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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
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
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
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
DISCOVERING STOCKTON: PART OF THE HKIR MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk STOCKTON (G/F., 32 Wyndham St., Central) With its very narrow entrance, it’s difficult to find, but enough people have found it for Stockton to become the most popular Scotch bar in Hong Kong. In a city … Continue reading
GOT THE HONG KONG POST RACING SEASON BLUES, MAN?
By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It’s Wednesday, but it’s not a Happy Wednesday. It’s a Rainy Wednesday. And, like a Carpenters song, Rainy Wednesdays without races always get me down while I walk around talking to myself and getting old. Sometimes, … Continue reading
THE AUSTRALIAN CHINESE JOCKEY CLUB: THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD?
By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk This might surprise those who talk and write about “gambling mad Asians,” but not all Chinese- and Chinese are Chinese and don’t even consider themselves Asians- get weak in the knees to be part of horse … Continue reading