Category Archives: Hong Kong Racing

WHAT KEEPS HORSE RACING ENTERTAINING (EVEN THE GOOFY STUFF)

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Happy Wednesday night was more like a celebration party after the success of HKIR week- a time to just chill and go with the flow. Many did at Adrenaline. We’d never seen anything like it before … Continue reading

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THE HARD YELL AND HEART SELL OF THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL RACES

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It’s needed a little time to absorb it all. From a business point of view, the Hong Kong International races on Sunday at Sha Tin was a massive success- turnover of over HK$1.6 billion, combined attendance … Continue reading

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TODAY #HKIR HAS ARRIVED. AND KEEPING IT REAL LIKE CHRISTINE BOWMAN

Sure, the focus is first and foremost on the racing and seeing and finding the winners. But after that last race has been run and many will gather at the Champagne Bar for the annual post-mortem about who did what … Continue reading

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THE BUSINESS OF HORSE RACING AND GOING AFTER THE SAME CONSUMER DOLLAR

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk We’re coming to the end of 2017, and the next year doesn’t offer much hope for many industries that have coasted on their respective gravy trains without reading the tea leaves and seeing what the future … Continue reading

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IT’S HKIR WEEK…AND THEY’RE OFF TONIGHT ON THIS HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Golf balls might be whacked around in tournaments, the first E Prix took place here over the weekend where a good time was had by all despite the winner being disqualified, but despite most not growing … Continue reading

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THE ODE TO HKIR WEEK

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Everyone is getting ready for another HKIR week Where the new Stars Of The Turf will be crowned The racing world will meet in Hong Kong Where some will get lost and others found… There’ll be … Continue reading

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DISCOVERING STOCKTON: PART OF THE HKIR MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk STOCKTON (G/F., 32 Wyndham St., Central) With its very narrow entrance, it’s difficult to find, but enough people have found it for Stockton to become the most popular Scotch bar in Hong Kong. In a city … Continue reading

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THE CENTRAL ESCALATOR: PART OF THE HKIR MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It’s truly Hong Kong’s most underrated tourist attraction: This escalator known simply as the Central Escalator can take you from Central to Soho, all the way up to Caine Road and then on a discovery of … Continue reading

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THE HKIR CURTAIN RAISER ISSUE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Sunday at Sha Tin was the big curtain raiser To Hong Kong International Week in December And though these are still early days There was plenty of everything for everyone to remember The Gnasher left many … Continue reading

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AND WHAT IS A HAPPY WEDNESDAY? ALL THIS AND MORE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk For an eight race card on a pretty grey evening on Wednesday night, turnover of over HK$1.2m- an increase of over 10 percent from the same meeting last year- and attendance of over 20,000 might be … Continue reading

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