Tag Archives: Robbie Fradd

CELEBRATING SUCCESS AND KNOWING THE ART OF RESTRAINT

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Australian sporting fans are probably the most patriotic and rabid in the world. Sometimes, there’s a tendency to go a tad overboard where even when their team has lost, especially at cricket, they’ve “won” because the … Continue reading

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ZAC PURTON: RISING TO THE OCCASION. AGAIN.

By Hans Ebert Just when you start to think that we’re caught inside of Mobil with the Déjà Vu Blues again, racing in Hong Kong has a habit of reinventing itself to stop the barbarians of boredom from crashing through … Continue reading

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ZAC PURTON: HONG KONG RACING’S BEST BRAND AMBASSADOR

By Hans Ebert Hong Kong racing has a number of USPs, and success stories, but while chatting with some friends at Happy Valley on Wednesday night, the subject came up of being likeable, and how these visitors to the city … Continue reading

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South African Influence on Hong Kong Racing: The Journey Continues

By Hans Ebert When Richard Fourie, Douglas Whyte and Karis Teetan rode their winners at Shatin on Sunday- four in all with Fourie taking out the feature event- the Sa Sa Ladies Purse on Top Act- they were carrying on … Continue reading

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THE BROADCASTING OF ITS RACES: ANOTHER CHANCE FOR THE HKJC TO BE A GAME CHANGER

PART OF THE FEEL GOOD STORIES While racing fans in Australia have been caught off-guard with the sport itself caught between a rock and a hard place with the TVN/Sky horse opera that has ended in tears for TVN, the … Continue reading

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THE MAGICAL INSIDE TRACK THAT LEADS TO THE BMW HK DERBY

THE INSIDE TRACK‏ THE HKJC AND THEIR MICE THAT ROAR… It’s all about checks and balances, and The Big Three lead stars aside- Moreira, who’s in a zone all his own, Purton and Whyte- let’s not lose sight of the … Continue reading

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THE BROADCASTING OF ITS RACES: ANOTHER CHANCE FOR THE HKJC TO BE A GAME CHANGER

While racing fans in Australia has been caught off-guard with the sport itself caught between a rock and a hard place with the TVN/Sky horse opera that has ended in tears for TVN, the HKJC has an interesting dilemma of … Continue reading

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BASIL MARCUS AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN INVASION OF HONG KONG

He wasn’t the prettiest jockey to watch- in my books, that honour belonged to the hugely talented, enigmatic, and also highly precocious Eric Saint Martin- but horses travelled for Basil Marcus, another in a long line of South African jockeys, … Continue reading

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Whyte, Tips, Macau, Shatin

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) STARTERS Gawd no! Robbie Fradd and his crab-like side saddle riding style is said to be contemplating a career kick-start in Oz. We thought he’d vanished after that sudden alley oop from Singapore’s riding ranks and those … Continue reading

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