Tag Archives: Horse racing

TIMING: THE MAGIC OF MOREIRA AND LOOKING AHEAD WITH THE HKJC

PART OF THE FEEL GOOD STORIES Let’s not beat around the bush, and be coy, Roy: Joao Moreira has changed the face of horse racing forever. Some might still argue that Christophe Soumillon and/or Ryan Moore are “the best jockeys … Continue reading

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THE BROADCASTING OF ITS RACES: ANOTHER CHANCE FOR THE HKJC TO BE A GAME CHANGER

PART OF THE FEEL GOOD STORIES While racing fans in Australia have been caught off-guard with the sport itself caught between a rock and a hard place with the TVN/Sky horse opera that has ended in tears for TVN, the … Continue reading

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ENCORE! ORGANISERS OF THE ARC PROVE THAT RACING CAN BE CREATIVE

Just when you think that creativity in the marketing and promotion of racing will always feature some tired logos of horses seen thousands of times before to appeal to the lowest common denominator, or more “fashions on the field” and … Continue reading

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THE GREATEST SHOW ON TURF RETURNS!

When Brett Prebble drove the Derek Cruz-trained Double Dragon to the front and won the first race of the new racing season, the sun shone, birds chirped and Hong Kong got its priorities right: The dark clouds of protest movements … Continue reading

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HORSE RACING, CREATIVITY AND A LEGO HAPPY VALLEY HAPPY WEDNESDAY

Horse racing has it all- a wonderful palette of colour, action, some of the most beautiful animals in the world- and yet, as we hurtle towards another new year, none of this has truly been captured in a creative way, … Continue reading

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ONLINE PROGRAMING, GAMERS AND 3D RACING. WHY NOT?

“Why would someone with only a passing interest in horse racing, or with no interest in horse racing, wish to watch a programme on the sport, especially on an iPhone or an iPad or even a computer when we don’t … Continue reading

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HORSE RACING: THE FALLS AND HOW TO RISE ABOVE IT ALL

He might not be exactly the greatest jockey in the world though, very possibly, the worst karaoke singer to ever grab hold of a microphone and make whiny helium-type sounds, but the recent fall of jockey Neil “Knackers” Paine aka … Continue reading

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FERRARI, THE HKJC AND EXTRA HORSEPOWER

Walking into the Four Seasons hotel in Hong Kong on the weekend, there were FIVE Ferraris parked almost next to each other. In fact, it’s said that Hong Kong has the most number of Ferraris per capita, and with the … Continue reading

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TIPS, SHATIN AND THE MOREIRA FACTOR

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) RACING NEWS FROM THE TWITTERVERSE The news that Joao Moreira was adoping a wait-and-see approach, and only taking out- or offered- a six month contract with the HKJC for next season has tongues wagging- no, no, he’s … Continue reading

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THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF HORSE RACING

We love to see the children play and we love to see the horses run. There are, of course, many other loves in-between, but, somewhere along the way, the feeling that horse racing- a sport I love and support with … Continue reading

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