Tag Archives: Tony Cruz

BRING ON HONG KONG’S STAR WARS: THE 2017 BMW HONG KONG DERBY

By Hans Ebert It’s Star Wars this afternoon starring the best four year old gallopers to make the grade in Hong Kong. After months of wondering who’ll make the cut, weeks of reading about the runners’ chances from their trainers, … Continue reading

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KAT, THE CAT AND THE TALE OF TWO COETZEES

(Courtesy of Fast Track) By Hans Ebert They couldn’t be more different. He’s soft spoken, reserved, and almost restrained. It’s all very disciplined, no doubt something ingrained in him from a very young age when an apprentice at the prestigious … Continue reading

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IT WAS ONE OF THOSE DAYS AT THE RACES…

By Hans Ebert Even the Marx Brothers would have thought that last Sunday’s Day At The Races at Shatin bordered on a surreal mix of weirdness, tinged with sadness, and a patch of flatness, where it just didn’t matter who … Continue reading

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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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DAVID FERRARIS: BACK WITH A VENGEANCE!

By Hans Ebert It’s been said enough of times: Horse racing can be an unforgiving sport and loaded from all sides with people with very short memories. One is only as good as their last win and can go from … Continue reading

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THE MAN THAT IS WINFRIED ENGELBRECHT-BRESGES

By Hans Ebert Meet Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges- not the Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges everyone can read about on the Hong Kong Jockey Club website, Google, or through Wikipedia, but more about the man behind the man who has the very challenging role of … 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 CHAMPAGNE BAR, THOSE CHAMPAGNE YEARS AND THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL RACES…

By Hans Ebert “I’m Avis and aaahhhm from Las Viiiiigas!” shrieked the singer before launching into something from Gladys Knight. It was your typical hotel lounge shtick, but when outnumbered by visiting mature L’il Abners who buy into average singers … Continue reading

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ABOUT THAT OLD WHYTE MAGIC…

By Hans Ebert He’s looking happier, he’s riding winners with the deceiving ease that’s been his trademark, and there’s that steely determination expected of the jockey everyone agrees is the consummate professional. Some say, Douglas Whyte is back, to which … Continue reading

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