Tag Archives: Zac Purton

HORSE RACING AND THE DEEP IMPACT OF A PARADIGM SHIFT IN THE AIR

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk “Princes on steeples and all the pretty people laughing and thinking that they’ve got it made.” Bob Dylan wrote that line in “Like A Rolling Stone.” Talking about this track the other night with a few … Continue reading

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WHAT KEEPS HORSE RACING ENTERTAINING (EVEN THE GOOFY STUFF)

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Happy Wednesday night was more like a celebration party after the success of HKIR week- a time to just chill and go with the flow. Many did at Adrenaline. We’d never seen anything like it before … Continue reading

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THE HARD YELL AND HEART SELL OF THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL RACES

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It’s needed a little time to absorb it all. From a business point of view, the Hong Kong International races on Sunday at Sha Tin was a massive success- turnover of over HK$1.6 billion, combined attendance … Continue reading

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TODAY #HKIR HAS ARRIVED. AND KEEPING IT REAL LIKE CHRISTINE BOWMAN

Sure, the focus is first and foremost on the racing and seeing and finding the winners. But after that last race has been run and many will gather at the Champagne Bar for the annual post-mortem about who did what … Continue reading

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AND WHAT IS A HAPPY WEDNESDAY? ALL THIS AND MORE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk For an eight race card on a pretty grey evening on Wednesday night, turnover of over HK$1.2m- an increase of over 10 percent from the same meeting last year- and attendance of over 20,000 might be … Continue reading

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HONG KONG RACING AND ITS SEASON OF CHANGE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk “Right now, he’s doing a good job of getting suspended.” That line is probably heading the leaderboard as Hong Kong racing’s Quote of the Season and attributed to Zac Purton when asked if he felt he … Continue reading

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GOOD JOSS AT SHA TIN THIS AFTERNOON

This afternoon at Sha Tin looks like being the platform for the Joao Moreira and Karis Teetan Show with us backing the Mauritian Magician to take out the Jockey Challenge. This season, the very popular Teetan has certainly come of … Continue reading

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READY FOR A BIG RACE DAY OUT AT HAPPY VALLEY?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk The only day meeting of the season at Happy Valley with four senior riders sitting out suspensions- Joao Moreira, Karis Teetan, Brett Prebble and Chad Schofield- and everything pointing out to a Big Day Out for … Continue reading

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THE AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH ISSUE

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It can’t be said often enough: Derek KC Leung is the most improved rider in Hong Kong. Now let’s lose the term “local” when describing him as he really deserves some opportunities overseas, perhaps starting with … Continue reading

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READY FOR A WINNING HAPPY THURSDAY OKTOBERFEST?

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Not surprisingly, the past few Happy Wednesdays have seen Australian jockeys, especially digger Zac Purton dominate the Aussie themed Boomerang promotion. It was actually The Zac Attack who got the Boomerang to come back by sashaying … Continue reading

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