The tweet below from one Ron Dufficy, whose brother- Rod- was a real Hong Kong successful story- revealed much.
All we know about Ron Dufficy is that he was a very average jockey and is now some kinda “racing personality” in Australia.
We were forwarded the tweet above and responses from total unknowns who wish to think they’re big swinging dicks in racing, and more quasi “celebs” like Richard Freedman, the lesser known and idiot brother in the family who has some kinda television role in Australia.
Reading these tweets, it was evident that here was a person- Mr Ron- using whatever “clout” he might have Down Under to bite the hand that was feeding him during Hong Kong International Week- and trying to ambush his hosts- the HKJC- by trying to attract sponsor- Longines- to support John Messara’s wet dream of a two-day autumn Championship.
We wish him- and the rest of the bogans- the best of British luck.
Mr Ron’s tweet bothers us as do the dumbass tweets by others with zero clout who think they can come to Hong Kong during International Week on special media packages, do sweet fuck all, and think the door will always be open.
No, it won’t and we recommend that moochers like this take a leaf from the team behind TABracing Radio’s Big Breakfast- David Shortte and Wes Cameron, below- who were truly appreciative and enthusiastic to be in Hong Kong though on a hit and run mission.
This enthusiasm has been seen and heard in their great interviews with the fabulous Francesca Cumani, the great Alain de Royer-Dupre, Kerrin McEvoy and others- plus truly promoting the event, before, during and, now, after The Week That Stopped The Racing World.