THE END OF THE LINE FOR DASHING DANNY MILLER. BUT WHY SO SUDDENLY?

By Hans Ebert
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Age catches up with everyone. And though we would love to see him continue to ride, the curtain suddenly came down on the fascinating riding career of 70 year old Dashing Danny Miller on Saturday, the oldest jockey to have been riding in Australia.

He’s not retiring. Hardly. He believes he’s as fit as ever. But on the weekend at Carnavorn in Western Australia where he was booked for rides, there was the snap decision by the Stewards that they were calling time on a career spanning 56 remarkable years.

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CUMMINGS AND GOINGS? NOOOOOOO!!!

By Hans Ebert
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Oh, dear gawd no: Pat Cummings, the HKJC’s Racing Manager of English Communications- or something like that as we don’t quite know what he does and how he ended up in Hong Kong- the ruler of the racing twitterverse and the master of his domain, is apparently saying Adios to his big gig and Hong Kong for greener pastures. Say it ain’t so!

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THE HONG KONG MACAU SIDE DISH OF RACING

By Hans Ebert
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One of the highlights of the annual Hong Kong-Macau “Interport” race meetings is when a group of us lay down some sizeable bets amongst ourselves as to what outfit Angela Ho, Chairwoman of the Macau Jockey Club, might wear for the occasion.

The fourth and Most Favoured Nation Wife of Macau’s billionaire casino magnate Stanley Ho who’s being kept alive for what seems an eternity to avoid the inevitable fight amongst his wives, his children and his grand children for his massive fortune, is not exactly known for her style. Not that one thinks she gives a damn what anyone thinks.

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