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WHAT COULD THE NEW HK RACING SEASON HOLD?

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) After a two month sabbatical and siesta, the gates fly open on Sunday at Shatin Racecourse and we gallop into the 2015-2016 racing season. For many, these two months have been a long and arduous wait- and … Continue reading

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HORSE RACING: ONE MAN’S PERSONAL JOURNEY (THAT HAS COME TO AN END)

Seriously now, what was there about horse racing that first attracted us to the sport and keeps us in it with a vice-like grip as if in the throes of sexual activity with the heat turned on to a maximum … Continue reading

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TEN QUESTIONS WITH BRENT “THE BABE” THOMSON

The first time I saw, who turned out to be Brent Thomson, was at the Kato Bar at Shatin Racecourse, everyone’s favourite watering hole at the time to meet after the races and celebrate or wallow in the miseries of … Continue reading

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YOUR GUIDE TO GETTING THE MOST OUT OF LONGINES HKIR WEEK

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) The first in a 12-step programme to introduce and re-introduce you to what else Hong Kong offers other than The United Nations of Racing as we countdown to LONGINES HKIR Week in December. Better now than later. … Continue reading

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THE MAD AS HELL ISSUE

Bastille Day has come and gone for another year, and outside of France, few, if any, either understand its significance or give a toss about it. It’s exactly where Australian racing is at this point in time. The contrast with … Continue reading

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LOOKING BEYOND JOAO MOREIRA’S SIX OF THE BEST

PART OF THE FEEL GOOD STORIES The Brazilian Magic Man might have equalled the record of riding six winners at one race meeting. But his sextet at Shatin on Sunday further underlined the fact that this brilliant Brazilian jockey is … Continue reading

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LOOKING BEYOND JOAO MOREIRA’S SIX OF THE BEST

The Brazilian Magic Man might have equalled the record of riding six winners at one race meeting. But his sextet at Shatin on Sunday further underlined the fact that this brilliant Brazilian jockey is in a league of his own. … Continue reading

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LONGINES HKIR DAY: HONG KONG’S EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO THE WORLD

Let’s first get those “boring numbers” out of the way: 74,000 people on course and a turnover of HK$1.465 billion. On top of this, add another HK$65 million from commingling. Financially, Sunday’s LONGINES International Races at Shatin was another huge … Continue reading

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THE HKJC: WHEN A RACING CLUB BECOMES MORE THAN “JUST A RACING CLUB”

There’s a herd movement taking place, especially on weekends, where, like the hippies winding their way to Woodstock to embrace Cocker Power and hold up peace signs, many local “tribes” make their way to the old Police Married Quarters (PMQ) … Continue reading

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PETER MIERS AND HIS TRAIL BLAZING ROLE IN HK RACING

It was a very different time when Peter Miers landed in Hong Kong in the early Seventies and horse racing, caught between staying an amateur sport and turning professional, could have zig-zagged its way around the Mercedes Bends and ended … Continue reading

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