Tag Archives: Michael Kinane

THE GAUCH: ONWARDS AND UPWARDS

By Hans Ebert Call them part of the Old School of horse racing, but, like in music, and every art and sport, there’s no substitute for experience, and still so much that can be learned from them- racing heroes and … Continue reading

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THE WELFARE OF OUR STATE

By Robyn Louw Many years ago, we were away on a family holiday along with my aunt and younger cousins. The baby of the family was at that exploratory stage where they were still finding out about their body and … Continue reading

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WORTH REVISITING AS #HKIR NEARS: THE #HKIR DIARIES

Regrets, there’ve been a few when it comes to “The Sport Of Kings”, but what remains the highlight- at least to date- was when a group of us chipped in HK$500 each, and won the Triple Trio for the first … Continue reading

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THE HKIR DIARIES

Regrets, there’ve been a few when it comes to “The Sport Of Kings”, but what remains the highlight- at least to date- was when a group of us chipped in HK$500 each, and won the Triple Trio for the first … Continue reading

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HONG KONG RACING: BACK TO THE FUTURE

By Hans Ebert When, for some of us longtime Hong Kong Belongers, our parents, and those whom we respectfully called “aunties” and “uncles”, had the clout to get us 15-year-olds into places like the Craigengower Cricket Club Box (CCC) at … Continue reading

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THE BUSINESS OF BEING A WORLD CLASS JOCKEY.

By Hans Ebert It’s always interesting when either you’re on top, or someone’s on top of you, and the current standings in the Jockey Premiership in Hong Kong sees an enthralling battle of talent, wits, politics, and, most key, how … Continue reading

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HORSE RACING: HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO (INCLUDING EFFECTIVELY MARKETING CO-MINGLING)

Back in the day, Bonnie Tyler channeled Rod Stewart and made an impassioned plea via her song, “Holding Out For A Hero”. If ever horse racing needed a theme song, this is it- a sport sorely lacking in heroes, and, … Continue reading

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DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE IRISHMAN, THE FRENCHMAN AND WINNING?

Horse racing is a game of contrasting fortunes and no matter where a race is held by less than six degrees of separation and no Kevin Bacon in sight. In Hong Kong at Shatin, Irish jockey Colm O’Donoghue who is … Continue reading

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ZAC IS BACK (THOUGH HE NEVER LEFT)

It was Mark Twain who reminded everyone that rumors of his death had been vastly exaggerated. At Shatin on National Day, Zac Purton reminded those and their loudest whispers that he was going through a “dry spell” that every dry … Continue reading

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MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL…

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) (Source: LOL Snaps) Together with our Mothership and often it can be a real mutha of a ship that is the SS Racingb*tch, we asked racing fans to name their choices for the Top Ten Jockeys in … Continue reading

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