Tag Archives: TONY MILLARD

CALLAN MURRAY AND HIS HAPPY SOCKS HAVE ARRIVED IN HONG KONG

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk News has broken this morning that @callan_murray has been granted a license to ride in @HKJC_Racing Good luck pic.twitter.com/KgFyFBcmSx — Racing Guru (@RacingGuru) May 12, 2017 Likability takes one a long way in any industry. And … 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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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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CO-MINGLING: WHAT’S IN A WORD?

By Hans Ebert Gawd knows, it’s been written about enough- sometimes as “commingling”, other times as “co-mingling”- but, other than the really hardcore punter, or Ye Olde School mainstream racing writer, what does this actually mean? Has this strange word, … Continue reading

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NEW JOCKEYS: WHO IS REALLY READY TO BOARD HONG KONG’S STARSHIP ENTERPRISE?

It’s all about putting in the hard work- and by that, it’s not just about turning up for trackwork and making one’s self available for rides. It’s about how you go out there and promote and market yourself to owners, … Continue reading

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RAISING THE CURTAIN AND THE STAKES ON A NEW HONG KONG RACING SEASON

“What you have is a United Colours Of Benetton poster”. That’s how someone on the periphery of horse racing described to us over a freewheeling lunch last week what Hong Kong has- a truly international fraternity of jockeys and trainers … Continue reading

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DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE MAGIC MAN, THE DURBAN DEMON AND THE ZAC ATTACK

http://www.fasttrack.hk Well, now we know that The Magic Man of Swingaborean racing- the brilliant Brazilian jockey Joao Moreira- will be riding in Hong Kong from around October, we are also realizing that Dougie Whyte might have a formidable foe in … Continue reading

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STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH 5

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) Quote of the week comes from trainer Tony Millard after he had to withdraw his Ambitious Dragon from the Gold Cup due to an injury sustained after its last run: “The stewards grilled my jockey, Zac Purton, … Continue reading

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THE GURU LOOKS AT SHATIN ON SUNDAY‏

Twitterdom and horse racing have its good sides- an almost overload of information at your fingertips- but, alas, social media is also being plagued by one of horse racing’s greatest threats: Pettiness. It’s where the same old cliques from Singapore, … Continue reading

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THE TRULY WEIRD ISSUE

HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A WOMAN SCORNED WHO TAKES TO HER FACEBOOK PAGE! As many know by now, a certain Singapore-based Aussie jockey’s wife has returned to Oz from Singapore and immediately got onto her Facebook page to have … Continue reading

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