Tag Archives: Melbourne Cup

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS RACING.COM GALLOPING TO AND WITH WHO BY ITS SIDE?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk We’re not quite getting it. Then again, it’s been a long time since we understood how exactly racing in Victoria works. Or continues to unravel with no signs of a knight in shiny armour to put … Continue reading

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IS LACK OF REAL LEADERSHIP STOPPING THE PROGRESS OF HORSE RACING?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Not knowing where to start this as it covers ground previously covered here, let’s just jump straight into the middle by saying that another problem with horse racing as an industry is that it often forgets, … Continue reading

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THANK YOU, GREG MILES. WHAT A RIDE IT’S BEEN…

By Hans Ebert Sadaqa wins the Bravo Greg Miles for Chris Caserta & Mick Cerchi, Greg Miles' last ever race call. Thank you Greg! pic.twitter.com/ZSbedkbApI — Racing.com (@Racing) April 15, 2017 Greg Miles was a narrator. That was what made … Continue reading

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THE LACK OF LEADERSHIP ISSUE

By Keyser Soze JUST GET AN ALL WEATHER TRACK IN ALREADY! For how much longer can NSW racing tolerate the stubborn refusal of Racing NSW and its despotic hierarchy to enter the modern age and install two or three all … Continue reading

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THE FAKE NEWS ISSUE

By Keyser Soze “FAKE NEWS” SURFACES IN VICTORIAN RACING Imitation is not always the greatest form of flattery. And it took less than 24 hours for the Herald Sun’s own version of “fake news” to be exposed for what it … Continue reading

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IT WAS ONE OF THOSE DAYS AT THE RACES…

By Hans Ebert Even the Marx Brothers would have thought that last Sunday’s Day At The Races at Shatin bordered on a surreal mix of weirdness, tinged with sadness, and a patch of flatness, where it just didn’t matter who … Continue reading

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THE DAY BRENTON AVDULLA WENT VIRAL

By Hans Ebert A day I will never forget, all I was hoping for was to run in the top 8! Congratulations to everyone involved and the team behind me!!! pic.twitter.com/ynRtI9wPKD — BRENTON AVDULLA (@brentonavdulla) November 3, 2016 Few will … Continue reading

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THE MELBOURNE CUP, CREATIVITY, HONOURING GREG MILES AND WHY EVERYONE LOVES JOAO

By Hans Ebert Melbourne Cup jockey Joao Moreira praised for 'beautiful' gesture https://t.co/t7KXBf6L1s (Sport) #newzealand #nznews — New Zealand News (@KiwiLiveNews) November 1, 2016 Sometimes when you don’t expect much, you get it all. And yesterday’s Melbourne Cup Day had … Continue reading

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14 THINGS TO FEAR IN HORSE RACING (PART ONE)

*A fifteen minute standup comedy routine by Ryan Moore at the annual gala dinner during Longines Hong Kong International Races. *Danny Nikolic popping up as The Bachelor. *RNSW booking a Milli Vanilli tribute band to attract millennials to the races. … Continue reading

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CHANGING THE FACE OF SPONSORSHIP IN HORSE RACING

By Hans Ebert Almost two decades ago, a group of us, including a few jockeys from the land Down Under then riding in Macau, were talking about sponsorship- the sponsorship of jockeys, and how this could work. The discussion didn’t … Continue reading

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