Tag Archives: Mike Smith

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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LONGINES AND HONG KONG THE BIG WINNERS ON A GLORIOUS DAY AT SHATIN

Like Sting lecturing us mere mortals on the benefits of Tantric Sex, the buildup to Longines and the Hong Kong Jockey Club International Races had been long and steady. After months of talking, the horses arrived, and track watchers came … Continue reading

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COS HORSE RACING SHOULDN’T BE AS MISERABLE AS STEPTOE

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas and what happens with those connected with Hong Kong racing ends up being talked about in Macau and its “famous” Irish Bar with the latest “mail de jour” being a horse having been … Continue reading

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MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL, WHO’S THE KING OF THE TURF?

On Wednesday night at Happy Valley, they roll into town- the modern version of gunslingers and the fastest draws in the West and Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai in the form of the world’s riders from the storm- twelve of the worlds … Continue reading

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HOW YOU, TOO CAN BE PART OF THE LONGINES INTERNATIONAL JOCKEYS CHALLENGE ON DEC 4

December 4 at Happy Valley sees a truly International Happy Wednesday happening, thanks to the Longines International Jockey Challenge where, like every year, some of the best jockeys from around the world represent their countries in four designated races- but, … Continue reading

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LONGINES HK INTERNATIONAL DAY AND WHY IT CAN’T GET MORE INTERNATIONAL

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH What punters who profess to be knowledgable should start understanding about the politics of racing and how the racing media- especially in Australia- are used with some in the pockets of the … Continue reading

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