Tag Archives: HKJC

HORSE RACING; WHO AND WHAT’S NEXT ON THE HORIZON? ANYTHING MIND BLOWING?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk No one can always win though there are always the Walter Mitty characters in horse racing who claim they do and then, at least these days, take to Facebook to show them #winning with lots of … Continue reading

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THE AUSTRALIA-HONG KONG IMPASSE (AND THE ROARING SILENCE)

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk There’s a roaring silence amongst the racing media in the land Down Under surrounding the “temporary” suspension of exporting horses from Australia to Hong Kong- and vice versa- and what this really means and where it … Continue reading

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HERE COMES THE CHAN MAN- JOCKEY ALFRED CHAN

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk In recent seasons, we have seen local apprentices return to Hong Kong, and, like some racing scribes have been known to do- along with the HKJC- where there’s almost a desperation to find new racing heroes, … Continue reading

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RB ISSUE 1

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk WIN A LIMITED EDITION 2017 LONGINES HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL JOCKEYS’ CHAMPIONSHIP AUTOGRAPHED POSTER BY ALL JOCKEYS WHO PARTICIPATED Simply tell us who won this season’s HKIJC at Happy Valley Racecourse in December 2017.

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GOODBYE RACINGB*TCH, HELLO, RB

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It seemed like a good idea at the time: If the UK had a newsletter for the music industry called Popbitch, why not a gonzo newsletter about horse racing called Racingbitch? After all, this was probably … Continue reading

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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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THE HARD YELL AND HEART SELL OF THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL RACES

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It’s needed a little time to absorb it all. From a business point of view, the Hong Kong International races on Sunday at Sha Tin was a massive success- turnover of over HK$1.6 billion, combined attendance … Continue reading

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THE BUSINESS OF HORSE RACING AND GOING AFTER THE SAME CONSUMER DOLLAR

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk We’re coming to the end of 2017, and the next year doesn’t offer much hope for many industries that have coasted on their respective gravy trains without reading the tea leaves and seeing what the future … Continue reading

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IT’S HKIR WEEK…AND THEY’RE OFF TONIGHT ON THIS HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Golf balls might be whacked around in tournaments, the first E Prix took place here over the weekend where a good time was had by all despite the winner being disqualified, but despite most not growing … Continue reading

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