Hong Kong has something to cheer on next month and it’s... a horse.
Named Golden Sixty, not since the great and now happily retired Silent Witness has a horse offered hardcore racing fans in the city an emotional attachment that goes beyond a game often built on winning and money. In 2003, the combination of the legendary Silent Witness and South African Jockey Felix Coetzee, Trainer Tony Cruz and larger than life owner Archie Da Silva combined to give hope and a fighting s
It’s not writer’s block, but some things, like the Longines Hong Kong International Races yesterday at Shatin, are almost impossible to put into words as it’s kinda like playing mental ping pong with one’s self. Everything that has needed to be said about that horrific chain reaction of falls in the fifth race has been said. It involved three jockeys whom I regard as friends. One can say how “that’s racing”, but there will always be those who disagree. Yes, it was a horrific
Maybe it’s just me, but the Road Runner and Wile E Coyote have been giving us life lessons for decades. Beep beep. So have Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck and almost every cartoon character one can think of. Most of all, they’ve been teaching us resilience, and, no matter how bad things might be, nothing is so insurmountable that it means giving up. Just think of Wile E Coyote. Their thinking reminds me of the city with the funny name called Ho