Tag Archives: HAPPY VALLEY RACECOURSE

WORTH REVISITING AS #HKIR NEARS: LONGINES #HKIR: MADE IN HONG KONG AND PRIDE IN OWNERSHIP

By Hans Ebert It’s been part of Hong Kong since what were humble beginnings starting with the annual Invitational Races between Singapore and Hong Kong and when the Lion City’s Colonial Chief, trained by the legend that was Ivan Allan … Continue reading

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THIS YEAR’S INTERNATIONAL JOCKEYS COMPETITION ON A HAPPY WEDNESDAY: WHY IT’S SET TO GET PULSES RACING.

By Hans Ebert It’s easy enough to say: Happy Wednesday. Add to that Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong. But how the HKJC created this experience for customers- and just what an entertaining experience it is- would be short-changed if … Continue reading

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LONGINES HKIR: MADE IN HONG KONG AND PRIDE IN OWNERSHIP

By Hans Ebert It’s been part of Hong Kong since what were humble beginnings starting with the annual Invitational Races between Singapore and Hong Kong and when the Lion City’s Colonial Chief, trained by the legend that was Ivan Allan … Continue reading

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HONG KONG RACING: BACK TO THE FUTURE

By Hans Ebert When, for some of us longtime Hong Kong Belongers, our parents, and those whom we respectfully called “aunties” and “uncles”, had the clout to get us 15-year-olds into places like the Craigengower Cricket Club Box (CCC) at … Continue reading

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THE HAPPY WEDNESDAY BRAND: THE HKJC GETS THE HEARTS OF MILLENNIALS RACING

By Hans Ebert It’s easy enough to say: Happy Wednesday. Add to that Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong. But how the HKJC created this experience for customers- and just what an entertaining experience it is- would be short-changed if … Continue reading

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“WE’RE HAVING A HAPPY WEDNESDAY” SINGS MELBOURNE-BASED JIMMY CUPPLES

Each new racing season, the HKJC’s successful Happy Wednesday brand that comes alive at Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong keeps evolving. This season will be no exception with a new song especially composed and recorded for these Happy Wednesday … Continue reading

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THE EVOLUTION OF RACINGB*TCH

By Hans Ebert There’s a scene in the brilliant suspense thriller “The Marathon Man” where Lawrence Olivier as Dr Christian Szell has Dustin Hoffman, playing Thomas “Babe” Levy, pinned to the dentist chair, and with drill in hand and aimed … Continue reading

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THE CONTINUING ADVENTURES OF DOUGLAS WHYTE

It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry, and, way too often, we forget that yesterday’s heroes, like yesterday’s news, are still relevant. In the racing game- and often it’s a circus made up of sycophants … Continue reading

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YOUR GUIDE TO GETTING THE MOST OUT OF LONGINES HKIR WEEK

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) The first in a 12-step programme to introduce and re-introduce you to what else Hong Kong offers other than The United Nations of Racing as we countdown to LONGINES HKIR Week in December. Better now than later. … Continue reading

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FEEL GOOD MOMENTS AND THE GLOBALISATION OF HORSE RACING

Whether listening to “Here Comes The Sun”, or watching the ending to “Field Of Dreams”, or listening to the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr, we each have our own special Feel Good moments. They are our bare necessities of … Continue reading

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