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HONG KONG RACING: ARE WE IN FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR?

By Hans Ebert If the HKJC needed a belated Christmas present, it arrived with a bow, and some bells and whistles at Friday’s New Year’s Day meeting- a turnover of over $1.5 billion, up 2% from the same meeting last … Continue reading

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SATURDAY AT SHATIN: A MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE #HKIR

By Hans Ebert It might have been a lowly class 5 race, but it produced a finish that belied the quality of the horses involved and underlined the competitiveness of Hong Kong racing- a short head and a head separating … Continue reading

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A HARD DAY’S NIGHT DURING HKIR WEEK…

By Hans Ebert A friend from Melbourne who’s counting down the days before touching down in Hong Kong for International Races week was asking where people go to these days. This was after being painted a rather bleak picture of … Continue reading

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CHINESE JOCKEYS: YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW‏

By Hans Ebert There’s something about the term “local rider” that’s almost derogatory, or, perhaps, dismissive, and one would have thought that, by now in this age of technology and, as Doors once sang about breaking through to the other … Continue reading

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THE BUSINESS OF BEING A WORLD CLASS JOCKEY.

By Hans Ebert It’s always interesting when either you’re on top, or someone’s on top of you, and the current standings in the Jockey Premiership in Hong Kong sees an enthralling battle of talent, wits, politics, and, most key, how … Continue reading

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MARK READING THE TEA LEAVES ON AN OKTOBERFEST HAPPY WEDNESDAY

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) Perhaps it’s the stifling heat and too many mad dogs and Englishmen out in the midday sun, but we’re still easing ourselves into the new racing season. While the HKJC continues to pour cold water on all … Continue reading

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WOODS, TRUMPETS, MAGIC MEN AND THE FAST TRACKER

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) WHAT WAS SAID HERE ON SUNDAY “As for today’s card, there’s an ordinary look and vibe to it with Joao Moreira having what could be termed a lacklustre book of rides- on the surface. But $1.85 for … Continue reading

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THE FAST TRACKER IS HOPING FOR A SIESTA SUNDAY, SEÑOR

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) It might have started out being How Green Is My Valley for Douglas Whyte when he won the first race of the evening on Wednesday aboard Idyllic Wind with the arrogant confidence we have come to expect … Continue reading

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THE FAST TRACKER GOES WHERE THE MUSIC PLAYS

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) RACE 1 4-8-6-1 RACE 2 2-3-10-6

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WHAT COULD THE NEW HK RACING SEASON HOLD?

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) After a two month sabbatical and siesta, the gates fly open on Sunday at Shatin Racecourse and we gallop into the 2015-2016 racing season. For many, these two months have been a long and arduous wait- and … Continue reading

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