AND NOW WHAT, KEMO SABAY?

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com The small stuff first: The real bummer about trying to find a winner at Sha Tin tomorrow afternoon is that Douglas Whyte doesn’t have a ride in the last. As has been proven, especially during the last two meetings, the Durban Demon has made these races all his. Saved hisContinue reading “AND NOW WHAT, KEMO SABAY?”

HONG KONG RACING: KEEPING THE HONG KONG DREAM ALIVE

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com Some people just can’t help being LOUD. And at the Champagne Bar of the Grand Hyatt, it was where many LOUD people congregated during HKIR week. Many from overseas. It was tough to take. On Sunday, after the last race at Sha Tin had been run and horse racing’s “WoodstockContinue reading “HONG KONG RACING: KEEPING THE HONG KONG DREAM ALIVE”

HAPPY WEDNESDAY: WHAT A STRANGE TRIP IT’S BEEN GETTING HERE

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com It used to be only about the Beer Garden. It was actually a friend in horse racing from Melbourne who first told me about it. About its “vibe”. What more it might be. He had visited it during one of his HKIR pilgrimages and was, quite rightly, impressed with itsContinue reading “HAPPY WEDNESDAY: WHAT A STRANGE TRIP IT’S BEEN GETTING HERE”

THE HKJC COMES UP WITH A BEAUTY…

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com Rightly or wrongly, the word “malaise” was used by me recently to describe the state of horse racing. Horse racing everywhere. This had nothing to do with the exploits of Winx, Enable, Cracksman, Beauty Generation, the brilliantly produced Cox Plate Day presentation for overseas consumption and the derring do inContinue reading “THE HKJC COMES UP WITH A BEAUTY…”

Joao Moreira is returning to Hong Kong: Anyone care? Really?

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com Remember that old saying about striking while the iron’s hot? So, for about a week, there were the Chinese whispers that Joao Moreira would be back. Riding in Hong Kong. A Sayonara to Japan. And there were hosannas from the high! The Brazilian Magic Man was coming back! It wasContinue reading “Joao Moreira is returning to Hong Kong: Anyone care? Really?”

THAT BEAUTY OF A RIDE BY DOUGLAS WHYTE (AND ABOUT WINNING OVER NEW FANS)

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com “You missed the best ride I have seen by a jockey.” It was a message sent by someone relatively new to horse racing. A female in her late Twenties. French Chinese. A regular at a Happy Wednesday meeting. Someone met around three years ago for the first time at AdrenalineContinue reading “THAT BEAUTY OF A RIDE BY DOUGLAS WHYTE (AND ABOUT WINNING OVER NEW FANS)”

MAKING A SONG AND DANCE ABOUT WINNER 1800 IN HONG KONG FOR DOUGLAS WHYTE

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com Douglas Whyte rode his 1800th winner in Hong Kong on Sunday. The name of the horse: Good Omen. The ride was vintage Whyte. Second last for much of the journey. Watching everything in front of him unfold. Then, with perfect timing, taking Good Omen out wide. Gathering in the leaders.Continue reading “MAKING A SONG AND DANCE ABOUT WINNER 1800 IN HONG KONG FOR DOUGLAS WHYTE”

THE HKJC AND ITS OWN PROJECT: RUNWAY

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com Too often they get lost in the shuffle. Lost in the column inches and tweets and talk and innuendos given to the the current jockey merry-go-round. But this season in particular, the equine talent in Hong Kong has never been better. Never has there been a better crop. They’ve comeContinue reading “THE HKJC AND ITS OWN PROJECT: RUNWAY”

JOAO MOREIRA AND HOW FAMILY COMES FIRST. NOT DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND. REALLY.

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com True. It’s a little off kilter. A tad random. Joanna Lumley hosting a TV Special on 20 Years Of Black Eyed Peas. Joanna Lumley is hosting a Black Eyed Peas TV special and everyone is confused https://t.co/Eppcz9m2lz pic.twitter.com/0quuQoTpXV — NME (@NME) October 17, 2018 Ok, let that sink in forContinue reading “JOAO MOREIRA AND HOW FAMILY COMES FIRST. NOT DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND. REALLY.”