Tag Archives: John Didham

SRI LANKA: THE NEW LOCATION FOR THE WORLD’S RICHEST HORSE RACE AND GREATEST RIDE IN THE WORLD?

By Frank Lee Trillington It has been in the works for three years, but now with the soon-to-be opening in Colombo, Sri Lanka of the Sapphire Sri Lanka Gemstone Racing Club (SSLGRC) it’s all systems go with such ambitious plans … Continue reading

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WORTH REVISITING AS #HKIR NEARS: THE #HKIR DIARIES

Regrets, there’ve been a few when it comes to “The Sport Of Kings”, but what remains the highlight- at least to date- was when a group of us chipped in HK$500 each, and won the Triple Trio for the first … Continue reading

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THE HKIR DIARIES

Regrets, there’ve been a few when it comes to “The Sport Of Kings”, but what remains the highlight- at least to date- was when a group of us chipped in HK$500 each, and won the Triple Trio for the first … Continue reading

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THE MACAU JOCKEY CLUB: RACING INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN

BACK WITH EXTRA BITE (AND MORE RELISH) ———————————————————- By Hans Ebert It’s a question that’s been asked for years. And every time one thinks the question has disappeared forever, it boomerangs back. Apparently, the Macau Jockey Club is up for … Continue reading

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WHERE TO STAY (AND KEEP AWAY FROM): YOUR CONTINUING GUIDE TO GETTING THE MOST OUT OF HKIR WEEK (PART 9)

Yes, one can take the five-star route and stay at either of the two Mandarin hotels, the Four Seasons, the Grand Hyatt, Sheraton, Island Shangrila and Conrad or even the six-star extravagance of the Ritz Carlton in Kowloon whose busy … Continue reading

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REVISED: RACINGB*TCH TALKS TO ONE-TIME CHAMPION JOCKEY OF MACAU AND TOP BLOKE- JOHN DIDHAM

He was the Douglas Whyte of Macau in that he totally dominated racing in what was then still a Portuguese enclave. The Vegas boys hadn’t moved in with their lock, slots and smoking barrels, and it was a time when … Continue reading

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MACAU RACING AND THE DIDHAM YEARS

Sammy Hyland sending me the photo below of Johnny Didham had Mary Hopkin singing “Those Were The Days” over and over in my head. It had me thinking about a time when the Macau Jockey Club looked like finding its … Continue reading

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