Category Archives: FRANKIE DETTORI

WHEN HORSE RACING GIVES BACK: THE HKJC CHARITIES TRUST‏

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) By Jenny Bridle The social event for the international horse racing crowd on Friday night was the Longines Hong Kong International Races Gala Dinner held at the new Hong Kong Convention Centre in Wanchai. Here, Frankie Dettori, … Continue reading

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HORSE RACING: HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO (INCLUDING EFFECTIVELY MARKETING CO-MINGLING)

Back in the day, Bonnie Tyler channeled Rod Stewart and made an impassioned plea via her song, “Holding Out For A Hero”. If ever horse racing needed a theme song, this is it- a sport sorely lacking in heroes, and, … Continue reading

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SAY IT AIN’T SO, JOAO!

Though riding another treble including a brilliant ride on Fiery Patrol, another three-day suspension for an uh-oh steering effort- the Stipes got it absolutely right- aboard another winner in the David Hall-trained Bundle Of Joy, below, plus another $60,000 fine, … Continue reading

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THE MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE IN RACING

PAN SUTONG Billionaire Chinese businessman and horse owner. Like Batman in Gotham City, he’s swooped on the world racing scene outta nowhere by first coming to notice with his million dollar purchases- Gold Fun and Akeed Mofeed- and then taking … Continue reading

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TREVE, FIORONTE, HARRY COFFEY AND HAPPY WEDNESDAY TONIGHT

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) Many of us are still stunned with the brilliant performance of Treve in the L’Arc de Triomphe and a magnificent ride by Thierry Jarnet. If not for a cruel injury to his ankle last Friday, Frankie Dettori … Continue reading

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DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE IRISHMAN, THE FRENCHMAN AND WINNING?

Horse racing is a game of contrasting fortunes and no matter where a race is held by less than six degrees of separation and no Kevin Bacon in sight. In Hong Kong at Shatin, Irish jockey Colm O’Donoghue who is … Continue reading

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FAST TRACK TAKES ON SHATIN, FLEMINGTON, SINGAPORE AND HIGHWAY KNOBBERY

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) It’s been a bad week for racing fans with news of the career-threatening injury to Ambitious Dragon and the fall of our old mate Frankie Dettori which will see him outta action for almost a year, but … Continue reading

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RACING’S COOL FACTOR

Let’s face it, horse racing doesn’t exactly have The Cool Factor attached to the sport. While even “boring old cricket” attracts much of UK’s Rock royalty to matches like the current Test series between England and Australia, celebrities at a … Continue reading

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THE FULL DISCLOSURE ISSUE

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE “D” WORD (Source: Ian Franco Palaz Zolo) It’s called disclosure, and from what we have learned from the saturation media coverage of the biggest racing story since the Fine Cotton scandal, whichever way you analyse the … Continue reading

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JOCKEYS: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

(Source: Shim Weasel) By Hans Ebert Jockeys are today’s gunslingers- well, some of them though most have done no favours to the profession by being what some call “ankle biters” and I dismiss as Willie Wonka’s Oompah Loompahs. But those … Continue reading

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