Tag Archives: Silent Witness

A NOD IS AS GOOD AS A WINX ISSUE

TWEET OF THE DAY Michael Freedman granted a trainer's license for next season in HK? Smart move, especially with the future in mind👍 pic.twitter.com/KdLkDxvvmS — RacingB*tch (@Racingb_tch) February 17, 2017 IS RACING ITS OWN WORST ENEMY? It is stating the … Continue reading

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WORTH REVISITING AS #HKIR NEARS: TONY CRUZ: THE BRUCE LEE OF HONG KONG RACING

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk When John Hardie wrote that “Tony Cruz Is Not The Greatest Thing Since Fried Rice”, and how the then-young Champion jockey of Hong Kong had an apparent penchant for “fast cars, fast women and the fast … Continue reading

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WORTH REVISITING AS #HKIR NEARS: SILENT WITNESS: LIVING LEGEND

By Hans Ebert “Have you seen the size of his nostrils? I remember (trainer) Tony Millard’s father telling me that you can tell a good horse by the size of their nostrils. It gives them that extra oxygen, and, man, … Continue reading

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THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE FUGLY ISSUE

By Keyser Soze IS RACING IN AUSTRALIA CAPABLE OF REINVENTING ITSELF? Simply NO. The evidence in the “form guide’ suggests the odds of reinventing itself to expectations of a very much more demanding and unforgiving demographic in today’s socio-economic jungle … Continue reading

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SILENT WITNESS: LIVING LEGEND

By Hans Ebert “Have you seen the size of his nostrils? I remember (trainer) Tony Millard’s father telling me that you can tell a good horse by the size of their nostrils. It gives them that extra oxygen, and, man, … Continue reading

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YESTERDAY AT SHATIN, TONY CRUZ TRAINED FIVE WINNERS INCLUDING BOTH CUP RACES! BRILLIANT STUFF!

BUT THERE’S MUCH MORE TO HONG KONG’S FAVOURITE RACING SON… TONY CRUZ: THE BRUCE LEE OF HONG KONG RACING When John Hardie wrote that “Tony Cruz Is Not The Greatest Thing Since Fried Rice”, and how the then-young Champion jockey … Continue reading

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KEI CHIONG AND HER SUPER SHATIN SUNDAY: AND NOW WHAT?

By Hans Ebert The Amber Alert storm warning might have been a giveaway. Maybe it was the heavens opening up, and some even wondering if the race meeting would go on. But the show went on with the star being … Continue reading

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THE UNSUNG CONTRIBUTORS TO HORSE RACING: HONG KONG’S JENNY “FROM THE PADDOCK” CHAPMAN‏

By Jenny Bridle (Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) Whether you have direct experience with horse racing in Hong Kong, it goes without saying that the venues and the turnover are spectacular compared to anywhere else in the world. Only in Hong Kong … 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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ABLE FRIEND, HONG KONG AND NEVER KNOWING UNTIL ONE TRIES

When the SARS outbreak- Severe Acute Respiratory System- brought Hong Kong to a standstill and dark clouds hung over the city, a horse played a role in offering people- not only racing fans- a glimmer of hope every time it … Continue reading

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