Tag Archives: Douglas Whyte

HORSE RACING AND THE DEEP IMPACT OF A PARADIGM SHIFT IN THE AIR

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk “Princes on steeples and all the pretty people laughing and thinking that they’ve got it made.” Bob Dylan wrote that line in “Like A Rolling Stone.” Talking about this track the other night with a few … Continue reading

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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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READY FOR A WINNING HAPPY THURSDAY OKTOBERFEST?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Not surprisingly, the past few Happy Wednesdays have seen Australian jockeys, especially digger Zac Purton dominate the Aussie themed Boomerang promotion. It was actually The Zac Attack who got the Boomerang to come back by sashaying … Continue reading

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GOOD JOSS FOR SUNDAY (And get back to where you belong, Joao Joao. Please)

It’s been said here before, and it will be said again: To date, this has been a dress rehearsal for the latest Hong Kong racing season. Who also knew we’d actually say that we’re racing today in the post-Hugh Hefner … Continue reading

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WHERE TO NEXT, KEMO SABAY?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk While watching whatever that was between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor happening in Vegas, someone in our group in Colombo started talking about sports and athletes, and, looking in my direction, asked if it’s the “duty” … Continue reading

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THE INS AND OUTS OF THE NEXT HONG KONG RACING SEASON

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk If only his family enjoyed the hectic Hong Kong lifestyle more, it would be great to have Tim Clark aka The Hobbit back riding here. There’s no one riding winners more regularly in Sydney right now … Continue reading

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THE VODACOM DURBAN JULY

By Robyn Louw Starting with Bartie Leisher, Hong Kong has had a long and fruitful association with South African jockeys, trainers and horses. Bartie Leisher was champion jockey in 97/98, Basil Marcus topped the log 7 times between the 1991/92 … Continue reading

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AND WHAT ABOUT A STYLISH SUNDAY AT SHA TIN?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk The recent bout of booing and “diuuuuing” by the usual group of hardcore local “racing uncles” stupidly aimed at Joao Moreira when the enigmatic Pakistan Star dug his hooves in and decided that Sunday wasn’t the … Continue reading

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FELIX COETZEE AND HIS TOP 20 CHAMPION HONG KONG HORSES (AND NEARLY MEETING AXL ROSE)

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk They would always say that he had a built-in clock in his head, which is why he was such a master of pace. Like his fellow South African jockeys -Jeff Lloyd, almost South African, and Basil … Continue reading

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WHY ONLINE LAWS WILL BAR HORSE RACING’S CYBER BULLIES

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Andy Warhol predicted that in the future, everyone will have their fifteen minutes of fame. Turns out the Future is now. Not that Katy Perry and Taylor Swift want more fame, but there they were earlier … Continue reading

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