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HONG KONG HORSE RACING: WHAT A LONG AND STRANGE RIDE IT’S BEEN

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk My aunt and uncle were the only racing fans in the family though family friends were loyal supporters of the sport in Hong Kong. My father would always remind me that Ceylon, where we came from, … 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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KARIS TEETAN — WHOLE HEART‏

By Robin Louw There’s an old piece of riding advice that reads, ‘Throw your heart over a fence and your horse will follow’. Another advises that if you don’t give your whole heart, you don’t get the whole horse. Because … Continue reading

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THE BUSINESS OF BEING A WORLD CLASS JOCKEY.

By Hans Ebert It’s always interesting when either you’re on top, or someone’s on top of you, and the current standings in the Jockey Premiership in Hong Kong sees an enthralling battle of talent, wits, politics, and, most key, how … Continue reading

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HORSE RACING: HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO (INCLUDING EFFECTIVELY MARKETING CO-MINGLING)

Back in the day, Bonnie Tyler channeled Rod Stewart and made an impassioned plea via her song, “Holding Out For A Hero”. If ever horse racing needed a theme song, this is it- a sport sorely lacking in heroes, and, … Continue reading

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THE FEEL GOOD STORIES

TONY CRUZ: THE BRUCE LEE OF HONG KONG RACING When John Hardie wrote that “Tony Cruz Is Not The Greatest Thing Since Fried Rice”, and how the then-young Champion jockey of Hong Kong had an apparent penchant for “fast cars, … Continue reading

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…

TONY CRUZ: THE BRUCE LEE OF HONG KONG RACING When John Hardie wrote that “Tony Cruz Is Not The Greatest Thing Since Fried Rice”, and how the then-young Champion jockey of Hong Kong had an apparent penchant for “fast cars, … 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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JOCKEYS: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

(Source: Shim Weasel) By Hans Ebert Jockeys are today’s gunslingers- well, some of them though most have done no favours to the profession by being what some call “ankle biters” and I dismiss as Willie Wonka’s Oompah Loompahs. But those … Continue reading

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