Tag Archives: Melbourne Cup

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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THE GAI WATERHOUSE AND GAME OF THRONES ISSUE

By Hans Ebert GAI WATERHOUSE STABLES TO BE SOLD TO HONG KONG CONNECTIONS? WELL, KUNG HEI FAT CHOY, DIM SUMS!‏ That’s the word, and we believe it. After almost a year of negotiations involving Lady GaiGai- and Lord Rob, of … Continue reading

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NEEDED: WORLDWIDE GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION TO GET SPORTS- AND RACING- BACK ON TRACK!

WHEN ENOUGH IS ENOUGH “The blight must stop”, declared Fairfax’s Sunday Age editorial’s opening line on cheating, drugs and corruption in sport. Whilst a true and accurate reflection of a restless and increasingly angry community comprising a diverse sports loving … Continue reading

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BECAUSE IT’S 2015: TIME FOR MICHELLE PAYNE‏

By Jenny Bridle (Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) On November 3rd Michelle Payne became the first woman to ride the winner of the “Race that Stops a Nation,” the Melbourne Cup. She did this on Prince of Penzance, a 100-1 longshot. In … Continue reading

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Reader Syd Knee asks, How many trips to the racing well is too many? #RedCadeaux‏

By Syd Knee I am as saddened as any other at the news of the passing of the marvel, Red Cadeaux. However this may be the time to discuss the merits of asking any horse, even one as tough as … Continue reading

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THE OF MICE AND MEN AND WHIPS AND DINOSAURS ISSUE

JOCKEYS WELCOME THE AGE OF THE DINOSAUR It would be mission impossible for even the best spin doctor in the world to have masked the massive dummy spit by the jockeys and their Association Executive Des O’Keefe over Racing Australia’s … Continue reading

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