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 that he doesn’t have any competition, but more to do with simply being extremely good at what he does by using all his skills to succeed in ways that are better than most others. One might say that Zac Purton was “putting on a clinic” or giving a “Masterclass” at Shatin racetrack yesterday afternoon. Maybe he was. Let’s also not overlook those three winners at Shatin from Harry Bentley. His winning ride in the last race was world class. Like Luke Ferraris and Lyle He
Listening in to RSN on Monday morning, co-hosting whatever the programme is called, Matt “Unchained” Stewart was tap dancing around what he really wanted to say. He finally kinda asked his troops whether Hong Kong racing might have lost its image of being seen as “the holy grail” of horse racing. He had watched the sparse group of masked people at Shatin for opening day of the new racing season from afar- Melbourne- and was not exactly bowled over with what he saw. He wasn’t