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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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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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A DIFFERENT LOOK AT THE 2016 BMW HK DERBY AND A TALE OF TWO CITIES CALLED HONG KONG

By Hans Ebert Let’s face it, if you were born after The Handover in 1997, there’s not a helluva lot to do in Hong Kong other that being dragged kicking and screaming by the girlfriend to shop till you drop, … Continue reading

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CHINESE JOCKEYS: YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW‏

By Hans Ebert There’s something about the term “local rider” that’s almost derogatory, or, perhaps, dismissive, and one would have thought that, by now in this age of technology and, as Doors once sang about breaking through to the other … Continue reading

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TIME FOR SOME IN HK RACING TO GET OFF THEIR HIGH HORSES

Hypocrisy and phoniness are, of course, rampant in every aspect of life, though it has to be said that the world of horse racing does a very good job of sticking its neck out and often winning the photo finish … Continue reading

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THE “THINK ABOUT IT” ISSUE

Watching the recent Test series between England and India, what really made us sit up and take notice- apart from the poxy way Indian’s highly-paid galaxy of superstar batsmen crumbled like deep fried papadums and Ian Bell’s bizarre run out-run-in- … Continue reading

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THE “HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL RACES” ISSUE

After last weekend’s racing of “progressive greyhounds” and where if one was not somewhere near the lead, there wasn’t a hope in hell of winning, it’s also where we saw some interesting “bits” of racing and some rather “fragile” rides … Continue reading

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