Racing in Hong Kong

Racing in Hong Kong is unique. There is no breeding industry, all horses are imported, and most of them race as geldings.

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Jesus, Mary & Joseph

Yesterday’s Burger ran with a headline about local Mossel Bay golfer, Lee-anne Pace. Now I’m not detracting from golf – it is a fine and skillful sport – and obviously having a pretty young blonde ambassador is somewhat of a coup, but come on folks. The girl earned front page news attention for (admirably) being the highest earner on the Ladies European Tour this year by winning 5 out of the 25 events she took part in this year. For this honour she received a silver salver and EUR 20,000.

On the same weekend, a maverick South African contingent comprising a cheap, vertically challenged, crooked legged little horse, his bandy-legged trainer and their motley support crew took on the best in the world at the world’s richest race meeting

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Hong Kong Win for Fred Crabbia, Patrick Shaw & Felix Coetzee

Rocket Man’s South African based owner Fred Crabbia was as proud as punch in the winner’s enclosure – proud of his charge.

“That was absolutely fantastic,” Crabbia said. “I flew in last night and I’m just overwhelmed with the racecourse and the welcome we’ve had as well as by the way Rocket Man performed. Yes, he’s the best horse I’ve ever had,”

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Cape racegoers of an older generation will remember the fine racemare Boland Pride, who counted what is now the Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas amongst her eight victories

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