Tag Archives: DARREN FLINDELL

RACING TO WIN AND WHINE AND VIVA THE ALFONSO

By Hans Ebert Life is already confusing enough when Presidential more-than-hopeful Donald Trump starts defending his small hands and assuring American voters that everything else about him is huge. There are then the serial rants on Twitter from Kanye West … Continue reading

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ZAC PURTON IS NOT A HELICOPTER AND OTHER COOL STUFF ABOUT A FRIDGE

Greg Miles might have slightly mangled his call of the Caulfield Cup- his thirty fifth call of the race- by referring to New Zealand’s Opie Bosun-ridden and Murray Baker-trained Mongolian Khan, the winner of the race, as “Magnolian Khan”, but … Continue reading

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THE UPS, DOWNS AND UPS OF HORSES AND RACING

THE FAST TRACK INTERVIEWS Paul O’Sullivan and Zac Purton (And Aerovelocity) (Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk)

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THE ZAC PURTON INTERVIEW, ANKLE BITERS, POSTCARDS FROM MAURITIUS AND THE FAST TRACKER AT SHATIN

———————————— POSTCARDS FROM MAURITIUS FROM DANIEL MOOR It’s been a busy few days since touching down in Mauritius, quickly settling into the accommodation, then heading to the track to meet with racing administration, committee, raceday staff and the ever-hungry journos.

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THE “CHAMPIONSHIPS”: CAUGHT BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE CALLED ROYAL RANDWICK

“What a crap way to end a crap day of racing!” Disgruntled punter after Day One of “the championships”. And it came to pass that on Easter Monday, April 7, 2015, Day One of “the championships” finally got underway as … Continue reading

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WHYTE, SIZE AND ONE LESS AMIGO

THAT OLD WHYTE MAGIC… Don’t cry for me, Argentina, and no matter what it might have looked like on the surface, and before the turn of events after Sunday’s races, no one should have been feeling sorry for Douglas Whyte … Continue reading

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COUNTDOWN TO HK INTERNATIONAL RACING WEEK! LET THE PARTY BEGIN!

HONG KONG AND THE UNITED NATIONS OF RACING There maybe the usual soap operas going on in the world of horse racing, but, in Hong Kong, the main attraction is the horse opera starring Brazilian Joao Moreira, Aussie Zac Purton … Continue reading

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SHATIN TODAY AND FUTURE SHOCK?

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) Sometimes, it’s not horses that need tongue ties- it’s many of the hardcore punters- and one of the reasons it pays to find some solitude, place your bets and not listen to anyone who just might sway … Continue reading

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A DUMMIES GUIDE TO RACING- AND WINNING (PART 2)

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) Asking for a tip and hearing, “just follow horses ridden by Douglas Whyte and Zac Purton” is easier said than done as it comes down to WHICH horses. (Source: Say Anything Blog) With both jockeys usually having … Continue reading

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MORE UNSUNG HEROES OF HK RACING

The racing season might be over, but the awards keep on-coming. We mentioned all those patient and hard-working people who man-and woman- the phones as part of the HKJC’s telebet services along with everyone at the off-course betting centres as … Continue reading

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