Tag Archives: Shatin racecourse

SATURDAY AT SHA TIN AND LESSONS TO BE LEARNED

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk “Maybe the jockeys are tired, as are the trainers, and the rainy weather and humidity didn’t help matters. If it was a sunny day, you might feel differently.” A junior member of the HKJC team was … Continue reading

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HORSE RACING: IT’S TIME TO LISTEN TO NIKE AND JUST DO IT!

By Hans Ebert For those who don’t follow horse racing, it was something most wouldn’t have even read about: Rapper Dragon winning the Group 1 Hong Kong Classic Mile at Shatin racecourse on Sunday. To racing fans, however, here was … 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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THE CULTURAL DIFFERENCES BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF HONG KONG RACING

By Hans Ebert JAMES MATHERS WRITES IN ON HK RACING AND THE #HKIR Visitor James Mathers from Sydney recently shared his observations about racing in Hong Kong after attending December’s 2016 Longines Hong Kong International Races- the venues, what’s in … Continue reading

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KARIS TEETAN: THE CONTINUING ADVENTURES OF THE MAURITIAN MAGICIAN

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk When I think of Karis Teetan, the quality that springs most clearly to mind is his clear-eyed ability to live gratefully. That may sound simple, but is exceptionally difficult to achieve – particularly in the high … Continue reading

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INTRODUCING THE FAST TRACK HONG KONG AND LONGINES HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL RACES TRIVIA CHALLENGE!

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) Great prizes to be won! Join the Fast Track Hong Kong and Longines Hong Kong International Races (HKIR) Trivia Challenge and enjoy the races in style. The first four readers picked via a Lucky Draw who answer all … Continue reading

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By popular request, we revisit…

PETER MIERS AND HIS TRAIL BLAZING ROLE IN HK RACING It was a very different time when Peter Miers landed in Hong Kong in the early Seventies and horse racing, caught between staying an amateur sport and turning professional, could … Continue reading

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TEN QUESTIONS WITH BRENT “THE BABE” THOMSON

Following Michael Felgate’s excellent interview today on RSN with our great friend Brent Thomson, we thought we’d publish this post on “The Babe” again for those who might have missed it the first time around. Enjoy! The first time I … Continue reading

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HONG KONG RACING AND AFTER #HKIR: AND NOW WHAT?

By Hans Ebert It’s tough to watch or read the news these days without feeling like that lucky man who only made the grade by blowing his brains out in his car. And as we wonder how many seats it … Continue reading

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A HAPPY WEDNESDAY, A HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AND AN ADRENALINE RUSH‏

By Jenny Bridle (Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) After watching the races from the public enclosure of Shatin Racecourse, I had my second Hong Kong horse racing experience at “Happy Wednesday” this week. Entrepreneurs and business people will tell you that the … Continue reading

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