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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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A DIFFERENT LOOK AT THE 2016 BMW HK DERBY AND A TALE OF TWO CITIES CALLED HONG KONG

By Hans Ebert Let’s face it, if you were born after The Handover in 1997, there’s not a helluva lot to do in Hong Kong other that being dragged kicking and screaming by the girlfriend to shop till you drop, … Continue reading

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CHINESE JOCKEYS: YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW‏

By Hans Ebert There’s something about the term “local rider” that’s almost derogatory, or, perhaps, dismissive, and one would have thought that, by now in this age of technology and, as Doors once sang about breaking through to the other … Continue reading

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TAKING THE MARK SHEAN OFF VIVA PATACA AND THE MJC WHILE THE FAST TRACKER RIDES ON

VIVA BECOMES ALL ABOUT PATACAS. The front page story last Sunday in the SCMP by Kylie Knott concerning the bizarre turn of events that has seen Hong Kong’s most successful racehorse- Viva Pataca- the winner of over HK$83 million in … Continue reading

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MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL…

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) (Source: LOL Snaps) Together with our Mothership and often it can be a real mutha of a ship that is the SS Racingb*tch, we asked racing fans to name their choices for the Top Ten Jockeys in … Continue reading

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A HONG KONG HORSE OPERA

If one were to ever produce a documentary about horse racing in Hong Kong when the sport was pretty much part of the Wild East or close to the taming of the West, the cast would feature the obvious names. … Continue reading

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