Tag Archives: ERIC SAINT MARTIN

WORTH REVISITING AS #HKIR NEARS: SILENT WITNESS: LIVING LEGEND

By Hans Ebert “Have you seen the size of his nostrils? I remember (trainer) Tony Millard’s father telling me that you can tell a good horse by the size of their nostrils. It gives them that extra oxygen, and, man, … Continue reading

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SILENT WITNESS: LIVING LEGEND

By Hans Ebert “Have you seen the size of his nostrils? I remember (trainer) Tony Millard’s father telling me that you can tell a good horse by the size of their nostrils. It gives them that extra oxygen, and, man, … Continue reading

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A DIFFERENT LOOK AT THE 2016 BMW HK DERBY AND A TALE OF TWO CITIES CALLED HONG KONG

By Hans Ebert Let’s face it, if you were born after The Handover in 1997, there’s not a helluva lot to do in Hong Kong other that being dragged kicking and screaming by the girlfriend to shop till you drop, … Continue reading

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TAKING THE MARK SHEAN OFF VIVA PATACA AND THE MJC WHILE THE FAST TRACKER RIDES ON

VIVA BECOMES ALL ABOUT PATACAS. The front page story last Sunday in the SCMP by Kylie Knott concerning the bizarre turn of events that has seen Hong Kong’s most successful racehorse- Viva Pataca- the winner of over HK$83 million in … Continue reading

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THE “LET’S GET MOVING” ISSUE

Does one need to know about horse racing to run a racing club? This was a question posed to us by someone after a bad day at the track and one too many beers. Sure, we replied, it helps. And, … Continue reading

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THE “WORLD CLASS” ISSUE

There might be the occasional “whine in the valley”, and the usual moans and groans and talking and screaming through pockets, but only the most churlish race supporter will say that Hong Kong does not have THE best collection of … Continue reading

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