Tag Archives: Weichong Marwing

THE VODACOM DURBAN JULY

By Robyn Louw Starting with Bartie Leisher, Hong Kong has had a long and fruitful association with South African jockeys, trainers and horses. Bartie Leisher was champion jockey in 97/98, Basil Marcus topped the log 7 times between the 1991/92 … Continue reading

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THE MAGIC AND WEIRD JOURNEY OF THE HKJC

Like our lives, with anything, there is a need to know where something or someone has come from to understand why and where they are what they are today. It’s like Alex Hailey’s Roots or a Family Tree and for … Continue reading

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STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

(Source: Safe Haven) I was asking a jockey last week why UK jockey Neil Callan is nicknamed “Rash” Callan. He said it had to do with his “rash riding tactics” and how jockeys sigh a joint sigh of relief when … Continue reading

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THE NEW YEAR MUSICAL ISSUE

This the time for giving and we’d like to give some more than others. But as we walk through life’s uneasy path with a song in our hearts and often shit for brains, here are songs for those in racing … Continue reading

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THE “CURTAIN COMES DOWN ON ANOTHER HONG KONG RACING SEASON AND RACINGB*TCH” ISSUE.

Someone asked us recently why the coverage of horse racing “cannot look like the movie ‘Seabiscuit.’” “Well, my little chitlin,”, we yawned, “Seabiscuit is a movie with actors, actresses and sets and lighting and Directors of Photography, great editors etc … Continue reading

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THE “WAY TOO MUCH INFORMATION” ISSUE

While at Hong Kong’s Happy Valley racecourse last Wednesday and swept up in the Club’s “Music Rocks The Valley” event where local Rock bands added to all the horse power around, what we all thought to ourselves was, “Whoa, plenty … Continue reading

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THE “MARKETING 101” ISSUE

FOR HONG KONG RESIDENTS ONLY WRITE A BALL-BUSTINGLY FUNNY CAPTION TO THE PHOTO BELOW AND WIN A DINNER FOR TWO AT GURU, HONG KONG’S FAVOURITE GROUP 1 INDIAN RESTAURANT. What could trainer Caspar Fownes be saying to jockey Gerard Mosse? … Continue reading

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THE “SPINNING OUTTA CONTROL” ISSUE

Racing writer Alan Aitken wrote an interesting piece in Hong Kong’s Morning Post last week. It was a very looooooong piece that went from the win of Dim Sum at the Lunar New Year Meeting to the local constabulary making … Continue reading

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THE “HELLO, 2011, HONG KONG RACING” ISSUE

Happy New Year and let’s not forget that we are now in 2011. Please. This will be one of the most critical years for the entire racing industry- globally- and those left standing- and others running towards fresh new pastures- … Continue reading

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