yesterday. Instead, we decided to stay put and study the form for our debut as The Three Amigos of Tipping for today’s races … Continue reading

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THE CULT OF JOAO MOREIRA AND HIS MAGNIFICENT SIX

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) By Hans Ebert We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The world is not just Joao Moreira’s oyster, it’s his Filet Mignon, Dom Perignon, abalone, and after his phenomenal six win haul at Sapporo Racecourse … Continue reading

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