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THE VODACOM DURBAN JULY
By Robyn Louw Starting with Bartie Leisher, Hong Kong has had a long and fruitful association with South African jockeys, trainers and horses. Bartie Leisher was champion jockey in 97/98, Basil Marcus topped the log 7 times between the 1991/92 … Continue reading
THE HKJC: BRINGING MORE MAGIC TO THE WORLD OF HORSE RACING
By Hans Ebert Action really speaks louder than words, especially when it comes to sports, and even more so when that sport is horse racing. We can write, tweet, blog and talk about this and that jockey, and how they’re … Continue reading
South African Influence on Hong Kong Racing: The Journey Continues
By Hans Ebert When Richard Fourie, Douglas Whyte and Karis Teetan rode their winners at Shatin on Sunday- four in all with Fourie taking out the feature event- the Sa Sa Ladies Purse on Top Act- they were carrying on … Continue reading
THE FAST TRACKER IS HOPING FOR A SIESTA SUNDAY, SEÑOR
(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) It might have started out being How Green Is My Valley for Douglas Whyte when he won the first race of the evening on Wednesday aboard Idyllic Wind with the arrogant confidence we have come to expect … Continue reading
THE NEW HK RACING SEASON (AND THE CHALLENGES AHEAD)
The boys are back in town, and the well-known jockeying for rides have begun in earnest with the leading riders trying to get a jump start on everyone else, an exercise that can make it crowded at the top. Trackwork … Continue reading
NEW JOCKEYS: WHO IS REALLY READY TO BOARD HONG KONG’S STARSHIP ENTERPRISE?
It’s all about putting in the hard work- and by that, it’s not just about turning up for trackwork and making one’s self available for rides. It’s about how you go out there and promote and market yourself to owners, … Continue reading
THE ZAC PURTON INTERVIEW, ANKLE BITERS, POSTCARDS FROM MAURITIUS AND THE FAST TRACKER AT SHATIN
———————————— POSTCARDS FROM MAURITIUS FROM DANIEL MOOR It’s been a busy few days since touching down in Mauritius, quickly settling into the accommodation, then heading to the track to meet with racing administration, committee, raceday staff and the ever-hungry journos.
THE MAGIC AND WEIRD JOURNEY OF THE HKJC
Like our lives, with anything, there is a need to know where something or someone has come from to understand why and where they are what they are today. It’s like Alex Hailey’s Roots or a Family Tree and for … Continue reading
O’SHEA AND O’BRIEN SETTING SIGHTS ON HONG KONG?
(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) (Source: Daily Telegraph) (Source: The Thorough Bred) While some wait with bated breath for the races from Dubai tonight, Meydan officials announcing a race meeting this October and others shaking their heads at the woeful state of … Continue reading
THE GURU LOOKS BACK AT SUNDAY AT SHATIN
Well, the surest thing of the day, the one that was so well in at the weights, it was going to be a procession. Even I joined in and waxed lyrical how it was going to pissoir in, but … Continue reading