Tag Archives: TOMMY BERRY

HORSE RACING THERAPY: TRY IT

What a strange few days it’s been for the world. There was Metallica performing in Hong Kong on Friday night during which time America was swearing in its 45th President who started off by describing the Obamas as being “magnificent” … Continue reading

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SAM CLIPPERTON: CERTAINLY NOT “TOO YOUNG” TO RIDE WINNERS IN HONG KONG

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk He’s certainly proving his doubters wrong. An all-too-familiar mantra, especially emanating from certain quarters in the land down under whenever a young Australian rider is granted a license to ride in Hong Kong is that they’re … 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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THE EVOLUTION OF RACINGB*TCH

By Hans Ebert There’s a scene in the brilliant suspense thriller “The Marathon Man” where Lawrence Olivier as Dr Christian Szell has Dustin Hoffman, playing Thomas “Babe” Levy, pinned to the dentist chair, and with drill in hand and aimed … Continue reading

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CHANGING THE FACE OF SPONSORSHIP IN HORSE RACING

By Hans Ebert Almost two decades ago, a group of us, including a few jockeys from the land Down Under then riding in Macau, were talking about sponsorship- the sponsorship of jockeys, and how this could work. The discussion didn’t … Continue reading

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THE HKJC RAISES THE BAR AGAIN, THANKS TO TWO INTERNATIONAL MEGASTARS

By Hans Ebert Some of the natives were getting restless on Sunday. The usual May Day protests- this time against parallel goods traders- were about to get into full swing until it was aborted at the last minute. These days, … Continue reading

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THE COMMON SENSE ISSUE

By Keyser Soze OUTBREAK OF COMMON SENSE OVER WHIPS RULES! It’s not often when the tail wagging the dog is welcomed, but in this instance, the refreshing and bold admissions coming out of the National Stewards Conference earlier this week … Continue reading

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THE CO-MINGLING AND PIE IN THE SKY ISSUE

By Keyser Soze CO-MINGLING: SEIZE THE DAY! BUT DO THEY KNOW HOW TO, TONTO? It’s distressing enough to be confronted with the challenges which racing faces on all fronts. Imagine climbing Everest and Kilimanjaro with little or no respite? Racing’s … Continue reading

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THE “WHIPPING INTO NON ACTION” ISSUE

By Keyser Soze BREEDERS LEVY: THE GREAT ESCAPE Australia’s premier annual yearling sale – the William Inglis Easter sale- kicks off in Sydney next Tuesday. The three day sale showcases le crème de la crème of Australia’s thoroughbred yearlings and, … Continue reading

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INTRODUCING FAST TRACK’S 2015-16 HANDSOME JOCKEYS CLUB

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) When American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel introduced the newest inductees to The Handsome Men’s Club a few years ago, there were some heated debates about the choices. Sting making the list? Really? And no Bradley Cooper? … Continue reading

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