YIP YIP HOORAY 1
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There’s Hollywood, there’s Bollywood and how there’s Happywood.

All that was needed was for Johnny Depp to pop out and be the Mad Hatter. Then again, did we need him? It was a Mad Hatters Ball to the end.

YIP YIP HOORAY 2
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The battle for the Trainers Premiership had so many highs and lows, it could have been a weird acid trip.

After Tony Cruz not only pegged back the slim lead taken by Dennis Yip, he looked home and hosed- but then the pixies came out to play.

YIP YIP HOORAY 3
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Needing to win the last race and some big tips being bandied about other runners in the last race, Dennis Yip and his Flying Elite HAD to win this.

If not, Dennis Yip would always be a bridesmaid. And gawd knows, we don’t wanna see Dennis Yip in drag. His designer jeans are enough.

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But, like some fairy tale ending, Flying Elite came storming down the outside for Ben So and won running away.

Yes, a true local lad had won the Trainers Premiership- an incredibly well deserved win by someone who, three years ago, would never ever be in the running for this title. But, Dennis Yip had other ideas.

He upped his game. He studied what he was doing right and where he might have been going wrong.

He changed training tactics mid-stream- and it worked.

Here’s what’s key: There can be many champions, but are they popular champions?

Dennis Yip is an extremely popular champion and with the confidence to take on all comers next season- even the gweilos.