Tag Archives: Shatin racecourse

Ever seen a venue like this on a racecourse?

Hay Market. Now starring on race days at Shatin Racecourse, Grandstand 2. The only way to enjoy racing- in style, in comfort and with good company. Hay Market. Making hay while the sun shines.

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THE FAST TRACK GUIDE TO SUNDAY AT SHATIN

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) After his brilliant ride to win aboard Moneymaker on Happy Thursday, someone remarked, “Now THAT was the old Douglas Whyte” to which we countered with, “No, that’s Douglas Whyte bringing Sexy Back”. From barrier 12, the Champion … Continue reading

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COS RACING MUST NOT BE AS SHOCKING AS BILL VLAHOS

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) Bill Vlahos tells court he is devastated by disappearance of $194 million from punters’ club – HERALD SUN It might not be the day the earth stood still- except for “psychologist” Bill Vlahos and partner in crime … Continue reading

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THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB AND THE EVOLUTION AND REVOLUTION OF HORSE RACING

I was wondering if this would be a horse racing story or a music story before deciding that horse racing really is part of entertainment and it’s only the hardcore racing media and having the sport pigeon-holed by those within … Continue reading

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THE INTERNATIONAL FREELOADERS AND THE HK INTERNATIONAL WEEK

Why is it that year after year, Hong Kong welcomes a new lorryload of tossers from overseas for its International Week who talk until the cows come home, drop names as if a Mars Attack is taking place and then,suddenly, … Continue reading

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COS RACING MUST NOT BE AS BORING AS A JAMES BLUNT SONG

——————————- THE HKJC AND THE UNITED COLORS OF BENETTON. Often, the grass seems greener on the other side until you decide to move to the other side and discover that it’s all barren land with someone wailing, Where Have All … Continue reading

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SIZING UP AKEED AND THE WEEK THAT WILL STOP THE RACING WORLD

Though many in Oz were up in arms over trots and greyhound races taking place at their scheduled times which meant the races from Shatin being shown as delayed broadcasts, on home turf- Hong Kong- there was no getting away … Continue reading

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WHYTE, SIZE AND THE BROWN DIRT COWBOYS

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) After the very impressive win of Luger on Sunday and the obligatory winning photo with the horse’s connections, John Size and Dougie Whyte walked away together, chatting and smiling as usual. It looked like Captain Fantastic And … Continue reading

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THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO AWT RACING

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) There is no Happy Wednesday at Happy Valley on Wednesday which is a very sad day for fans of Sarika and Natalie. Racing takes place in Shatin- and eight glorious AWT races- but, hey, there’s a Six … Continue reading

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THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO HONG KONG HORSE RACING

(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) This is a jockey. (Source: Toon Pool) Not all are short. A jockey has spent many years as an apprentice learning to be a senior rider. There are male and female jockeys. Hong Kong does not have … Continue reading

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