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THE NIGHT GAVIN LERENA ARRIVED IN HONG KONG
By Hans Ebert It might have been the night of The Big Rain, but that didn’t dampen the mood of all those who were there at Happy Valley Racecourse- the regular Happy Wednesday fans, and those who had travelled on … Continue reading
HORSE RACING, HONG KONG STYLE, AND THE #HKIR
(Courtesy of http://www.fasttrack.hk) By Hans Ebert When Occupy Central turned into the Umbrella Movement and brought most of Hong Kong to a standstill last year, it was a smart move by its organisers never to cross the line and put … Continue reading
SATURDAY AT SHATIN: A MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE #HKIR
By Hans Ebert It might have been a lowly class 5 race, but it produced a finish that belied the quality of the horses involved and underlined the competitiveness of Hong Kong racing- a short head and a head separating … Continue reading
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
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
BOLLYWOOD NIGHTS AND THE HKJC TURNING ON THE TWITCH
It was the first of two Bollywood Nights, but there was something far more than that happening at Happy Valley Racecourse on Wednesday. With all things Indian in the air- and at the buffet tables at the venues Adrenaline and … Continue reading
WHY YOU SHOULD BE UP FOR A HAPPY WEDNESDAY AND TONIGHT’S HONG KONG IJC CHALLENGE.
THINGS TO DO AT TONIGHT’S BUDDA-BING-BUDDA-BANG RACE MEETING… *Get to the races early. Traffic is usually hell between 4-6pm when taxis are sparse, cars and vans and snails crawl up to through Causeway Bay to Sports Road, and remember that … Continue reading