Tag Archives: Brent Thomson

NEW JOCKEYS: WHO IS REALLY READY TO BOARD HONG KONG’S STARSHIP ENTERPRISE?

It’s all about putting in the hard work- and by that, it’s not just about turning up for trackwork and making one’s self available for rides. It’s about how you go out there and promote and market yourself to owners, … Continue reading

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THE HAPPY WINSDAY GORILLAZ WARFARE ISSUE

HORSE RACING AND GORILLAZ WARFARE There’s A Tale Of Two Cities, and, hopefully, this can be a Tale Of Two Brands (and one band) that can take horse racing, via the HKJC’s successful Happy Wednesday brand, to boldly go where … Continue reading

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BASIL MARCUS AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN INVASION OF HONG KONG

He wasn’t the prettiest jockey to watch- in my books, that honour belonged to the hugely talented, enigmatic, and also highly precocious Eric Saint Martin- but horses travelled for Basil Marcus, another in a long line of South African jockeys, … Continue reading

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MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL…

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) (Source: LOL Snaps) Together with our Mothership and often it can be a real mutha of a ship that is the SS Racingb*tch, we asked racing fans to name their choices for the Top Ten Jockeys in … Continue reading

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MACAU IS COMING! MACAU IS COMING!

When racing in Macau first started- and even a number of years after that- it attracted a number of well-known Hong Kong owners and racing personalities to what was then a Portuguese enclave. In those early days, the trainers and … Continue reading

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THE “GENIUS AND KNOBS” ISSUE

As a racehorse trainer, Andre Fabre has long been regarded as one of the best in the world by anyone who knows anything about horse racing. But more of an accolade is that his peers share this view and the … Continue reading

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THE “WELCOME TO LA LA LAND” ISSUE

RANDWICK:PEANUTS AND WOODSTOCK Roll your joints, bring back Country Joe and The Fish, wave Peace signs, man, dance buck naked in the mud with flowers in your hair and celebrate Australia’s newest and best music festival venue – Randwick racecourse. … Continue reading

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THE “HOWLER” OF AN ISSUE

THERE’S A BAD MOON RISING OVER NSW RACING Call it an impending storm, the eye of the storm or whatever, but the inescapable fact is that Queensland Racing’s decision to sign up to a fixed percentage of gross profit or … Continue reading

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